XII [UK Bonus Tracks]

XII [UK Bonus Tracks]

by Barclay James HarvestBarclay James Harvest

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Based very loosely around the motif of literary genres (science fiction, fantasy, classics, etc.), XII shows Barclay James Harvest following many other progressive bands in the late '70s with slicker production and simplified song structures. This attempt at the mainstream doesn't always succeed; the album begins inauspiciously with "Loving Is Easy," a generic rock track with embarrassing "shoot my love into you" lyrics. But the simple yet effective arrangement of the keyboard ballad, "Berlin," shows that the band is capable of stripping down their compositions without having to sink to the lowest common denominator. Still, most fans won't find much to love here, except perhaps for "In Search of England," which briefly resurrects Wolstenholme's epic keyboard-driven orchestration. [XII was reissued in 2003 with five additional bonus cuts.]

Product Details

Release Date: 07/08/2003
Label: Universal I.S.
UPC: 0044006557120
catalogNumber: 0655712
Rank: 81267

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Barclay James Harvest   Primary Artist
John Lees   Bass,Guitar,Guitar (12 String Acoustic)
Holroyd   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Bass,Piano,Double Bass
Mel Pritchard   Conga,Tambourine,Tom-Tom,Bells,Timpani,Snare Drums,Vibes,Cabasa,Shaker,Blocks
Woolly Wolstenholme   Synthesizer,Piano,Mellotron,solina,Guitar (12 String Acoustic)
Mike Timony   Cordovox

Technical Credits

Barclay James Harvest   Producer
John Lees   Composer
Holroyd   Composer
Woolly Wolstenholme   Composer,Contributor,String Ensemble
Mark Powell   Liner Notes
Martin Lawrence   Producer,Engineer
Keith Damone   Contributor
Monika Damone   Contributor
Peter Kendall   Contributor
Vincent McEvoy   Art Direction

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