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Another EMI Budget Box for Barclay James Harvest

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One last new release that slipped through our fingers yesterday: a budget box from EMI U.K., collating five discs of material by Barclay James Harvest.

Taking Some Time On: The Parlophone-Harvest Years 1968-1972 collects all of the band’s first few albums – Barclay James Harvest (1970), Once Again (1971), Barclay James Harvest and Other Short Stories (1972) and Baby James Harvest (1972) – along with all the non-LP singles and B-sides at the time, BBC sessions and other outtakes. This includes everything included on the Harvest/EMI remasters of these albums from 2002 (the mastering is taken from those same discs, as well) as well as this year’s 40th anniversary expansion of Once Again. Last but not least, three unreleased live tracks recorded by Bob Harris for the BBC in 1972 are included as well.

Hit the jump to order this set from Amazon U.K. and a complete discographical rundown.

Taking Some Time On: The Parlophone-Harvest Years 1968-1972 (EMI SHTW 802, 2011)

Disc 1

  1. Early Morning
  2. Mr Sunshine
  3. So Tomorrow (BBC Top Gear Session – 4/23/1968)
  4. Eden Unobtainable (BBC Top Gear Session – 4/23/1968)
  5. Eden Unobtainable
  6. Night (BBC Top Gear Session – 7/30/1968)
  7. Pools of Blue (BBC Top Gear Session – 7/30/1968)
  8. Need You Oh So Bad (BBC Top Gear Session – 7/30/1968)
  9. Small Time Town (BBC Top Gear Session – 7/30/1968)
  10. Dark Now My Sky (BBC Top Gear Session – 7/30/1968)
  11. Brother Thrush
  12. Poor Wages
  13. Mocking Bird (May 1970 Version)
  14. Taking Some Time On
  15. Mother Dear
  16. The Sun Will Never Shine
  17. When the World Was Woken

Disc 2

  1. Good Love Child
  2. The Iron Maiden
  3. Dark Now My Sky
  4. I Can’t Go On Without You
  5. She Said
  6. Happy Old World
  7. Song for Dying
  8. Galadriel
  9. Mocking Bird
  10. Vanessa Simmons
  11. Ball and Chain
  12. Lady Loves

Disc 3

  1. Introduction – White Sails (A Seascape)
  2. Too Much on Your Plate
  3. Galadriel (Non-Orchestral Version)
  4. Happy Old World (Take 1)
  5. Song for Dying (Full Unedited Version)
  6. Mocking Bird (Extended Non-Orchestral Version)
  7. Dark Now My Sky (Live)
  8. Galadriel (Bob Harris Session – 6/29/1971)
  9. She Said (Bob Harris Session – 6/29/1971)
  10. Someone There You Know (Bob Harris Session – 6/29/1971)
  11. Ursula (The Swansea Song) (Bob Harris Session – 6/29/1971)
  12. Medicine Man (Bob Harris Session – 6/29/1971)

Disc 4

  1. Medicine Man
  2. Someone There You Know
  3. Harry’s Song
  4. Ursula (The Swansea Song)
  5. Little Lapwing
  6. Song with No Meaning
  7. Blue John’s Blues
  8. The Poet
  9. After the Day
  10. Brave New World (Demo)
  11. Child of Man (Bob Harris Session – 3/15/1972)
  12. I’m Over You
  13. Child of Man
  14. Breathless – Bombadil
  15. When the City Sleeps – Bombadil
  16. Medicine Man

Disc 5

  1. 100,000 Smiles Out (Bob Harris Session – 8/23/1972)
  2. Delph Town Morn (Bob Harris Session – 8/23/1972)
  3. Thank You (Bob Harris Session – 8/23/1972)
  4. Crazy Over (You)
  5. Delph Town Morn
  6. Summer Soldier
  7. Thank You
  8. One Hundred Thousand Smiles Out
  9. Moonwater
  10. Thank You (Alternate Version)
  11. Rock and Roll Woman
  12. The Joker

Disc 1, Tracks 1-2 released as Parlophone single R-5693, 1968
Disc 1, Tracks 3-4 and 6-10 included as bonus tracks on Their First Album (Harvest/EMI 07243 538405 2 5, 2002)
Disc 1, Track 5 released on The Harvest Years (EMI EN 5014, 1991)
Disc 1, Tracks 11-12 released as Harvest single HAR 5003, 1969
Disc 1, Tracks 13 and Disc 3, Tracks 3-6 released on Once Again: 40th Anniversary Edition (EMI CDSHVLX 788, 2011)
Disc 1, Tracks 14-17 and Disc 2, Tracks 1-4 released as Barclay James Harvest (Harvest SHVL 770, 1970)
Disc 2, Tracks 4-12 released as Once Again (Harvest SHVL 788, 1971)
Disc 3, Tracks 1-2 included as bonus tracks on Once Again (Harvest/EMI 07243 538406 2 4, 2002)
Disc 3, Tracks 7-12 and Disc 4, Track 10 included as bonus tracks on Barclay James Harvest and Other Stories (Harvest/EMI 07243 538407 2 3, 2002)
Disc 4, Tracks 1-9 released as Barclay James Harvest and Other Stories (Harvest SHVL 794, 1971)
Disc 4, Track 11 and Disc 5, Track 10 included as bonus tracks on Baby James Harvest (Harvest/EMI 07243 538408 2 2, 2002)
Disc 4, Tracks 12-13 released as Harvest single HAR 5051, 1972
Disc 4, Tracks 13-14 released as Harveset single HAR 5056, 1972
Disc 4, Track 15 released as Harvest single B-side HAR 5058, 1972
Disc 5, Tracks 1-3 previously unreleased
Disc 5, Tracks 4-9 released as Baby James Harvest (Harvest SHSP 4023, 1972)
Disc 5, Tracks 11-12 released as Harvest single HAR 5068, 1973

Written by Mike Duquette

July 27, 2011 at 16:07

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  1. […] Also noted by The Second Disc is the upcoming EMI (yes, UK…again trumping the US markets) compilation of Barclay James Harvest albums and adds in a 5CD, 67-track Box called Taking Some Time On: The Parlophone-Harvest Years 1968-1972.  Read up on that here. […]

    TAPNotes: 7/28/2011

    July 28, 2011 at 07:10


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