A NEW 4CD REMASTERED CLAMSHELL BOXED SET CELEBRATING THE FINEST MUSICAL SOUNDS OF SO-CALLED PROGRESSIVE ROCK MUSIC OF 1973.
FIVE HOURS OF MUSIC FEATURING TRACKS BY KEVIN AYERS, EDGAR BROUGHTON BAND, BUDGIE, CAMEL, CARAVAN, CURVED AIR, ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA, EMERSON LAKE & PALMER, FAMILY, GONG, GREENSLADE, HAWKWIND, HELP YOURSELF, MANFRED MANN’s EARTHBAND, NEKTAR, PFM, PINK FAIRIES, PROCOL HARUM, NEKTAR, ANTHONY PHILLIPS, RARE BIRD, RENAISSANCE, AL STEWART, TRAFFIC, DARRYL WAY’s WOLF, YES & MANY MORE.
INCLUDES AN ILLUSTRATED BOOKLET WITH ESSAY BY MARK POWELL.
The next release in the series of compilations celebrating so-called “Progressive” rock music concentrating on 1973, another year in which Progressive music in all its forms would continue to be a dominating force with the album buying public.
Much of this music appeared on the “progressive” imprints of major record labels such as EMI’s Harvest, Decca’s Deram and Philips Records’ Vertigo and the emerging independent labels such as Charisma, United Artists and Island Records and led to an increasing presence of underground album music on BBC Radio One on its Sounds Of The Seventies and Top Gear programmes and on television on the iconic series The Old Grey Whistle Test.
1973 saw a wealth of imaginative artists continue to meld seemingly disparate musical genres and influences such as jazz, blues, folk, rock and classical music on a host of wonderful albums, all of which appealed to an audience of students and rock fans. Universities and Colleges remained regular venues on burgeoning live music circuit in the UK for these artists, most of whom earned loyal followings through regular concert performances both in Britain and in Europe.
‘Wind Of Change – Progressive Sounds Of 1973’ is a lovingly compiled collection of music from this wonderful year in music, featuring big names as well as lesser-known acts who failed to make a wider impression but produced excellent music, from Badger and Beggars Opera to Hemlock, Jonesy, Tempest and more.
DISC ONE 1 Slow Yourself Down – CAMEL 2 Decadence – KEVIN AYERS 3 Jerusalem – EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER 4 Check Out – FAMILY 5 Evening Blue – TRAFFIC 6 River of Life – PFM 7 In Old England Town (Boogie No. 2) – ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA 8 Memory Laine Hugh / Headloss – CARAVAN 9 Ejection (single version) – ROBERT CALVERT 10 Back into the Future – MAN 11 Drowning Man – GREENSLADE 12 The Void – DARRYL WAY’s WOLF 13 Wind of Change – BADGER 14 Classical Gas – BEGGARS OPERA
DISC TWO 1 Untitled No. 1 – JOHN LEES 2 Father of Day, Father of Night – MANFRED MANN’s EARTHBAND 3 Song – JONESY 4 Hurricane Man / Rock n’ Roller – EDGAR BROUGHTON BAND 5 Hard Time – RARE BIRD 6 Good Day – NEKTAR 7 Parents – BUDGIE 8 Orgone Accumulator – HAWKWIND 9 Street Urchin – PINK FAIRIES 10 Wheel of Fortune – BADGER 11 Dreams by the Sea – JOHN MARTYN 12 Armin – CURVED AIR
DISC THREE 1 Time Captives – ARTHUR BROWN’s KINGDOM COME 2 Terminal Eyes (single version) – AL STEWART 3 L’Auberge du Sanglier / A Hunting We Shall Go / Pengola / Backwards / A Hunting We Shall Go (reprise) – CARAVAN 4 Flying Teapot – GONG 5 Fool’s Gold – HEMLOCK 6 Metamorphosis – CURVED AIR 7 Photos of Ghosts – PFM 8 Never Let Go – CAMEL 9 Grand Hotel – PROCOL HARUM 10 Still – PETE SINFIELD 11 Never Let Go – CAMEL 12 Starship Trooper (live) – YES
DISC FOUR 1 Move It (single version) – STRAY 2 The Furthest Point – SPIROGYRA 3 Spirit of Joy – ARTHUR BROWN’s KINGDOM COME 4 Nostradamus – AL STEWART 5 Silver Song (1973 single version) – ANTHONY PHILLIPS 6 It Has to Be – HELP YOURSELF 7 The Night People – PETE SINFIELD 8 Upon Tomorrow – TEMPEST 9 Shouting in a Bucket Blues – KEVIN AYERS 10 Bedside Manners Are Extra – GREENSLADE 11 Ashes Are Burning – RENAISSANCE