What does it sound like?:
Next in line in the Barclay James Harvest reissues is this, probably their best-known work.
Released back in the autumn of 1977, this album had reasonable success in the UK, despite being issued at the height of punk, but was absolutely massive in Germany, where it stayed on the charts for 197 weeks.
Now this million seller is reissued in the customary deluxe 2 cd plus dvd format.
As is usual, the first cd has a remastered version of the original album, with the addition of two extra songs and two single edits. It includes two of the band’s most enduring songs, Hymn and Poor Man’s Moody Blues.
The second cd has a new stereo mix of the album, plus a further bonus track, while the dvd has the usual 5.1 and 96 khz mixes of the album.
A lavish booklet replicating the album’s original artwork accompanies the set.
What does it all *mean*?
Good to hear this again – it’s aged surprisingly well.
Probably won’t win over any new converts, but BJH fans will love this well put together set.
Goes well with…
Other 70’s prog that’s not too challenging on the ear.