Formed in 1966, Barclay James Harvest helped to carve the niche known as Progressive Rock. The band released their debut album in 1970. By 1972, like so many bands of the time, they had released four strong albums before signing to Polydor Records for another wondrous string of excellent albums that would carry them through much of the 1990s largely intact. Before stopping as an original unit, Barclay James Harvest had released 17 collectible musical gems.

On August 28, Esoteric Records (a subsidiary of the UK label, Cherry Red) will revisit BJH‘s third album, Barclay James Harvest and Other Short Stories (1971) with a 2CD/DVD remaster and remix that features a new Stereo remix, and higher resolution Stereo and 5.1 Surround tracks. 13 bonus tracks will accompany this reissue.   This set is rounded out with an extensive booklet that features a new essay, and a fold-out poster.

Anxiously awaiting further reissues from this band’s extensive catalog.

Barclay James Harvest and Other Short StoriesBarclay James Harvest

CD1: (Original Stereo Mix Remastered)
01 Medicine Man
02 Someone There You Know
03 Harry’s Song
04 Ursula (The Swansea Song)
05 Little Lapwing
06 Song With No Meaning
07 Blue John’s Blues
08 The Poet
09 After The Day
Bonus Tracks 
10 Brave New World (John Lees demo – July 1971)
11 Hymn To A White Lady (John Lees demo – July 1971, previously unreleased)
BBC Session – July 5, 1971
12 She Said 
13 Galadriel 
14 Ursula (The Swansea Song) 
15 Someone There You Know
BBC Session – March 15, 1972
16 Medicine Man

CD2: (New Stereo Mix)
01 Medicine Man
02 Someone There You Know
03 Harry’s Song
04 Ursula (The Swansea Song)
05 Little Lapwing
06 Song With No Meaning
07 Blue John’s Blues
08 The Poet
09 After The Day
Bonus Tracks
US Album Version – Previously Unreleased on CD
10 Medicine Man
11 Harry’s Song 
12 Someone There You Know
Mono Reduction Mix  – 1971
13 Medicine Man (extended)
14 Ursula 
15 Someone There You Know

DVD (96 kHz/24-Bit High Resolution –  5.1 Surround Sound, New Stereo and Original Stereo Mixes)
01 Medicine Man
02 Someone There You Know
03 Harry’s Song 
04 Ursula (The Swansea Song)
05 Little Lapwing
06 Song With No Meaning 
07 Blue John’s Blues 
08 The Poet 
09 After The Day 

By MARowe

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