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JOHN LEES BARCLAY JAMES HARVEST: LEGACY - LIVE AT THE SHEPHERDS BUSH EMPIRE (DVD)

Barclay James Harvest

 

Crossover Prog

4.45 | 9 ratings

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SouthSideoftheSky
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4 stars Barclay James Harvest featuring Wolly Wolstenholme

This is a very good live DVD featuring John Lees and the original keyboard player Wolly Wolstenholme. The set list is very interesting and features many songs from the early years of Barclay James Harvest's career. Indeed, there is only one song here that was recorded later than 1978, Cheap the Bullet from 1990. The rest of the set is taken from the bands 70's albums plus one non-album single from the late 60's called Poor Wages.

The so called Harvest years (the bands first four albums) are well represented with The Iron Maiden from Barclay James Harvest, Galadriel and Mockingbird from Once Again and Medicine Man and The Poet/After the Day from Barclay James Harvest and Other Short Stories.

The Polydor years are also represented with several songs from the Everyone Is Everybody Else album plus a couple of great selections from Octoberon and XII. The obligatory hits Hymn and Poor Man's Moody Blues are also played, of course. I could hardly have chosen a better set list myself! The only song I don't like very much is Poor Man's Moody Blues, I have never understood what is supposed to be so good about that utterly boring composition!

This DVD is highly recommended for the fans of the early years of Barclay James Harvest. In many respects this betters the studio versions of most of the songs. This is even up to par with the Barclay James Harvest Live album from the mid 70's!

SouthSideoftheSky | 4/5 |

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