Barclay James Harvest - Live at Metropolis Studios, London CD + DVD
John Lees' Barclay James Harvest Live in concert at Metropolis Studios, London.
December 2010 at Metropolis Studios, West London. 120 fans are squeezed into Studio A to witness at extremely close quarters a performance by a progressive rock legend. Leader John Lees (who is also interviewed on the DVD) introduces a set which includes a wealth of Barclay James Harvest classics and no one in the room was much more than ten feet from a band that is renowned for having played to hundreds of thousands on both sides of the Berlin Wall during the 1980s.
It was during the 1970s that BJH made their mark with an impressive array of Mellotron-soaked mini-epics that owed more to Vaughan Williams than Chuck Berry. Today, of course, founder member Lees' version of the band have the full range of 21st century technology available to present what is a selection of the best of BJH - including the poignant Child Of The Universe, the symphonic Mockingbird and of course the concluding and timeless Hymn.
It was in 2006 that principal songwriter and guitarist Lees toured the UK for the first time (with original drummer Woolly Wolstenhome, now sadly deceased) as John Lees' Barclay James Harvest. Sold out London shows, filmed for DVD release, testified to their appeal after a long absence from the stage and for the many fans not lucky enough to have attended the Metropolis show, this new live souvenir offers them an opportunity to once again be captivated by those much-loved BJH compositions.
Featuring classic BJH tracks such as Hymn, Child Of the Universe, Mocking Bird and Poor Man's Moody Blues.
Deluxe digipack with 12-page illustrated booklet and detailed liner notes.
01. Nova Leidoptera
02. Child Of The Universe
03. Poor Wages
04. Mocking Bird
05. Summer Soldier
06. Poor Man's Moody Blues
08. Ancient Waves
09. Medicine Man
10. The Poet / After The Day
12. Interview with John Lees
- Format TypePAL
- Region CodingAll Region