Fantasy - Beyond The Beyond

SKU 05-PT 8042CD
"Formed in Gravesend, Kent, in 1970, this quintet debuted in 1973 with Paint a Picture, one of the most sought-after and prized relics of British prog rock. Beyond the Beyond is their follow-up, recorded in 1974 but sadly not released at the time. It makes its long-awaited return to CD here, together with background notes and images, and confirms what an imaginative and atmospheric outfit they were."

"The story of this band started at the Chapel Farm, a farmhouse near Gravesend (Kent) were the band had their first rehearsals. It was the family home of singer Paul Petley, other musicians were Geoff Whitehorn (electric guitar), Paul Lawrence (acoustic guitar/vocals), David Metcalfe (keyboards), David Read (bass guitar) and Brian Chatham (drums), later replaced by John Webster. The lead guitar was by the promising Bob Vann but he died in a car accident, he was replaced by Pete James. The new line-up FANTASY sent a demo tape to the label Decca and changed their name in FIREQUEEN. But Polydor was also interested and they persuaded the band to sign for them. Again the band decided to change their name, it became FANTASY, a name that fitted more to the style and flavour of the music. The debut album was called "Paint A Picture" and released in '73. Soon, though, FANTASY belonged to the past, and the tapes for a next album remained in the vaults of time.
Fortunately the label Audio Archives released these tapes as a CD called "Beyond The Beyond". This one is an absolute beauty and it contains nine very refined compositions with warm vocals and 12-string acoustic guitars, flowing and sensitive electric guitar and lots of Hammond organ and Mellotron. The highlight on this album is the track Alexandrie (almost 9 minutes) with the Mellotron in all its splendor: majestic eruptions and beautiful waves along a typical Sixties sounding organ. A MUST!"
  • LabelProg Temple
  • UPC4753314804210
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