Gryphon - Treason (special)
While they last, this is 45% off the regular price!
Great to see this classic/ basic repertoire progressive rock title available again! All of their albums are really good to great & worth owning. This was their fifth and final and most 'progressive rock' of all their releases.
The lineup is:
Richard Harvey - piano, sax, recorders, keyboards
David Oberle - lead vocals, percussion
Brian Gulland - bassoon, english horn, recorders, vocals
Bob Foster - guitars, vocals
Jonathan Davie - bass guitars
Alex Baird - drums
"5th and last album by the wonderful British prog group Gryphon, one of the most unique and sophisticated bands to appear on the scene in the 1970s. Following the release of "Raindance" the band went through a period of personnel changes only to emerge again two years later with this, their final swan song, after switching labels to EMI's progressive Harvest label. A sextet with three founding members (Harvey, Gulland and Oberle) they were joined by guitarist Bob Foster, bassist Jonathan Davie and drummer Alex Baird. Although the album is more song-oriented, it retains the band's spirit and in retrospect remains definitely worthy of the band's reputation and integrity...Warmly recommended! Yes, this is a change in direction ...just as "Midnight Mushrumps" was ...and "Red Queen To Gryphon Three". What do they all have in common may you ask? Well, they're all bloody brilliant for starters. They all show a deep love for medieval/renaissance music, though more prevalently on the first two Gryphon albums. This is still very much a Gryphon album, and the material is as strong as ever. No decline in quality here people!"-2 reviews from rateyourmusic squished together
"Gryphon was one of the more unusual of the folk-rock groups to come out of England in the 1970s, mostly because they didn't confine their musical genre-melding to folk-rock. Spawned at the Royal College of Music, they started out making a name for themselves in folk-rock, but their classical training and their approach to composition, recording, and performance soon took them into the much bigger field of progressive rock, and eventually had them playing gigs in front of arena-size audiences."