Saturday, August 25, 2007

by Manila #5

Gryphon "Gryphon" 1973





















Manila said...
Gryphon albums are quite often posted on prog/rock blogs these days. This one, however - their first - is very much in the folk/early music vein. The tracks are mostly traditional or 'anonymous'...and one was apparently written by King Henry VIII.
More than 30 years after first seeing them at The Cambridge Folk Festival, I wonder which modern label would give a band playing krumhorns, bassoon and recorders a deal? And yet they were great. Quirky, highly skilled, imaginative.
In these days of Simon Cowell it's nice to remember a time when the blessed (British radio presenter) John Peel would slap on some folk/medieval/prog-rock music and rave about it. For me, at least. If you're 20 years old and live in Dusseldorf, perhaps not so much. :-)

Personnel:
Brian Gulland - bassoon, krumhorns, recorders, keyboards, vocals
Richard Harvey - recorders, krumhorns, keyboards, mandolin, guitar, vocals
David Oberlé - drums, percussion, vocals
Graeme Taylor - guitars,keyboards, recorder, vocals

4 Comments:

Anonymous arbor said...

thanks for this one!

26 August, 2007 06:07  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another set of thanks for this download:D

So reminiscent of several bands from this era including Tull and Blondel - Excellent

beGlad

28 August, 2007 04:01  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looking forward to hearing this – I missed it at the time. Many thanks as always

06 September, 2007 06:56  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This album is utter genius... lol

11 July, 2008 00:48  

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