FIRST EVER UK
RELEASE OF REMASTERED EDITION OF THE CLASSIC 1978 ALBUM BY US PROGRESSIVE ROCK
LEGENDS HAPPY THE MAN
FULLY RESTORED ARTWORK & NEW ESSAY
Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the
first ever UK release of the classic 1978 album by American Progressive Rock
group HAPPY THE MAN.
Formed in Harrisonburg, Virginia in 1973, the band
was influenced by British progressive groups such as Genesis and King Crimson.
By 1976 they came to the ear of PETER GABRIEL who considered utilising the band
on his first solo album. Although this failed to materialise, the band came to
the attention of Arista Records, securing a deal the same year. With a line-up
of STANLEY WHITAKER (Guitars, Vocals), KIT WATKINS (Keyboards), FRANK WYATT
(Sax, Flute, Keyboards), RICK KENNELL (Bass) and MIKE BECK (Drums), the band
recorded their first album under the production supervision of KEN SCOTT (who
had worked with Supertramp and David Bowie).
Greeted with excellent reviews, the band recorded
their second album for Arista in 1978, produced once more by KEN SCOTT, and featuring
RON RIDDLE on Drums. Arguably their finest hour, the album featured only one
vocal track and ranks as one of the most important in US Progressive Rock
history. This Esoteric Recordings reissue has been newly remastered and
features a booklet that fully restores all original album artwork with a new essay.
Release Date: 29/10/2012
Our Price: £10.95
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