NEW EDITION OF
THE CLASSIC DEBUT ALBUM BY THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH
REMASTERED FROM THE ORIGINAL HARVEST RECORDS’ MASTER TAPES
THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH were one of the more
stylistically original signings to EMI’s legendary Progressive label Harvest.
The band was formed in 1968 and featured brothers Garth and Norman Watt-Roy
(who played guitar and bass respectively), along with American vocalist Ozzie
Lane, Mick Deacon on Organ, a horn section of Dick Hanson, Tex Philpotts and
Ian Aitcheson and drummer Ron Prudence.
Initially beginning life as a Soul outfit, the
band’s musical direction changed when vocalist Lane returned home to New
Orleans in early 1969. Replaced by Colin Horton-Jennings (who also played
guitar and flute), the band began to take on board more "progressive”
influences, incorporating rock, jazz and acoustic music into their sound.
An impressive live act, Greatest Show on Earth
released their debut album, "Horizons” in February 1970 adorned in a startling
Hipgnosis designed sleeve. The album was an excellent work featuring the
ambitious eleven minute title track and "Real Cool World” which was released as
a single throughout Europe, gaining some chart success on the Continent.
This Esoteric Recordings reissue has been newly re-mastered
from the original Harvest master tapes and features a booklet that fully
restores all original album artwork with a new essay.
Release Date: 26/11/2012
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DAY OF THE LADY
REAL COOL WORLD
I FOUGHT FOR LOVE
AGAIN AND AGAIN
Not Fragile / Four Wheel Drive
Bachman–Turner Overdrive are a Canadian rock group
from Canada, that had a series of hit albums and singles in the 1970s,
selling over 7 million albums in that decade alone. Their 1970s
catalogue included five Top 40 albums and six Top 40 singles. The band
has sold nearly 30 million albums worldwide, Many of their songs,
including ‘Let It Ride’, ‘You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet’, ‘Takin' Care of
Business’, ‘Hey You’ and ‘Roll On Down the Highway’ still receive play
on FM classic rock stations.
Not Fragile is the bands third album and was
released in 1974. The title is thought to be a response to Yes'
Fragile. The style has been described as a cross between Mountain and
early ZZ Top. The arrival of Blair Thornton (replacing Tim Bachman) gave
the band a true second lead guitar to pair with Randy Bachman, and
dual-guitar solos are prominent features. It proved to be the group's
most popular album, and is the only BTO album to have reached #1 on the
US Pop Album charts. ‘Roll On Down The Highway’ and ‘You Ain't Seen
Nothing Yet’ were hit singles.
"BTO are best known for their rock anthem You Ain’t Seen
Nothing Yet, but its nine-song parent album, Not Fragile, has many other highlights.” – Tim Jones, Record
Collector, June 2012
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