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
Our Price: £10.95
DAY OF THE LADY
REAL COOL WORLD
I FOUGHT FOR LOVE
AGAIN AND AGAIN