FIRST EVER UK
RELEASE OF REMASTERED EDITION OF THE CLASSIC 1977 DEBUT 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 1977 self- titled debut 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).
Featuring excellent pieces such as ‘Mr. Mirror’s
Reflection on Dreams’ and ‘New York Dreams Suite’, the album ranks as one of
the great American Progressive rock albums. 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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