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JADE WARRIOR | BORNE ON THE SOLAR WIND – THE VERTIGO ALBUMS, 3CD BOX SET ALSO OUT THIS FRIDAY!

JADE WARRIOR | BORNE ON THE SOLAR WIND – THE VERTIGO ALBUMS, 3CD BOX SET ALSO OUT THIS FRIDAY!

JADE WARRIOR | BORNE ON THE SOLAR WIND – THE VERTIGO ALBUMS, 3CD BOX SET ALSO OUT THIS FRIDAY!


  • NEW 3CD CLAMSHELL BOXED SET FEATURING ALL THE JADE WARRIOR ALBUMS ISSUED ON THE LEGENDARY VERTIGO LABEL IN 1971 AND 1972.
  • FEATURING THE ALBUMS ‘JADE WARRIOR’, ‘RELEASED’ AND ‘LAST AUTUMN’S DREAM’. WITH AN ILLUSTRATED BOOKLET WITH ESSAY.
  • REVIEWS AND FEATURES IN NATIONAL NEWSPAPERS, UNCUT, MOJO, RECORD COLLECTOR AND CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINES PLUS COVERAGE ON RELEVANT WEBSITES AND FANZINES.

Formed in 1970, JADE WARRIOR were one of the most original British bands to emerge during the Progressive Rock era. The first incarnation of the band featured TONY DUHIG (guitars) and JON FIELD (flutes, percussion), both of whom had been in the psychedelic group JULY, and GLYN HAVARD (bass, vocals).

Signing to Philips’ progressive Vertigo label, the band recorded their self-titled debut album in March 1971. A remarkable work, ‘JADE WARRIOR’ would be the template upon which the band would build their unique sound – venturing stylistically between ethnic music, melodic, gentle ethereal and ambient sounds and heavier guitar driven rock. Upon its release the album was acclaimed by critics and has since acquired legendary status for its sheer inventiveness.

In November 1971, the band’s second album, ‘RELEASED’, was issued. For the sessions the band had now expanded to a quartet with drummer ALLAN PRICE adding a new character to the band’s sound. The sessions also featured a guest appearance from saxophonist DAVE CONNORS. ‘RELEASED’ was a huge progression from the band’s debut and featured such classic tracks as ‘THREE-HORNED DRAGION KING’, ‘EYES ON YOU’ and the epic 14-minute piece ‘BARAZINBAR’.

‘LAST AUTUMN’S DREAM’ was the band’s third and last album for Vertigo and was arguably the most fully realised album by Jade Warrior during their tenure with the label, featuring such classic tracks as ‘A WINTER’S TALE’, ‘SNAKE’, ‘DARK RIVER’ and ‘BORNE ON THE SOLAR WIND’.

This Esoteric Recordings celebrates the early years of one of Britain’s most unique progressive bands and features an illustrated booklet with essay.

DISC ONE

Jade Warrior

1  The Traveller

2 A Prenormal Day at Brighton

3  Masai Morning

4  Windweaver

5  Dragonfly Day

6  Petunia

7  Telephone Girl

8  Psychiatric Sergeant

9  Slow Ride

10  Sundial Song

DISC TWO

Released

1  Three Horned Dragon King

2  Eyes On You

3  Bride of Summer

4  Water Curtain Cave

5  Minnamoto’s Dream

6  We Have Reason to Believe

7  Barazinbar

8  Yellow Eyes

DISC THREE

Last Autumn’s Dream

1  A Winter’s Tale

2  Snake

3  Dark River

4  Joanne

5  Obedience

6  Morning Hymn

7 May Queen

8  The Demon Trucker

9  Lady of the Lake

10  Borne on the Solar Wind