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“Bruford is able to play with the kind of flexibility and nuance that simply wouldn’t work in Genesis, Yes or King Crimson.” – 4-stars, Downbeat

• With Earthworks second album, Dig?, Bill Bruford began to be accepted, on a broader level, as a jazz drummer, even though his roots in the style go right back to his formative years.

• Bruford had found players who were clearly familiar with the jazz tradition, even as they pursued ways to break it down and reconstruct it in new and unusual ways.

• Earthworks’ second and best release features young Turks Ballamy and Bates and a new bassist, Tim Harries, who replaces Mick Hutton.

• Tunes are by everybody and Tony Hatch (the latter a mutant arrangement of Downtown by Bates which will not be entering the top 40).

• This edition has two bonus tracks in addition – Emotional Shirt and Pigalle – culled from the band’s live appearances.

• This album has been out of print for some time. This re-release is on Bruford’s own Summerfold Records and was overseen personally by him.

Track Listing:

1. STROMBOLI KICKS
2. GENTLE PERSUASION
3. DOWNTOWN
4. PILGRIM’S WAY
5. DANCING ON FRITH STREET
6. A STONE’S THROW
7. LIBREVILLE
8. CORROBOREE
9. EMOTIONAL SHIRT
10. PIGALLE

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1. STROMBOLI KICKS
2. GENTLE PERSUASION
3. DOWNTOWN
4. PILGRIM'S WAY
5. DANCING ON FRITH STREET
6. A STONE'S THROW
7. LIBREVILLE
8. CORROBOREE
9. EMOTIONAL SHIRT
10. PIGALLE