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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.
Earthworks’ first album “is a heady concoction indeed, and one which joyously breaks down all sorts of musical barriers in its path.”
THE LONDON TIMES
• Already well-known in progressive rock, drummer Bill Bruford formed Earthworks in 1986, as a deliberate return to his roots in jazz.
• He seconded the brilliant keyboardist and tenor horn player Django Bates and saxophonist Iain Ballamy, frontrunners with the anarchic big band Loose Tubes, as his partners.
• Bill encouraged the use of rock technology with jazz sensibility – heard to good effect here on the album’s two live bonus tracks ‘A Stone’s Throw’ and ‘All Heaven Broke Loose’
• 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.
2. MAKING A SONG AND DANCE
3. UP NORTH
5. MY HEART DECLARES A HOLIDAY
6. EMOTIONAL SHIRT
7. IT NEEDN’T END IN TEARS
8. THE SHEPHERD IS ETERNAL
9. THE BRIDGE OF INHIBITION
10. A STONE’S THROW
11. ALL HEAVEN BROKE LOOSE