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Latest instalment of Grapefruit's popular year-by-year overviews of the more melodic end of the early 70s UK progressive rock scene. A four-hour compilation featuring big hits, key album tracks, cult classics and rarities from 1973. 1973 was another significant year in British pop, with the recent arrival of glam - including the Bryan Ferry-led Roxy Music, who proved that "avant rock" could be a commercial proposition - inspiring many underground bands to adopt a more streamlined sound. That more song-based approach helped give the 1973 singles chart a new energy, with memorable 45s from Mott The Hoople, Manfred Mann's Earthband, Faces, Status Quo, Medicine Head and Nazareth. Though they fell short of the charts, some of the era's more idiosyncratic singer-songwriter talents - Kevin Ayers, Al Stewart, Kevin Coyne - also issued much-loved, radio-friendly singles. On the live circuit, the UK free festival scene was dominated by a new hippie/glam/space rock convergence, with brand leaders Hawkwind joined by the likes of The Pink Fairies and Arthur Brown's Kingdom Come. Featuring all of the above names as well as Thin Lizzy, The Kinks, Sensational Alex Harvey Band, Caravan, Procol Harum, Stealers Wheel, Roy Wood, Rare Bird, Badfinger, Free, Family and many others, 'High In The Morning' is a fascinating three-CD, four-hour appraisal of the 1973 British rock and pop scene. Housed in a clamshell box that features a classic crowd shot from that year's Windsor free festival, 'High In The Morning' includes a 48-page booklet that's packed with rare photos, quotes and biographical information.
Latest instalment of Grapefruit's popular year-by-year overviews of the more melodic end of the early 70s UK progressive rock scene. A four-hour compilation featuring big hits, key album tracks, cult classics and rarities from 1973. 1973 was another significant year in British pop, with the recent arrival of glam - including the Bryan Ferry-led Roxy Music, who proved that "avant rock" could be a commercial proposition - inspiring many underground bands to adopt a more streamlined sound. That more song-based approach helped give the 1973 singles chart a new energy, with memorable 45s from Mott The Hoople, Manfred Mann's Earthband, Faces, Status Quo, Medicine Head and Nazareth. Though they fell short of the charts, some of the era's more idiosyncratic singer-songwriter talents - Kevin Ayers, Al Stewart, Kevin Coyne - also issued much-loved, radio-friendly singles. On the live circuit, the UK free festival scene was dominated by a new hippie/glam/space rock convergence, with brand leaders Hawkwind joined by the likes of The Pink Fairies and Arthur Brown's Kingdom Come. Featuring all of the above names as well as Thin Lizzy, The Kinks, Sensational Alex Harvey Band, Caravan, Procol Harum, Stealers Wheel, Roy Wood, Rare Bird, Badfinger, Free, Family and many others, 'High In The Morning' is a fascinating three-CD, four-hour appraisal of the 1973 British rock and pop scene. Housed in a clamshell box that features a classic crowd shot from that year's Windsor free festival, 'High In The Morning' includes a 48-page booklet that's packed with rare photos, quotes and biographical information.
5013929191709

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Format: CD
Label: GRAPEFRUIT
Rel. Date: 09/23/2022
UPC: 5013929191709

High In The Morning: British Progressive Pop / Var
Artist: High In The Morning: British Progressive Pop / Var
Format: CD
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DISC: 1

1. All the Way from Memphis (Album Version) - Mott the Hoople
2. Joybringer - Manfred Mann's Earthband
3. Surprise, Surprise - Caravan
4. Marlene - Kevin Coyne
5. The Sergeant Says - Spirogyra
6. Wildfire - Rococo
7. Medusa - Dr. Marigold's
8. Randolph's Tango - Thin Lizzy
9. A Rum Tale - Procol Harum
10. Terminal Eyes- Al Stewart
11. An Appointment with the Master (Single Version) - Bachdenkel
12. Star - Stealers Wheel
13. Ragged Rain Life - Duncan Browne
14. High in the Morning - Rare Bird
15. Birdman - Joe Soap
16. Urban Guerrilla - Hawkwind
17. Love Is Easy - Badfinger
18. Mr. Custer - Paul Brett
19. All the Fallen Teen Angels - Mouse
20. Towers - Mick Audsley
21. Too Hot to Handle (Alternative Early Mix) - Ducks Deluxe
22. Pick Up the Phone - Patto
23. Do the Strand - Roxy Music
24. Caribbean Moon - Kevin Ayers
25. (I Don't Wanna Love You) But You Got Me Anyway - Sutherland Brothers and Quiver
26. Travellin' in Style - Free
27. Pale Green Vauxhall Driving Man - Prowler
28. Running Away - Duffy
29. Showdown - England's Glory
30. On the Frontier - Shoot
31. Caroline (Album Version) - Status Quo
32. The Award - Fantasy
33. Temple Song - Greenslade
34. Orange Song - Rupert Hine
35. Rising Sun - Medicine Head
36. Dreams (Story of Our Time/Beneath This Sky) - Ithaca
37. Hold on to Your Fire - Libido
38. Sweet Desiree - Family
39. Legal Eagle Shuffle - the Spencer Davis Group
40. Come Alive (Aka Slow Rock) - Kingdom Come
41. City Kids - Pink Fairies
42. Dirty Dick - Streak
43. Buffalo (Full-Length Version) - Writing on the Wall
44. Swampsnake - Sensational Alex Harvey Band
45. Broken Down Angel - Nazareth
46. 16 and Savaged - Silverhead
47. Man from Galilee - Fairfield Ski
48. Girl Said to Me - Liverpool Echo
49. Always - the Big Three
50. Fool's Gold - Hemlock
51. Pool Hall Richard - Faces
52. Gold Medallions - Tucky Buzzard
53. World - Curved Air
54. Moving Moor - Complex
55. English Morning - Jade Warrior
56. I Don't Need Nobody - Shape of the Rain
57. Not Fade Away - Frank White
58. Forever - Roy Wood
59. I'll Always Be Your Friend - Byzantium
60. Out on the Road - Patrick Campbell-Lyons
61. Bank Holiday - Brett Marvin and the Thunderbolts
62. Sitting in the Midday Sun - the Kinks
63. I'm Gonna Get You - Reform
64. A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall (Album Version) - Bryan Ferry
65. Do the Stanley - Stackridge

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Latest instalment of Grapefruit's popular year-by-year overviews of the more melodic end of the early 70s UK progressive rock scene. A four-hour compilation featuring big hits, key album tracks, cult classics and rarities from 1973. 1973 was another significant year in British pop, with the recent arrival of glam - including the Bryan Ferry-led Roxy Music, who proved that "avant rock" could be a commercial proposition - inspiring many underground bands to adopt a more streamlined sound. That more song-based approach helped give the 1973 singles chart a new energy, with memorable 45s from Mott The Hoople, Manfred Mann's Earthband, Faces, Status Quo, Medicine Head and Nazareth. Though they fell short of the charts, some of the era's more idiosyncratic singer-songwriter talents - Kevin Ayers, Al Stewart, Kevin Coyne - also issued much-loved, radio-friendly singles. On the live circuit, the UK free festival scene was dominated by a new hippie/glam/space rock convergence, with brand leaders Hawkwind joined by the likes of The Pink Fairies and Arthur Brown's Kingdom Come. Featuring all of the above names as well as Thin Lizzy, The Kinks, Sensational Alex Harvey Band, Caravan, Procol Harum, Stealers Wheel, Roy Wood, Rare Bird, Badfinger, Free, Family and many others, 'High In The Morning' is a fascinating three-CD, four-hour appraisal of the 1973 British rock and pop scene. Housed in a clamshell box that features a classic crowd shot from that year's Windsor free festival, 'High In The Morning' includes a 48-page booklet that's packed with rare photos, quotes and biographical information.
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