Thursday, 5 January 2012

***Gryphon -Medieval Prog par excellence!***

Gryphon (1973)

Track listing

"Kemp's Jig" (Trad. arr. Gryphon) – 3:07
"Sir Gavin Grimbold" (Trad. arr. Gulland) – 2:45
"Touch And Go" (Harvey/Taylor) – 1:29
"Three Jolly Butchers" (Trad. arr. Taylor) – 3:54
"Pastime with Good Company" (Henry VIII arr. Gryphon) – 1:31
"The Unquiet Grave" (Trad. arr. Gryphon) – 5:40
"Estampie" (Anon. arr. Gryphon) – 4:53
"Crossing The Stiles" (Taylor) – 2:25
"The Astrologer" (Trad. arr. Gryphon) – 3:12
"Tea Wrecks" (Anon. arr. Gryphon) – 1:06
"Juniper Suite" (Gryphon) – 4:49
"The Devil And The Farmer's Wife" (Trad. arr. Gryphon) – 1:55

Midnight Mushrumps (1974)

Track listing

"Midnight Mushrumps" (Harvey) – 18:58
"The Plough-Boy's Dream" (Trad. Arr. by Gryphon) – 3:02
"The Last Flash Of Gaberdine Taylor" (Taylor) – 3:58
"Gulland Rock" (Gulland) – 5:21
"Dubbel Dutch" (Taylor) – 5:36
"Ethelion" (Trad. Arr.) – 5:15

Red Queen to Gryphon Three (1974)

01. Opening Move (9:42)
02. Second Spasm (8:15)
03. Lament (10:45)
04. Checkmate (9:50)

Raindance (1975)

Track listing

"Down The Dog" (Harvey) - 2:44
"Raindance" (Harvey) - 5:37
"Mother Nature's Son" (Lennon–McCartney) - 3:08
"Le Cambrioleur Est Dans Le Mouchoir" (Taylor/Bennett) - 2:14
"Ormolu" (Harvey) - 1:00
"Fontinental Version" (Taylor) - 5:36
"Wallbanger" (Harvey) - 3:33
"Don't Say Go" (Taylor) - 1:48
"(Ein Klein) Heldenleben (Harvey) - 16:03

Treason (1977)

Track listing

"Spring Song" (Harvey/Sebastion) - 10:00
"Round & Round" (Harvey/Sebastion) - 4:30
"Flash In The Pantry" (Gulland/Sebastion) - 4:57
"Falero Lady" (Harvey/Sebastion) - 4:08
"Snakes And Ladders" (Harvey) - 5:15
"The Fall Of The Leaf" (Harvey/Sebastion) - 4:22
"Major Disaster" (Foster/Sebastion) - 4:04

from wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

Multi-instrumentalist Richard Harvey and his fellow Royal College of Music graduate Brian Gulland, a woodwind player, began the group as an all-acoustic ensemble that mixed traditional English folk music with medieval and Renaissance influences. Shortly after this, the duo was joined by guitarist Graeme Taylor and drummer/percussionist Dave Oberlé. After their self-titled debut, they expanded their sound to include electric guitars and keyboards as well as wind instruments, such as bassoons and krumhorns, not previously used in rock music. Gryphon's music often sounded as much like rural English folk or renaissance chansons as it did rock, at least on their early recordings. After their third album (Red Queen to Gryphon Three) and the subsequent tour as a supporting act for Yes, their instrumentation became more conventional and the use of non-standard instruments was reduced. Fans and critics generally regard Midnight Mushrumps and the all-instrumental Red Queen to Gryphon Three as their finest albums.