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The Future Won't Be Long - The Albums 1971-1973 (3CD Clamshell Box)

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Format:
Compact Disc (Audio)
No of Discs:
3
Availability:
Available
Release Date:
24-06-2022
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Barcode:
5013929480681
Packaging:
Clamshell
Catalog Number:
ECLEC32806
The Future Won't Be Long - The Albums 1971-1973 (3CD Clamshell Box)
The Future Won't Be Long - The Albums 1971-1973 (3CD Clamshell Box)

Description

  • NEW 3CD CLAMSHELL BOXED SET OF THE THREE ALBUMS BY SPIROGYRA RELEASED BETWEEN 1971 AND 1973
  • FEATURINGTHE ALBUMS ‘ST RADIGUNDS’, ‘OLD BOOT WINE’ AND ‘BELLS, BOOTS AND SHAMBLES’. WITH A FULLY ILLUSTRATED BOOKLET

Spirogyra was formed by duo Martin Cockerham and Mark Francis in Bolton in 1968, but the band expanded when Cockerham was a student in Canterbury at the end of 1969. The expanded line-up featured Cockerham (guitar, vocals), Barbara Gaskin (lead vocals), Steve Borrill (bass) and Julian Cusack (violin, keyboards) and secured a contract with B&C Records in 1970. The band’s impressive debut album, ‘St Radigunds’ was issued in 1971 and featured guest drummer Dave Mattacks and Tony Cox on VCS3 Synthesiser.

In 1972 the band’s second album, ‘Old Boot Wine’, was released on the Pegasus label, a “progressive” imprint established by B&C. Prior to the recording of the album Mark Francis re- joined the group, and the sessions also saw contributions from guest musicians Dave Mattacks (drums), Julian Cusack (violin, keyboards), Rick Biddulph (mandolin), Alan Laing (cello).

With the demise of the Pegasus label, Spirogyra recorded their third album for Polydor. By this time Spirogyra had become a core of Martin Cockerham (guitar, vocals) and Barbara Gaskin (lead vocals) with Steve Borrill (bass) and guest musicians Dave Mattacks (drums), Julian Cusack (violin, keyboards), Henry Lowther (trumpet), John Boyce (cello), Stan Sulzman (flute) and Steve Ashley (whistle).

Despite achieving critical praise, Spirogyra failed to enjoy commercial success which ultimately led to their demise. The trio of albums the band recorded between 1971 and 1973 featured music of innovation and originality and are arguably beyond classification. They remain highly regarded and are sought after by collectors and aficionados of the Progressive era.

This collection features four bonus tracks recorded during sessions for ‘Old Boot Wine’ and the 1973 single release I Hear You’re Going Somewhere (Joe Really).

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. The Future Wont Be Long
  3. Island
  4. Magical Mary
  5. Captains Log
  6. At Home In The World
  7. Cogwheels, Crutches And Cyanide
  8. Time Will Tell
  9. We Were A Happy Crew
  10. Love Is A Funny Thing
  11. The Duke Of Beaufoot
  12. Dangerous Dave
  13. Van Allens Belt
  14. Runaway
  15. Grandad
  16. Wings Of Thunder
  17. Worlds Eyes
  18. Dont Let It Get You
  19. Disraelis Problem
  20. A Canterbury Tale
  21. Counting The Cars
  22. Window
  23. Turn Again Lane
  24. Melody Maker Man
  25. The Furthest Point
  26. Old Boot Wine
  27. Parallel Lines Never Separate
  28. Spiggly
  29. An Everyday Consumption Song
  30. The Sergeant Says
  31. In The Western World
  32. I Hear Youre Going Somewhere (Joe Really) (A-side of single)
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