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Eyes of Blue: fans of Gentle Giant and Man need to pay attention - The Audiophile Man
Title: In Fields of Ardath Label: Wah Wah A fascinating LP and one that I admit has passed me by but one that appeals distinctly to my interest in music history and archeology. This band were no fools. In fact, they hit upon the jazz rock fusion (Graham Bond wrote their first album’s liner notes) and entered the film industry (Quincy Jones worked with them on the film, Toy Grabbers) before many of their contemporaries and had contracts with Deram and then Mercury to prove that others believed in the band. They were one of the earliest bands to concentrate upon albums too, at least during their Mercury career. If further proof was needed of their pedigree, all I have to add is that band member, John Weathers, would end up with the group, Gentle Giant via Pete Born while Phil Ryan joined Man. This 1969 album, which features liner notes from Quincy Jones, takes its title from a book on reincarnation, written by Marie Corelli in 1897: so someone was hitting the local library on a regular basis then. With this album, the band never felt that the label backed them with support, though, which may be why the …