Barclay James Harvest Discography

Discography

John Lees

John has written many of the best-known songs by Barclay James Harvest, including "Mocking Bird", "After The Day", "Summer Soldier", "Child Of The Universe", "Hymn", "Poor Man's Moody Blues", "Suicide?", "Loving Is Easy" and many more.

Less well-known are the solo recordings which he made in the 1970s - an album recorded for the Harvest label in 1972, but not released until 1977, and a single released on Polydor in 1974, then withdrawn days later!

This section covers only those releases issued under John's own name. See also the John Lees' Barclay James Harvest / BJH Through The Eyes Of John Lees discography.


Album:

A MAJOR FANCY

LP, Harvest SHSM 2018, July 1977:

A Major Fancy original LP sleeve


Untitled No.1 - Heritage; Child Of the Universe; Kes (A Major Fancy); Untitled No.2; Sweet Faced Jane; Witburg Night; Long Ships; Untitled No.3






CD with 3 bonus tracks, Eagle EAGCD 107, 18th October, 1999:

A Major Fancy CD cover


Untitled No.1 - Heritage; Child Of the Universe; Kes (A Major Fancy); Untitled No.2; Sweet Faced Jane; Witburg Night; Long Ships; Untitled No.3; Please Be With Me; Best Of My Love; You Can't Get It






Remastered CD with bonus disc, Esoteric ECLEC 22233, 29th November, 2010:
Mini LP card sleeve replica of above, AIRAC-1673/4, 9th August, 2012

A Major Fancy remastered CD cover


Disc One (original album): Untitled No.1 - Heritage; Child Of The Universe; Kes (A Major Fancy); Untitled No.2; Sweet Faced Jane; Witburg Night; Long Ships; Untitled No.3

Disc Two (bonus tracks): Untitled No. 8 (previously unreleased song); Child Of The Universe (first version); Witburg Night (first mix); Untitled No. 2 (first version); Untitled No. 1 - Heritage (first version); Best Of My Love; You Can't Get It; Please Be With Me; Child Of The Universe (single edit)




For more details, lyrics etc., see the A Major Fancy Album Portfolio.



Singles:

09/1974	Best Of My Love/You Can't Get It				Polydor	2058 513
07/1977	Child Of The Universe (edit)/Kes (A Major Fancy)		Harvest	HAR 5132


n.b. A third song was recorded at the sessions for the "Best Of My Love" single, a cover version of a track which appeared on Eric Clapton's 461 Ocean Boulevard album; the song was "Please Be With Me", written by Charles Scott Boyer, and was finally released on the 1999 Eagle and 2010 Esoteric CD issues of A Major Fancy (see above).



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