Tag Archives: Roy Harper

Kate Bush and Peter Gabriel - 1979 TV Specail

25/4/17 – Kate Bush And Peter Gabriel – Another Day – Christmas Special – 1979 / This Mortal Coil Featuring Elizabeth Fraser – Another Day – 1984 / Roy Harper – Another Day – 1970

An odd choice of mood for a Christmas special as Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush duet on Roy Harper’s classic song of regret. Another Day was originally released on Harper’s first album for Harvest Records, Flat, Baroque And Berserk (1970) the album reaching No.20 on the UK chart. The song was also covered by This […]

Roy Harper The unknown Soldier

24/4/17 – Roy Harper And Kate Bush Featuring Dave Gilmour – You (The Game Part ll) The Two Halves In Flight – 1980

The Unknown Soldier was Roy Harper’s tenth and last studio album for Harvest Records. Released in 1980, You was co-written with old friend Dave Gilmour and featured a duet with Kate Bush. Although Kate Bush was enjoying enormous success at the time, this amazing track seems to be off most Kate Bush fans’ radar (three […]

Jimmy Bain and Phil Lynott B:W pic

25/1/16 – Jimmy Bain – 19th December 1947 – 24th January 2016 / Roy Harper – Starring Kate Bush, Dave Gilmour and Jimmy Bain – You (The Game Part II) – 1980

When Kate Bush wanted a proper Rock and Roll bass player to drive her powerful and weird music on her experimental album, The Dreaming in 1982 –  she called Jimmy Bain. When John Cale was looking for a bass player for a European tour – he called Jimmy Bain. When Roy Harper duetted with Kate […]

Roy Harper Live at Metropolis.

24/12/13 – Roy Harper – Live At Metropolis Studios, Chiswick, London W4 – 2012

Mad as a hatter, eloquent poetic songwriter, expressive soaring voice and deep resonant vibrato, stoner, talker, friend of the stars, irreligious, political antagonist, provoker of journalists – if you don’t know about Roy Harper yet, you will enjoy the adventure. Sixties folkie and singer songwriter in the seventies and beyond, like Dylan he wrote songs with […]

Roy Harper 1974 ish

24/12/13 – Roy Harper – Commune – The Old Grey Whistle Test – 1974

Roy Harper in 1974 playing a beautifully relaxed version of Commune from Valentine released on Harvest records in the same year. The album featured Jimmy Page, Ronnie Lane and Keith Moon on the second track, Male Chauvinist Pig Blues. That’s a band, but it also had some of his most beautiful spacey sparse songs such […]