Folk/Fusion/Jazz Rock/Progressive Rock U.K. 1970s (Tracks) Jethro Tull – “Cold Wind To Valhalla”

Folk/Fusion/Jazz Rock/Progressive Rock U.K. 1970s (Tracks)

Folk Progressive Rock band

Jethro Tull (Blackpool, Lancashire, U.K.)

“Cold Wind To Valhalla” (songwriter Ian Anderson) A2 track included on the album “Minstrel In The Gallery” (recorded at the Maison Rouge Mobile Studio, in Monaco on 15th May 1975)

Released on 5th September 1975 (U.K.)  on  8th September 1975 (U.S.A.) on Chrysalis Records (CHR 1082)

Line-up/Credits :

Ian Anderson – fluteacoustic guitar, vocals

Martin Barre – electric guitars

John Evan – piano and organ

Jeffrey Hammond – bass guitar and string bass

Barriemore Barlow – drums, percussion

David Palmer – string quintet arrangements and conducting

Rita Eddowes, Elizabeth Edwards, Patrick Halling and Bridget Procter – violins

Katharine Tullborn – cello

Brian Ward – photographs

Ron Kriss and J.E. Garnett – front cover, based on a print by Joseph Nash

Robin Black – sound engineering

Lyrics :

And ride with us young bonny lass
With the angels of the night.
Crack wind clatter flesh rein bite
On an out-size unicorn.
Rough-shod winging sky blue flight
On a cold wind to Valhalla.
And join with us please
Valkyrie maidens cry
Above the cold wind to Valhalla.
Breakfast with the gods. Night angels serve
With ice-bound majesty.
Frozen flaking fish raw nerve
In a cup of silver liquid fire.
Moon jet brave beam split ceiling swerve
And light the old Valhalla.
Come join with us please
Valkyrie maidens cry
Above the cold wind to Valhalla.
The heroes rest upon the sighs
Of Thor’s trusty hand maidens.
Midnight lonely whisper cries,
“We’re getting a bit short on heroes lately.
Sword snap fright white pale goodbyes
In the desolation of Valhalla.
And join with us please
Valkyrie maidens ride
Empty-handed on the cold wind to Valhalla.
Jethro Tull – “Minstrel In The Gallery” Album photo cover (front)
JETHRO TULL MINSTREL IN THE GALLERY 1

Folk/Fusion/Jazz Rock/Progressive Rock U.K. 1970s (Tracks) Fantasy – “Afterthought”

Progressive Rock U.K. 1970s (Tracks)

Progressive Rock band

Fantasy (Kent, U.K.)

“Afterthought” track A5 included on the album “Beyond The Beyond”

Recorded at The Chipping Norton Recording Studios, July 1974, released in 1992 on Audio Archives (AACD 001)

Line-up/Credits :

Paul Lawrence / 12 string guitar, lead vocals
David Read / bass, double bass, vocals
David Metcalfe / keyboards, clarinet, vocals
Peter James / lead guitar, vocals
Jon Webster / drums, vocals
Geoff Whitehorn / lead guitar on 10-13
Paul Petley / lead vocals on 10-13
Brian Chattam / drums on 10-13

Engineer – David Grinstead

Producer – Peter Sames

Fantasy – “Beyond The Beyond” album cover photo (front)

FANTASY BEYOND THE BEYOND 1

 

Fantasy – “Afterthought” Video link on YouTube

Fantasy Band’s link on Spotify