The 1971 release from Barclay James Harvest titled Barclay James Harvest and Other Short Stories receives a deluxe treatment on Esoteric Records. This remastered and expanded edition includes 2 CDs and a DVD featuring a re-master of the original album mix, along with all new 2020 stereo and 5.1 surround mixes of the entire album.
BJH is well known for creating their signature mixture of epic orchestral rock and poignant harmony-laden ballads, all in the progressive rock feel. Recorded and released in 1971, this album was their third and was recorded at Abbey Road studios and was co-produced by the band and ex-Pretty Things member Wally Allen. Featuring such classic tracks as “Medicine Man,” “Ursula (The Swansea Song),” “The Poet” and their epic “After the Day,” the album was critically acclaimed upon its release. This expanded edition of... Other Short Stories comprises 40 tracks and features the original UK stereo mix digitally remastered from the original master tapes and also includes an all new 2020 stereo mix on a second CD. The NTSC-0 DVD contains an all new high resolution 5. 1 2020 Surround Sound mix, all new 2020 stereo mix, and original stereo mix 96kHz / 24-bit, all from the original Harvest masters. Additionally there are three rare US album versions of Medicine Man, Harry's Song and Someone There You Know, along with five BBC Radio session tracks from July 1971 and March 1972, plus two rare John Lees demo recordings from 1971 and three mono reduction mixes made at Abbey Road studios in July 1971.
The package includes an illustrated booklet that fully restores the original album artwork, a new essay, and a reproduction poster.
Released August 28, 2020
2 CD + 1 DVD deluxe edition with all new 96kHz / 24-bit stereo and 5.1 surround mixes.