John Lees

Classic Rock Legends - John Lees' Barclay James Harvest (2011)  Music

Posted by Melaron at Sept. 30, 2011
Classic Rock Legends - John Lees' Barclay James Harvest (2011)

Classic Rock Legends - John Lees' Barclay James Harvest (2011)
DVD-9 | Runtime: 82 min. | 6,37 Gb | Copy: Untouched
Video: NTSC, MPEG Video at 7 176 Kbps, 720 x 480 (1.778) at 29.970 fps | Audio: English, DTS 6 channels at 755 Kbps, PCM 2 channels at 1 536 Kbps, 48.0 KHz
Genre: Rock, Progressive Rock, Art Rock | Label: ITV Studios Home Entertainment

100 privileged guests form part of this concert with a band who have played to hundreds of thousands at one gig alone-and see the wry introduction of "Poor Man's Moody Blues" by John Lees. Recorded at the end of 2010 the band welcomed the audience to "John's bedroom" and gave virtually a song-by-song rendition of the story of Barclay James Harvest. Filmed live for ITV in the intimate surroundings of London's Metropolis Studios on 4th December, 2010. The band was appearing as a quartet in the absence of Woolly Wolstenholme, who was unable to appear due illness, and who tragically died nine days later.
John Lees' Barclay James Harvest - Recorded Live In Concert At Metropolis Studios, London (2012) REPOST

John Lees' Barclay James Harvest - Recorded Live In Concert At Metropolis Studios, London (2012)
DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | MPEG-2 Video, PAL 16:9 (720x576), 25fps, 9350kbps | DTS 5.1, 768kbps; LPCM 2.0 | 77min | 5600Mb
1CD | Wv + Cue + Log | 490Mb
Rock | SALVOSVX004 | rec: 2010 | covers

December 2010 at Metropolis Studios, West London. 120 fans are squeezed into Studio A to witness at extremely close quarters a performance by a progressive rock legend. Leader John Lees (who is also interviewed on the DVD) introduces a set which includes a wealth of Barclay James Harvest classics and no one in the room was much more than ten feet from a band that is renowned for having played to hundreds of thousands on both sides of the Berlin Wall during the 1980s.
John Lees - A Major Fancy (1977) [Deluxe Edition, Remastered 2010]

John Lees (Barclay James Harvest) - A Major Fancy (1977) [Remastered 2010]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Tracks+Cue+Log | 601 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 210 Mb | Scans | TTime: 01:24:47
Genre: Progressive Rock, Crossover Prog | Label: Cherry Red Records/Esoteric Recordings | Cat.№: ECLEC22233

Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of an expanded 2CD re-mastered edition of the classic 1977 album A Major Fancy by Barclay James Harvest guitarist and vocalist John Lees.Although originally released in 1977 by EMI’s HARVEST label, the album was recorded between December 1972 and January 1973 at Abbey Road studios and Strawberry Studios in Stockport.

John Lees - A Major Fancy (1977) [Eagle Records, 1999]  

Posted by Andi_Deris at Aug. 1, 2013
John Lees - A Major Fancy (1977) [Eagle Records, 1999]

John Lees (Barclay James Harvest) - A Major Fancy (1977)
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 386 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 128 Mb | Scans | Time: 52:20
Genre: Progressive Rock, Crossover Prog | Label: Eagle Records | Cat.№: EAGCD107

A Major Fancy is Lees's paintbrush of rock music, done outside Barclay James Harvest despite that not completely disconnected from the big band. The recording finished in 1972, but everything went on stand-by until late 1976-1977. As the grand vocalist in BJH, Lees receive, right here, both a greater freedom of expression and a weaker kind of inspiration. His album is placid (even lowly significant) but fruitful, plotted on an unforgettable serenity, nevertheless full of flavor.
John Lees' Barclay James Harvest - Recorded Live In Concert At Metropolis Studios, London (2012) [CD+DVD] {Salvo}

John Lees' Barclay James Harvest - Recorded Live In Concert At Metropolis Studios, London (2012) [CD+DVD] {Salvo}
EAC Rip | WV (image+.cue+log) - 496 MB | Scans PNG - 384 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.98) - 173 MB
DVD-9 - ISO | PAL 16:9 | ~ 90 min | LinearPCM, 2 ch / DTS, 6 ch | 5,49 GB
Genre: rock | RAR 5% Rec. | Label: Salvo / Soundvision | CAT #SALVOSVX004 | 2012

December 2010 at Metropolis Studios, West London. 120 fans are squeezed into Studio A to witness at extremely close quarters a performance by a progressive rock legend. Leader John Lees (who is also interviewed on the DVD) introduces a set which includes a wealth of Barclay James Harvest classics and no one in the room was much more than ten feet from a band that is renowned for having played to hundreds of thousands on both sides of the Berlin Wall during the 1980s.

Barclay James Harvest - 8 Studio Albums (1979-2013) (Repost)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Feb. 2, 2017
Barclay James Harvest - 8 Studio Albums (1979-2013) (Repost)

Barclay James Harvest - 8 Studio Albums (1979-2013)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 4,08 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 1,5 GB | Covers - 593 MB
Genre: Progressive/Art Rock, Pop Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Esoteric Recordings, Eclectic Entertainment, Pure Music

In 1966 two R & B bands local to Oldham (UK) merged to form a blues outfit The Blues Keepers. With sponsorship from a local businessman (also their manager) they rented an 18th century farmhouse where they practised extensively, gradually moving towards a progressive rock style then beginning to emerge. On turning professional the name Barclay James Harvest was adopted, and the line-up stabilised as John Lees (guitars, vocals), Les Holroyd (bass, rhythm guitar, vocals), Stuart "Wooly" Wolstenholme (keyboards, vocals) and Mel Pritchard (drums). After releasing their first single in April 1968, the band joined the legendary progressive Harvest label, quickly expanding their musical horizons, chiefly by experimenting with longer evolving song structures and orchestrations…
Barclay James Harvest - Legacy: Live at the Shepherds Bush Empire (2006)

Barclay James Harvest - Legacy: Live at the Shepherds Bush Empire (2006)
Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Esoteric | rel: 2007 | 540Mb

2007 release which documents the highly successful UK tour by John Lees' Barclay James Harvest in 2006. Featuring founder BJH members John Lees and Woolly Wolstenholme, the tour featured some of the finest music from the BJH canon. Perennial classics such as 'Mockingbird', 'Poor Man's Moody Blues', 'Child Of The Universe' and 'Hymn' were joined by definitive versions of 'The Great 1974 Mining Disaster', 'The Poet/After the Day' and 'Poor Wages', none of which had been performed live for over 30 years.
Barclay James Harvest – Eyes Of The Universe (1979) Polydor/30 555 7 – DE Pressing- LP In 24bit/96kHz

Barclay James Harvest – Eyes Of The Universe
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz
Mastered At Strawberry Mastering By Melvyn Abrahams
Label: Polydor/30 555 7 | Club Edition | Release: 1979 | Genre: Symphonic-Rock

Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection
“Eyes of the Universe” offers some gorgeous prog moments very reminiscent of the best ALAN PARSONS PROJECT work.
Barclay James Harvest: Classic Meets Rock - Live With Prague Philharmonic Orchestra (2007)

Barclay James Harvest: Classic Meets Rock - Live With Prague Philharmonic Orchestra (2007)
Video: PAL, MPEG-2 at 6 577 kb/s, 720 x 576 at 25.000 fps | Audio: AC-3 2 channels at 192 kb/s, 48.0 kHz
Genre: Rock | Label: ZYX | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 23 Nov. 2007 | Runtime: 127min. | 6,62GB (DVD9)

Barclay James Harvest was, for many years, one of the most hard luck outfits in progressive rock. A quartet of solid rock musicians John Lees, guitar, vocals; Les Holroyd, bass, vocals; Stuart "Wooly" Wolstenholme, keyboards, vocals; and Mel Pritchard, drums with a knack for writing hook-laden songs built on pretty melodies, they harmonized like the Beatles and wrote extended songs with more of a beat than the Moody Blues.
Barclay James Harvest ‎– Everyone Is Everybody Else (1974) Polydor/2383 286 - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz - NEW 2016 RIP

Barclay James Harvest ‎- Everyone Is Everybody Else
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz
Mastered At Trident Studios
Label: Polydor/2383 286 | Release: 1974| Genre: Symphonic-Rock

About 'Barclay James Harvest,' I can safely say they've 2 works to the best progressive rock I have ever heard and are the following: I am presenting today 'Everyone Is Everybody Else' and the double live LP called 'Barclay James Harvest - Live ', both published in 1974, a key date for me.