Gringo - Gringo 1971 (UK, Canterbury Scene, Progressive Rock)

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Gringo - Gringo 1971 (UK, Canterbury Scene, Progressive Rock)

The only album. Listed in the directory Canterbury, but I would have said that he belongs to the early (progressive fatal) Canterbury. No jazz here. Drummer Simon Byrne, guitarist / keyboardist Henry Marsh and bassist John G. Perry started with a bit of the group Utopia Somerset. In the late '60s was the same group of Toast. Then they came to the Irish singer Casey (reminiscent of the voice of Maddy Prior) and the group became known as Gringo. Earned additionally in the resorts of France, then in England, opened the concert Barclay James Harvest and Caravan. They noticed a Decca Records offered to release the plate and gave the producers of Tony Cox. After the release of records Decca (that is experiencing financial difficulties) refused to support the group. The band broke up. Simon Byrne joined the Brotherhood of Man, and then became a session musician. Henry Marsh became a member of the Sailor. John G. Perry was a member of Spreadeagle, Caravan, Quantum, Jump, Curved Air. Casey became a session singer ... Outstanding album, I highly recommend for fans of the sound 70.

All songs written by Simon Byrne, Henry Marsh, John G. Perry, Casey Synge.

01. Cry The Beloved Country - 0:00

02. I'm Another Man - 6:00

03. More And More - 10:19

04. Our Time Is Our Time - 15:04

05. Gently Step Through The Stream - 20:12

06. Emma And Harry - 24:10

07. Moonstone - 28:07

08. Land Of Who Knows Where - 32:50

09. Patriotic Song - 36:58


10. I'm Another Man (single A-side) - 42:18

11. Soft Mud (single B-side) - 45:59


- Casey (Casey Synge) - female vocals
- Henry Marsh - guitar, keyboards, vocals
- John G. Perry - bass, vocals
- Simon Byrne - drums, vocals

- Tony Cox - producer