Prelude – How Long Is Forever Rock, Soft Rock, Folk Rock 1973

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English based vocal folk trio, which in its most famous line-up consisted of Brian Hume (vocals, guitar), his wife Irene Hume (vocals) and Ian Vardy (guitars, vocals). They formed in their native Gateshead in 1970. They began to write their own material and built a following on the folk circuit and in 1973 recorded their first album, "How Long Is Forever?", on Dawn Records at Rockfield recording studios in Wales. From it came their best known recording, an a cappella version of the Neil Young song "After The Goldrush", on the Pye label, later released by Island Records in the US. In the UK, it entered the Top 50 on 26 January 1974, had a 9 week stay, peaking at Number 21. In America, it entered the Billboard Hot 100 on 11 February 1974, and had a five week stay, peaking at #22.

A1 Carry Me
A2 Paris Morning
A3 Signs Of The Times
A4 God
A5 She Only Knows Why
A6 After The Gold Rush
B1 Johnson Boy
B2 Beauty Of The World
B3 T.L.T. Blues
B4 Or Maybe The Autumn
B5 Glass Angel
B6 Out There
B7 How Long Is Forever
Distributed By – Pye Records (Sales) Ltd.
Pressed By – Tranco Limited
Arranged By [Strings] – Wayne Warlow (tracks: A2, B5)
Bass Guitar – Dave Peacock
Drums, Congas – Pique Withers*
Photography By – Rik Walton (2)
Producer – Fritz Fryer
Vocals, Autoharp – Irene Hume
Vocals, Guitar [6 String], Twelve-String Guitar – Ian Vardy
Vocals, Lead Guitar – Brian Hume
Written-By – Hume* (tracks: A1 to A5, B1 to B7), Vardy* (tracks: A1 to A5, B1 to B7), N. Young* (tracks: A6)