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Octoberon Deluxe Edition On Pre-Sale

19th May, 2017

BJH's 1976 studio album, Octoberon, is next up in Esoteric Recordings' series of deluxe remasters, and the three-disc set is due out on July 14th. The deluxe edition features a new 5.1 surround sound remixes, a new stereo mix, a new remaster of the original stereo mix, and bonus tracks including two previously unavailable videos.

Gone To Earth CD


Tracklistings:

CD 1   (24-bit remastered original stereo mix):



CD 2   (new stereo mix):



DVD  (new 5.1 surround sound mix, 96 kHz /24-bit new stereo mix, 96 kHz /24-bit original album mix)

(as broadcast on The Old Grey Whistle Test, BBC TV – 1st March 1977)


The set comes in a five-way foldout digipack with a booklet containing new sleevenotes and a full-colour mini-poster, and can be pre-ordered now.



Change of date for Greifenstein Concert

21st April, 2017

Please note that the previously announced JLBJH show in Greifenstein has now been moved to 13th August, 2017, because of an issue with an emergency access road being closed in July.

13.08.17 Greifenstein, Burg Greifenstein   tickets



Three Summer Shows Added

1st April, 2017

Three more concerts in Germany and Switzerland have been added to the JLBJH tour schedule, as follows:


14.07.17: D - Soest, Stadthalle  tickets
16.07.17: D - Greifenstein, Burg Greifenstein  tickets
09.09.17: CH - Augst, Theater Augusta Raurica (with Wishbone Ash)  tickets



More JLBJH 2017 Dates

6th January, 2017

More concerts have been added to the John Lees' Barclay James Harvest 2017 schedule in Germany and Switzerland - the full list of forthcoming dates now reads as follows, with more to be added:


28.01.17: UK - Minehead, Giants Of Rock festival  tickets

17.03.17: UK - HRH Prog, Pwllheli, North Wales  tickets or call 0207 097 1521.

21.04.17: D - Darmstadt Staatstheater, Großes Haus  tickets
22.04.17: CH - Jona SG, Kreuz, Switzerland  tickets
23.04.17: CH - Solothurn, Kofmehl, Switzerland  tickets
25.04.17:      TBC
26.04.17: D - Bad Saulgau, Stadtforum  tickets
27.04.17: D - München Circus Krone  tickets
29.04.17: D - Neuruppin, Kulturhaus  tickets
30.04.17: D - Dresden Alter Schlachthof  tickets
01.05.17: D - Leipzig Haus Auensee  tickets

15.07.17: D - Xanten, Musiksommer  tickets
21.07.17: D - Esslingen, Burg  tickets

12.08.17: D - Bad Pyrmont, Schlosshof  tickets
15.08.17: D - Nürnberg, Serenadenhof  tickets

26.08.17: UK - A New Day Festival, Kent  tickets



JLBJH At A New Day Festival

17th November, 2016

We're very pleased to announce that John Lees' Barclay James Harvest are confirmed to play at the A New Day festival in Kent on 26th August, 2017. Amongst the other acts booked to appear are Lindisfarne, acoustic Strawbs, Martin Turner and Lifesigns, and more information and ticketing information can be found at www.anewdayfestival.com



Gambsheim Concert Sold Out

17th November, 2016

The JLBJH concert at Gambsheim on 22nd November is now completely sold out, and there are very few tickets left for the shows in Zürich and Weimar. Disappointed fans who wanted to see the band in Gambsheim may want to consider travelling to Baden Baden, less than 50km away, where the band are playing the next night.

Ticket links for all of the forthcoming concerts can be found at www.barclayjamesharvest.com.



JLBJH At Butlins!

13th October, 2016

We're pleased to announce that John Lees' Barclay James Harvest will be playing live at the Electric Dreams weekender at Butlins in Bognor Regis on Friday, 2nd December. The festival includes a Prog Stage and an 80s stage, and amongst the other acts lined up for the weekend are The Zombies, Strawbs, Curved Air, Heaven 17, OMD and Holly Johnson. Further details about the event and accommodation can be found on the Big Weekends Electric Dreams web page.



XII and Octoberon Deluxe Editions

13th October, 2016

The previously announced Esoteric Recordings 3-disc deluxe edition of XII has been delayed slightly, and should now be released on 25th November. The set will now include a couple of extra tracks, not listed in our original bulletin, in the form of alternative versions. Next in the series will be Octoberon, which will include previously unreleased video footage, and is pencilled in for release in December.



Web Site Outages

13th October, 2016

All of our web sites are being migrated to new servers in the coming weeks, and will be offline for a few hours during the transition. The Woolly Wolstenholme and Maestoso page has just been migrated, whilst the Barclay James Harvest and John Lees' Barclay James Harvest sites will follow shortly. Hopefully the outages will be quite brief!



XII Deluxe Edition

30th September, 2016

Barclay James Harvest's 1978 studio album, XII, their last to feature the original four-piece line-up with Woolly Wolstenholme, gets the deluxe reissue treatment on October 28th (update: now scheduled for 4th November), when Esoteric Recordings issue a brand new three-disc edition with new 5.1 surround sound remixes from the original multi-track tapes, new stereo mixes, new remasters of the original stereo mix and bonus tracks.

XII CD


Tracklistings:

CD 1   (New 24-bit remastered original stereo mix):

  1. Loving Is Easy
  2. Berlin
  3. A Tale Of Two Sixties
  4. Turning In Circles
  5. Fact: The Closed Shop
  6. In Search Of England
  7. Sip Of Wine
  8. Harbour
  9. Nova Lepidoptera
  10. Giving It Up
  11. Fiction: The Streets Of San Francisco


  12. Bonus Tracks:
  13. Berlin (Single Version)
  14. Loving Is Easy (Single Version)
  15. Turning In Circles (First Mix)
  16. Fact: The Closed Shop (First Mix)
  17. Nova Lepidoptera (Ambient Instrumental Mix)


CD 2   (new stereo mix):

  1. Loving Is Easy
  2. Berlin
  3. A Tale Of Two Sixties
  4. Turning In Circles
  5. Fact: The Closed Shop
  6. In Search Of England
  7. Sip Of Wine
  8. Harbour
  9. Nova Lepidoptera
  10. Giving It Up
  11. Fiction: The Streets Of San Francisco


DVD   (new 5.1 surround mixes, 96kHz/24-bit new stereo mixes and 96kHz/24 bit original mix):

  1. Loving Is Easy
  2. Berlin
  3. A Tale Of Two Sixties
  4. Turning In Circles
  5. Fact: The Closed Shop
  6. In Search Of England
  7. Sip Of Wine
  8. Harbour
  9. Nova Lepidoptera
  10. Giving It Up
  11. Fiction: The Streets Of San Francisco


Like the companion deluxe editions of Everyone Is Everybody Else and Gone To Earth which were released earlier this year, the set comes in a five-way foldout digipack with a booklet containing new sleevenotes and a full-colour mini-poster, and can be pre-ordered now from the secure BJH online shop.



Final 2016 Concerts Confirmed

12th July, 2016

John Lees' Barclay James Harvest are pleased to confirm one more UK concert for 2016, at the Canterbury Westgate Hall on Thursday, November 3rd  tickets (follow Westgate Hall link).

We also now have venue information and ticket links for the show on 4th November, which will take place in Leffrinckoucke, near Dunkerque, at the Salle De La Poudrière  tickets

Finally, a change of ticket link for the concert on 12th November at the Ipswich Regent Theatre  tickets



BBC Radio Interview Tomorrow

22nd June, 2016

John and Craig will be special guests on the Claire Cavanagh show on BBC Radio Bristol and BBC Somerset tomorrow, Thursday, 23rd June, between 3:30 and 4:00 p.m. They will be interviewed and will also play an acoustic number in the final thirty minutes of the show. For those who are unable to listen live, it will also be available on the BBC iPlayer for thirty days after the broadcast.



Remaining German November Dates Confirmed

22nd June, 2016

Three more dates have been confirmed for John Lees' Barclay James Harvest's short Continental tour this November, as follows:

22.11.16: FR - Gambsheim, L'EcRhin, Cultural Centre  (tickets on sale soon)
25.11.16: D - Attendorn Stadthalle  tickets
27.11.16: D - Osnabrück, Rosenhof  tickets



Gone To Earth Deluxe Edition delayed

21st June, 2016

Sorry to say that the release of the Gone To Earth deluxe edition detailed below has had to be put back to September 1st, due to hold ups in the supply chain. If anybody who has pre-ordered from us would like a refund, just let us know - otherwise we will hold your order and send it out as soon as the set is released.



Another German Show For JLBJH

13th June, 2016

John Lees' Barclay James Harvest have announced another German concert for 2017, at the Darmstadt Staatstheater, Großes Haus, on 21st April. Tickets are on sale now from Adticket or Ztix.



Gone To Earth Deluxe Edition

12th June, 2016

BJH's classic, million-selling 1977 studio album, Gone To Earth, is the next to receive the deluxe reissue treatment, with a three-disc edition due for release on 1st Septembe on Esoteric Recordings. The set includes new 5.1 surround sound remixes from the original multi-track tapes, new stereo mixes including additional, previously unheard material, new remasters of the original stereo mix and bonus tracks.

Gone To Earth CD


Tracklistings:

CD 1   (24-bit remastered original stereo mix):


CD 2   (new stereo mixes and bonus tracks):


DVD   (new 5.1 surround mixes and 96kHz / 24-bit stereo mixes):


The set comes in a five-way foldout digipack with a booklet containing new sleevenotes and a full-colour mini-poster, and can be pre-ordered now from the secure BJH online shop.



JLBJH at Glastonbury!

31st May, 2016

John Lees' Barclay James Harvest are proud to announce at last that they will be appearing live headlining the Acoustic Stage at Glastonbury Festival on Friday 24th June. This is a first for any version of BJH, and they will be playing a generous 90 minute fully electric set.

Full Glastonbury line up


For anyone not lucky enough to have secured tickets for Glastonbury, they are still playing at the Cheese And Grain in Frome the very next night, on 25th June, and the ticket link for that is as follows:
Cheese And Grain show.



JLBJH in Munich

25th May, 2016

John Lees' Barclay James Harvest will be appearing live at the Circus Krone in Munich on 27th April, 2017. Tickets are on sale now from Adticket.

More German dates are planned for April 2017, and further details will be announced in due course.



JLBJH at Giants Of Rock

22nd May, 2016

John Lees' Barclay James Harvest will be appearing on Saturday, 28th January 2017, at the Giants Of Rock festival, which takes place at Butlins in Minehead. Amongst the other acts already confirmed for the four-day event are Ian Anderson playing the music of Jethro Tull, and Eric Bell, ex Thin Lizzy. More details and booking information can be found at the Giants Of Rock web site.



Two Festivals For JLBJH

16th May, 2016

We're pleased to announce two more shows for JLBJH: they will be playing an open-air concert in Berlin at the Biesdorfer Parkbühne (a beautiful amphitheatre) on 26th August, 2016, and tickets are on sale now from https://www.adticket.de/Barclay-James-Harvest-Shop.html?format=raw&searchlocation=berlin.

In addition, the band will be appearing at the HRH Prog festival, which takes place in Pwllheli, Gwynedd, North Wales between 16th / 19th March 2017. Amongst the many other acts already booked are Hawkwind, Wishbone Ash, Curved Air, Strawbs, The Pretty Things, David Cross Band, Davy O' List and Panic Room. JLBJH will be appearing on Friday, 17th March, and tickets can be booked online at www.hrhprog.com or by ringing Lisa on 0207 097 1521.



New Remasters

11th May, 2016

Esoteric Recordings will be issuing a series of classic BJH albums as three disc deluxe editions, comprising new 5.1 surround sound remixes from the original multi-track tapes, new stereo mixes including additional, previously unheard material, new high-resolution remasters of the original stereo mix and bonus tracks. The first release in the series is Everyone Is Everybody Else, due out on 10th June, and that will be followed by Gone To Earth, Octoberon and XII in July and August.

The deluxe edition of Everyone Is Everybody Else is now available for pre-order, and full details can be found on our secure online shop.



Tour Updates

11th May, 2016

Tickets are now on sale for all of the John Lees' Barclay James Harvest October and November concerts in the UK and Scandinavia. The full list and ticket links are as follows:


Please note that the band's Sommermusik open-air show at Schloss Rheydt in Mönchengladbach is now completely sold out.



Tickets on Sale for New Brighton Concert

20th April, 2016

Tickets are now on sale for the concert at Merseyside's New Brighton Floral Pavilion on November 9th from the box office on 0151 666 0000 or from the link below:



Frome Change Of Date And Ticket Links

24th March, 2016

Due to an unforeseen commitment, the date of the John Lees' Barclay James Harvest concert at The Cheese And Grain in Frome has had to be put back a day, to Saturday, 25th June. Tickets for the original date will still be valid, but if you have bought tickets and cannot attend on the Saturday, please contact your point of sale for a refund.

Tickets are now on sale for the November dates in London, Norwich and Ipswich, from the links below:



More Concert Announcements

24th March, 2016

John Lees' Barclay James Harvest are pleased to announce eight more concerts as follows:



Ticket links will be added as soon as they are available.



One-Off JLBJH Gig at The Cheese And Grain

24th March, 2016

Update, 7th April: please note change of date for this gig to Saturday, 25th June, 2016


John Lees' Barclay James Harvest will be doing a one-off gig at The Cheese And Grain in Frome on the 24th of June.

Earlybird tickets are available now from:

https://cheeseandgrain.ticketsolve.com/shows/873551742/events?show_id=873551742

There will be more UK dates in November, and details will be announced in the next couple of weeks.



More JLBJH Dates Confirmed

22nd March, 2016

We're pleased to announce two more concerts for John Lees' Barclay James Harvest, as follows:


More dates to follow soon!



Change Of Date For Weimar Concert

16th March, 2016

We've just received confirmation that the date of the John Lees' Barclay James Harvest concert at the Weimar Weimarhalle has been changed. It will now take place on Saturday, 26th November, 2016, and here is the new ticket link.



German Concert in November

8th March, 2016

John Lees' Barclay James Harvest are pleased to announce a concert in Weimar, at the Weimarhalle, on 25th November, 2016. Tickets are available now from https://www.adticket.de/Barclay-James-Harvest-Shop.html?format=raw&searchlocation=weimar.

More dates (including UK) to follow soon!



August Open-Air Show

22nd February, 2016

John Lees' Barclay James Harvest are pleased to announce an open-air show at Schloss Rheydt, in Mönchengladbach, on 20th August, 2016. Tickets are available now from VP Konzerte.



New BJH Remastered CDs

17th February, 2016

Esoteric Recordings have announced that they will be issuing expanded, remastered 2CD digipack editions of two more of Barclay James Harvest's 1990s albums, Welcome To The Show and Caught In The Light. Of particular interest to fans will be the fact that each album comes with a bonus disc containing half of the band's 1992 live performance at London's Town And Country Club, the majority of which has never been available on CD before. Full tracklistings for the double disc sets are as follows:


Welcome To The Show

Welcome To The Show 2CD


CD One:   the original album remastered

  1. The Life You Lead
  2. Lady Macbeth
  3. Cheap The Bullet
  4. Welcome To The Show
  5. John Lennon's Guitar
  6. Halfway To Freedom
  7. African Nights
  8. Psychedelic Child
  9. Where Do We Go
  10. Origin Earth
  11. If Love Is King
  12. Shadows On The Sky
  13. Stand Up (extended version, bonus track)


CD Two:    live at The Town & Country Club, part 1

  1. Mockingbird
  2. Hold On
  3. Alone In The Night
  4. On The Wings Of Love
  5. Cheap The Bullet
  6. Medicine Man
  7. Play To The World
  8. Child Of The Universe



Caught In The Light

Welcome To The Show 2CD


CD One:   the original album remastered

  1. Who Do We Think We Are?
  2. Knoydart
  3. Copii Romania
  4. Back To Earth
  5. Cold War
  6. Forever Yesterday (long version)
  7. The Great Unknown
  8. Spud-U-Like
  9. Silver Wings
  10. Once More
  11. A Matter Of Time
  12. Ballad of Denshaw Mill
  13. Who Do We Think We Are? (bonus, German promo CD edit)


CD Two:    live at The Town & Country Club, part 2

  1. Life Is For Living
  2. John Lennon's Guitar
  3. Crazy City
  4. Suicide?
  5. Rock 'N' Roll Lady
  6. Berlin
  7. Poor Man's Moody Blues
  8. Stand Up
  9. Shadows On The Sky
  10. Hymn

Both of the 2CD sets will be released on April 15th, 2016, and can be pre-ordered now from the Barclay James Harvest web site shop.




Remaining JLBJH Dates Confirmed

1st December, 2015

The John Lees' Barclay James Harvest April 2016 schedule is now finalised, with four more concerts confirmed in St. Wendel, Merzig, Saint-Avold and Zweibrücken. The full list of shows is as follows:




JLBJH European Dates 2016

28th November, 2015

John Lees' Barclay James Harvest are pleased to announce the following concerts for April 2016


More dates to be announced soon!



JLBJH Bristol Tickets On Sale

16th April, 2015

Tickets for the John Lees' Barclay James Harvest concert in Bristol on September 17th are now on sale:



JLBJH Gig Updates

3rd April, 2015

A couple more announcements, with an added gig and a change of venue.

The new show is at The Robin 2 in Bilston on September 20th, and tickets are now on sale from the link below:

The Bath concert has now been moved to the Bristol Colston Hall (Lantern), still on September 17th, and tickets should be on sale via their web site from next Wednesday, 8th April.

Special guests for Milton Keynes, Bristol and Bilston will be Tin Spirits.




More Dates Confirmed

26th March, 2015

John Lees' Barclay James Harvest are pleased to announce three more concerts for Autumn 2015, in Milton Keynes, Bath and Torrington, Devon. The full list of confirmed dates is now as follows:


Ticket links will follow soon for the new shows, and there may also be one or two extra dates added.

Special guests for the Milton Keynes and Bath shows will be the excellent Tin Spirits.



Return to Holmfirth

25th March, 2015

John Lees' Barclay James Harvest are pleased to announce another confirmed concert for Autumn 2015, at the Holmfirth Picturedrome on Friday, September 11th. Tickets for both this show and the previously announced concert in St. Ives, Cornwall, are now on sale from the links below:


More dates to follow soon!



JLBJH In Cornwall

27th January, 2015

John Lees' Barclay James Harvest are delighted to announce their first confirmed concert of 2015, as part of the annual September Festival in the Cornish resort of St. Ives:


There are likely to be more UK concerts around the same time, and details of those and ticketing arrangements for St. Ives will be announced as soon as we have them.



Special Guests Announced For Bilston Concert

5th September, 2014

John Lees' Barclay James Harvest are pleased to announce that special guest artists for their show at The Robin 2 in Bilston on October 12th will be Tin Spirits, featuring former XTC guitarist Dave Gregory, whose new album Scorch is released via Esoteric Antenna on the 15th September.

Here's a link to their new single "Summer Now", taken from the album:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfOADav8bAE

Tin Spirits website is: http://www.tinspirits.co.uk



Vinyl Reissues

3rd September, 2014

Universal Music reissued two Barclay James Harvest LPs on vinyl as part of their "Back To Black" series on September 1st. The heavyweight 180g pressings of Everyone Is Everybody Else and Gone To Earth reproduce the original LP tracklistings and artwork, Gone To Earth coming complete with the cut out cover, picture inner sleeve and winged woman labels of the first issue.


2014 vinyl LP reissues of Everyone Is Everyobdy Else and Gone To Earth



JLBJH Ticket Links

3rd June, 2014

Tickets are now on sale for the Neustadt Weinbiet Open Air concert on 6th September, and the Taunton Quartz Festival on 11th October.

Ticket links are as follows:

06.09.14: Neustadt

11.10.14: Taunton



Two More UK Concerts

23rd April, 2014

Two more dates have been confirmed for John Lees' Barclay James Harvest in the UK, as follows:

11.10.14 Taunton Quartz Festival (tickets on sale from early June)
12.10.14 Bilston, The Robin 2 Tickets



Spanish Concerts Cancelled

17th April, 2014

It is with great regret that we have to announce that the promoter of the two JLBJH scheduled concerts in Barcelona and Madrid has cancelled the concerts.

The band was looking forward to coming to Spain and the notice of cancellations at such short notice is very distressing. We are well aware that some fans will have committed to travel to Spain to see these performances, and also our thoughts are with Spanish fans who have purchased tickets.

Refunds can be obtained at the point of purchase, but John, Jez, Craig and Kev realise that this isn't really enough. Although the action was entirely out of their hands, the band and management apologise sincerely for any inconvenience caused.



Two More German Festivals for JLBJH

14th April, 2014

John Lees' Barclay James Harvest are pleased to announce that they will be appearing at two more German festivals this summer, as follows:

06.06.14 Fulda Schloßhof - Rock Legends In Concert, with Saga - tickets
06.09.14 Neustadt an der Weinstraße, Freibad Neustadt-Mussbach, supported by Christina Lux

Ticket link for Neustadt will follow shortly ...



UK JLBJH Date

3rd April, 2014

We've just received confirmation that John Lees' Barclay James Harvest will be appearing at Farnham Maltings on Friday, 10th October, 2014.

Tickets are on sale now from:
https://farnhammaltings.com/events/john-lees-barclay-james-harvest-2/

There will be a few more shows in the UK around that time, but not as many as last year - more will be announced soon.



JLBJH in Luxembourg

3rd April, 2014

John Lees' Barclay James Harvest are pleased to announce that they will be appearing at the Château Beaufort in Luxembourg on Friday, 25th July, 2014.

Tickets go on sale on Monday, 7th April, and details can be found at www.beaufort.lu



JLBJH Record Store Day Release

20th March, 2014

As part of the seventh annual Record Store Day, Esoteric Antenna will be releasing a special four-track 12" EP by John Lees' Barclay James Harvest.

The EP will comprise the two songs which were missing from the vinyl LP of "North", plus last Christmas's download-only single of "Hymn (2013)" and an exclusive live track from the band's 2011 concert at the Buxton Opera House.

Full details are as follows:



Ancient Waves Record Store Day EP

Side One:

  1. Ancient Waves
  2. On Top Of The World

Side Two:
  1. Hymn (2013)
  2. Ancient Waves (live at Buxton Opera House February 2011)

The EP is strictly limited to 750 copies, and will ONLY be available from participating independent record shops in the UK on Record Store Day, 19th April, 2014. A list of the stores and more information can be found on the official Record Store Day web site.

It is possible that, if there are some copies unsold after the day, so to speak, we MAY be able to offer them for sale through the BJH web site, but we cannot guarantee that. The only way to be sure of getting one is to visit your local participating independent record shop.



JLBJH and Alan Parsons at German Festival

12th March, 2014

We can now confirm that JLBJH, together with Alan Parsons Live Project and Nazareth, will be appearing at the Lieder am See festival in Spalt, Germany, on Starurday, 16th August, 2014.

The beautiful festival site includes its own beach - more info at http://www.liederamsee.de/home.html

Tickets are available from http://www.nuernberg-ticket.com/deutsch/rock-und-pop/35560/lieder-am-see-spalt.aspx?cid=-1&page=0&ref=32



JLBJH To Play Swiss Festival

10th March, 2014

John Lees' Barclay James Harvest are pleased to announce that they will be appearing at the Open Air festival at Fahrwangen in Switzerland (about 20km from Zürich) on 26th July, 2014.

Details can be found on the festival web site at www.openair-fahrwangen.ch

More concerts for 2014 will be announced soon.



JLBJH in Spain

23rd January, 2014

John Lees' Barclay James Harvest are pleased to announce their first two concerts of 2014, which will take place in Spain at the end of April, as follows:

          24th April - Barcelona Sala Luz de Gas
          25th April - Madrid Sala Arena

Tickets are now on sale for both Barcelona and Madrid.



New Painting from Mio Hashimoto

1st December, 2013

Painting of BJH by Mio Hashimoto

A new painting of BJH by the talented Japanese artist Miss Mio Hashimoto ("Wasabi").



North Tour Merchandise In Stock

1st December, 2013

JLBJH North Tour ProgrammeNorth T-Shirt

We now have the North tour programme and T-shirts from the recent JLBJH UK tour in stock. At present we have only sizes XL in the T-shirts. More details at:

http://www.bjharvest.co.uk/swallowt.htm



JLBJH Christmas Concert to be Streamed Live

18th November, 2013

JLBJH will be headlining the German radio station SWR1's Christmas Concert on Sunday, 22nd December, at the Emmerich-Smola-Saal of SWR Studios in Kaiserslautern. The show begins at 1900 German time (1800 UK time), and there will be a live audio and video stream over the web.

Tickets, priced at 10 Euros, will be available from 25th November from the Thalia Bookshop, Kerststraße 9-15, 67655 Kaiserslautern (Tel.: 0631 / 362190) or direct from the SWR Studio, Fliegerstraße 36, 67657 Kaiserslautern (Tel.: 0631 / 36228395-65). They are also obtainable by e-mailing kaiserslautern@swr.de.

The live stream will be available via http://swrmediathek.de/content/live.htm - more details to follow nearer the broadcast date.



New Download Single

14th November, 2013

Hymn 2013 download single


John Lees' Barclay James Harvest's new version of "Hymn", which was recorded for a recent German television programme, is to be made available as a download-only single.

The single will be released on 25th November, and will be available on iTunes and all good digital music retailer sites.

Order from iTunes



New Edition of BJH Book

17th October, 2013

The Barclay James Harvest Story second edition book cover


Completely revised and updated, the second edition of our biography of the band, The Barclay James Harvest Story, will be published at the end of October.

This edition includes two brand new chapters covering the period from 2005 to date, and the earlier chapters contain much new material and previously unseen photographs. There is also a completely new section comprising fans' recollections and essays on the band.

More information and details of how to pre-order can be found at http://www.bjharvest.co.uk/s-book2.htm



New DVDs

17th October, 2013

Now in stock are two re-issued DVDs: Caught Live is now available in a digipack on the Store For Music label, with exactly the same content as the previous releases on Classic Pictures and Warner Music, whilst Wienerworld's Live At The Town and Country Club is a re-package of the 25th Anniversary Concert DVD previously released by Classic Rock Productions. Details here:

http://www.bjharvest.co.uk/s-dvdcl.htm

http://www.bjharvest.co.uk/s-dvdtandc.htm



JLBJH On Magazine Cover Discs

21st September, 2013

"On Leave", from the new John Lees' Barclay James Harvest album, North, is included in all its nine-minute glory on not one, but two music magazine cover discs this month!

The forthcoming issues of Prog magazine and Rock Society both include the piece on their free CD, and Prog also includes a four-page interview with the band about the album. Prog can be found in good newsagents in the UK, and both magazines can be ordered from anywhere in the world from their respective web sites:

Prog magazine: http://www.progrockmag.com/

Rock Society magazine: http://www.classicrocksociety.co.uk/

The deluxe CD, standard CD and vinyl LP albums of North are due out on October 7th, and can be pre-ordered through our secure online shop.



North Tracklistings

21st August, 2013

North album cover

Listen to excerpts from the album.

The tracklistings have now been confirmed for the various editions of North, which will be released by Esoteric Antenna on October 7th, as follows:

SINGLE CD EDITION:

  1. If You Were Here Now
  2. Ancient Waves
  3. In Wonderland
  4. On Leave
  5. The Real Deal
  6. On Top of the World
  7. Unreservedly Yours
  8. North
  9. The End of the Day

LIMITED EDITION 2 DISC SET:

Disc One - "North"
  1. If You Were Here Now
  2. Ancient Waves
  3. In Wonderland
  4. On Leave
  5. The Real Deal
  6. On Top of the World
  7. Unreservedly Yours
  8. North
  9. The End of the Day

Disc Two - "The Opera House, Buxton - 19th February 2011"
  1. Ursula (The Swansea Song)
  2. Galadriel
  3. Mockingbird
  4. Ball and Chain
  5. Summer Soldier
  6. Medicine Man
  7. Song for Dying
  8. The Poet / After the Day

VINYL LP:

Side One
  1. If You Were Here Now
  2. In Wonderland
  3. On Leave

Side Two
  1. The Real Deal
  2. Unreservedly Yours
  3. North
  4. The End of the Day

Whilst the vinyl LP contains two fewer tracks than the CD versions, Esoteric are looking to put a limited edition vinyl release out for Record Store Day 2014 which will feature "Ancient Waves" and "On Top of the World", with the possibility of an extra track.

"On Top of The World" features The Frugal Horns:

John J Lees: Cornet
Graham "Batts" Batley: Cornet
Jolyon Stead: Euphonium
Bruce Jones: Trombone

"The End of the Day" features:

John J Lees: Flugelhorn

"The End of the Day" also features an unpublished poem by Saddleworth poet Ammon Wrigley (1861 - 1946) - There is a statue of the poet in the village of Uppermill.


Pre-order North from our secure online shop.



John Lees' Barclay James Harvest - North

10th August, 2013

The long-awaited, brand-new studio album from John Lees' Barclay James Harvest will be released on October 7th by Esoteric Antenna.

Final tracklisting is still to be confirmed, but will include "Ancient Waves", "On Leave", and the grand finale, showcasing the album's title track.

The album will be available on three different formats: standard CD, deluxe double CD digipack with the second disc comprising highlights from the band's emotional farewell concert for Woolly at the Buxton Opera House, and a single vinyl LP (with two less tracks) on heavyweight 180g vinyl in a luxury gatefold sleeve. The vinyl LP will be a strictly limited edition of no more than 1,000 copies.

Pre-order North from our secure online shop.



Budget 2CD Compilation

20th July, 2013

A new "Best Of" CD is on its way on August 26th, released on the Spectrum label by Universal. The set covers material from 1974 to 1990, including a couple of Harvest-era songs in their Live '74 incarnations.

Track listing is:

Child Of The Universe - The Essential Collection CD1
  1. Child Of The Universe
  2. Crazy City
  3. Negative Earth
  4. The Great 1974 Mining Disaster (Original Mix)
  5. She Said (1974 Live Version)
  6. Mockingbird (1974 Live Version)
  7. Titles
  8. Jonathan
  9. Hymn For The Children
  10. Moongirl
  11. Ra
  12. Rock 'n Roll Star
  13. Suicide
CD2
  1. Poor Man's Moody Blues
  2. Taking Me Higher
  3. Nova Lepidoptera
  4. Berlin
  5. In Search Of England
  6. Love On The Line
  7. Sperratus
  8. The Song (They Love To Sing)
  9. Hymn
  10. Life Is For Living
  11. Fifties Child
  12. Ring Of Changes
  13. Alone In The Night
  14. All My Life
  15. Cheap The Bullet

The set can be pre-ordered through our secure online shop now.



Martin Lawrence

28th March, 2013

Just reported on the Barclay James Harvest Featuring Les Holroyd Facebook page:

We are deeply saddened to announce the sudden death of our friend and sound engineer Martin Lawrence.

Our thoughts are with his family at this sad time.

Les, Mike, Steve, Colin, Louie, Olli, Chris, Tino, Noz, Rajko, Alex, Sabine, Chrissie, Charlene and Markus


Very shocked to hear this news. Martin, of course, was not only a sound engineer, but also the co-producer of XII, Eyes Of The Universe, Turn Of The Tide, Caught In The Light and Nexus.

Sincere condolences to his friends and family.



New JLBJH Single out on April 8th!

28th March, 2013

Unreservedly Yours single


"Unreservedly Yours" will be featured on the band's new album North, to be released both physically and digitally in September 2013 on the Esoteric Antenna label. Featuring John Lees (vocals, guitars), Craig Fletcher (vocals, bass), Jez Smith (keyboards, vocals) and Kevin Whitehead (drums, percussion), the song and forthcoming album are very much group efforts, in the tradition of classic BJH, with every track being written specifically for the album by all four members of the band.

This single will be download-only, and you can pre-order it now from the links below.

iTunes pre-order link for the UK

iTunes pre-order link for Germany



One More JLBJH UK Concert

19th February, 2013

John Lees' Barclay James Harvest are pleased to announce the final addition to their November UK tour, as follows:

21.11.13 Cambridge Junction


The list of JLBJH November dates, with links to buy tickets for the gigs now on sale, is as follows:

07.11.13 Bath Komedia
08.11.13 London Islington Assembly
09.11.13 Milton Keynes Stables
10.11.13 Bilston, The Robin
15.11.13 Edinburgh, Liquid Rooms
16.11.13 Holmfirth Picturedrome
21.11.13 Cambridge Junction
22.11.13 Southampton, The Brook
23.11.13 Tavistock Wharf



More JLBJH UK Concerts

5th February, 2013

John Lees' Barclay James Harvest are pleased to announce further concerts in November for the UK, as follows:


21.11.13 TBA, probably Oxford
22.11.13 Southampton, The Brook
23.11.13 Tavistock Wharf


The list of JLBJH November dates in the UK is now as follows:

07.11.13 Bath Komedia
08.11.13 London Islington Assembly
09.11.13 Milton Keynes Stables
10.11.13 Bilston, The Robin
15.11.13 Edinburgh, Liquid Rooms
16.11.13 Holmfirth Picturedrome
21.11.13 TBA, probably Oxford
22.11.13 Southampton, The Brook
23.11.13 Tavistock Wharf


Special guests for the whole tour with the exception of Edinburgh (TBA) will be Gordon Giltrap and Oliver Wakeman, who will have a new album called Ravens and Lullabies out in March. Please see the JLBJH web site for more details.



The Fifties Child Book

1st February, 2013


This new book by long-time BJH fan Alex Torres is an insightful social history which covers many of the key aspects of the second half of the 20th century and the early part of the 21st, and looks at how they have been portrayed in more than 125 songs by Barclay James Harvest.

The 380-page hardback book is published on February 18th, and you can pre-order it now via the BJH web site secure shop, with free UK postage and packing.



Glasnost Remastered

28th January, 2013

On March 25th, Esoteric Recordings will issue a remastered and expanded version of the Glasnost album, recorded live in East Berlin in 1987. The remaster includes the whole of the original concert in the correct running order, with six tracks which were not on the original CD, five of which are previously unreleased in any form. The 2CD set will come in a foldout digipack with new sleevenotes.


Glasnost remastered CD

Disc 1:


Disc 2:

Pre-orders can be placed now, via the BJH web site secure shop.



JLBJH UK Concerts

23rd January, 2013

John Lees' Barclay James Harvest have just confirmed a further UK concert for November:


15.11.13 Edinburgh, Liquid Rooms

Ticketing arrangements will be finalised and announced in the next week.



JLBJH UK Concerts

22nd January, 2013

John Lees' Barclay James Harvest are pleased to announce two more concerts in November for the UK, as follows:


07.11.13 Bath Komedia
10.11.13 Bilston, The Robin

Ticketing arrangements will be finalised and announced in the next week.



JLBJH UK Concerts

21st January, 2013

John Lees' Barclay James Harvest are pleased to announce three concerts in November for the UK, as follows:


08.11.13 London Islington Assembly
09.11.13 Milton Keynes Stables
16.11.13 Holmfirth Picturedrome

More dates will follow as soon as we have confirmation, along with ticketing details.



JLBJH in The Netherlands

2nd January, 2013

Happy New Year!

John Lees' Barclay James Harvest are pleased to announce an extra date on their Spring Tour, at the Boerdereij in Zoetermeer on 10th April. The full list of dates for this tour, with links for purchasing tickets, is now as follows:


10.04.13 Zoetermeer Boerderij
11.04.13 Bochum Zeche
13.04.13 Aschaffenburg Colos-Saal
14.04.13 Stuttgart LKA
15.04.13 Pratteln, CH, Z7
16.04.13 Ravensburg Oberschwabenhalle
18.04.13 Leipzig Gewandhaus
19.04.13 Dresden Alter Schlachthof
20.04.13 Neuruppin Kulturkirche
21.04.13 Berlin Kesselhaus



New Date Added in Bochum

20th December, 2012

John Lees' Barclay James Harvest are pleased to announce an extra date on their Spring Tour of Germany and Switzerland, at the Bochum Zeche on 11th April. The full list of dates for this tour, with links for purchasing tickets, is now as follows:


11.04.13 Bochum Zeche
13.04.13 Aschaffenburg Colos-Saal
14.04.13 Stuttgart LKA
15.04.13 Pratteln, CH, Z7
16.04.13 Ravensburg Oberschwabenhalle
18.04.13 Leipzig Gewandhaus
19.04.13 Dresden Alter Schlachthof
20.04.13 Neuruppin Kulturkirche
21.04.13 Berlin Kesselhaus



Woolly Wolstenholme Charity Raffle Result

13th December, 2012

Painting of Woolly Wolstenholme

On the second anniversary of Woolly's passing, we are very pleased to announce that the recent charity raffle raised a grand total of £517.00, which has now been donated to the Mental Health Foundation.

The winner of the Giclée Fine Art Print, signed by all of the other John Lees' Barclay James Harvest band members, is John Maas from The Netherlands.

Our grateful thanks go to Stuart Howard for donating the print, and especially to all of you who bought raffle tickets for your generosity.

Thanks to you, the total amount donated to the Woolly Wolstenholme JustGiving page has now passed £3,000 - a great boost for the cause of helping people with mental health issues, and a fitting tribute to Woolly today.




Turn Of The Tide and Eyes Of The Universe remastered CDs

22nd November, 2012

Turn Of The Tide CDEyes Of The Universe CD

A remastered CD of 1981's Turn Of The Tide album will be issued by Esoteric Recordings on 28th January, 2013. The original CD has long been out of print, and the Esoteric release, which is remastered from the original master tapes, will include the single version of "Life Is For Living" and its non-album B-side, "Shades Of B Hill" as bonus tracks, presented in a gatefold digipack with new liner notes.

On the same day, Esoteric will reissue the Eyes Of The Universe remastered CD, which has been unavailable since the Eclectic label ceased to exist. The new version includes the same bonus tracks as the previous remaster (single edits of "Sperratus", "Rock n' Roll Lady", "Capricorn" and "Play To The World"), and will be issued in a gatefold digipack with revised liner notes.



Woolly Wolstenholme Charity Raffle

15th November, 2012

A painting of Woolly, commissioned by BJH fan Stuart Howard, was presented to John at the recent JLBJH concert in Bristol. Stuart also took along a very high quality Giclée Fine Art Print of the painting, which all of the band members signed on the night, and has very kindly donated this to be raffled by us, with all proceeds going to the Mental Health Foundation charity. The print measures approximately 59 x 42cm, and will be sent to the winner of the raffle rolled in a strong cardboard tube, ready for framing.

The raffle is open from now until six p.m. UK time on the closing date of Wednesday, December 12th, and tickets cost just £1.00 each, from the BJH web site Charity Raffle page, where you can also see a picture of the print.



New German JLBJH Date

31st October, 2012

Another date has just been added to the Spring Tour, at the Kulturkirche in Neuruppin. The full list of German and Swiss concerts now reads:



Buy tickets online




JLBJH October Concerts - Three Cancellations

9th October, 2012

It is with great regret that due to contractual and production difficulties beyond the control of the group and management, John Lees' Barclay James Harvest are unable to perform at the following concerts on the forthcoming UK tour:


To say that John, Jez, Craig and Kevin are disappointed is a huge understatement. John Lees' Barclay James Harvest will be performing the following concerts:

Full refunds for tickets bought for the Edinburgh, Wolverhampton and Norwich concerts can be obtained at source. Once again, the band extends their apologies for this unavoidable and regretful situation.


Official statement regarding the concert concellations.




JLBJH 2013 Concerts in Germany and Switzerland

8th October, 2012

We're delighted to announce that John Lees' Barclay James Harvest will be playing live shows in Germany and Switzerland in April, 2013, to coincide with the release of a brand new studio album.

The dates are as follows:

Tickets will be on sale very soon through www.adticket.de






JLBJH in Japan!

9th June, 2012

John Lees' Barclay James Harvest are very pleased to announce their first ever visit to Japan in August 2012.

The band will perform two concerts in the country, organised by the Club Citta organisation.

The concerts are as follows:




Crystal Palace Garden Party cancelled

29th May, 2012

Unfortunately the Crystal Palace Garden Party scheduled for June 23rd has had to be cancelled because of structural/safety issues with the stage. Here's a message from the organisers:

It is with great disappointment that I must notify you guys that the Crystal Palace Garden Party will not now be able to go ahead.

When it was realised that a 1.5 ton scissor lift truck must come on to the stage to erect the sails and rigging some cursory tests were made to the structure.

There was some obvious weather wear to the stage and the temporary boards that were put down some time ago ... On closer examination it seemed there might be a problem

a structural engineer was called and rotten joists checked etc it was discovered the delapidation was much worse than was at first thought

Any sign off on safety or otherwise of the structure cannot be made possibly for several weeks or more...

Under other circumstances postponement to a new date would be an obvious option but due to the Olympics, no Police support can be used until after the Paralympics and after then, the park already has other events in the diary up to the end of September after which it is unfeasible to have an outdoor concert...

To me this represented an opportunity that I have been working towards for several years and have been working solidly over 5 months 7 days per week!

I can hardly put into words the frustration I feel...

Yours sincerely and with a heavy heart

Mike Fox
Crystal Palace Garden Party Ltd


JLBJH are very disappointed at this turn of events, but obviously it's out of their hands.

For refunds, please contact the agency where you bought your tickets - any problems with getting refunds, please let us know.




JLBJH Edinburgh Date on 18th October Moved to 17th October

29th May, 2012

Mean Fiddler have informed us that due to an administrative reasons, the JLBJH concert at the HMV Picture House in Edinburgh on October 18th has had to be brought forward by a day to October 17th. All tickets purchased for the concert will still be valid for the new date. Anyone unable to attend the new date can apply for refunds at the point of sale. Mean Fiddler apologise for any inconvenience caused.




JLBJH Metropolis Concert now on CD and DVD

17th May, 2012

John Lees' Barclay James Harvest - Live In Concert At Metropolis Studios London artwork

Salvo Records are re-issuing John Lees' Barclay James Harvest's Live in Concert at Metropolis Studios, London as a collectors' edition DVD and CD set on June 4th. Tracklisting is as follows:

The DVD contains the same tracks, plus an interview with John. The set can be pre-ordered now through the secure shop on this site, and details can be found at http://www.bjharvest.co.uk/s-dvdcdmetro.htm




New Remasters

20th April, 2012

Esoteric Recordings will issue new remastered CDs of Ring Of Changes and Victims Of Circumstance this summer, with the release currently planned for June 25th.

The CDs will be available through this web site, and can be pre-ordered now through our secure shop. It is likely that these two will be followed shortly by Glasnost, with Turn Of The Tide and Caught In The Light pencilled in for possible future release. Tracklistings for the first two CDs will be as follows:

RING OF CHANGES

  1. Fifties Child
  2. Looking From The Outside
  3. Teenage Heart
  4. High Wire
  5. Midnight Drug
  6. Waiting For The Right Time
  7. Just A Day Away (Forever Tomorrow)
  8. Paraiso Dos Cavalos
  9. Ring Of Changes

    Bonus tracks:

  10. Blow Me Down
  11. Waiting For The Right Time (edited and remixed version)
  12. Ring Of Changes (single version)

VICTIMS OF CIRCUMSTANCE

CD One: (original album plus bonus tracks)

  1. Sideshow
  2. Hold On
  3. Rebel Woman
  4. Say You'll Stay
  5. For Your Love
  6. Victims Of Circumstance
  7. Inside My Nightmare
  8. Watching You
  9. I've Got A Feeling

    Bonus tracks:

  10. Victims Of Circumstance (instrumental)
  11. I've Got A Feeling (12" single version)
  12. Victims Of Circumstance (single version)


CD Two: (Live at Wembley Arena, London on 13th October 1984)

  1. Rebel Woman
  2. Waiting For The Right Time
  3. I've Got A Feeling
  4. Rock 'N' Roll Lady
  5. Paraiso Dos Cavalos
  6. Victims Of Circumstance
  7. Life Is For Living
  8. For Your Love
  9. Poor Man's Moody Blues
  10. Child Of The Universe
  11. Hymn



JLBJH to play Crystal Palace Garden Party

17th April, 2012

John Lees' Barclay James Harvest are pleased to announce that they will be playing the Crystal Palace Garden Party on Saturday, June 23rd, together with a great line-up including Rick Wakeman, Hawkwind, Curved Air, Strawbs and Focus. Tickets are now on sale from http://www.crystalpalacegardenparty.com/pages/main.html

Hope to see you there!




BJH on BBC TV this week!

21st March, 2012

BJH's only appearance on the BBC's Top Of The Pops, miming to a pre-recorded version of "Rock 'N' Roll Star" in March 1977, is to be re-broadcast this week. The whole of the original programme, presented by Tony Blackburn, will be shown, and the dates for your diary/PVR are:

The programme should also be available on the BBC iPlayer after the 22nd March for a week or so.




JLBJH to play Crystal Palace Garden Party

17th April, 2012

John Lees' Barclay James Harvest are pleased to announce that they will be playing the Crystal Palace Garden Party on Saturday, June 23rd, together with a great line-up including Rick Wakeman, Hawkwind, Curved Air, Strawbs and Focus. The organisers wanted a strong act to start the event to draw punters in from the beginning of the day, so JLBJH will open the show and play for at least one hour.

Hope to see you there!




JLBJH 2012 UK Dates

3rd February, 2012

John Lees' Barclay James Harvest are pleased to announce the following live concerts for October this year:

All shows will be seated. Tickets go on sale today, February 3rd, and the ticket price will be £22.00, although some venues may charge additional booking fees.

No other dates will be added to the UK tour.




Once Again Double Vinyl LP

3rd February, 2012

A limited edition double vinyl LP of BJH's Once Again is released on February 10th, on the "Prog Classics" label. The audiophile 180 gram pressing includes all of the bonus tracks from the 2002 remastered CD, as follows:

LP One (original album):

LP Two (bonus tracks):


Copies can be ordered through the Plastic Head online store.




One Year On

13th December, 2011



To mark the anniversary of Woolly's passing, here is another painting by Miss Mio Hashimoto (Wasabi san) from Japan. Here are Mio's own words about the painting:

Hi, I'm Mio Hashimoto, thank you for seeing my BJH & Woolly's fan arts! I hope you like it.

Nostalgic autumn landscape crossed my mind when I listened to BJH's music for the first time. I thought that warm and soft colors are suitable for the band. I represent the mellow sound of BJH's music using these colors.

In addition, I added Japanese art styles to these artworks. Because I inspired by them any time and I want to try to fusion of Japanese styles and western culture. Anyway, I was so pleased to draw it, thanks.


You can see more of Mio's work at http://wasawasawa.deviantart.com/.


Stuart "Woolly Wolstenholme, 15th April 1947 to 13th December, 2010




Charity Auction

27th November, 2011



Autographed JLBJH waistcoat

Now up for auction on eBay, a unique waistcoat with hand-stitched butterfly inspired by the classic Barclay James Harvest album artwork from Once Again, Baby James Harvest and Early Morning Onwards. The waistcoat has been signed and dated with an indelible fabric pen by John Lees and the other members of John Lees' Barclay James Harvest - Kev Whitehead, Jez Smith and Craig Fletcher - at the band's concert in Holmfirth last weekend. The grey waistcoat is size 10 - 12, has gold and black coloured metal buttons and is fully lined with a beautiful material decorated with sparkly silver butterflies, stars and flowers (hand wash only, because of the glitter on the lining).

As those of you who were at the recent Holmfirth or Leamington concerts will know, John is currently sporting a moustache in support of the Movember charity appeal, the aim of which is to raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and other cancers that affect men. All proceeds from this auction will be donated to John's Movember fund - get a perfect one-off Christmas gift and give to charity at the same time!

The auction listing can be found at JLBJH Charity eBay Auction

You can also find out more about the charity, make a donation or just see John's 'tache on John's Movember Page!




Gone To Earth Named Third Most Successful German LP - Ever!

16th November, 2011

Official German chart company Media Control has named BJH's Gone To Earth the third most successful chart album ever in Germany! Their chart is based on points given for the number of weeks spent on the official chart and the positions reached. Number one is Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here (the new remastered edition of which has just re-entered the German album chart at No. 4), and second was German schlager singer Andrea Berg's Best Of.



http://www.media-control.de/pink-floyd-rekordalbum-zurueck-in-den-charts.html


http://www.charts.de/bestenliste.asp?cat=a&country=de




14th November, 2011



Just wanted to share with you this stunning painting, sent to us by our good friend Masakazu Fujita, and painted by Miss Mio Hashimoto (Wasabi san), who is a talented animation artist from Japan. You can see more of her work at http://wasawasawa.deviantart.com/.




Radio Tymes LP and CD

1st October, 2011

A new compilation album is out now, featuring rare radio broadcasts from the late 60s, amongst which is BJH's 1968 BBC session recording of "Night". The compiler has managed to track down off-air recordings of the original programmes, made by enthusiasts with reel-to-reel tape recorders, and has included snippets of comments from contemporary DJs, such as John Peel enthusing about BJH.

The LP version of the album marks the debut appearance of "Night" on vinyl, although the recording (minus Peel's comments) did appear on the 2002 remastered CD of the band's debut album.

The album also includes rarities from The Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Yardbirds, Deep Purple and more. The LP and CD are available direct from the record label's web site, at http://www.topsoundsrecords.co.uk, or you can order them through online retailers such as Spin CDs or Amazon.




JLBJH at Leamington Spa

23rd August, 2011

John Lees' Barclay James Harvest are pleased to announce a UK concert at The Assembly in Leamington Spa on November 20th, 2011. Tickets are on sale now today from http://www2.seetickets.com/leamingtonassembly/price.asp?code=581850 or by calling 0844 8541358.




Return To Holmfirth

11th July, 2011

John Lees' Barclay James Harvest will be returning to the Holmfirth Picturedrome for a live show on November 19th, 2011. There won't be a full UK tour this year, but there is a possibility of just one or two more shows being added around the same time as the Holmfirth gig. Meanwhile, those of you who are still waiting for the autographed DVDs from the Metropolis show should receive them very soon, as the band have been busy signing the inserts. Apologies for the long delay, which was completely out of the band's control.




JLBJH High Voltage Live CD

7th July, 2011

Concert Live will be producing live CDs of the whole of John Lees' Barclay James Harvest performance at the High Voltage festival on July 23rd. These CDs are raw live recordings, authorised by the band and taken direct from the mixing desk. They will be available to festival-goers as soon as the band's set is over, but can also be ordered from the Concert Live web site. They will not be available direct from us or from any other shops or online stores. If you would like to pre-order the CD, either for collection at the festival on the day, or to be sent to you afterwards, you can do so at this link:

http://concertlive.co.uk/product.php?id=121




EMI 5CD Set

7th June, 2011

EMI 5 CD box set cover






EMI will issue a comprehensive 5CD set of all the band's material from the Parlophone and Harvest label days at a bargain price in July. The set includes remastered versions of their four Harvest albums ("Barclay James Harvest", "Once Again", "... and other short stories" and "Baby James Harvest"), plus A and B-sides of all their singles from this period, BBC sessions, alternative versions etc. Exclusive to this set are early, slightly different mixes of three songs from "Baby James Harvest" which were broadcast by Bob Harris in 1972.


DISC ONE:

1. Early Morning (A side)
2. Mr Sunshine (B side)
BBC Top Gear Session (1968)
(Recorded: 23rd April 1968 / Transmitted: 5th May 1968)
3. So Tomorrow
4. Eden Unobtainable
5. Eden Unobtainable (1968 version)
BBC Top Gear Session (1968)
(Recorded: 30th July 1968 / Transmitted: 4th August 1968)
6. Night
7. Pools Of Blue
8. Need You Oh So Bad
9. Small Time Town
10. Dark Now My Sky
11. Brother Thrush (A side)
12. Poor Wages (B side)
13. Mocking Bird (1970 Version)
Their First Album (1970)
Side One
14. Taking Some Time On
15. Mother Dear
16. The Sun Will Never Shine
17. When The World Was Woken
DISC TWO

Their First Album (1970)
Side Two
1. Good Love Child
2. The Iron Maiden
3. Dark Now My Sky
4. I Can't Go On Without You
Once Again (1971)
5. She Said
6. Happy Old World
7. Song For Dying
8. Galadriel
9. Mocking Bird
10.Vanessa Simmons
11. Ball And Chain
12. Lady Loves
DISC THREE

Once Again bonus tracks
1. Introduction - White Sails (A Seascape)
2. Too Much On Your Plate
3. Galadriel (Non-Orchestral version)
4. Happy Old World (Take one)
5. Song For Dying (Full version)
6. Mocking Bird (Extended Non-Orchestral version)
7. Dark Now My Sky (Live)
BBC Bob Harris session (1971)
(Recorded: 29th June 1971 / Transmitted: 5th July 1971)
8. Galadriel
9. She Said
10.Someone There You Know
11. Ursula (The Swansea Song)
DISC FOUR

And Other Short Stories (1971)
1. Medicine Man
2. Someone There You Know
3. Harry's Song
4. Ursula (The Swansea Song)
5. Little Lapwing
6. Song With No Meaning
7. Blue John's Blues
8. The Poet
9. After The Day
10.Brave New World (Demo)
BBC Bob Harris session
(Recorded: 15th March 1972 / Transmitted: 3rd April 1972)
11. Child Of Man
12.Medicine Man
13.I'm Over You (A side)
14.Child Of Man (B side)
15.Breathless (A side)
16.When The City Sleeps (B side)
17.Medicine Man (B side)
DISC FIVE

BBC Bob Harris session (1972)
(Transmitted: 9th October 1972) *Previously Unreleased
1. One Hundred Thousand Smiles Out
2. Delph Town Morn
3. Thank You
Baby James Harvest (1972)
4. Crazy Over (You)
5. Delph Town Morn
6. Summer Soldier
7. Thank You
8. One Hundred Thousand Smiles Out
9.Moonwater
10.Thank You (Alternate version)
11. Rock And Roll Woman (A side)
12. The Joker (B side)

The set is due out on July 18th, and can be pre-ordered now through our online shop at http://www.bjharvest.co.uk/swallow.htm




Mandalaband IV

7th June, 2011

Mandalaband 'AD - Sangreal' CD cover The new Mandalaband studio album will be released on June 28th. "AD - Sangreal" follows on from 2009's "BC - Ancestors", and features contributions from Kim Turner, Ashley Mulford, Jose Manuel Medina and many others, plus, of course, David Rohl, who also engineered and produced the album. In addition there is a bonus track, featuring Woolly Wolstenholme as lead vocalist on Mandalaband's rendition of the classic Barclay James Harvest song 'Galadriel'. The album should be available from June 28th, and can also be pre-ordered now through our online shop at http://www.bjharvest.co.uk/swallow.htm



JLBJH Play French Festival

27th May, 2011

John Lees' Barclay James Harvest will play their first ever concert in France at the Colmar Wine Festival on August 15th, 2011. Also on the bill are Status Quo and Saga. Tickets are expected to go on sale next Wednesday from the festival web site:

http://www.foire-colmar.com/fr/programmation-festival




John Lees' Barclay James Harvest "Classic Rock Legends" DVD

12th April, 2011

Classic Rock Legends DVD cover

NOW IN STOCK!

Out soon is a new DVD, 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. The DVD includes the first recording of a new John Lees song, "Ancient Waves" and a performance of "Ursula (The Swansea Song)", dedicated to Woolly.

Tracks:

The DVD was released on May 23rd, and is available now through our online shop.




JLBJH Summer Festivals

10th March, 2011

John Lees' Barclay James Harvest will be performing at two summer festivals, as follows:

27th August, 2011:
Hit Radio Antenne Open Air Festival
Heidepark Resort
Soltau
Germany

Doors: 16.00
Festival start: 17:30

Ticketlink for ticket orders from Germany
Ticketlink for ticket orders from outside of Germany
Tickethotline: 0049-511-3946661


In addition, the band will be headlining The Munot Open Air event in Schaffhausen, Switzerland on 17th June. Tickets go on sale at the end of March and ticketing information will be posted as soon as possible.




JLBJH at High Voltage!

8th March, 2011

John Lees' Barclay James Harvest are delighted to announce that they will be headlining the Prog Stage at the High Voltage Festival in London's Victoria Park on July 23rd, 2011.




Woolly Wolstenholme

14th December, 2010

It is with great sadness that John Lees' Barclay James Harvest announces the passing of Woolly Wolstenholme. In recent weeks Woolly's mental health had taken a turn for the worse and sadly he took his own life on Monday 13th December 2010. As you can imagine, John, Craig, Jez and Kevin and everyone associated with the band are stunned that a shining light of Barclay James Harvest is no longer with us. In this difficult time our thoughts are with Woolly's partner, Sue. We would ask all of Woolly's fans to remember his incredible contribution to popular music and his unique presence on stage.

Book Of Condolences




Once Again 40th Anniversary Edition

12th December, 2010

Once Again 40th Anniversary Edition artwork

EMI release a 40th Anniversary Edition of the Once Again album on January 31st, 2011. The two disc set comprises a CD with a remastered stereo version of the album and five previously unreleased bonus tracks, plus a DVD audio disc with the original album in 5.1 surround sound and high-resolution stereo. Full tracklist is as follows:


CD (2002 remaster plus bonus tracks):-



DVD (original album in 5.1 surround sound and high-reolution stereo):-


Pre-ordering information and pricing will follow soon.




Important Announcement About The Upcoming JLBJH UK Concerts:

16th November, 2010

It is with regret that John Lees' Barclay James Harvest announces that Woolly Wolstenholme will not be able to participate in the forthcoming UK concerts at the end of this month. Following doctor's advice, Woolly has been ordered to rest after suffering from nervous exhaustion. Woolly and the band are deeply disappointed that he won't be able to perform in the forthcoming shows, but everyone involved, including Woolly, feel that the concerts should still take place.

The group are looking forward to performing in Britain again and have a few surprises in store in terms of the set list, including the performance of a new song. Everyone wishes Woolly a speedy recovery and we're looking forward to having him back with the band as soon as he is well enough. John, Craig, Jez and Kevin are looking forward to seeing you all on tour at the end of this month.




A Major Fancy Double CD Pre-Orders

19th October, 2010

John Lees - A Major Fancy double CD

The Esoteric Recordings edition of John Lees' A Major Fancy will be released on November 29th with a bonus disc including one never before heard song, plus alternative takes, demos and single edits. Full tracklisting is as follows:

Disc One (original album):
Untitled No.1 - Heritage; Child Of The Universe; Kes (A Major Fancy); Untitled No.2; Sweet Faced Jane; Witburg Night; Long Ships; Untitled No.3

Disc Two (bonus tracks):
Untitled No. 8 (previously unreleased song); Child Of The Universe (first version); Witburg Night (first mix); Untitled No. 2 (first version); Untitled No. 1 - Heritage (first version); Best Of My Love; You Can't Get It; Please Be With Me; Child Of The Universe (single edit)

The CD will also be available at the forthcoming John Lees' Barclay James Harvest concerts in London, Manchester and York, but we're expecting to receive our stock early so that we can fulfil pre-orders before the first concert. The double CD will be priced at £13.00 including UK postage and can be ordered now through our online shop.




JLBJH T-Shirts

13th October, 2010

John Lees' Barclay James Harvest T-shirt

Now in stock, John Lees' Barclay James Harvest shirts in a choice of long or short sleeves, as sold at the band's 2009 concerts. The back of the shirt is plain black without printing, and most sizes are available, but supplies are limited.

We also have a very small number of shirts from the 2006 tour, which have white printing on the back, in sizes M and XL only.

For pictures, more details and ordering information, check out the T-shirts, Programmes and Badges ordering page on this site.




Mandalaband Albums Remastered and Remixed

13th October, 2010

Mandalaband Resurrection 2CD digipack

The first two Mandalaband albums, Mandalaband and The Eye Of Wendor, have been completely remixed and remastered by David Rohl from the original multi-track master tapes, and will be made available as a double CD digipack in November.

The debut album dates from 1975 and the band included most of the musicians who went on to form Sad Café. 1978's The Eye Of Wendor featured a host of stars, amongst whom were all four members of Barclay James Harvest, plus Justin Hayward, Maddy Prior, 10cc, Sad Café and many more.

The set comes with previously unreleased demos and alternative versions for both albums, and will be issued by David's own label, Legend Records.

Details of the tracklisting and how to pre-order the set can be found at the online shop on this site.




Once Again 40th Anniversary Celebrations

17th September, 2010

EMI Records will issue a Deluxe Edition of Once Again on January 31st, 2011, in time for the 40th anniversary of the release of the original album, which first appeared in February 1971. The 2CD set will include a new 5.1 surround mix of the album as well as previously unreleased versions of some of the songs from the album - a full tracklist will follow soon.

John Lees' Barclay James Harvest will be performing a one-off concert at Buxton Opera House on Saturday, February 19th, which will also form part of the 40th anniversary celebrations. The band plan to play a selection of songs from Once Again at the concert, as well as other classics, old and new.

Finally (for now!) John gave an extensive interview about the album to Classic Rock Presents Prog yesterday, and that will appear soon, possibly in the next edition.




A Major Fancy for November Reissue

2nd September, 2010

John's A Major Fancy album, recorded in 1972 and first released in 1977, will be reissued on CD by Esoteric Recordings in November, to coincide with the JLBJH concerts in England.

The CD will include previously unreleased demos and alternative versions of some of the album tracks, including an early recording of "Child Of The Universe" with different lyrics!

More details of release date, prices etc. as soon as we have them.




A Special Intimate Evening With JLBJH

The date: Saturday, 4th December 2010

The place: Metropolis Recording Studios, Chiswick, London

Metropolis Studios present

A special intimate evening with

John Lees’ Barclay James Harvest

A special performance for ITV and a DVD release strictly limited to 140 guests

The tickets for the evening include a special concert performance which will be recorded and filmed for broadcast and a DVD release. The ticket will also include:

www.metropolis-group.co.uk/events.php?p=1&id=51



Berlin DVD Package

30th July, 2010

Berlin DVD packaging

First picture of the contents of the forthcoming DVD of Berlin - A Concert For The People, which will be out on August 23rd. The package includes an 8-page full-colour booklet and a facsimile of a contemporary press release, and is all housed in a card slipcase.

More details and a secure pre-order form can be found at
http://www.bjharvest.co.uk/s-berlindvd.htm




Limited Edition Berlin CD

8th July, 2010

Berlin 30th anniversary digipack

Esoteric Recordings re-release the 11-track remastered version of the Berlin - A Concert For The People CD on August 30th, and the initial pressing will be a special 30th Anniversary Digipack edition with new booklet artwork, strictly limited to only 2,000 copies.

The limited edition can be pre-ordered now from our web site shop, priced at £11.00 including UK postage and packing.




JLBJH Show in York Now on Sale

11th June, 2010

The John Lees' Barclay James Harvest concert at the York Grand Opera House has just gone on sale.

You can order your tickets and even choose your seat/s yourself directly at the York Opera's Web Site.




Berlin DVD Available to Pre-Order

7th June, 2010

A Concert For The People - Berlin DVD Cover

We can now accept pre-orders for the forthcoming DVD of Berlin - A Concert For The People, which is scheduled for release by Eagle Vision on August 23rd, and includes the original film as issued on VHS video back in 1982, plus a bonus feature of five videos which the band recorded for 1975's Time Honoured Ghosts album.

The secure pre-order form can be found at
http://www.bjharvest.co.uk/s-berlindvd.htm




JLBJH Confirm UK Dates

27th May, 2010

John Lees' Barclay James Harvest have just confirmed three UK dates for November 2010, as follows:

November 26: London Islington O2 Academy
November 27: Manchester Academy (order online through Ticketline)
November 28: York Grand Opera House

Tickets should be available from 31st May - more news here as soon as we have it.




Berlin on DVD

18th May, 2010

At long last, we're delighted to announce that A Concert For The People - Berlin will be officially issued on DVD in August by Eagle Vision. The release will mark the 30th anniversary of the original concert which BJH gave to an estimated audience of 175,000 people on the steps of the Reichstag in what was then West Berlin.

The bad news is that, in spite of a thorough search by all concerned, it has proved impossible to find any unreleased footage from the concert. However, the good news is that the original footage which appeared on the old VHS video will be supplemented by the five rarely-seen videos which the band made for selected tracks from the Time Honoured Ghosts album.

At the same time, Esoteric Recordings will reissue a repackaged 11-track version of the Berlin CD. More details, including pricing and how to pre-order the DVD, will follow shortly.




JLBJH To Play Portuguese Festival

18th May, 2010

John Lees' Barclay James Harvest will be performing a one-off live concert in Portugal in July, headlining at the Douro Rock and Blues Festival in Gaia/Porto, on July 10th. The Yardbirds will also be appearing, plus more acts yet to be confirmed. See http://www.slimsblues.com for more info.





New 3CD Box Set in stock now

26th November, 2009

A 3CD mini box set of BJH's Polydor material has been released by Esoteric Recordings. The set doesn't include any previously unreleased material, but is a reasonably priced and more compact alternative to the deluxe box set, All Is Safely Gathered In, which is now completely sold out. The new set is in stock now for Christmas delivery, and can be ordered through our secure shopping cart

.

Details are as follows:

BARCLAY JAMES HARVEST:
Sea of Tranquility - The Polydor Years 1974 - 1997


Barclay James Harvest 'Sea Of Tranquility' 3CD set


CD One:

  1. Child of the Universe (US single version)
  2. Crazy City
  3. For No One
  4. The Great 1974 Mining Disaster (original mix)
  5. Negative Earth (original mix)
  6. She Said (live)
  7. Galadriel (live)
  8. Mockingbird (live)
  9. In My Life
  10. Sweet Jesus
  11. Hymn for the Children
  12. Song for You
  13. Titles
  14. Ra
  15. May Day

CD Two:

  1. The World Goes On
  2. Rock n' Roll Star (TV playback version)
  3. Hymn
  4. Sea of Tranquillity
  5. Poor Man's Moody Blues
  6. Suicide? (live)
  7. Medicine Man (live)
  8. Jonathan (live)
  9. Berlin
  10. Fact: The Closed Shop
  11. In Search of England
  12. Sperratus
  13. The Song (They Love to Sing)
  14. Capricorn (single version)

CD Three:

  1. Nova Lepidoptera (live in Berlin 1980)
  2. Life is for Living (live in Berlin 1980)
  3. In Memory of the Martyrs
  4. Fifties Child
  5. Ring of Changes (single version)
  6. African
  7. Alone in the Night
  8. On the Wings of Love
  9. Lady Macbeth
  10. Cheap the Bullet
  11. John Lennon's Guitar (live)
  12. The Ballad of Denshaw Mill
  13. Mr. E
  14. Children of the Disappeared




Limbourg Concert moved to Verviers!

18th November, 2009

The JLBJH concert on 24th November at Limbourg (Belgium) Le Kursaal has been moved to Verviers, Spirit of 66 at very short notice. Naturally, tickets for the show stay valid and should also still be available, and the date is the same.





Basel Concert Sells Out

9th November, 2009

The JLBJH concert on 17th November at Basel Grand Casino is now completely sold out. We believe that there are still some tickets left for the show at Bern's Mühle Hunziken the next night, but you may need to hurry!





Ryszard Szafranski

14th October, 2009

We were very sorry to hear of the death on Monday from Motor Neurone Disease of Ryszard Szafranski, who wrote the sleeve notes for Another Arable Parable, the first ever CD compilation of BJH's Harvest material.

R.I.P.





Lisbon Concert Sells Out

17th September, 2009

The band's concert at Lisbon's Aula Magna on October 9th is now completely sold out. This will be the first appearance in Portugal by any members of Barclay James Harvest since 1986, and the first live concert since 1980!





Latest Information on Shrewsbury Refunds

15th September, 2009

Latest update from Moray Council:


Officers from Moray Council Trading Standards met with Brian Davies of New Dawn Events week ending 11 September 2009. The reason given by him for the cancellation of the Memories of Woodstock and Crathes Castle events was a lack of ticket sales.

Mr Davies has stated that the delay in refunds to consumers who paid using the Paypal facility has been due to a technical issue in funding the companies Paypal account. He has however advised that steps have been taken which should allow refunds to commence by 30 September 2009. In addition Mr Davies has stated that he is processing approximately 15 credit card payment refunds per day and he intends to complete the process by 30 September 2009.

Moray Council Trading Standards will continue to monitor the situation however, despite a desire to help, we are not in a position to accept any further direct contact from consumers through out the UK.

Should you have written to Mr Davies and failed to receive a reply, our advice is to contact Trading Standards in your home area and seek help with trying to obtain a refund through your credit card provider if payment was made by this method, or with lodging a Small Claim in the appropriate court system. This advice is given not due to a lack of willingness to help on the part of Moray Council Trading Standards Department, but due to the limitations placed on our role as a result of Civil Legislation.

Regards,

Sheila Fraser
Fair Trading Officer
The Moray Council
Trading Standards






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