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Archive News: 2010
A Major Fancy Double CD Pre-Orders
19th October, 2010
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.
13th October, 2010
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
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:
- A VIP ticket which includes a champagne reception at Metropolis Studios
- Access to both the studio and viewing room during the concert - the studio where the band will play and be filmed is like an intimate club area
- An exclusive “Meet and Greet” session with the artists after the concert at a reception
- Photographs with artists at post concert reception
- All 140 guests will receive a free DVD of the concert with their names written on a Special Insert which will be autographed by all members of the band
- Strictly limited tickets will be priced at £175 each and are available from the following link:
Berlin DVD Package
30th July, 2010
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
Limited Edition Berlin CD
8th July, 2010
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
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
JLBJH Confirm UK Dates
27th May, 2010
John Lees' Barclay James Harvest have just confirmed three UK dates for November 2010, as follows:
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.