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Barclay James Harvest split up in 1998, following the poor reaction to 1997's River Of Dreams album and tour. The initial idea was for the band to take a sabbatical whilst the members pursued solo projects, but it quickly became apparent that the layoff was permanent. John Lees and Woolly Wolstenholme recorded a new album, Nexus, together with bassist Craig Fletcher and drummer Kev Whitehead, then toured under the name "Barclay James Harvest Through The Eyes Of John Lees" with guest keyboard players and released a live album, Revival, in 2000. This band was renamed John Lees' Barclay James Harvest in 2005 and issued a live CD and DVD, Legacy, in 2007. Second keyboard player Jez Smith became a permanent member at the end of 2008. Following the tragic death of Woolly Wolstenholme in December 2010, John Lees' Barcay James Harvest continue to tour and record as a quartet.
Les Holroyd recorded an album together with Mel Pritchard and others, and Revolution Days was released under the name Barclay James Harvest Featuring Les Holroyd in February 2002. This band undertook a number of festivals and two tours in France, Germany, Holland and Switzerland, and the live show was captured on the Live In Bonn, 30th October 2002 CD. Tragically, in January 2004, just after returning from some live shows in Switzerland, Mel suffered a heart attack brought on by an embolism and died. Barclay James Harvest Featuring Les Holroyd continued as a six-piece without Mel, touring extensively in Europe, issuing a live CD and DVD with the Prague Symphony Orchestra. Now reduced to five members, the band continue to tour and have announced plans for a new studio album.
John Lees' Barclay James Harvest
Barclay James Harvest Featuring Les Holroyd