Roy Harper

vinyl albumCD album
UK) Harvest
    / 6308 070
UK) Science Friction
    / HUCD019

original release year : 1975

track listing
The Game (Part 1-5)Referendum (Legend)
The Spirit LivesForget Me Not
Grown Ups AreHallucinating Light
    Just Silly ChildrenWhen An Old Cricketer
      Leaves The Crease
bonus tracks on CD
The Spirit Lives (early mix 23/03/75)
When An Old Cricketer Leaves
Hallucinating Light (7" single version)

Roy Harper :vocals / guitars
Chris Spedding :guitars
Dave Gilmour :guitars
Dave Cochran :bass
John Paul Jones :bass
Bill Brudford :drums
produced by :Peter Jenner

recording data
at EMI Studios in Mar.1975


When An Old Cricketer...
  / Hallucinating Light (acoustic version)
    UK) Harvest / HAR 5096
      release date : May 2 1975
    UK) Harvest / PSR 380 (promotional copy)

Grown Ups Are Just Silly Children
  / Referendum (Legend)
    UK) Harvest / HAR 5102
      release date : Oct.17 1975

The Game (promotional copy)
    USA) Chrysalis / PRO 626
      release date : 1975

Dave Gilmour couldn't nail down The Game's frenzied final section. After two or three shots, Gilmour gave up, yielding to Spedding. Harper says,

Spedding arrived in a white suite, a red carnation in his lapel, shades one carrying a tiny amp. So we played the tape,
he says, 'Okay, play it again.'
I started to laugh halfway through, because he completely understood the spirit, the whole thing. Within 20 minutes, he was packing up and walking out again.
Spedding also rescued Grown Ups Are Just Silly Children from the outtakes pile. Harper explains, Spedding said, 'Why don't we do this with it?', started a Chuck Berry riff from nowhere. And I smiled, I knew that was it for the song, and it made record because of that.'

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