Flat Baroque and Berserk

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Roy Harper's fourth album found him in an acoustic folkie mode more often than not, though as usual for circa late-'60s Harper there were detours into pretty rocky items on occasion. It's not much of either a progression or a slide from the lyrically convoluted, somewhat but not incredibly melodic path he had established with his prior work. "I Hate the White Man," however, is certainly one of his most notable and notorious compositions, a spew of lilting verbiage that's hard to peg. It could be irony, it could be ironic self-hatred, it could be muddled reflections on the chaos that is the modern world, or it could be a combination of all of them. There are gentler ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Roy Harper's fourth album found him in an acoustic folkie mode more often than not, though as usual for circa late-'60s Harper there were detours into pretty rocky items on occasion. It's not much of either a progression or a slide from the lyrically convoluted, somewhat but not incredibly melodic path he had established with his prior work. "I Hate the White Man," however, is certainly one of his most notable and notorious compositions, a spew of lilting verbiage that's hard to peg. It could be irony, it could be ironic self-hatred, it could be muddled reflections on the chaos that is the modern world, or it could be a combination of all of them. There are gentler items, sometimes with subdued harmony vocals and orchestration, that sound rather like Harper's most acerbic side sanded off with edges of Al Stewart, Donovan, or Tim Hardin; "Another Day" is the prettiest of those. The atypical "Hell's Angels," on the other hand, has a twisted, chunky rock feel rather like the solo work of another of producer Peter Jenner's clients, Syd Barrett.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/10/2001
  • Label: Science Friction
  • UPC: 679076770287
  • Catalog Number: 28

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Don't You Grieve (5:43)
  2. 2 I Hate the White Man (8:02)
  3. 3 Feeling All the Saturday (1:56)
  4. 4 How Does It Feel (6:29)
  5. 5 Goodbye (5:42)
  6. 6 Another Day (2:57)
  7. 7 Davey (1:30)
  8. 8 East of the Sun (3:02)
  9. 9 Tom Tiddler's Ground (6:48)
  10. 10 Francesca (1:19)
  11. 11 Song of the Ages (3:52)
  12. 12 Hell's Angels (7:46)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Roy Harper Primary Artist, Bass, Guitar, Electric Guitar, Keyboards, Saxophone, Vocals
Brian Davison Drums
Keith Emerson Keyboards
Tony Visconti Recorder
Lee Jackson Bass
Technical Credits
Peter Jenner Producer
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