|Format: CD / Cat No: ECLEC22495 / Released: 25/05/2015
Track Listing: CD 1: 1. The Prisoner (Eight By Ten) / 2. Grail / 3. Boats / 4. Shipwreck Sailor / 5. Golden Fleece / 6. Inside Out / 7. Song To Absent Friends (The Island) / 8. Gazing / CD 2: 1. Devil’S Bandits (Jack & Jim) / 2. Hendre Mews (First Version) / 3. Word Full Of Whispers / 4. Painted Ship / 5. High Horses / 6. Fernleigh Avenue / 7. Blackbird (Helping The Helpless) / 8. Beautiful Losers / 9. Flying Is An Easy Speed (Get My Share) / 10. Fool’S Gold / 11. Hendre Mews (Extended Version) / 12. Word Full Of Whispers (Alternate Version)
More information: Spring came together at the end of the 1960s and their unique brand of Progressive Rock caught the attention of Kingsley Ward, the founder of Rockfield Studios in Monmouth, when the band’s van broke down in the town on the way back to Leicester from a concert in South Wales. Through Rockfield, Spring came to the attention of Gus Dudgeon and Tuesday Productions who signed the band to a recording contract.
The album “Spring” was released on the legendary RCA NEON label in 1971 and featured a line-up of PAT MORAN (Vocals, Mellotron), ADRIAN MOLONEY (Bass), KIPPS BROWN (Keyboards), RAY MARTINEZ (Guitar, Mellotron) and PICK WITHERS (Drums, Percussion). Produced by Gus Dudgeon, “Spring” has now become regarded as one of the great unsung masterpieces of the classic Progressive Rock era. This album has now been remastered from the original master tapes and also features a bonus CD of twelve tracks, released officially for the first time, of material intended for a second, unreleased album.
Remastered from tapes in the possession of the estate of Pat Moran and in the vaults of Tuesday Productions, this release is the definitive edition of this classic album.