HQ (album)


HQ (album)

Infobox Album |
Name = HQ
Type = Album
Artist = Roy Harper


Released = June 1975
Recorded = March 1975
Genre = Rock, Folk
Length = 40.41
Label = Harvest SHSP 4046,
Science Friction HUCD019
Producer = Peter Jenner
Reviews =
* Allmusic Rating|4.5|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:5kd5vwrya9qk link]
Last album = "Valentine"
(1974)

This album = "HQ"
(1975)

Next album = "Bullinamingvase"
(1977)

Misc = Extra album cover
Upper caption = Alternate cover
Background = lightsteelblue


Lower caption = Cover for USA release

History

"HQ" is the eighth studio album by Roy Harper. In the USA, the album was released under the title "When An Old Cricketer Leaves The Crease".Harper considers "HQ" to be "...the best record that I have made to date" [ [https://secure.royharper.co.uk/shop/product_info.php?products_id=11 Roy Harper Official Site] ]

The album features David Gilmour and John Paul Jones, playing lead guitar and bass on "The Game" and also The Grimethorpe Colliery Band, later of Brassed Off fame, on "When An Old Cricketer Leaves The Crease", one of Harper's best-known songs.

Album Cover

The albums artwork was created by Hipgnosis. Of the artwork Harper stated:

Awards

In 1975, "HQ" was awarded "Record Of The Year" in Portugal, and received a similar award in Finland.

Track listing

"All tracks credited to Roy Harper"

ide One

# "The Game (Parts 1–5)" – 13:42
# "The Spirit Lives" – 4:14
# "Grown ups are Just Silly Children" – 2:55

ide Two

# "Referendum (Legend)" – 3:49
# "Forget Me Not" – 2:24
# "Hallucinating Light" – 6:24
# "When An Old Cricketer Leaves The Crease" – 7:13

Bonus tracks on 1995 CD reissue

# "The Spirit Lives" (Early Mix, 23rd March 1975)
# "When An Old Cricketer Leaves The Crease" (Live in Exeter, 31st October 1977)
# "Hallucinating Light" (7" Single version)

Personnel

*Roy Harper – vocals, guitar
*David Gilmour – guitar on "The Game"
*John Paul Jones – bass on "The Game"
*Steve Broughton – drums on "The Game"
*Chris Spedding – guitar
*Bill Bruford – drums
*Dave Cochran – bass
*The Grimethorpe Colliery Band – brass on "When an Old Cricketer Leaves the Crease"

References

External links

* [http://www.royharper.com/ Roy Harper Official Site]
* [http://www.iki.fi/musicnaut/royharper.html Excellent Roy Harper resource]


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