- The Unknown Soldier (album)
Infobox Album |
Name = The Unknown Soldier
Released = 1980
Genre = Rock
Label = Harvest SHVL 820,
Roy Harper, Peter Jenner
AllmusicRating|2.5|5 [http://www.allmusicguide.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:mpsyxdkbjol0 link]
Last album = "
This album = "The Unknown Soldier"
Next album = "
Work of Heart"
Misc = Extra album cover
Upper caption = Alternate cover
Background = lightsteelblue
Lower caption = Cover for German (
"The Unknown Soldier" is a 1980
albumby Roy Harperand was his last on EMI's Harvest Recordslabel. [ [http://www.royharper.co.uk/shop/product_info.php?products_id=14 Roy Harper official site] ] .
The album was originally released on EMI's
Harvest Recordslabel (SHVL820) in 1980 (also Harvest ST6474 (CAN) and Electrola1C06407259 (FRG)). In 1998 the album was reissued on Harpers Science Frictionlabel (HUCD031).
Whilst duets are not commonplace on
Roy Harperalbums, Kate Bushaccompanies Harper on the song "You" to great effect. The song "Short and Sweet" features David Gilmouron guitarand is also found on Gilmour's first solo album, David Gilmour. In fact, Gilmour plays guitar on most of the songs and co-wrote five of the album's ten songs, Harper providing the lyrics and Gilmour the music. [ [http://www.pinkfloyd-co.com/band/interviews/other/other85.html Interview] ] .
Originally, the songs "I'm In Love With You", "Ten Years Ago" and "The Flycatcher", were to be released on an earlier (1977) Harper album, "Commercial Breaks". However, a dispute between Harper and
EMImeant "Commercial Breaks" was not released until 1994. These three songs were re-recorded for "The Unknown Soldier", and vary slightly from their original composition.
"All tracks credited to Roy Harper except where indicated"
#"Playing Games" (Harper/Gilmour) – 3:12
#"I'm In Love With You" – 3:45
#"The Flycatcher" – 4:10
#"You" (The Game Part II) (Harper/Gilmour) – 4:37
#"Old Faces" (Harper/Gilmour) – 4:09
#"Short and Sweet" (Harper/Gilmour) – 6:28
#"First Thing in the Morning" – 3:40
#"The Unknown Soldier" – 3:33
#"Ten Years Ago" – 3:35
#"True Story" (Harper/Gilmour) – 3:50
Roy Harper– vocals
Kate Bush– vocals
David Gilmour– guitar
*Andy Roberts –
Peter Jenner– producer
*Chris Briggs – assistant producer
*Stephen Galfas – assistant producer
Haydn Bendall– sound engineer
John Tropea– producer
*Steve Broughton –
*Hugh Burns –
B.J. Cole– steel guitar
*Sal DiTroia –
Don Grolnick– keyboards
*David Lawson – keyboards
Jimmy Maelen– percussion
Andy Newmark– percussion
Pete Wingfield– keyboards
* [http://www.royharper.com/ Roy Harper Official Site]
* [http://www.iki.fi/musicnaut/royharper.html Excellent Roy Harper resource]
* [http://www.mistlethrush.co.uk/stormcock/tracks2.htm Roy Harper fan site]
* [http://www.memorial-14-18.com/ Verdun Memorial Website]
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