Galahd Electric Company - When The Battle Is Over (Uk) | RECORD STORE DAY

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DISC: 1

1. Restoration (Intro)
2. When the Battle Is Over
3. Be Careful
4. All That Binds Us
5. The Inquisition (Intermezzo)
6. Letting Go
7. Mysterioso
8. 1976
9. My Orcha'd in Linden Lea
10. Open Water

More Info:

Avalon Records is proud to present an unexpected 2020 album by Galahad off shoot project the Galahad Electric Company. During these strange Covid times in which we have found ourselves over the last few months it appears that Dean Baker and Stu Nicholson have tapped in to a rich vein of creativity resulting in a substantial collection of new music and songs. Therefore, the time seemed right to re-activate the Galahad Electric Company for the first time in over 20 years resulting in When the Battle is Over. Most of the album was written between the middle of May and the end of June 2020 and is split in to two distinct sections, the first part being Suite 2020 a self-explanatory and somewhat ironic title which consists of five linked tracks. The second half of the album consist of five separate tracks, somewhat diverse in nature. Also, due to more constraints than normal as far as the recording process was concerned a certain amount of experimentation was involved with some of the songs, a few of which were ad-libbed and written in an almost stream of consciousness manner! The end result is an eclectic mixture of music and songs, examples of which are an adaptation of a poem by the famous 19th Century Dorset dialect poet and friend of Thomas Hardy, William Barnes and even Stu's cat Sammy Gorgeous contributes 'meows' to 'Mysterioso'. There are also nods to dance, folk, ambient, krautrock and even opera and gospel influences, all scattered throughout.