An original UK pressing of the debut LP by Hatfield and the North.
Offered for sale is an original UK pressing of the self-titled 1973 debut by Hatfield and the North.
Hatfield and the North was a progressive rock “supergroup’ from the UK, with members of Matching Mole, Egg, Gong, and Caravan. They only released two albums before going their separate ways, but those two albums, the self-titled debut and the next year’s The Rotter’s Club, sold relatively well and were well received.
One of the Canterbury scene’s most revered bands, Hatfield and the North made up for the brevity of their career with some fascinating music. Always adventurous, the quartet had the keen sense to realize that only the most hardened jazz fans respond to numerous key changes and exceedingly complex time signatures, and thus enlivened their live set with the odd gnome smashing, suggestive lyrics, and jokey song titles. It worked a charm, with the band quickly amassing a large, loyal following at home in Britain and across the continent. On their eponymous debut, Hatfield stunningly succeeded in translating both their sense of fun and their musical brilliance onto disc.
About this copy: This copy of Hatfield and the North is an original UK pressing on the Virgin label. The cover is VG+, with faint traces of ring wear and a bit of wear at the corners. The disc is M- and appears to have had little play.
A nice copy of a terrific LP.
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