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ARTIST
TITLE
Stranded
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
FLASH 006CD FLASH 006CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
3/10/2008

"Rod Edwards and Roger Hand formed this inventive, psychedelic/progressive pop outfit after briefly recording as Picadilly Line. Having worked with George Martin on their self-titled debut, Edward's Hand began recording at Morgan Studios in 1970, attempting to create a harder and more progressive sound than before. There where no nervous second album vibes here! The album is comprised of evocative and intelligent progressive pop songs immaculately produced featuring Edward's and Hand's distinctive harmonies to the fore. The second half of the album is effectively a concept of alienation and isolation, covered in the 7 minute title track and the 12 minute epic 'Death Of A Man.' which includes an incredible 'orchestra duelling-with-Moogs' mid section followed by a beautifully majestic and Beatles-like coda. Stranded marks its debut here on CD with the inclusion of the original artwork by Revolver cover artist and long term Beatle friend Klaus Voorman. The line drawing of a Southern Sheriff, ties in with the lyrics of 'Sheriff Myras Lincoln' -- a song about an American racist policeman -- and was subsequently banned and replaced with different artwork by RCA in the U.S. Clearly more confident and adventurous lyrically on this album, Edward's Hand also had more time with George Martin during the pre-production stages. This preparation time, an intelligent lyric writing team and George's complex yet concise orchestral arrangements give their second LP a much worldlier and unique feel. This exact limited edition reissue is housed in a reproduction of the original Klaus Voorman sleeve and packaged in a standard jewel case. Re-released with full consent of the producer and band. CD features a sleeve note by George Martin."