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ARTIST
TITLE
Linnanherra
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
SHAD 169LP SHAD 169LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
8/5/2016

2014 release. Shadoks Music present a reissue of Hamlet's only album Linnanherra (1977). Hamlet formed as Survival in 1973 and played many concerts in Finland. The highlight for the band was during in 1977 when the small town country boys got to make their first album, Linnanherra. They were booked at the best studio in Finland, Finnvox in Helsinki, together with the British sound technician Ian Churches. The producer wanted them to change their names to Hamlet for a better sale point (given the new outfit on the cover). The band never agreed but the Discovox label released the album under the new name with a new medieval outfit on the cover. This extremely rare Finnish progressive rock album was later withdrawn by the label. Linnanherra was the only album the band recorded. The music might go in a similar direction that Finnish Session, heavy psych progressive rock, heavy lead guitars all over, great songs and very well produced. Personnel: Jouko Nykter - vocals; Hannu Nykter - guitar, vocals; Jouni Limingoja - bass, vocals; Harri Kannel - guitar; Kalle Kähkönen - drums. This album is rare as gold dust, a really cool heavy album. 180 gram vinyl. Comes in a heavy gatefold sleeve with a two-page insert. Edition of 500 (numbered).