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ARTIST
TITLE
Samurai
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
ECLEC 2025CD ECLEC 2025CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
2/4/2008

"Classic progressive rock album -- now 24-bit remastered from the original master tapes. Samuraiis truly a lost classic of the progressive era. Released on the short-lived Greenwich Gramophone label in 1972, the album was influenced by the experiments of groups such as King Crimson, Gentle Giant et al, but was more than a mere clone of these bands. Evolving from the equally excellent band Web (whose album I Spider is a classic of the genre), the musicianship on the album was excellent and keyboard player Dave Lawson's compositions were groundbreaking and memorable. Sadly, the group disbanded shortly after the release of the record, resulting in limited sales. However, the influence of the album was not lost as both Dave Lawson and Tony Reeves soon joined Dave Greenslade to form the group Greenslade, effectively taking up the musical mantle laid down by Samurai. This Esoteric reissue features a booklet with previously unseen photographs and an interview with Dave Lawson."