Price: £18.99
Format: cd/dvd
Artist: Barclay James Harvest
CatNo: ECLEC32570
A deluxe, remastered and expanded edition of BJH's 1976 classic Octoberon.
 
One of the band's most beloved albums, Octoberon features two of the finest BJH mini-epics in 'Ra' and 'Suicide?'.
 
This edition includes two CDs and a DVD, and features a re-master of the original album mix, along with stunning 2017 stereo and 5.1 surround mixes of the album.
 
The DVD (region free / NTSC) also includes 96 kHz / 24-bit stereo re-mixes plus two rare promotional films of ‘Rock and Roll Star’ and ‘The World Goes On’ (taken from The Old Grey Whistle Test'. In addition there are six further bonus tracks.
 
The digipak presentation includes an illustrated booklet that fully restores the original album artwork and features a new essay.

 

CD 1 - Octoberon (24bit remaster):
 
1. The World Goes On (6:27) 
2. May Day (7:57) 
3. Ra (7:18) 
4. Rock'N'Roll Star (5:17) 
5. Polk Street Rag (5:37) 
6. Believe In Me (4:21) 
7. Suicide? (7:56)
 
 
Bonus Tracks:
 
 
8. Ra (First Mix)
9. Rock'N'Roll Star (First Mix)
10. Polk Street Rag (First Mix)
11.Suicide? (First Mix)
 
CD 2 - 2017 Stereo Mix:
 
1. The World Goes On (6:27) 
2. May Day (7:57) 
3. Ra (7:18) 
4. Rock'N'Roll Star (5:17) 
5. Polk Street Rag (5:37) 
6. Believe In Me (4:21) 
7. Suicide? (7:56)
 
Bonus Tracks:
 
8. Rock'N'Roll Star (Marquee Studios Version)
9. May Day (Alternate Intro Version)
 
DVD - 2017 5.1 SURROUND MIXES & 96 KHZ / 24-BIT STEREO MIXES / 96 KHZ / 24-BIT ORIGINAL MIX / ntsc, region 0:
 
1. The World Goes On (6:27) 
2. May Day (7:57) 
3. Ra (7:18) 
4. Rock'N'Roll Star (5:17) 
5. Polk Street Rag (5:37) 
6. Believe In Me (4:21) 
7. Suicide? (7:56)
 
Bonus Track:
 
8. May Day (Alternate Intro Version)
 
Bonus Visual Content:
 
9. Rock'N'Roll Star
10. The World Goes On
 
From The Old Grey Whistle Test

 

- John Lees / lead & backing vocals,acoustic & electric guitars

- Stuart "Woolly" Wolstenholme / vocals, keyboards

- Les Holroyd / lead & backing vocals, bass, acoustic guitar

- Mel Pritchard / drums, percussion

 

With: - The Capriol Singers / choir (2) - Gerald Brown / choir director - Ritchie Close / choir and strings (1) arranger & conductor