24th Mar 2014
| ||gian_paolo: it was something of a surprise hit, from a mostly (there are exceptions) rather unsuccessful attempt on atv/pye records' part to run a "progressive" label (cf. emi's harvest label, or phonogram/philips' vertigo). none of them really worked until the music co. manglers started looking for what would make effective commercial singles either as off-takes or cut-downs from their acts' "serious" lps - or recorded as commercial singles from the get-go.|
and it continued to sell for a long, long time - way after it dropped out of the charts. i wonder whether prelude's lps did half so well...