Spyrogyra – Bells, Boots and Shambles

album of the week imageThis weeks album of the week is, Spyrogyra – Bells, Boots and Shambles

Spirogyra are a British folk/prog band that recorded three albums between 1971 and 1973, with further original albums in 2009 and 2011.
Their final album, Bells, Boots and Shambles, appeared on Polydor in April 1973 and sold poorly. Widely regarded today as one of the classics of British “acid folk”, featured guest appearances from the band’s former members, as well as contributions from Henry Lowther on trumpet. Copies of all three albums are rare and expensive today. All three also appeared on Brain Records in Germany, with gatefold sleeves (unlike their UK counterparts). Dave Mattacks of Fairport Convention played drums on all three albums as a guest.

Track list:

The Furthest Point
Old Boot Wine
Parallel Lines Never Separate
An Everyday Consumption Song
The Sergeant Says
In The Western World

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