Gryphon - Gryphon

Gryphon - Gryphon

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Gryphon - Gryphon
Studio album by Gryphon
Released June 1973
Recorded March - April 1973
Genre Progressive rock, folk rock
Length 37:41
Label Transatlantic
Producer Lawrence Aston, Adam Skeaping
Gryphon chronology
Midnight Mushrumps
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Allmusic 3/5 stars


  "Gryphon" is the debut album by the progressive rock band Gryphon. It was originally released in 1973 by Transatlantic Records.



The album was produced by Lawrence Aston and Adam Skeaping, and engineered by Skeaping and Nick Glennie-Smith. It was recorded at Riverside Recordings and Livingston Studios. The gryphon cover illustration was done by Dan Pearce.



Writing retrospectively for Allmusic, critic Bruce Eder said: "The material is essentially progressive folk-rock, elements of jazz and swing...juxtaposed with traditional folk songs, works attributed to Henry VIII, and folk-style originals. Brian Gulland's and Richard Harvey's bassoon, krumhorns, and recorders are the dominant instruments".


Track listing

  1. "Kemp's Jig" (Trad. arr. Gryphon) – 3:07
  2. "Sir Gavin Grimbold" (Trad. arr. Gulland) – 2:45
  3. "Touch and Go" (Harvey, Taylor) – 1:29
  4. "Three jolly Butchers" (Trad. arr. Taylor) – 3:54
  5. "Pasttime With Good Company" (Henry VIII arr. Gryphon) – 1:31
  6. "The Unquiet Grave" (Trad. arr. Gryphon) – 5:40
  7. "Estampie" (Anon. arr. Gryphon) – 4:53
  8. "Crossing the Stiles" (Taylor) – 2:25
  9. "The Astrologer" (Trad. arr. Gryphon) – 3:12
  10. "Tea Wrecks" (Anon. arr. Gryphon) – 1:06
  11. "Juniper Suite" (Gryphon) – 4:49
  12. "The Devil and the Farmer's Wife" (Trad. arr. Gryphon) – 1:55


  • Brian Gulland - bassoon, crumhorns, recorders, keyboards, vocals
  • Richard Harvey - recorders, crumhorns, keyboards, guitar, mandolin
  • Dave Oberlé - drums, percussion, vocals
  • Graeme taylor - guitars, keyboards, recorder, vocals



Gryphon - Gryphon

UK Transatlantic TRA 262 stereo (1973).

Album produced by Lawrence Aston and Adam Skeaping.

The vinyl record attains a strong excellent grading suggesting few plays.

Audio quality is very clear and strong throughout.

Both record centre labels are clean and unmarked.

Both record centre labels are free from stains, tears or stickers.

The album's original, textured hinged cover is in excellent condition, displaying only minimal signs of wear.

The album cover has a strong, undamaged hinge and spine, displaying very clear, printed script.

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