Barclay James Harvest - XII (1978) [Esoteric ADVD 2016] (FLAC Stereo 24-96)

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Barclay James Harvest - XII (1978) [Esoteric ADVD 2016] (FLAC Stereo 24-96)

Barclay James Harvest - XII (1978) [Esoteric ADVD 2017]
FLAC (tracks) Stereo 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 57:18 & 49:06 minutes | 1,18 & 1,02 GB
New Remix & Original Stereo Mix Remastered | Esoteric Recordings | Artwork: Front cover

Esoteric Recordings presents the release of a newly re-mastered and expanded edition of the classic gold selling 1978 album by Barclay James Harvest, “XII”. Originally released in September 1978, the album was another big selling release for the band achieving Silver disc status in the UK and Gold in Germany. This deluxe edition features a new remaster of the original album, along with stunning new stereo mix.

Based very loosely around the motif of literary genres (science fiction, fantasy, classics, etc.), XII shows Barclay James Harvest following many other progressive bands in the late '70s with slicker production and simplified song structures. This attempt at the mainstream doesn't always succeed; the album begins inauspiciously with "Loving Is Easy," a generic rock track with embarrassing "shoot my love into you" lyrics. But the simple yet effective arrangement of the keyboard ballad, "Berlin," shows that the band is capable of stripping down their compositions without having to sink to the lowest common denominator. Still, most fans won't find much to love here, except perhaps for "In Search of England," which briefly resurrects Wolstenholme's epic keyboard-driven orchestration.

Tracklist:

01 - Loving is Easy
02 - Berlin
03 - A Tale of Two Sixties
04 - Turning in Circles
05 - Fact; The Closed Shop
06 - In Search of England
07 - Sip of Wine
08 - Harbour
09 - Nova Levidoptera
10 - Giving It Up
11 - Fiction; The Streets of San Francisco
12 - The Streets of San Francisco (Alternate Version) [New Mix only]

Original Album Remastered by Paschal Byrne at The Audio Archiving Company.
New Remix by Craig Fletcher, Research & Coordination by Mark Powell.

Analyzed: Barclay James Harvest / XII (New Stereo Mix 2016)
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR10 -0.10 dB -13.18 dB 4:32 01-Loving is Easy
DR12 -0.10 dB -15.01 dB 5:15 02-Berlin
DR13 -0.10 dB -15.01 dB 4:04 03-A Tale of Two Sixties
DR12 -0.10 dB -14.27 dB 3:33 04-Turning in Circles
DR13 -0.10 dB -14.70 dB 3:49 05-Fact; The Closed Shop
DR12 -0.10 dB -14.97 dB 4:25 06-In Search of England
DR13 -0.10 dB -15.37 dB 4:53 07-Sip of Wine
DR12 -0.10 dB -15.29 dB 4:04 08-Harbour
DR13 -0.10 dB -15.12 dB 6:49 09-Nova Levidoptera
DR13 -0.10 dB -16.23 dB 4:53 10-Giving It Up
DR15 -0.10 dB -17.70 dB 5:54 11-Fiction; The Streets of San Francisco
DR16 -0.10 dB -19.22 dB 5:07 12-The Streets of San Francisco (Alternate Version)
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Number of tracks: 12
Official DR value: DR13

Samplerate: 96000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 2610 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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Analyzed: Barclay James Harvest / XII (Original Mix)
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR10 -0.10 dB -12.37 dB 4:04 01-Loving is Easy
DR11 -0.10 dB -13.96 dB 4:58 02-Berlin
DR13 -0.10 dB -14.67 dB 3:35 03-A Tale of Two Sixties
DR12 -0.10 dB -14.46 dB 3:33 04-Turning in Circles
DR12 -0.10 dB -14.15 dB 3:49 05-Fact: The Closed Shop
DR11 -0.10 dB -13.80 dB 4:18 06-In Search of England
DR13 -0.10 dB -15.35 dB 4:31 07-Sip of Wine
DR13 -0.10 dB -16.22 dB 3:46 08-Harbour
DR13 -0.10 dB -15.83 dB 6:00 09-Nova Levidoptera
DR14 -0.10 dB -17.17 dB 4:47 10-Giving It Up
DR13 -0.83 dB -17.48 dB 5:45 11-Fiction: The Streets of San Francisco
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Number of tracks: 11
Official DR value: DR12

Samplerate: 96000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 2711 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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