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HARVEST SHOWDOWN
EARLY CLASSICS, HITS & RARITIES ON HARVEST RECORDS
1970 - 1973

EMI-HARVEST RECORDS 330 2632
Released: 5 September 2005
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EMI Catalogue
are proud to announce the release of a brand new compilation of their - and their various off-shoots' - finest moments. As well as featuring top 10 hits by Roy Wood and Wizzard, 'Harvest Showdown' features alternate or previously unissued versions of much of the label's greatest works, including a selection of tracks that have never been released on any format before - such as the withdrawn 7" single version of ELO's 'Mr Radio', an early take of the instrumental b-side 'In Old England Town' and from the long out of print 'Wizzard Brew', an edited version of 'Buffalo Station'.

 







Obviously another integral part of the full HARVEST picture are the solo offerings from Roy Wood which are also incorporated here. His 1973 hit a-sides, 'Dear Elaine' and 'Forever' are included, alongside the often-neglected 'Boulders' album track 'Rock Down Low', all of which are remastered from the original master tapes by Abbey Road Studios' Peter Mew, under approval from the artists and with ELO & Move archivist Rob Caiger. A full colour booklet contains sections for each artist and features a variety of excellent photos, comments from the artists, memorabilia and more!








Throughout its late 60s and early 70s heyday, Harvest was a catalyst for many of its progressive and more experimental artists and this 1 hour-plus comprehensive compilation, with its snatches of count-ins and talkbacks from Wood, Lynne and Bevan, from the original recording sessions and an exclusive hidden track by ELO, stands as a fine testament to the label.





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