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Sunday, March 19, 2023

Headstone - Headstone (1975 uk, nice prog rock with funky and folk tinges, 2021 korean remaster)

After leaving Rare Bird Mark, Ashton formed a new band, Headstone, together with a great guitarist called Steve Bolton. Steve used to play with Atomic Rooster. They signed a contract with Trident Productions who had already signed a new band called Queen. A great bass player Philip Chen joined who later went on to play with Rod Stewart. We recorded with the same producer of Rare Bird’s first album, John Antony. Headstone made two albums for Trident EMI. 

Irish violinist Joe O'Donnell joint also Headstone circa 1975, while in and out of East Of Eden. Joe was a member of  The Woods Band. This band folded and Gay & Terry Woods signed to Polydor as a duo. Joe appears on their debut LP "Backwoods", released in 1972. He then joined the fourth, unrecorded lineup of UK folkrock legends the Trees. This was reputedly the most rockin' version of the band. In 1973, Joe replaced Dave Arbus in East Of Eden. 

1. Eastern Wind - 3:45
2. Warm Sunny Days - 4:52
3. Turn Your Head - 3:53
4. Gyrosame (Steve Bolton) - 3:09
5. Karma (Jerome Rimson) - 3:42
6. Hard Road - 4:21
7. Large Weather We're Having, Lucy (Steve Bolton) - 3:01
8. Searching Light (Steve Bolton) - 3:21
9. Get Through To You - 4:23
10.All I Ask - 3:54
11.Someone's Gotta Give - 6:09
All compositions by Mark Ashton except where indicated

*Mark Ashton - Lead Vocals, Acoustic, Electric Guitars
*Steve Bolton - Lead, Acoustic Guitars, Steel Guitar, Backing Vocals, Lead Vocals
*Joe O'Donell - Electric, Acoustic Violins, Piano Accordion, Mandolin, Backing Vocals
*Jerome Rimson - Bass, Lead Vocals
*Peter Van Hooke - Drums,Percussion
Guest Musicians
*Max Middleton - Piano
*Chas Jankel - Rhythm Guitar
*Juanita Franklin - Vocals 

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  1. One of those albums which I don't have in my collection.Great post.Thank you"MARIOS"...

  2. Many thanks for this Album uncompressed!!!

  3. Thanks M, only had an MP3 of this previously!

  4. There is another American band called Headstone who released an album (Still Looking) in '74.

  5. Ed Lima, see here:

  6. I just found a VG+ original vinyl copy of this excellent album today for only $2.00 U.S.