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Monday 15th February 2010

Britain's '70s folkies Water Into Wine Band now collectors' items

BRITISH folk and Jesus music band of the '70s, Water Into Wine Band, got a write up in the February 2010 edition of Record Collector magazine, who advised a collector that his vinyl version of 'Hill Climbing For Beginners' (1974) was worth £150. They failed to mention that the band's 'Harvest Time' album from 1976 is listed in The Encyclopedia Of Christian Music as being worth £750. CR

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Posted by tony marshall in lancaster @ 10:22 on Oct 10 2011

HARVEST TIME (particularly the second side, i.e. the title track) must be one of the finest pieces of music in any genre ever committed to vinyl... absolutely breathtaking... the merging of modern-ish classical (the wind passages, with their Stravinsky/Vaughan Williams harmonic overtones) and advanced contemporary folk (the two guitar-driven song passages, with their clever time changes) plus the brilliant if unsettling lyrics - about the Tribulation - make it totally unique... musicianship inventive and immaculate... it repays constant re-listening, and is incredibly moving... and a lesson in how to make a song in a major key sound sadder than one in a minor key. One of my favourite records of all time. And the five love-songs on Side 1 are excellent too - and remarkably varied in style. What a band. I saw them live once (during the Hill Climbing period), and they did not disappoint. Again, I find the title track on that album particularly moving. WIWB, thanks for everything. (Trevor, are you still a tea-head?)

Posted by Trevor Sandford in Kent @ 14:53 on Feb 16 2010

Wow- i must see if i have any more in the attic!

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