Writing On The Wall - The Power Of The Picts

Year of Release: 2003
Label: Akarma
Catalog Number: AK-252
Format: LP
Total Time: 49:11:00

Writing On The Wall recorded The Power Of Picts in 1969. (Middle Earth) In 2003, we have the opportunity to hear it once again on glorious vinyl thanks to the diverse Italian label Comet Records.

This band incorporated uncommon (prog-rock was in its infancy) keyboards with its heavy guitar sound accompanied by unusual vocals that sounded like they emanated from another world at times. I did however notice the curious vocals more on the first side of the album. The second side offered clearer vocals and music that had heavier doses of progressive rock, which pleased me.

Collectors may want to take note that there are two bonus tracks culled from singles. "Lucifer Corpus" is a B-Side and "Child On A Crossing" an A-Side. This album was a cherished collector's piece and the singles were very rare as well. You can get the entire (formerly rare) package all wrapped into one LP now.

Also reissued by Repertoire (REP 4854) in 1992

Side One: It Came On A Sunday (4:18) / Mrs. Coopers Pie (3:21) / Ladybird (3:47) / Aries (8:09) / Bonus track: Lucifer Corpus (5:43)

Side Two: Bogeyman (3:44) / Shadow Of Man (5:57) / Taskers Successor (3:43) / Hill Of Dreams (3:08) / Virginia Water (5:57) / Bonus Track: Child On A Crossing (3:33)

Willy Finlayson - guitar, vocals
Alby Greenhalgh - winds
Jimmy Hush - drums
Billy T. Scott - keyboards
Jake Scott - bass, vocals

The Power Of The Picts (1969/2003)

Genre: Progressive Rock

Origin UK

Added: July 7th 2003
Reviewer: Keith "Muzikman" Hannaleck
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