CD - Curio Records, ITEM CD3 (1995)
CD - Communique, 14153-2 (1996)
* Previously unreleased tracks
The Collection II
Brian Gulland - bassoon, crumhorns, recorders,|
Richard Harvey - recorders, crumhorns,
keyboards, mandolin, guitar, vocals
David Oberlé - drums, percussion, vocals
Graeme Taylor - guitars, keyboards, recorder,
Philip Nester - bass guitar, vocals
Malcolm Bennett - bass guitar, flute
Cover Design by Tommy D.|
© 1995 Curio Records
HEN the idea of a Gryphon compilation was suggested to me, my immediate reaction was one of doubt. Would the original fans who had followed the band be interested, would anyone really remember us and would there be a new yourger fan base to appreciate our music? The answer to all three of these questions was a resounding YES! after the release of 'Gryphon - The Collection' I was stunned by the press and radio coverage as well literally hundreds of letters of encouragement from fans all over the world.
saw Gryphon play live only once, in 1973, but the memory still lingers. They were third on a bill headlined by 'Refugee'('The Nice' without Keith Emerson) and 'Jack the Lad'('Lindisfarne' without Alan Hull). Gryphon hadn't always been careless enough to lose anyone well known (always a disadvantage in those days) but during an hour's set proceeded to blow away both the
audience and the succeeding bands with their pathfinding blend of what is now called 'World Music'. I dashed out and bought 'Midnight Mushrumps', the band's second album, and was hooked.