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Third Ear Band - Alchemy FLAC album

Performer: Third Ear Band
Genre: Rock / Folk and World music
Title: Alchemy
Country: UK
Released: 1972
Style: Prog Rock, Acoustic, Folk
FLAC version ZIP size: 1145 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1337 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1996 mb
Rating: 4.4
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Alchemy is an album released in 1969 by the Third Ear Band. All compositions by Coff, Minns and Sweeney, except "Lark Rise" (Tomlin). Ghetto Raga" – 10:32. Stone Circle" – 3:28. Egyptian Book of the Dead" – 8:55. Dragon Lines" – 5:33. Mel Davis – cello, pipe. Glen Sweeney – chimes, drums, tabla, wind chimes, hand drums. Richard Coff – violin, viola.

Alchemy is a music studio album recording by THIRD EAR BAND (Indo-Prog/Raga Rock/Progressive Rock) released in 1969 on cd, lp, vinyl and/or cassette. Alchemy Esoteric 2019. Third Ear Band - Alchemy/Elements BGO 2015. Experiences (Alchemy, Macbeth) EMI.

Third Ear Band were a British musical group formed in London during the mid-1960s. Their line-up initially consisted of violin, cello, oboe and percussion. Most of their performances were instrumental and partly improvised. Nevertheless, their records for the Harvest label, Alchemy and Third Ear Band, achieved some popularity, after which they found some success creating soundtrack music for films.

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Third Ear Band ‎– Alchemy. Label: Esoteric Recordings ‎– PECLEC22668. Format: CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Stereo CD, Album, Stereo, Mono.

Band Name Third Ear Band. Labels Harvest Records Toshiba. Music StyleExperimental Rock. Members owning this album0. 3. Druid One. 4. Stone Circle. 5. Egyptian Book of the Dead. Other productions from Third Ear Band.

Started in 1968 by percussionist Glen Sweeney and reedist Paul Minns, Third Ear Band was formed from the ashes of a previous Sweeney project, the psych band Hydrogen Juke Box. While generally overlooked in the history of British and improvised music, Third Ear Band developed a distinctive and aesthetically important sound - equal parts Indian, psychedelic, and minimalist - dubbed by Sweeney. Alchemy, their first release, is a wonderful record. With shorter tracks than found on later albums, Third Ear Band here makes excursions into improvised chamber music.

Alchemy is an album released in 1969 by the Third Ear Band. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover. Peel's Radio 1 shows were notable for the regular "Peel sessions", which consisted of four songs recorded by an artist live in the BBC's studios, which provided the first major national coverage to bands that would achieve great fame. Another popular feature of his shows was the annual Festive Fifty countdown of his listeners' favourite records of the year.

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A1 Mosaic
A2 Ghetto Raga
A3 Druid One
A4 Stone Circle
B1 Egyptian Book Of The Dead
B2 Area Three
Jew's Harp – John Peel
B3 Dragon Lines
B4 Lark Rise
Violin – Dave Tomlin


  • Cello, Performer [Slide Pipes] – Mel Davis
  • Design, Artwork – Dave Loxley
  • Engineer – Ken Scott, Peter Mew
  • Liner Notes – Glen*
  • Oboe, Recorder – Paul Minns
  • Photography By – Ray Stevenson
  • Producer – Peter Jenner
  • Tabla, Wind Chimes, Drums [Hand Drums] – Glen Sweeney
  • Violin, Viola – Richard Coff
  • Written-By – Dave Tomlin (tracks: B4), Glen* (tracks: A1 to B3), Paul* (tracks: A1 to B3), Richard* (tracks: A1 to B3)


Japan '72 second pressing. Promo Sample White Label with Black Obi

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
SHVL 756 Third Ear Band Alchemy ‎(LP, Album) Harvest SHVL 756 UK 1969
SHVL 756 Third Ear Band Alchemy ‎(LP, Album, RP) Harvest SHVL 756 UK Unknown
1C 062-04 076 Third Ear Band Alchemy ‎(LP, Album) Harvest 1C 062-04 076 Germany 1969
SHVLJ 756 Third Ear Band Alchemy ‎(LP, Album) Harvest SHVLJ 756 South Africa 1969
EOP-80650 Third Ear Band Alchemy ‎(LP, Album, RE) Odeon EOP-80650 Japan 1972