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Writing On The Wall - The Power Of The Picts FLAC album

Performer: Writing On The Wall
Genre: Rock
Title: The Power Of The Picts
Country: UK
Released: 2018
Style: Hard Rock, Psychedelic Rock
FLAC version ZIP size: 1238 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1506 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1358 mb
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 223

Writing on the Wall were a Scottish rock band of the late 1960s and early 1970s who became a popular live act in the United Kingdom. The group originally formed as the Jury, changing their name to Writing on the Wall in early 1968. The band's manager, Brian Waldman, moved the group to London and let the band perform at his club, the Middle Earth They eventually recorded their lone album, The Power of the Picts, for Waldman's Middle Earth label.

Writing on the Wall formed out of a Scottish soul cum psych band named Jury before relocating to England and releasing this, their only official studio release in 1969. Apparently the band toiled on until finally breaking up in the wake of their equipment being stolen in 1973. Besides this CD reissue there is an LP re-release and a couple of other compilations of this disc and some other material they recorded along the way but never released while the band was still together. Both are more psych-leaning than most of the rest of the album and may represent the transitional state of the band as it moved from that to a more progressive sound as they worked on the tracks for this album. Like I said, this isn’t ground-breaking stuff, but it is mildly interesting from a historical perspective.

Flamin’ Groovies - "Teenage Head" (1971) {USA; Rock & Roll/Power Pop/Garage Rock/Blues Rock/Pop Rock/Rock} Writing On The Wall - "Burghley Road" (1972) {S. .

Hard Rock Writing On The Wall. 队列表 Hard Rock Writing On The Wall Power of the Picts. Other productions from Writing On The Wall. Rarities from the Middle Earth.

The band that became WRITING ON THE WALL began as Scottish soul band the JURY in the mid-sixties, but transforming themselves like so many of their contemporaries into a psychedelic-tinged group along with their renaming in 1968. The band issued but one official studio album, the 1969 release 'The Power of the Picts'.

Writing on the Wall's only album was theatrical heavy ck that, despite its power and menace, was too obviously derivative of better and more original artists to qualify as a notable work. The organ-guitar blends owe much to the Doors, Procol Harum, and Traffic, though the attitude is somehow more sour and ominous than any of those groups. Throw in some of the portentous drama from the narrations to the Elektra astrological concept album The Zodiac: Cosmic Sounds (particularly on "Aries") as well. A problem is, however, that not many singers other than Morrison and Brown could pull off this kind of solemn poetic mood, and on "Aries," to take one example, the attempt to create a seance-like atmosphere seems faintly ridiculous.

On the back cover the title of A5 appears as ''Virginia Water'', the label lists it correctly. Engineer appears like this on the back cover, on the label it's erroneous too: ''Andrew Hendrixson''. Matrix, Runout (Side A label): MDLS.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 It Came On A Sunday
Written-By – Robert Smith*
A2 Mrs. Cooper's Pie
Written-By – Bill Scott, Jake Scott, Willy Finlayson
A3 Ladybird
Written-By – Bill Scott, Jake Scott, Jimmy Hush, Linnie Paterson, Willy Finlayson
A4 Aries
Written-By – Unknown Artist
A5 Shadow Of Man
Written-By – Bill Scott, Jake Scott
B1 Bogeyman
Written-By – Bill Scott, Jake Scott, Willy Finlayson
B2 Taskers Successor
Written-By – Jake Scott, Willy Finlayson
B3 Hill Of Dreams
Written-By – Bill Scott, Jake Scott, Willy Finlayson
B4 Virginia Waters
Written-By – K. Bernard*, Page*
B5 Child On A Crossing* 3:32
B6 Lucifer Corpus* 5:47


  • Engineer – Andrew Hedrixon*
  • Producer, Conductor, Arranged By – Dave Howson


Bonus Tracks*

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 889397320041

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
MDLS 303, MDLS.303 Writing On The Wall The Power Of The Picts ‎(LP, Album, Tex) Middle Earth, Middle Earth MDLS 303, MDLS.303 UK 1969
SPLP 1314 Writing On The Wall The Power Of The Picts ‎(LP, Album) Astor SPLP 1314 Australia 1969
GTR 001 Writing On The Wall The Power Of The Picts ‎(CD, Album, RE, RP) Green Tree Records, Repertoire Records GTR 001 Germany Unknown
REP 4854 Writing On The Wall The Power Of The Picts ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig) Repertoire Records REP 4854 Germany 2000
AK 252 Writing On The Wall The Power Of The Picts ‎(LP, Album, RE) Akarma AK 252 Italy 2003