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Quiet World - The Road FLAC album

Performer: Quiet World
Genre: Rock
Title: The Road
Country: UK
Style: Prog Rock, Psychedelic Rock
FLAC version ZIP size: 1364 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1702 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1857 mb
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 643

The Road ‎(LP, Album, RE, 180). The Road ‎(CD, Album, RM, Unofficial). The Road ‎(CD, Album, RE).

His presence in Quiet World was his (and his brother John Hackett’s) first exposure to the recording studio. Some might even say that makes the album worth a listen by itself, although any similarities with Genesis are quite fleeting. The album itself is really quite bizarre. The Road is an album-length hap-hazard suite of music ranging from symphonic rock to jazz, but always with one foot firmly planted in folk. It’s very difficult to gauge how seriously the Heathers would like you to take The Road. Subject matter aside, the album clearly had a lot of work put into it, too much for a joke concept surely? But on the other hand, you have songs like Hang On, whose lyrics mainly consist of the repeated phrase Hang on, hang on, Lordy, Lordy (which I have to admit, does become strangely endearing after a few listens). Even Steve Hackett doesn’t seem sure in the booklet essay: The whole thing was very mystical.

QUIET WORLD wrote some highly imaginative and memorable classic tunes here which are quite tasty. This is a wonderful concept album and sounds superb on a Sunday morning with your coffee and newspaper. Joolz SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator. Musically, The Road is a curious mish-mash of styles from the mid to late 60s, notably early Bee Gees and some relics of psychedlia, but mostly it is akin to rock/pop musicals like Jesus Christ Superstar, played on a varying combination of orchestral and rock instrumentation with an emphasis on acoustic ones.

1. The Great Birth (Theme). Children Of The World.

An impressive concept album, Quiet World's sole LP is now a hugely in demand collector's item. This Esoteric Recordings reissue of € The Road € has been re-mastered and includes six bonus tracks, taken singles issued between 1969 and 1971. The booklet restores the original album artwork and includes a new essay with exclusive interviews with the Heather brothers, Steve Hackett and John Hackett. It also includes previously unseen studio session photographs.

Quiet World were an English band formed by The Heather Brothers John, Lee, and Neil Heather in 1969; to record their concept album "The Road". The group consisted of John (vocals, songwriting), Lea (vocals, songwriting), and Neil (songwriting), as well as future Genesis member Steve Hackett (lead guitar) and his brother John Hackett (flute, guitar), Dick Driver (bass), Gill Gilbert (backing vocals), Phil Henderson (keyboards), Eddy Hines (flute), and Sean O'Mally (drums). The album was re-released on CD in 1999. The Heather Brothers went on to international success with their musicals, A Slice of Saturday Night, Lust and thriller Blood Money.

Quiet World is a record label based in Swansea, Wales with a love of psychedelic, experimental and drone. 24 October 2017 ·. Out now on disc and digital from Quiet World the new album by legendary Fluxus composer Philip Corner - Gong/Ear:Natura.


1 The Great Birth/Theme
2 First Light
3 Theme
4 Star
5 Theme
6 Loneliness And Grief
7 Theme/Change Of Age
8 Christ One
9 Hang On
10 Christ Continued
11 Body To The Mind
12 Traveller
13 Let Everybody Sing
14 Theme
15 Children Of The World
16 Change Of Age
17 Love Is Walking


  • Acoustic Guitar – John Hackett
  • Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Harmonica – Steve Hackett
  • Arranged By – Phil Henderson
  • Composed By – John Heather, Lea Heather, Neil Heather
  • Drums – Sean O'Mally
  • Electric Bass, Bass [String Bass] – Dick Driver
  • Flute, Saxophone – Eddy Hines
  • Piano, Trumpet, Organ, Vocals, Recorder – Phil Henderson
  • Producer – John Schroeder
  • Vocals – Gill Gilbert
  • Vocals, Acoustic Guitar – John Heather


Packaged in a standard jewel case with 4-page booklet.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
DNLS 3007, DNLS.3007 Quiet World The Road ‎(LP, Album) Dawn , Dawn DNLS 3007, DNLS.3007 UK 1970
MOVLP1936 Quiet World The Road ‎(LP, Album, RE, 180) Music On Vinyl MOVLP1936 UK 2017
PL 594 Quiet World The Road ‎(CD, Album, RM, Unofficial) Progressive Line PL 594 Australia 2003
SRMC 1029 Quiet World The Road ‎(CD, Album, RE) Si-Wan Records SRMC 1029 South Korea 1995
AIRAC-1186 Quiet World The Road ‎(CD, Album, RM, Pap) Air Mail Archive AIRAC-1186 Japan 2006