Evolving from the line-up that had recorded the highly-regarded Ora LP in 1969, Byzantium recorded two early Seventies albums - 'Byzantium' and 'Seasons Changing', both featuring future Ian Dury MD Chaz Jankel - for the A&M label. After leaving A&M, the band self-financed the 1974 'Live/Studio' album in an effort to attract new representation before splitting the following year. Although they received relatively little attention from the music industry at the time, Byzantium's progressive rock-based combination of musical eclecticism, strong harmonies and timeless song writing have belatedly attracted an audience, with collectors now paying significant sums to acquire original vinyl pressings of their recordings. Assembled with the help and approval of the band, Halfway Dreaming: Anthology 1969-75 is the first-ever Byzantium compilation. It includes all three albums that were released at the time, together with a further set of 1974/75-era live material, various studio out-takes and, as a considerable bonus, an extended version of the Ora album. Housed in a stylish clamshell box, this essential 5-CD package features a lavish 32-page booklet containing a new 4000 word essay on the band and numerous previously unpublished photos. It's the definitive document of a band who fell through the cracks at the time but have subsequently come to be regarded by many as an integral part of the early Seventies British underground scene.
Evolving from the line-up that had recorded the highly-regarded Ora LP in 1969, Byzantium recorded two early Seventies albums - 'Byzantium' and 'Seasons Changing', both featuring future Ian Dury MD Chaz Jankel - for the A&M label. After leaving A&M, the band self-financed the 1974 'Live/Studio' album in an effort to attract new representation before splitting the following year. Although they received relatively little attention from the music industry at the time, Byzantium's progressive rock-based combination of musical eclecticism, strong harmonies and timeless song writing have belatedly attracted an audience, with collectors now paying significant sums to acquire original vinyl pressings of their recordings. Assembled with the help and approval of the band, Halfway Dreaming: Anthology 1969-75 is the first-ever Byzantium compilation. It includes all three albums that were released at the time, together with a further set of 1974/75-era live material, various studio out-takes and, as a considerable bonus, an extended version of the Ora album. Housed in a stylish clamshell box, this essential 5-CD package features a lavish 32-page booklet containing a new 4000 word essay on the band and numerous previously unpublished photos. It's the definitive document of a band who fell through the cracks at the time but have subsequently come to be regarded by many as an integral part of the early Seventies British underground scene.
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Format: CD
Label: GRAPEFRUIT
Rel. Date: 02/05/2021
UPC: 5013929188204

Halfway Dreaming: Anthology 1969-1975 (Box) (Uk)
Artist: Byzantium
Format: CD
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DISC: 1

1. Seashore
2. About You
3. Deborah
4. Whitch
5. Venetia Ii
6. You
7. Fly
8. Ladyfriend
9. Are You Seeing
10. Emma's Saga
11. The Morning After The Night Before
12. The Seagull And The Sailor
13. Ooh
14. What Is Happening
15. I Love You
16. Deborah (Alt. Version)
17. I Am A Stranger To My Life
18. Fly (Alt. Version)
19. It Was An Easy Legend
20. Seashore (Alt. Version)
21. No More Love
22. Pomme
23. What Is Happening
24. I Am A Stranger To My Life
25. Come Fair One
26. Baby I Hear You Calling Me
27. Trade Wind
28. Into The Country
29. Lady Friend
30. Why Or Maybe It's Because
31. Morning Love
32. This Time I Won't Let You Go
33. Thank God
34. What A Coincidence
35. My Season's Changing With The Sun
36. Show Me The Way
37. I'll Always Be Your Friend
38. October Andy
39. Something You Said:
40. A Trilogy
41. Part One: Something You Said
42. Part Two: I Can See You
43. Part Three: Morning
44. Flashing Silver Hope
45. Cowboy Song
46. Feel It
47. I'll Just Take My Time
48. Surely Peace Will Come To Those Who Try
49. If You Wanna Be My Girl
50. Oh Darling
51. Move With My Time
52. Alright Now
53. It Could Be Better
54. You Made Me Stand Up Straighter
55. I'd Still Love To Have You Around
56. Gypsy Man
57. Every Day's The Same
58. High Time
59. October Andy
60. Halfway There
61. It Could Be Better
62. Small World
63. Flashing Silver Hope
64. This Time Around
65. A Day Like This

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Evolving from the line-up that had recorded the highly-regarded Ora LP in 1969, Byzantium recorded two early Seventies albums - 'Byzantium' and 'Seasons Changing', both featuring future Ian Dury MD Chaz Jankel - for the A&M label. After leaving A&M, the band self-financed the 1974 'Live/Studio' album in an effort to attract new representation before splitting the following year. Although they received relatively little attention from the music industry at the time, Byzantium's progressive rock-based combination of musical eclecticism, strong harmonies and timeless song writing have belatedly attracted an audience, with collectors now paying significant sums to acquire original vinyl pressings of their recordings. Assembled with the help and approval of the band, Halfway Dreaming: Anthology 1969-75 is the first-ever Byzantium compilation. It includes all three albums that were released at the time, together with a further set of 1974/75-era live material, various studio out-takes and, as a considerable bonus, an extended version of the Ora album. Housed in a stylish clamshell box, this essential 5-CD package features a lavish 32-page booklet containing a new 4000 word essay on the band and numerous previously unpublished photos. It's the definitive document of a band who fell through the cracks at the time but have subsequently come to be regarded by many as an integral part of the early Seventies British underground scene.