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Third Ear Band

Although they were loosely affiliated with the British progressive rock scene of the late '60s and early '70s, Third Ear Band was in some ways more of an experimental ensemble performing contemporary compositional work. For one thing, they didn't use electric instruments, or even guitars, instead employing violin, viola, oboe, cello, and hand percussion. More important, they didn't play conventional rock "songs." They featured extended instrumental pieces that often built up from a drone, or hypnotic pattern, to a dense, raga-like crescendo, somewhat in the manner of some of Terry Riley's work. Their "progressive rock" tag probably arose because they recorded for Harvest Records, Britain's leading art rock label, which was home to Pink Floyd, Kevin Ayers, Pete Brown, Edgar Broughton, and many other progressive acts.

The group was founded by drummer Glen Sweeney, who had roots in Britain's free jazz scene, and had played with an avant-garde ensemble, the Sun Trolley. Sweeney described Third Ear's music as "electric acid raga," although the electricity was shut off shortly after they formed, when their electronic equipment was stolen. Sweeney simply molded Third Ear into an acoustic ensemble, with the addition of oboe, violin/viola, and cello. The personnel (with the exception of Sweeney) would rotate over the next few years; their early albums were produced by Andrew King, who had helped manage Pink Floyd in their early days.

Commercial success, or even widespread underground success, was never in the offing for Third Ear Band, and one gets the feeling that was not ever a consideration. Their albums were too somber and experimental for the rock audience, and in the U.S., they are still only known to a very few. Their biggest coup was getting commissioned to score and perform the soundtrack to Roman Polanski's film version of Macbeth (issued on record as Music From Macbeth). The original incarnation of Third Ear Band disbanded in the early '70s. Surprisingly, they re-formed in the late '80s, and released a few albums that boasted sounds and ambitions that were similar to those found in their early work. ~ Richie Unterberger
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Top Gear Session (27th July 1969)

1. Hyde Park Raga (Top Gear Session)

2. Druid (Top Gear Session)

3. Ghetto Rag (Top Gear Session)

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Track List: The Magus

1. I The Key

2. Cosmic Wheel

3. Hierophant

4. Magus

5. New Horizon

6. The Phoenix

7. Kosmic Wheel

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Track List: Songs From The Hydrogen Jukebox

1. Kingdom Of The Brave

2. Life Is An Art

3. Chrysalis The Man

4. Ab Ra Ka Dab Ra

5. Behind The Pyramids

6. Prophecies

7. Dances With Dolphins

8. Water Into Wine

9. To Be Continued

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Track List: Live Ghosts

1. More Mosaic

2. Ghetto Raga

3. Druid Three

4. Live Ghosts

5. Necromanticus

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Track List: Brain Waves

1. Sirocco Song

2. Midnight Drums

3. Spell Of The Voodoo

4. Dances With Dolphins

5. Water Into Wine

6. Alchemical Raga

7. Psychedelic Trance Dance

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Track List: Alchemy

1. Mosaic (2003 Remastered Version)

2. Ghetto Raga (2003 Remastered Version)

3. Druid One (2003 Remastered Version)

4. Stone Circle (2003 Remastered Version)

5. Egyptian Book Of The Dead (2003 Remastered Version)

6. Area Three (2003 Remastered Version)

7. Dragon Lines (2003 Remastered Version)

8. Lark Rise (2003 Remastered Version)

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cnewsome24
Truly inspirationa l . I used ''Air'' for a surreal film based on a jam jar wishing to commit suicide while at art school in 1978. The academics were so-called up their conceptual asses and didn't impress them. A media lab technician though with a TV background was very excited. Pre-'Shock of the New' vintage.
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cnewsome24
Not much genuine music from this auspicious band. Try 'Macbeth' and Air, Water, Earth and Fire stuff
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One of my all time favorite bands - late night early morning relief from pyschedelia.

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