Finally, this underground heavy monster is unleashed from the vaults!
Diehard x 125 Black Vinyl double LP + insert. Plus extra 12” (which comes in alternative sleeve art) including 1972 demo on one side live tracks Campion Hills 1972 on the other. Plus bonus 7”, which is a facsimile of the 1973 acetate by Profusion (the band that followed on from Barnabus).
Leaf Green double vinyl LP: x500 copies pressed (15 on sale here).
Purple double vinyl LP (USA edition): x300 copies (15 on sale here)
Barnabus were a band from the West Midlands/Warwickshire region of the UK, who were active between the years 1970-1973. During that time they built up a local reputation and recorded an album of heavy-duty material in late 1971, which has never seen the light of day until now! Apart from a handful of acetates being made up and distributed to family & friends, Beginning to Unwind has remained an unreleased album for all this time.
After several years of extensive research, Rise Above Relics is delighted to bring you this underground heavy 70s monster, painstakingly remastered from the original analogue tapes, which have been carefully baked for optimal reproduction. In their day, Barnabus were actually given the seal of approval by none other than the dark princes of Doom themselves: Ozzy Osbourne and Tony Iommi, when they judged them winners in the regional heat of a national competition for legendary British Music paper, Melody Maker, in 1972!
The CD edition comes with a 44-page booklet detailing the history of the band, including many photos and flyers from their personal archives. The double album comes in gatefold sleeve featuring original ‘homemade’ artwork for one of the acetates owned by a band member. Truly a cult album for fans of obscure, heavy 70’s progressive hard rock!
2. Gas Rise
1. The War Drags On
2. Beginning To Unwind
3. Clasped Hands
1. Morning Dew
2. Don t Cry For Me My Lady
2. Drifters Lament
Side Five (diehard vinyl & CD only)
1. Mortal Flight (demo)
2. Winter Lady (demo)
1. Morning Dew (live)
2. Resolute (live)
Side Seven & Eight – Profusion 7″ (diehard vinyl only)