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Welcome To The Show

Barclay James Harvest

Initial release : 1990


This album includes the song Psychedelic Child which includes a reference to the Grateful Dead.

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  • The Life You Lead (Holroyd)
  • Lady Macbeth (Lees)
  • Cheap The Bullet (Lees)
  • Welcome To The Show (Holroyd)
  • John Lennon's Guitar (Lees)
  • Halfway To Freedom (Holroyd)
  • African Nights (Holroyd)
  • Psychedelic Child (Lees)
  • Where Do We Go (Holroyd)
  • Origin Earth (Lees) *
  • If Love Is King (Lees)
  • Shadows On The Sky (Holroyd) *
* only on CD release


  • Les Holroyd - bass, guitar, keyboard, vocals
  • John Lees - guitar, vocals
  • Mel Pritchard - drums, percussion
Guest musicians;
  • Ritchie Close - piano
  • Steve Pigott - keyboards
  • Ian Wilson - backing vocals
  • Steve Butler - backing vocals
  • Andy Hamilton - saxophone
  • Mike Hehir - guitar

  • Producer - Jon Astley, Andy MacPherson
  • Engineer - Andy MacPherson
  • Additional engineering - Michael Haas
  • Programming - Darrin Tidsey
  • Recorded at Revolution Studios, Cheadle Hulme, March to Sept 1989
  • Sleeve design - Storm Thorgerson for Nexus
  • Photography - Peter Chatterton

The song Psychedelic Child includes the lines;

Exotic eastern mysticism, Vietnam and kaftans
The Grateful Dead, The Charlatans
Heavy scene, so heavy man
I'm a psychedelic child
Ballad Of A Thin Man looking for a Crawdaddy
Hippy shit and LSD
Talk about a heavy scene
I'm a psychedelic child