Jade Warrior

Jade Warrior

Although Jade Warrior titles are scattered throughout The Artist Shop on pages for various labels, I've set aside this little corner to put everything in one place!


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Jade Warrior/Floating World ....import CD $21.99
Jade Warrior/Waves ....import CD $21.99

Jade Warrior/Floating World ....import CD $21.99                Jade Warrior/Waves ....import CD $21.99

Esoteric Recordings are proud to release the classic 1974 album, Floating World, and 1975 album, Waves, by Jade Warrior. This wonderful band first came to attention with a clutch of albums recorded for Vertigo Records in the early 1970's. By 1974 they had become the vision of flautist Jon Field and guitarist Tony Duhig and had signed to Island Records.  Noted by Chris Blackwell as one of his favourite groups, the four albums recorded by Jade Warrior for Island were classic ambient works, stunning in their beauty and power.  Floating World was the band s first album for Island Records and remains an outstanding listening experience.  Waves was the band's second album for Island Records and arguably their most fully realized. Featuring Steve Winwood as guest keyboard player, Waves remains an outstanding listening experience.  These Esoteric Recordings reissues have been re-mastered from the original tapes and fully restores the original album artwork.

July/July ....import CD $15.99

Rev-Ola - Re-press. They started out as a skiffle act called The Playboys and then became an R&B combo, The Tomcats before changing their name to July in 1968, when they recorded what later became one of the most sought-after British psychedelic sixties albums of all time. The album's main appeal is its haunting brand of psychedelia and Rev-Ola are delighted to announce that this special CD issue has four bonus tracks. Tony Duhig (guitarist) and John Field (keyboards, flute) went on to be in Jade Warrior and Tom Newman later released solo albums on Virgin and Decca.

 

Jade Warrior/Kites ....import CD $21.99 Jade Warrior/Way of the Sun ....import CD $21.99
Jade Warrior/Kites ....import CD $21.99 Jade Warrior/Way of the Sun ....import CD $21.99

Esoteric Recordings are proud to release the classic albums Kites and Way of the Sun by Jade Warrior.  This wonderful band first came to attention with a clutch of albums recorded for Vertigo Records in the early 1970's. By 1974 they had become the vision of flautist Jon Field and guitarist Tony Duhig and had signed to Island Records.  Noted by Chris Blackwell as one of his favourite groups, the four albums recorded by Jade Warrior for Island were classic ambient works, stunning in their beauty and power.   Kites and Way of the Sun were Jade Warrior's third and final excellent album for the label, and remain an outstanding listening experience.  These Esoteric Recordings reissues have been re-mastered from the original tapes and fully restores the original album artwork.

Jade Warrior/Now ....import CD $22.97

Jade Warrior/Now ....import CD $21.99

2008 album from the Prog Rockers, their 14th album overall. Retaining the spirit of adventure from the band's Vertigo years and the sheer beauty and audacity of their Island albums, Now eloquently brings Jade Warrior into the 21st Century with an album of beautifully crafted songs and extreme dynamics. This album has been described as "the most emotional, the most mature and most deeply human album Jade Warrior has ever created".

Jade Warrior/Horizen ....import CD $19.99 Jade Warrior/At Peace ....import CD $19.99
Jade Warrior/Horizen Jade Warrior/At Peace

Finally available are two albums from Jade Warrior's lost years following their departure from Island Records.  Horizen is seeing its first ever release on CD!   Even its original vinyl release was quite obsure and a major find for any lucky Jade Warrior fan who stumbled across a copy.  Horizen is comparable to their Island releases and includes the work Images of Dune, composed for the soundtrack of the movie Dune.  It seems Dino de Laurentis was a fan of the band and requested a submission from them for the film.  Unfortunately for all concerned some unscrupulous worker in the producer's office kept him from receiving their tape.

At Peace is a totally different kind of Jade Warrior album exploring the more ambient side of the band's nature.  Sadly it was to be Tony Duhig's last album as he passed away not long after.  With these two CD's, it marked the first time that the entire Jade Warrior catalog had been available on CD, albeit temporarily!

Repertoire Editions

Jade Warrior/Eclipse ....import CD $20.99

Jade Warrior/Eclipse ....import CD $20.99

Jade Warrior was one of the most intriguing and musically gifted bands signed to the progressive Vertigo label in the early Seventies. They developed a unique sound and style that suited the progressive rock era, with flutes and guitars helping to interpret imaginative arrangements and lyrical songs. This unique British group was in the throes of making two new albums when they suddenly broke up in 1973. After the three albums, the original group disbanded, but they left a legacy of two more works recorded for Vertigo that remained unreleased. Both these rare albums are now being made available by Repertoire and will be much sought after by collectors as Jade Warrior enjoy a cult following. 'Eclipse' was written and produced in 1973 by vocalist Glyn Havard together with Jon Field (flute), and Tony Duhig (guitars). Now digitally remastered, this excellent CD and has seven superb tracks that encompass the variety of styles and moods created by the Warriors.

Jade Warrior/Fifth Element ....import CD $20.99

Jade Warrior/Fifth Element ....import CD $20.99

Jade Warrior recorded more material a few months after the 1973 London sessions that resulted in their unreleased 'Eclipse' album. This has now been assembled to create a second CD, 'The Fifth Element,' full of superb performances featured on eight dynamic tracks. Drummer Allan Price back original Jade Warriors Jon Field, Glyn Havard and Tony Duhig and says Havard: "Both 'Eclipse' and 'Fifth Element' are different from the previous three studio albums, in that we had a powerful drummer. Among the highlights are such songs are 'On the Mountain Of Fruit And Flowers' and '24 Hour Movie' that reflect the experimental, progressive mood of the times. This CD has liner notes by Chris Welch and it includes the exclusive new interview with Glyn Havard, who tells the story of the band and describes the various tracks. Digitally remastered and with new cover artwork by Jon Field.

Jade Warrior/Jade Warrior ....import CD $20.99

Jade Warrior/Jade Warrior ....import CD $20.99

Jade Warrior - an eclectic group led by Jon Field (percussion) and Tony Duhig (guitar) – are hailed pioneers of World and New Age music. The group released three albums, 'Jade Warrior', 'Released' and 'Last Autumn's Dream,' and their sound combined a straightforward rock style with the varied tempo changes and experimental instrumentation typical of early '70s ‘Art rock’ bands. This reissue of British prog /art rock, originally released in 1971, presents tracks that are positively strange. The sound ranges from tribal music to an indescribable sort of psychedelic rock. Superbly performed and very unusual.

Jade Warrior/Released (Limited Edition) ....import CD $21.99

Jade Warrior/Released (Limited Edition) ....import CD $21.99

Innovative musical concepts are featured on this marvellous, much sought after second album by a unique British group which blends Eastern influences with elements of rock and folk music. The founder members of Jade Warrior were guitarist Tony Duhig, his flute-playing partner Jon Field, and vocalist Glyn Havard. Drums and saxophones augmented the original trio for 'Released,' which was the group's second album on the progressive Vertigo label and first issued in 1971. Hailed by many fans as one of the group's most popular and important albums, it comprises eight tracks featuring the interplay between the vocals, powerful guitar and melodic flute solos. As well as such imaginative compositions as 'Three Horned Dragon King,' 'Eyes On You' and 'Water Curtain Cave,' it includes the tracks '(We Have) Reason To Believe' and 'Barazinbar,' which were released as a single. A bonus item features another version of album track 'Minnamoto's Dream,' which has a different ending and will be of special interest to the band's worldwide army of fans. This is entrancing world music from the Seventies and way ahead of its time, and it is packaged as a replica of its original fold out poster-sleeve.  Special edition original vinyl artwork, in six panel, fold out poster style CD digi-sleeve format (all card wallet – no plastic) plus extra inserted fold-out poster.

Jade Warrior/Last Autumn's Dream (Limited Edition) ....import CD $21.99

Jade Warrior/Last Autumn's Dream (Limited Edition) ....import CD $21.99

Jade Warrior was one of the most intriguing and inventive bands signed to the Vertigo label in the early Seventies. 'Last Autumn's Dream' was their third album, first released in 1972 and features the late Tony Duhig (guitar), Glyn Havard (vocals, bass) and Jon Field (flute, congas, percussion), together with Allan Price (drums) and David Duhig (lead guitar).  The band's unusual name reflects their interest in Eastern music (a 'Jade Warrior' means a Japanese Samurai swordsman who is also interested in art and poetry). The Jade Warrior group was a unique concept, and the music on this CD has great subtlety that progressive rock fans will find especially appealing.  Among the highlights are such songs as 'A Winter's Tale' and 'The Demon Trucker' as well as instrumental numbers such as 'Dark River' and 'Obedience.'  The liner notes feature an interview with original group member Glyn Havard.

Japanese Paper Sleeve Editions

Jade Warrior/Jade Warrior (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ....import CD $40.95

Jade Warrior/Jade Warrior (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ....import CD $40.95

1971 first album by the psychedelic rock group. 24bit remastered. With bonus track "The Traveller(Alternate Mix)". Comes in a paper sleeve. Limited release.

Jade Warrior/Released (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ....import CD $40.95

Jade Warrior/Released (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ....import CD $40.95

1972 Second Album by the Psychedelic Rock Group. 24bit Remastered. With Bonus Track "Minnamoto's Dream(Alternate Edit Version)". Comes in a Paper Sleeve. Limited Release.

Jade Warrior/Last Autumns Dream (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ....import CD $41.95

Jade Warrior/Released (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ....import CD $40.95

1972 third album by the psychedelic rock group. 24bit remastered. Comes in a paper sleeve. Limited release.

Jade Warrior/Eclipse ....import CD $17.99

Jade Warrior - Eclipse

Something old, yet something new from Jade Warrior!  Eclipse and Fifth Element were recorded around 1973 by the original Jade Warrior lineup (Jon Field, Tony Duhig, and Glyn Havard). They were planned to be followups on the Vertigo label following their third album, Last Autumn's Dream.  But Vertigo cancelled the band's contract before they were released.    The set of tracks on Eclipse includes the three previously available only on the 'Reflections' collection, two available only on the U.S. and European versions of the Vertigo Records Suck It And See samplers, and two never before released.  All performances on The Fifth Element CD are seeing their very first release.  One composition, 'On the Mountain of Fruit,' eventually evolved to become part of  Jade Warrior's first album for Island, the classic Floating World.


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