Clouds (2)

Clouds (2)

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Clouds were a progressive rock group from Scotland who never found true commercial success despite rave reviews for their records and concerts. In their earlier incarnation as 1-2-3, they had a now-legendary residency at the Marquee club in early 1967, directly influencing many important bands such as Yes, The Nice, and King Crimson. They were managed by Brian Epstein and Nems, but this association ended shortly after Epstein’s death, and the band was signed by Terry Ellis to the fledgling Chrysalis empire. But the success of Jethro Tull took the focus away from Clouds, and despite successful European and American tours, and numerous recordings with Island records, the band failed to capture the imagination of the record-buying public, and disbanded in Oct 1971.As years passed, however, it was the band's earlier incarnation as 1-2-3 that became the subject of a critical reappraisal. With accolades from the likes of David Bowie and others, the band's distinctive guitar-less, organ-driven sound is now viewed as a definitive precursor to the progressive rock movement.
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Clouds (2) Discography

Albums

ILPS 9100, ILPS-9100 Clouds (2) The Clouds Scrapbook (Album) Island Records, Island Records ILPS 9100, ILPS-9100 UK 1969 Sell This Version
DES 18044 Clouds (2) Up Above Our Heads(LP, Album) Deram, London Records DES 18044 US 1970 Sell This Version
DES 18058 Clouds (2) Watercolour Days (Album) Chrysalis, Chrysalis DES 18058 US 1971 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

WIP6055 Clouds (2) Make No Bones About It(7", Single) Island Records WIP6055 UK 1968 Sell This Version
WIP6067 Clouds (2) Scrapbook(7", Sin) Island Records WIP6067 UK 1969 Sell This Version
6014 017 Clouds (2) Take Me To Your Leader (Single) Island Records 6014 017 France 1970 Sell This Version

Compilations

BGOCD317 Clouds (2) Scrapbook/Watercolour Days(CD, Comp, RM) BGO Records BGOCD317 UK 1996 Sell This Version
BGOCD966 Clouds (2) Up Above Our Heads [Clouds 1966-71](2xCD, Comp, RM) BGO Records BGOCD966 UK 2010 Sell This Version

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