Eela Craig ‎– Hats Of Glass

Vertigo ‎– 6360 638
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Recorded August-November 1977.
Includes lyric sheet.

℗ 1978 Phonogram GmbH

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Label Code: LC 1633
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A-side, stamped): 10 AA6360638 1Y 320 1 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B-side, stamped): 10 AA6360638 2Y 320 1 -
  • Matrix / Runout (On label A-side): AA 6360 638.1 Y
  • Matrix / Runout (On label B-side): AA 6360 638.2 Y
  • Rights Society: GEMA
  • Other (Below catalog number on back cover): 5016

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
34 113 Eela Craig Hats Of Glass(LP, Album, Club) Vertigo 34 113 Austria 1978 Sell This Version
BT 8115 Eela Craig Hats Of Glass(LP, Album) Vertigo BT 8115 Japan 1978 Sell This Version
6360 638 Eela Craig Hats Of Glass(LP, Album) Vertigo 6360 638 Austria 1978 Sell This Version
BELLE 091476 Eela Craig Hats Of Glass(CD, Album, RE, RM) Belle Antique BELLE 091476 Japan 2009 Sell This Version


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July 25, 2013
Must be a wrong Martin Hall in track A2, A3, B2, B3 (Lyrics)?


June 6, 2013
Hats of Glass was their followup to One Niter, and much of the funk influence of that album had disappeared in favor of a more symphonic sound. They also brought back original vocalist Wil Orthofer, who last appeared in 1971 on their self-entitled debut. Although they made an excellent followup to One Niter, it seemed like they were having some writer's block, because they ended up rerecording material from a single they recorded and released back in 1974, and covering a Chris de Burgh song. "A Spaceman Came Travelling" is the opening song, and the cover of the Chris de Burgh song mentioned, it really doesn't sound too different from the 1975 original, although a bit more space, and vocoder was included. The title track is more or less in the Pink Floyd manner, particularly Fritz Riedelberger's Gilmour-like guitar playing. Then it ends with a remake of "Stories", with much of the Mellotron replaced by string synths (appears to be a Logan String Melody, from what I'm able to determine on the back cover of One Niter which showed their gear). The lyrics had been changed, and the Mellotron was reduced to some tron choir. "Chances Are" sound a bit like where they were headed with their next album Missa Universalis minus the religious lyrics. "Heaven Sales" has a bit of that funk influence left, while the lyrics criticized the commercialization of religion. "Holstenwall Fair" is certainly one of the album's big highlights. I especially like the part that slows down with the mellow synth solo, a big tron brass passage before the band goes into a jam. Great stuff. To be honest, "Caught in the Air" is a rather sappy ballad I can live without. Then they do a remake of their 1974 "Cheese", this time it's all instrumental, where the 1974 original featured vocals, this remake instead included a nice, but short Moog solo. While it's a notch below One Niter, this is truly a great album to have, and definitely one of the better prog albums I've heard from the late '70s.