Ruby (26) ‎– Red Crystal Fantasies

Chrysalis ‎– CHR.1061
Vinyl, Album, LP


A1 Brown Eyes
A2 Better Days, Better Nights
A3 Someday I Will Return
A4 Rainbow
A5 Strange Love
B1 Oh Woman
B2 You Are Everything To Me
B3 Pretender
B4 Coach Acoming
B5 Starshine

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  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout stamped): CHR 1061 A-1U
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout stamped): CHR 1061 B-1U

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February 27, 2018
I have the UK version but with no band image,like the German release.


November 26, 2013
edited over 4 years ago
UK original textured sleeve LP by underrated English rock band featuring Dave Knights who was Procol Harum's first bass-player in their first two albums. The album is quite varied with some rock and blues influences. Drumming duties were largely performed by Colin “Billy The Kid” Fairley of String Driven Thing. “The Sun Shines Through The Clouds.”


November 26, 2013
Dave Knights, Procol Harum's first bass-player, was later involved with the 1974 album with Ruby called Red Crystal Fantasies
This was on Chrysalis, produced at Trident Studios by Ken Scott, of stitching-together In Held 'Twas in I fame. DK sings (backing only, I'm 99% sure), plays acoustic guitar as well as bass, and wrote 4½ of the songs including the single Someday I Will Return which is a classic in the poptastic mode of Manfred Mann or The Hollies and has a curious organ / strings middle.
The title, Red Crystal Fantasies does not appear on the front or back of the jacket, but is on the spine, and on the label. It's Chrysalis UK, CHR-1061, © 1974
Mike Lentin – electric / acoustic 12-string guitars
John Abbott – second guitar / wah wah / vocals
David Knights – bass / acoustic guitar / vocals
Rab Munro – vocals / percussion
Geoff Swettenham – drums on Oh Woman [also played with Matthew Fisher]
Colin Fairley – drums and percussion on other tracks
Gerry Shury – strings on Someday I Will Return
Produced & engineered by Ken Scott; second engineer on mixes Dennis Mackay; recorded at Trident Studios and Kinks Studios; mixed at Trident Studios and Scorpio Studios
Album design – Terry Barham; back photos – Mike Putland; all songs published by Carlin Music Corporation