Samurai (6) ‎– Samurai

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Saving It Up For So Long
More Rain
Maudie James
Holy Padlock
Give A Little Love
Face In The Mirror
As I Dried The Tears Away

Versions (18)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
GSLP 1003 Samurai (6) Samurai(LP, Album) Greenwich Gramophone Company GSLP 1003 UK 1971 Sell This Version
GSLP 1003 Samurai (6) Samurai(LP, Album) Greenwich Gramophone Company GSLP 1003 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
SLLU 14476 Samurai (6) Samurai(LP, Album) London Records SLLU 14476 Uruguay 1971 Sell This Version
SLC 409 Samurai (6) Samurai(LP, Album) London Records SLC 409 Japan 1972 Sell This Version
LRCD 9612 Samurai (6) Samurai(CD, Album, RE) Landren Productions LRCD 9612 US 1996 Sell This Version
7103 DRPR Samurai (6) Samurai(LP, Album, RE) Dr. Prog 7103 DRPR Europe 1998 Sell This Version
PL 505 Samurai (6) Samurai(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) Progressive Line PL 505 Australia 2001 Sell This Version
AIRAC-1217 Samurai (6) Samurai(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap) Air Mail Archive, Greenwich Gramophone Company AIRAC-1217 Japan 2006 Sell This Version
341 Samurai (6) Samurai(CD, Album, RE, Dig) Akarma 341 Europe 2006 Sell This Version
ECLEC 2025 Samurai (6) Samurai(CD, Album, RE, RM) Esoteric Recordings ECLEC 2025 UK 2008 Sell This Version
GUESS071 Samurai (6) Samurai(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM) Guerssen GUESS071 Spain 2010 Sell This Version
CRP110, crp110 Samurai (6) Samurai(LP, Album, RE) Cherry Red Phonograph, Cherry Red Phonograph CRP110, crp110 Europe 2010 Sell This Version
BELLE 132061 Samurai (6) Samurai(CD, Album, RE, RM, SHM) Belle Antique BELLE 132061 Japan 2013 Sell This Version
ECLEC 2737 Samurai (6) Samurai(CD, Album, RE, RM, Exp) Esoteric Recordings ECLEC 2737 UK 2015 Sell This Version
ECLEC 2025 Samurai (6) Samurai(CD, Album, RM, RP) Esoteric Recordings ECLEC 2025 UK 2015 Sell This Version
TB6256 Samurai (6) Samurai(LP, Album, RE, RM, 180) Tiger Bay TB6256 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
ECLEC 2737 Samurai (6) Samurai(CD, Album, RE, RM, Exp) Esoteric Recordings ECLEC 2737 UK & Europe 2020 Sell This Version
ECLEC 2025 Samurai (6) Samurai(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) Esoteric Recordings (4) ECLEC 2025 Russia Unknown Sell This Version

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swirli55

swirli55

May 23, 2020
referencing Samurai, LP, Album, RE, CRP110, crp110
There is a german original pressing in existence. As far as I remember with laminated cover, the sound is good, but the UK-version sounds better.
alberto1957

alberto1957

October 29, 2013
referencing Samurai, LP, Album, GSLP 1003
CD AKARMA AK 341 GATEFOLD PAPER CVR 2005
progfan97402

progfan97402

January 29, 2012
referencing Samurai, LP, Album, GSLP 1003
Truly one of my all-time great prog discoveries. Samurai was basically Web under a new name. It seems that Tom Harris left, and comes Tony Roberts and Don Fay for wind instruments. I have no idea why the band name change, perhaps it was Tom Harris who had legal rights to the Web name. As with Web's I Spider, Dave Lawson is responsible for vocals and keyboards, and let me tell you if you dislike Greenslade, don't let that put you off with trying Samurai! For one thing, his vocals are much easier for me to take in than with Greenslade, why he couldn't keep that voice for Greenslade, I couldn't understand. What you get here is great early '70s song-based prog with nice use of vibes as well as Hammond organ. Check out songs like "More Rain", "Maudie James", "Give a Little Love" and "As I Dried My Tears Away". Frequently compared to Lizard-era Crimson, although without the influence of Robert Fripp, and the fact Dave Lawson's voice sounds nothing like Gordon Haskell. Probably the comparison is due to the wind-instrument dominated brand of prog. To me, not only is the the best album I ever heard with Dave Lawson, but one of the finest obscure prog rock albums ever! So get it, even if you're a non-fan of Greenslade.