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Tracklist

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

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    Version DetailsData Quality
    Cover of Samurai, 1971, VinylSamurai
    LP, Album, Stereo
    Greenwich Gramophone Company – GSLP 1003UK1971UK1971
    New Submission
    Cover of Samurai, 1971, VinylSamurai
    LP, Album
    London Records – SLLU 14476Uruguay1971Uruguay1971
    New Submission
    Cover of Samurai, 1971, VinylSamurai
    LP, Album
    Greenwich Gramophone Company – GSLP 1003Germany1971Germany1971
    New Submission
    Cover of Samurai, 1972, VinylSamurai
    LP, Album
    London Records – SLC 409Japan1972Japan1972
    Cover of Samurai, 1996, CDSamurai
    CD, Album, Reissue
    Landren Productions – LRCD 9612US1996US1996
    New Submission
    Cover of Samurai, 1996-02-25, CDSamurai
    CD, Album, Reissue
    Belle Antique – MAR 96202, Landren Productions – LRCD 9612Japan1996Japan1996
    New Submission
    Cover of Samurai, 1998, VinylSamurai
    LP, Album, Reissue, Unofficial Release
    Dr. Prog – 7103 DRPREurope1998Europe1998
    New Submission
    Cover of Samurai, 2001, CDSamurai
    CD, Album, Reissue, Unofficial Release
    Progressive Line – PL 505Australia2001Australia2001
    New Submission
    Cover of Samurai, 2006-06-21, CDSamurai
    CD, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered, Paper Sleeve
    Air Mail Archive – AIRAC-1217, Greenwich Gramophone Company – AIRAC-1217Japan2006Japan2006
    Cover of Samurai, 2006, CDSamurai
    CD, Album, Reissue, Digipak
    Akarma – AK 341Europe2006Europe2006
    New Submission
    Cover of Samurai, 2008, CDSamurai
    CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered
    Esoteric Recordings – ECLEC 2025UK2008UK2008
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Samurai, 2010, VinylSamurai
    LP, Reissue, Remastered, Limited Edition, Album
    Guerssen – GUESS071Spain2010Spain2010
    New Submission
    Cover of Samurai, 2010-00-00, VinylSamurai
    LP, Album, Reissue
    Cherry Red Phonograph – crp110Europe2010Europe2010
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Samurai, 2013-02-25, CDSamurai
    CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered, SHM-CD, Paper Sleeve
    Belle Antique – BELLE 132061Japan2013Japan2013
    New Submission
    Cover of Samurai, 2015-02-02, CDSamurai
    CD, Album, Remastered, Repress
    Esoteric Recordings – ECLEC 2025UK2015UK2015
    New Submission
    Cover of Samurai, 2015-02-02, CDSamurai
    CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Expanded Edition, Digipak
    Esoteric Recordings – ECLEC 2737UK2015UK2015
    New Submission
    Cover of Samurai, 2018, VinylSamurai
    LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, 180g, Gatefold
    Tiger Bay – TB6256Europe2018Europe2018
    New Submission
    Cover of Samurai, 2020-09-25, CDSamurai
    CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Expanded Edition, Digipak
    Esoteric Recordings – ECLEC 2737UK & Europe2020UK & Europe2020
    New Submission
    Cover of Samurai, 2021, VinylSamurai
    LP, Album, Reissue
    Trading Places – TDP54066UK2021UK2021
    New Submission
    Cover of Samurai, , CDSamurai
    CD, Album, Reissue, Unofficial Release
    Esoteric Recordings (4) – ECLEC 2025RussiaRussia
    New Submission

    Reviews

    • adetillio's avatar
      adetillio
      Really good pressing of a weird and forgotten album. My copy is dead-quiet, without a mark. Packaging is really cool too!
      • swirli55's avatar
        swirli55
        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's avatar
          alberto1957
          CD AKARMA AK 341 GATEFOLD PAPER CVR 2005
          • progfan97402's avatar
            progfan97402
            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.

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