Face to Face (Barclay James Harvest album)

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Face to Face
Barclay James Harvest - Face To Face (1987) Front Cover.jpg
Studio album by Barclay James Harvest
Released 30 January 1987 (original version)
23 October 2006[1] (remastered CD)
Recorded autumn 1986
Studio Friarmere Studios, Delph,
Chipping Norton Studios
Genre Progressive rock, folk rock, pop rock
Length 60:45 (original CD version)
76:47 (2006 remastered CD)
Label Polydor Records
Eclectic Discs
Producer Barclay James Harvest & Gregg Jackman
Barclay James Harvest chronology
Victims of Circumstance
Face to Face
Welcome to the Show
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 1.5/5 stars[2]

Face to Face is the fourteenth studio album by British rock band Barclay James Harvest, released in 1987.

The working title for the album whilst recording was in progress was Elements, but there was a last-minute change to Face to Face.[1]

Track listing

Original LP version

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Prisoner of Your Love" L. Holroyd 04:34
2. "He Said Love" J. Lees 05:03
3. "Alone in the Night" J. Lees 05:05
4. "Turn the Key" L. Holroyd 04:46
5. "Guitar Blues" J. Lees 05:24
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
6. "African" J. Lees 05:55
7. "Following Me" L. Holroyd 04:23
8. "All My Life" L. Holroyd 05:09
9. "Panic" J. Lees 04:30
10. "Kiev" L. Holroyd 05:25

Original CD version

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Prisoner of Your Love" L. Holroyd 04:35
2. "He Said Love" J. Lees 05:04
3. "Alone in the Night" J. Lees 05:07
4. "Turn the Key" L. Holroyd 04:47
5. "You Need Love" J. Lees 04:10
6. "Kiev" L. Holroyd 05:26
7. "African" J. Lees 05:51
8. "Following Me" L. Holroyd 04:22
9. "All My Life" L. Holroyd 05:31
10. "Panic" J. Lees 04:30
11. "Guitar Blues" J. Lees 05:18
12. "On the Wings of Love" L. Holroyd 05:56
Total length: 60:45

2006 Eclectic ECLCD 1051 remastered CD bonus tracks

No. Title Writer(s) Length
13. "He Said Love (single edit)" J. Lees 04:15
14. "Panic (12-inch single remix)" J. Lees 06:05
15. "On the Wings of Love (single edit)" L. Holroyd 05:31
Total length: 76:47


Barclay James Harvest

Guest musicians

Additional keyboards were by Kevin McAlea, Bias Boshell and Paul Wickens. The string arrangement on "Guitar Blues" was written and performed by Andrew Jackman. Dick Morrissey played saxophone. Additional percussion came from Frank Ricotti. Finally, the backing vocalists on "African" were George Chandler, Richard Jon Smith, Jimmy Chambers, Lee Vanderbilt, Bill Fredericks and Jimmy Thomas.[1]


  • Produced by Barclay James Harvest & Gregg Jackman except tracks "Prisoner of Your Love", "Turn the Key", "African", "Following Me", "All My Life" and "Kiev" produced by Pip Williams, Gregg Jackman and Barclay James Harvest
  • Engineered by Gregg Jackman and assisted by Richard Bland
  • Recorded at John Lees's own Friarmere Studios in Delph, with additional keyboard and percussion overdubs added at Chipping Norton Studios, autumn 1986
  • Mixed at Mayfair Studios and Advision Studios in London
  • Sleeve design by Green Ink under the art direction of Alwyn Clayden


Year Chart Position
1987 UK Albums Chart 65[3]
1987 German Albums Chart 9[4]


  1. ^ a b c "Face to Face page on the Barclay James Harvest official website".
  2. ^ Collins, Paul. "Face to Face overview". Allmusic.
  3. ^ "Barclay James Harvest chart positions in the UK". The Official Charts Company.
  4. ^ "Face to Face chart position in Germany". Media Control Charts.

External links

  • Barclay James Harvest official website
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