Ring of Changes

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Ring of Changes
Barclay James Harvest - Ring Of Changes (1983) Front Cover.jpg
Studio album by Barclay James Harvest
Released May 16, 1983 (original version)
June 25, 2012[1] (remastered CD)
Recorded January - March 1983
Studio Far Studios, Frankfurt
Genre Progressive rock, folk rock, pop rock
Length 48:10
Label Polydor Records
Esoteric Recordings
Producer Pip Williams
Barclay James Harvest chronology
Turn of the Tide
Ring of Changes
Victims of Circumstance
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]

Ring of Changes is the twelfth studio album by British rock band Barclay James Harvest, released in 1983.

Track listing

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Fifties Child" J. Lees 4:18
2. "Looking from the Outside" L. Holroyd 5:17
3. "Teenage Heart" J. Lees 4:30
4. "High Wire" L. Holroyd 5:04
5. "Midnight Drug" J. Lees 5:13
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
6. "Waiting for the Right Time" L. Holroyd 6:19
7. "Just a Day Away (Forever Tomorrow)" J. Lees 4:12
8. "Paraiso Dos Cavalos" J. Lees 5:51
9. "Ring of Changes" L. Holroyd 7:17
Total length: 48:10
2012 Esoteric ECLEC2332 remastered CD bonus tracks
No. Title Writer(s) Length
10. "Blow Me Down" J. Lees 4:54
11. "Waiting for the Right Time (edited and remixed version)" L. Holroyd 3:27
12. "Ring of Changes (single version)" L. Holroyd 4:39


Barclay James Harvest

Guest musicians

"Special Guest Musician" on Ring of Changes was Bias Boshell, founder member of English folk band Trees, working with Barclay James Harvest for the first time. The orchestration on "Fifties Child" and "Paraiso Dos Cavalos" was arranged by Pip Williams and performed by the New World Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by David Katz. Kevin McAlea played keyboards on "Midnight Drug" and Henry Morris provided "occasional backing vocals".[1]


  • Produced by Pip Williams
  • Engineered by Gregg Jackman
  • Recorded digitally at Far Studios, Frankfurt and mixed at RAK Studios, London
  • Assistant engineer – Chris Dickie
  • Mastered at Strawberry Mastering by Melvyn Abrahams
  • Concept and design – Alwyn Clayden & David Walker
  • Art direction and supervision – Alwyn Clayden
  • Photography – Tony Latham, Alwyn Clayden & Bob Norris
  • Creative assistance and artwork – Main Titles Associates
  • Retouching – Wade Wood


Year Chart Position
1983 UK Albums Chart 36[3]
1983 German Albums Chart 4[4]


  1. ^ a b "Ring of Changes page on the Barclay James Harvest official website".
  2. ^ "Ring of Changes editor rating". Allmusic.
  3. ^ "Barclay James Harvest chart positions in the UK". The Official Charts Company.
  4. ^ "Ring of Changes chart position in Germany". Media Control Charts.

External links

  • Barclay James Harvest official website
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