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(A Ballad Of) A Peaceful Man

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Released  1971
(A Ballad of) A Peaceful Man (1971)  Second Birth (1973)
Release date  1971
Genre  Progressive rock
Length  38:46
Artist  Gravy Train
Label  Vertigo Records
Producer  Jonathan Peel (for Mike Vaughn Productions Ltd.)
Progressive rock albums  Last Autumn's Dream, Harmonium en tournée, Crafty Hands, From Home to Home, Waters of Change

Released in late 1971, (A Ballad of) A Peaceful Man was Gravy Train's second — and probably their most praised — album. Unlike their heavier debut, this album sports some lovely string arrangements, provided by Nick Harrison.


A unique feature of the album is that it splits the heavy tracks from the lighter tracks: all the ballads are on side 1, while all the rockers are on side 2.

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Track listing

  1. "Alone in Georgia" – 4:35
  2. "(A Ballad of) A Peaceful Man" – 7:06
  3. "Jule's Delight" – 6:58
  4. "Messenger" – 5:58
  5. "Can Anybody Hear Me" – 2:59
  6. "Old Tin Box" – 4:45
  7. "Won't Talk about It" – 3:00
  8. "Home Again" – 3:25


  • Norman Barratt – guitar, vocals
  • J.D. Hughes – keyboards, vocals, wind
  • Lester Williams – bass, vocals
  • Barry Davenport – drums
  • Songs

    1Alone in Georgia4:33
    2(A Ballad of) A Peaceful Man7:09
    3Jule's Delight6:59


    (A Ballad Of) A Peaceful Man Wikipedia