Gravy Train – (A Ballad of) A Peaceful Man (1971)

(A Ballad of) A Peaceful Man is the second album by English hard-rock/folk band Gravy Train, released in 1971 on the Vertigo “swirl” label. The album was produced by Jonathan Peel — not to be confused with the namesake DJ — with string arrangements by Nick Harrison, who provided a similar service on contemporaneous albums by Joe Cocker, Third World War, and Tír na nÓg. Musically, this release absconds the Tull-ish heavy-blues/psych of the debut for a lavish rusticism more akin to Heads Hands and Feat.

Tracklist:
A1. “Alone in Georgia” (4:35)
A2. “(Ballad of) A Peaceful Man” (7:06)
A3. “Jules Delight” (6:58)
B1. “Messenger” (5:58)
B2. “Can Anybody Hear Me?” (2:59)
B3. “Old Tin Box” (4:45)
B4. “Won’t Talk About It” (3:00)
B5. “Home Again” (3:25)

Credits:
Norman Barratt — guitar, vocals
J.D. Hughes — flute, keyboards, saxophone, vocals
Barry Davenport — drums, percussion
Les Williams — bass, backing vocals

Jonathan Peel — producer

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