For some the Scottish band Barclay James Harvest never became a household word in their music collection back in 1978 when their classic gold selling album “XII” was released. Pay attention now, this re-mastered and expanded edition contains an all-new 5.1 mix on DVD along with a bunch of bonus material, all well suited for progressive rock fans. Following in the wake of their well-received release “Gone to Earth” they rode high on the success they found in Germany and Europe. However, it would be the last Barclay James Harvest album to feature Woolly Wolstenholme before his departure from the band in June 1979.
The Deluxe edition includes two CD’s and a NTSC region free DVD, and features a re-master of the original album mix, five bonus tracks, and brilliant 2016 24bit / 96 kHz stereo and 5.1 surround mixes of the entire album. Reissued by Esoteric Records, the package includes an illustrated booklet that fully restores the original album artwork, a new essay and a reproduction poster.