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Extended Analysis

Uriel and Egg: The Road to Hatfield and Beyond

Read "Uriel and Egg: The Road to Hatfield and Beyond" reviewed by John Kelman


In the chronicles of progressive rock history, the British Canterbury scene has been largely defined by such groups as Caravan, Gong, Hatfield And The North, National Health and Soft Machine. But Uriel and its successor, Egg, have long been considered seminal precursors. Both featured future Hatfield keyboardist Dave Stewart, bassist/vocalist Mont Campbell and drummer Clive Brooks, while guitarist Steve Hillage-- who would go on to a successful career with both Gong and his own projects--fleshed Uriel out to a four-piece. ...

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Album Review

Egg: The Civil Surface

Read "The Civil Surface" reviewed by John Kelman


First achieving prominence with seminal progressive/Canterbury group Egg, it was with Hatfield and the North that British keyboardist Dave Stewart matured into a more jazz-centric writer/player. That said, Egg's first two discs--Egg (Nova/Deram, 1970) and The Polite Force (Deram, 1971)--demonstrated a remarkably mature voice for someone who, alongside equal contributors Mont Campbell (bass, vocals, French horn) and Clive Brooks (drums), was still on the cusp of his twenties. With Egg's unfortunate demise in 1972, some of its best material remained ...


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