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

Gravy Train – (A Ballad of) A Peaceful Man. 1971 Vertigo (also released in Germany and Italy)

CD reissues: 1990 Repertoire (Germany); 2000 Universal (Japan mini-LP); 2002 Repertoire (Germany); 2006 Repertoire (Germany mini-LP)

Packaging details: Gravy Train's second album has pretty much fallen into the "common copy" chasm. It's mainly been reissued by the Repertoire label (a few times) as well as Akarma. It would be nice for a specialist label to take it on and do it right, like Esoteric. As always the Japanese mini-LP (I own this version) is likely to be the same master as the Repertoire. But since it features a wonderful gatefold cover, it's worth getting in the mini-LP format - even though it lacks any extras like liner notes, bonus tracks, concert promos or photos. The 2002 and 2006 Repertoire releases have bonus tracks.

Notes: There are plenty of good reviews of this album out there already that I agree with. Check a few of these from RYM.

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