Week of April 20, 2008


Roy Apps - Guitar, Vocals
Mike Finesilver - Bass
Terry Gittings - Drums
Steve Jones - Keyboards
Tony Pook - Vocals, Percussion

Heron (Dawn DNLS 3010) 1970
CD: Si-Wan SRMC 1031, S.Korea

Twice As Nice At 1/2 The Price (2LP) (Dawn DNLS 3025) 1972

CD (Both albums): Upon Reflection - The Dawn Anthology, Castle/Sanctuary CMDDD1432, 2006

The Best Of Heron (See For Miles SEE 242) 1988

Take Me Back Home/Minstrel And A King (Dawn DNS 1015) 1970
Bye And Bye/Through Time/Only A Hobo/I'm Ready To Leave (PS) (Dawn DNX 2509) 1971

A folk-based band whose music also had a tinge of soul. They remained obscure at the time but the See For Miles compilation, which compiles material from their two Dawn albums, suggests that perhaps they deserved better. Most of their material was self-penned, aside from cover versions of Woody Guthrie's 'Sally Goodin' and 'The Great Dust Storm', and on the whole their gentle love songs have aged well.

They also have a cut, 'The Wanderer', on the 'Dawn Takeaway Concert' album.

Discography and personnel data taken from The Tapestry of Delights - The Comprehensive Guide to British Music of the Beat, R&B, Psychedelic and Progressive Eras 1963-1976, Vernon Joynson ISBN 1 899855 04 1

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