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Solstice

Solstice
Country
England
Profile
Formed in 1980 by Andy Glass, Solstice is a progressive rock band with heavy folk and new age touches. Playing many outdoor festivals, they were a perfect musical match for the underground "crusty" movement in Britian in the 1980s, which was similar to the hippie back-to-the-land movement in the U.S. in the early 1970s. A sporadic recording career and many personnel changes, though, have plagued the band over the years. Luckily, band leader and guitarist Andy Glass has an eye for talent and on each album has assembled skilled players with high levels of musicianship, always with gifted female vocalists (no less than six have occupied this slot).
Website
http://www.solsticewebsite.com
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Releases on file (6)
Solstice — Prophecy Solstice — Prophecy
(Esoteric Recordings EANTCD 1024, 2013, CD)
Solstice — Spirit Solstice — Spirit
(F2 Records 201002, 2010, CD+DVD)
Solstice — The Cropredy Set Solstice — The Cropredy Set
(F2 Records 200709D, 1998/2007, CD & DVD)
Solstice — Circles Solstice — Circles
(F2 Records 200709C, 1997/2007, 2CD)
Solstice — New Life Solstice — New Life
(PRO-017, 1993, CD)
Solstice — Silent Dance Solstice — Silent Dance
(F2 Records 200709A, 1984/2007, 2CD)

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