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Talking Elephant

Talking Elephant
44 (0)20 8301 2828
8 Martin Dene, Bexleyheath, Kent DA6 8NA, UK
English label releasing folk and folk-rock, though not exclusively.
Releases on file (31)
Wishbone Ash — Illuminations Wishbone Ash — Illuminations
(Talking Elephant TECD012, 1996, CD)
Groundhogs — Solid Groundhogs — Solid
(Talking Elephant TECD 025, 1974/2001, CD)
Wishbone Ash — Nouveau Calls Wishbone Ash — Nouveau Calls
(Talking Elephant TECD050, 1987/2002, CD)
Wishbone Ash — Here to Hear Wishbone Ash — Here to Hear
(Talking Elephant TECD049, 1989/2002, CD)
Wishbone Ash — Strange Affair Wishbone Ash — Strange Affair
(Talking Elephant TECD048, 1991/2003, CD)
Fairport Convention — Jewel in the Crown Fairport Convention — Jewel in the Crown
(Talking Elephant TECD067, 1995/2004, CD)
Pete Bardens — Big Sky Pete Bardens — Big Sky
(Talking Elephant TECD070, 1994/2004, CD)
Caravan — All over You Caravan — All over You
(Talking Elephant ECD090, 1996/2006, CD)
Gryphon — Gryphon Gryphon — Gryphon
(Talking Elephant TECD117, 1973/2007, CD)
Gryphon — Midnight Mushrumps Gryphon — Midnight Mushrumps
(Talking Elephant TECD113, 1974/2007, CD)
Gryphon — Red Queen to Gryphon Three Gryphon — Red Queen to Gryphon Three
(Talking Elephant TECD112, 1974/2007, CD)
Wishbone Ash — Argus Wishbone Ash — Argus "Then Again" Live
(Talking Elephant TECD133, 2008, CD)
Amazing Blondel — Live in Tokyo Amazing Blondel — Live in Tokyo
(Talking Elephant TECD144, 1977/2009, CD)
Amazing Blondel — Inspiration Amazing Blondel — Inspiration
(Talking Elephant TECD140, 1975/2009, CD)
Amazing Blondel — Bad Dreams Amazing Blondel — Bad Dreams
(Talking Elephant TECD145, 1976/2009, CD)
Horslips — The Man Who Built America Horslips — The Man Who Built America
(Talking Elephant MOOCCD017, 1978/2009, CD)
Horslips — Book of Invasions Horslips — Book of Invasions
(Talking Elephant MOOCCD012, 1976/2009, CD)
Gryphon — Treason Gryphon — Treason
(Talking Elephant TECD149, 1977/2009, CD)
Amazing Blondel — Dead: Live in Transylvania Amazing Blondel — Dead: Live in Transylvania
(Talking Elephant TECD171, 2010, CD)
Blondel — The Amazing Elsie Emerald Blondel — The Amazing Elsie Emerald
(Talking Elephant TECD162, 2010, CD)
Gryphon — Raindance Gryphon — Raindance
(Talking Elephant TECD166, 1975/2010, CD)
Bread Love and Dreams — Bread Love and Dreams Bread Love and Dreams — Bread Love and Dreams
(Talking Elephant TECD195, 1969/2012, CD)
Sopwith Camel — Sopwith Camel Sopwith Camel — Sopwith Camel
(Talking Elephant TECD203, 1967/2012, CD)
Colosseum — Those Who Are About to Die Salute You Colosseum — Those Who Are About to Die Salute You
(Talking Elephant TECD222, 1969/2013, CD)
Jon Anderson — Deseo Jon Anderson — Deseo
(Talking Elephant TECD216, 1994/2013, CD)
Wishbone Ash — First Light Wishbone Ash — First Light
(Talking Elephant TECD108, 1970/2014, CD)
Wishbone Ash — The Power of Eternity Wishbone Ash — The Power of Eternity
(Talking Elephant TECD258, 2007/2014, 2CD)
Wishbone Ash — Bona Fide Wishbone Ash — Bona Fide
(Talking Elephant TECD256, 2002/2014, 2CD)
Wishbone Ash — Bare Bones Wishbone Ash — Bare Bones
(Talking Elephant TECD254, 1999/2014, 2CD)
Steeleye Span — Ten Man Mop, or Mr. Reservoir Butler Rides Again Steeleye Span — Ten Man Mop, or Mr. Reservoir Butler Rides Again
(Talking Elephant TECD316, 1971/2016, CD)
Steeleye Span — Please to See the King Steeleye Span — Please to See the King
(Talking Elephant TECD317, 1971/2016, CD)

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