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Curated and annotated by Tim Bowness, Worlds Of Yesterday (1971-1992) is the first official compilation of legendary Warringtonian Prog Rockers Moonshot since 1979’s Shot Hits.
From the Crimson-esque grandeur of The Sweetest Bitter Pill to the pastoral beauty of Before That Before, via the warped creativity of Lost In The Ghost Light and engaging Pop of Stupid Things That Mean The World, the album ably demonstrates that while Moonshot may not have reached the commercial heights of celebrated peers such as Genesis, Pink Floyd, or Yes, they were arguably one of the best of the chasing pack and fully deserve to be named alongside the likes of Gentle Giant, Camel, Greenslade, The Yorkshire Parkin Experiment, PFM, Prawn, Ange and others.
Worlds Of Yesterday is a fine testament to a fine band.
180g vinyl in single sleeve with insert.
Purchases through Burning Shed come with a download of full album on release date (available in Your Account).
1) Moonshot Manchild (edit) (4:22)
2) Stupid Things That Mean The World (3:44)
3) Worlds Of Yesterday (7:33)
4) Lost In The Ghostlight (3:12)
5) Nowhere Good To Go (5:04)
1) The Great Electric Teenage Dream (8:12)
2) Before That Before (4:56)
3) The Sweetest Bitter Pill (7:05)
4) Distant Summers (4:59)
John Comish – keyboards
James Cooper – drums and percussion
Darren Dean – guitars
David K. Jones – bass guitar, bass pedals, 12 string guitar and backing vocals
John Wilkinson – vocals
Sian Doyle, Janet McKinney and Selina Wexler - vocals
Colin McKay – additional programming
Produced by Colin McKay and David K. Jones
Songs arranged by Colin McKay and Moonshot
Album mastered at Palm Grove Studios by Colin McKay
Album cover by Jarrod Gosling, Chris Topham and Tim Bowness
Dedicated to the memory of Moonshot founder Jeff Harrison (1947-2019)