Clouds (2)

Members of Clouds (2): Billy Ritchie, Harry Hughes, Ian Ellis
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.cloudsmusic.com/, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clouds_%2860s_rock_band%29

Discography of Clouds (2):

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 The Clouds Scrapbook 11 Audio 1969
2 Up Above Our Heads 8 Audio 1970
3 Watercolour Days 9 Audio 1971
4 Watercolour Days 8 Audio 1971
5 Scrapbook/Watercolour Days 20 Audio 1996 BGO Records
6 Up Above Our Heads [Clouds 1966-71] 34 Audio 2010-11-01 BGO Records
7 Make No Bones About It 2 Audio 1968 Island Records
8 Scrapbook 2 Audio 1969 Island Records
9 Take Me To Your Leader 2 Audio 1970 Island Records
10 Watercolour Days 9 Audio 1971 Deram
11 Take Me To Your Leader 2 Audio 1970 Island Records
12 Take Me To Your Leader 2 Audio 1970 Island Records
13 Take Me To Your Leader 2 Audio 1970 Island Records
14 Take Me To Your Leader 2 Audio 1970 Island Records
15 The Clouds Scrapbook 11 Audio 1969 Fontana
16 The Clouds Scrapbook 11 Audio 1969 Island Records


Clouds were a progressive rock group from Scotland who never found true commercial success despite rave reviews for their records and concerts. In their earlier incarnation as 1-2-3, they had a now-legendary residency at the Marquee club in early 1967, directly influencing many important bands such as Yes, The Nice, and King Crimson. They were managed by Brian Epstein and Nems, but this association ended shortly after Epstein’s death, and the band was signed by Terry Ellis to the fledgling Chrysalis empire. But the success of Jethro Tull took the focus away from Clouds, and despite successful European and American tours, and numerous recordings with Island records, the band failed to capture the imagination of the record-buying public, and disbanded in Oct 1971.As years passed, however, it was the band's earlier incarnation as 1-2-3 that became the subject of a critical reappraisal. With accolades from the likes of David Bowie and others, the band's distinctive guitar-less, organ-driven sound is now viewed as a definitive precursor to the progressive rock movement.


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