This page contains archive Galahad recordings, both from the studio and live performances, available for download or streaming.
We have now uploaded the very first Galahad recording session which took place on the 25th October 1985 at Studio 95, which was located in the back streets of Boscombe in Dorset.
This was the first time that most of the members of Galahad (at the time) had ever entered a recording studio. To put it in to some kind of context this session was recorded less than two months after the first Galahad gig and less than three months after Stu joined to complete the first full line up of the band. It was also the only time that Galahad would ever record as a seven piece band.
Due to time restraints and lack of funds the session was recorded live straight on to 1/4inch tape. Subsequently four out the five tracks were re-recorded for future albums. Several of the tracks were still fairly embryonic at the time and changed considerably over the next few years. The recording available here isn't the best quality as it is taken from a cassette master, but it does give a reasonable impression of what we were up to that day!
A full range of analogue keyboards was used by Nick and Mike on this recording including Mellotron, Mini Moog, Fender Rhodes, Roland String Synth, Juno 6 and Clavinet!
Suffice to say that none of this original recording was 'digitally' recorded in any way!
The line up for this 'historic' session was:
Roy Keyworth - Guitars
Stuart Nicholson - Vocals
Nick Hodgson - Keyboards
Mike Hooker - Keyboards
Patrick 'Paddy' O'Callaghan - Drums
John O'Callaghan - Rhythm Guitars
Paul Watts - Bass guitar
Studio 95 Demo (First ever Galahad recording session) - 25/10/1985
Painted Lady 1:410:00/1:41
Second Life 4:380:00/4:38
Ghost of Durtal 10:570:00/10:57
NEIL PEPPER - OUTERLIFE
As many of you will know, our long time Bassist Neil Pepper sadly died of Cancer of the Oesophagus two years ago this September.
He did, however, leave a compact but interesting musical legacy and thus we have made available one of his tracks, ‘Outerlife’, for download.
‘Outerlife’ was recorded around 1997 and features Bruce Soord of The Pineapple Thief on guest vocals. Unfortunately, only a cassette version exists which we have converted to MP3 and the sound quality is not too shabby.
All proceeds from the sale of this track (minimum 45p, so a bargain really) will go to Neil’s family, his wife Jojo and their three young children Rosie, Poppy and Finn plus, of course, you will also be helping to keep his memory alive.
Thanks very much for your support.
Galahad Electric Company
De - Constructing Ghosts (1999)
Probably the most radical release in the Galahad canon. Consisting of remixes from original vocal, guitar, keyboard and woodwind tracks taken from the Following Ghosts master tapes and used to 'build' completely new pieces of music. Although not a dance re-mix album as such, there are a lot of breakbeat/house style beats along with more
Probably the most radical release in the Galahad canon. Consisting of remixes from original vocal, guitar, keyboard and woodwind tracks taken from the Following Ghosts master tapes and used to 'build' completely new pieces of music. Although not a dance re-mix album as such, there are a lot of breakbeat/house style beats along with more ethnic/eastern influences which Galahad has dabbled with over the years. On reflection, although it was an unusual experiment, especially for the time, which didn't always work as a whole,there are still some very interesting and creative moments on the album, which still sound fresh and contemporary after all these years later, proving conclusively that Galahad have never been just another,so called, Neo-Prog band!
Dusty Rhodes 5:300:00/5:30
Imago Separation Mix 6:150:00/6:15
Cheese Roll Rozwell 6:560:00/6:56
Ultra Shine 3:260:00/3:26
Holy Curry Land 3:140:00/3:14
Ocean Black 3:560:00/3:56
Karma Divine 4:400:00/4:40
The Bliss Police 6:410:00/6:41
Myopic Distortion 4:150:00/4:15
Stu Goes to Morocco 5:140:00/5:14