Most of the albums released on the Cyclops label are the result of months of
gigging, refining the songs on stage and then many studio hours of rehearsal,
editing and mixing by the bands concerned. The results are great albums.
Despite this it is rare for a band to capture in the studio that mixture of
adrenalin, atmosphere and occasion that is part and parcel of live performance.
Cyclops Club releases came about to give you, the listener, that chance to shut
your eyes, turn up the volume and be there at the live performances, sample
the bands as they ply their trade and capture the excitement, the rush of live
In addition to the live releases Cyclops Club has diversified a little. As the
albums on the Cyclops label created demand for other releases from the bands
the CLUB label provided the opportunity to release back catalogue albums from
bands prior to their signing to the label.
All Club releases are limited individually numbered editions usually of just
Here are details about the CLUB releases although they are all now deleted:
MASTERMIND - Live In Tokyo
||Here is the recording of Mastermind at "On Air West" in Tokyo in 1997.
This is powerful progressive music in no compromise delivery with tracks
taken from all their studio albums. 70 minutes in length from a house console
mix, and ballsy as hell.
- Child of Technology
- On the Wings of Mercury
- Tiger! Tiger!
- Tidings of Battle
- A Call to Arms
- The Ride of the Valkyrie
- Too Much To Ask For
TRISTAN PARK - Leave To Enter
|| Recorded during the Place Inside tour in Autumn 1996.
Showcasing songs from all albums including the now released "Looking
Homeward" CD and featuring some stunning all round playing. Includes
GLD ensemble on one track and Martin Wilson on vocals on "Comfortably
- Memorial Day (intro)/Once You've Been to Heaven
- The Space Between
- A Day Away
- Risking it All
- Forbidden Thoughts
- Someone Else's Dream
- The End of Forever
- Comfortably Numb
- In Your Possession
- An American Tragedy (end)
PARALLEL or 90 DEGREES - The Corner Of My Room
|| This release of the previously commercially unrelased first album was
in response to the rave reviews from the new album "Afterlifecycle".
As an extra we have managed to put on the 17 minute epic "A
Gap In The Night" which includes some stunning organ work
by ex VDGG man Hugh Banton.
- The Third Person
- Cloak & Dagger
- Level Crossing
- Samba In E (Re: Person I Know)
- The Media Pirates
- The Genuine Article
- Bedtime Routines (A Tale of two Cities)
- The Thoughts of Emerlist Davjack (by The Nice)
- A Gap In The Night
HAZE - 20th Anniversary Show
|| A superb night was had on the 31st May 1998 when over 250 people attended
the 20th Anniversary show which saw the classic trio line up performing
for the first time in years. Old favourites given great workouts which thoroughly
enthralled the audience. Superb guitar work, keyboards and drums makes this
an essential buy even if you couldn't make the gig.
- The Vice
- In The Universe
- In The Light
- Dig Them Mushrooms
- The Hum
- Seven Stones...
- The Night
LANDS END - Drainage
|| Not noted for prolific live performances this is the closest that most
of us will get to a Lands End concert. This CD contains tracks taken from
their 96 and 97 Mexicali prog festival concerts and two previously unreleased
tracks that would not fit onto their last release Natural Selection.
This is prog with lots of improvisation transforming their studio tracks
into living musical entities.
- natural reflection
- (d) rain age
- breathing deep
- a castle, mother, nanny & a warm soft bed
- shepherds of the deep
- the revolution like saturn devours its children
- muchas gracias
- love through the winter & blood in the spring
- the last word
HAZE - Cellar Replayed
|| Second part of the trilogy bringing the Haze back catalogue onto CD.
Superbly remixed and remastered by the McMahon brothers from the original
master tapes. All of the Cellar Replayed album plus their two most popular
songs "Seven Stones" and "The Exiles
Song" from the original Cellar Tapes album. Added to this
is a superb unreleased live long take of "Seven Stones"
and an outtake from the Cellar Replay Sessions.
- The Night
- I Fear That I'll...
- A Firkin of Mead
- Take Me Home
- Aardvarks Anonymous
- Turn Around
- Unto The Dawn
- In The Light
- Dig Them Mushrooms
- Anonymous Aardvarks
- Seven Stones...
- The Exiles Song
- Seven Stones... (live)
- Aardvarks Reprise
VULGAR UNICORN (aka DIVADROID INTERNATIONAL)
- What About A Robot With A Human Brain
|| This is the infamous lost third album which the lads once discarded and
then misplaced, until recently found again on master tapes. Since the group
has finished Jet Set Radio they do not consider that this
should have a full release and only after lots of discussion agreed to a
limited edition. Full of invention and different moods and instantly recognisable
as Vulgar Unicorn - this is one I suggest you get before it goes.
- Money Penny
- Baby Universe
- Scotland Yard Investigates
- You Were Spiralling
- North By Northwest
- Space Channel 5
- Cop Show
- Muteki Otaku
- Yellow 6
FLAMBOROUGH HEAD - Bridge To The Promised Land
||This was the recording that brought Flamborough Head to the attention
of Cyclops. Recorded in a proper studio and originally released on cassette
only, this was going to be the first Flamborough Head album. With the interest
of Cyclops the band decided to abandon this earlier version and record what
finally came out as Unspoken Whisper. This release includes
three previously unreleased tracks along with three very different versions
of tracks from Unspoken Whisper and Defining The
- Corrugated Road
- Running On Empty
- Unspoken Whisper
- Bridge To The Promised Land
In 1999 Salem Hill released one of the all time great concept albums
in "The Robbery of Murder" CYCL 075. This brought the band to
the attention of the progressive audience around the world. Before this release
Salem Hill had released two cassette only albums and one CD album. Because of
the interest generated by "The Robbery of Murder" Cyclops has
negotiated the rerelease of these three earlier albums.
SALEM HILL - Salem Hill
|| The self titled album "Salem Hill" is the bands first release
and has now been remastered to CD for its Cyclops release. This song orientated
album has a sound that is somewhere between Kansas and Blue Oyster Cult
with touches of guitar influence from Jan Akkerman. The instrumentation
is more guitar based than their later albums, with some interesting dual
guitar solos, but the album really highlights the strength of the band -
the close harmonies of a band with three vocalists. This is a band where
all the members can not only sing but their voices blend so well together.
Reflecting some of their influences this is an album full of 4-5 minute
songs on the progressive side of American mainstream rock.
- Golden Crosses
- The Dilemma
- Between The Two
- There Must Be More Than This
- Fool's Gate
- Hands And Feet
- Just As Clear
- Evil One
- Never Alone
- Open Windows
SALEM HILL - Different Worlds
|| "Different Worlds" is the bands second album and has again been
remastered to CD for its Cyclops release. The album reflects the development
in the song writing skills of both Carl Groves and Patrick Henry - its is
a rare thing for a band contain two songwriters whose works fits seamlessly
together. On display here are a greater variety of styles than the first
album with more up tempo numbers but still the same vocal harmonies that
are the bands trademark. There is a greater use of keyboards, the riffs
are a little heavier and the percussion is more of a driving force. On the
longer tracks the instrumental sections are allowed to develop more with
variations on themes that are harbingers of their later works "Robbery
of Murder" and "Not Everybodys Gold".
- Here And Now
- Brave New World
- Same Planet, Different Worlds
- Question Of Honor
- Can't Let Go
- There's Always Canada
- Listen To Me