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Robert John Godfrey

Robert John Godfrey
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Robert John Godfrey (born 30 July 1947) is a British composer, pianist and founder member of The Enid. Born on the Leeds Castle estate in Kent, England, Godfrey was educated at Finchden Manor in Tenterden, which was described by its founder George Lyward as a "therapeutic community for adolescents", other alumni of which included Alexis Korner and Tom Robinson. Although he didn't start to play the piano until the age of twelve, Godfrey's talent was prodigious enough to gain him admission to both the Royal College of Music, then the Royal Academy of Music. He studied under concert pianist Malcolm Binns, and those around him included Sir Michael Tippett, Benjamin Britten and Hans Werner Henze. From 1968 to 1971 Godfrey became resident musical director with Barclay James Harvest, making musical contributions to early recordings which established their full, orchestral style of rock music. In 1974 the Charisma Records label released his first solo work, Fall of Hyperion. Although not a commercial success at the time, this work has since become collectable. He then went on to form The Enid, a band that is still performing and recording today.
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The Enid — Dust The Enid — Dust
(Operation Seraphim EWCD31, 2016, CD)
The Enid — Invicta The Enid — Invicta
(Operation Seraphim EWCD27, 2012, CD)
The Enid — Live with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra & the Warwickshire County Youth Choirs The Enid — Live with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra & the Warwickshire County Youth Choirs
(Operation Seraphim EWCD24, 2012, 2CD)
The Enid — Journey's End The Enid — Journey's End
(Operation Seraphim EWCD10, 2010, CD)
The Enid — White Goddess The Enid — White Goddess
(Inner Sanctum ENID010CD, 1997/2012, CD)
The Enid / Robert John Godfrey — Healing Hearts The Enid / Robert John Godfrey — Healing Hearts
(New Dawn NDCD15, 1996, CD)
The Enid — Sundialer The Enid — Sundialer
(Mantella MNTLCD12, 1995, CD)
The Enid — Tripping the Light Fantastic The Enid — Tripping the Light Fantastic
(Inner Sanctum ENID009CD, 1994/2002, CD)
The Enid — Final Noise The Enid — Final Noise
((Not on label) ENID CD12, 1989/2002, CD)
The Enid — The Seed and the Sower The Enid — The Seed and the Sower
(Inner Sanctum ENID008CD, 1988/2002, CD)
The Enid — Salome The Enid — Salome
(Inner Sanctum ENID007CD, 1986/2009, CD)
The Enid — Fand The Enid — Fand
((Not on label) ENID 09, 1985, LP)
The Enid — The Spell The Enid — The Spell
(Inner Sanctum ENID006CD, 1984/2009, CD)
The Enid — The Stand The Enid — The Stand
(Inner Sanctum ENID018CD, 1984/2009, CD)
The Enid — Something Wicked This Way Comes The Enid — Something Wicked This Way Comes
(Inner Sanctum ENID005CD, 1982/2002, CD)
The Enid — Six Pieces The Enid — Six Pieces
(Inner Suanctum ENID004CD, 1979/2009, CD)
The Enid — Touch Me The Enid — Touch Me
(Inner Sanctum ENID033CD, 1979/2011, CD)
The Enid — Aerie Faerie Nonsense The Enid — Aerie Faerie Nonsense
(Operation Seraphim EWCD17, 1977/2010, CD)
The Enid —  In the Region of the Summer Stars The Enid — In the Region of the Summer Stars
(Operation Seraphim EWCD16, 1976/2010, CD)
Robert John Godfrey — Fall of Hyperion Robert John Godfrey — Fall of Hyperion
(Operation Seraphim EWCD 18, 1974/2010, CD)

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