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Gryphon is a British progressive rock band formed in the 70s, best known for their unusual medieval and Renaissance sound and instrumentation. The band briefly flourished in the progressive rock heyday of the early 70s, then retired to other musical activities. The group started as an acoustic project by multi-instrumentalist Richard Harvey and woodwind player Brian Gulland, both graduates of the Royal College of Music. They were soon joined by guitarist Graeme Taylor and drummer / percussionist Dave Oberlé. After their first album, they started incorporating electric instruments into their sound, though they never entirely departed from the inclusion of such instruments as recorders, krumhorns, and bassoon. The group continued recording and performing until 1977, when they broke up. In 2007, the members announced that they were reforming and would be resuming concerts as well as recording new material. The first album by the reformed band was released in 2018. Although Harvey was part of the 2007 reunion, other commitments led to him bowing out, leaving the group to consist of Gulland, Taylor, and Oberlé along with Rory McFarlane (bass), Andy Findon (woodwinds), and Graham Preskett (violin, mandolin, keyboards).
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Gryphon — Get Out of My Father's Car! Gryphon — Get Out of My Father's Car!
(Bandcamp GRIFCD02, 2020, CD / DL)
Gryphon — ReInvention Gryphon — ReInvention
((Not on label) GRIFCD01, 2018, CD)
Gryphon — Treason Gryphon — Treason
(Talking Elephant TECD149, 1977/2009, CD)
Gryphon — As Curious As It Can Be Gryphon — As Curious As It Can Be
(Hux Records 027, 1975/2002, CD)
Gryphon — Raindance Gryphon — Raindance
(Talking Elephant TECD166, 1975/2010, CD)
Gryphon — Glastonbury Carol Gryphon — Glastonbury Carol
(Hux Records 041, 1974/2003, CD)
Gryphon — Midnight Mushrumps Gryphon — Midnight Mushrumps
(Talking Elephant TECD113, 1974/2007, CD)
Gryphon — Red Queen to Gryphon Three Gryphon — Red Queen to Gryphon Three
(Talking Elephant TECD112, 1974/2007, CD)
Gryphon — Gryphon Gryphon — Gryphon
(Talking Elephant TECD117, 1973/2007, CD)

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