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Took a Long Time
Magna Carta
Took a Long Time
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock
 
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Magna Carta are renowned for their gentle ballad style and mythical subject matter. Although never purely a folk band, they managed to successfully bridge the gap between folk and folk-rock. The band was originally formed ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Magna Carta
Title: Took a Long Time
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Talking Elephant
Release Date: 6/27/2005
Album Type: Import
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock
Styles: Progressive, Progressive Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 5028479007820

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Magna Carta are renowned for their gentle ballad style and mythical subject matter. Although never purely a folk band, they managed to successfully bridge the gap between folk and folk-rock. The band was originally formed in London in May 1969 by Chris Simpson, Lyell Tranter, with Glen Stuart (vocals) added to the line-up shortly afterwards. The trio released albums for Fontana Records and Vertigo Records, enjoying particular success with 1970's Seasons. Davey Johnstone (guitar/vocals) joined the line-up, recording Songs From Wasties Orchard and In Concert with the band before leaving to work with Elton John and Kiki Dee. Simpson and Stuart were then joined by Stan Gordon (guitar), recording and releasing the much-lauded Lord Of The Ages (texts from this album and Seasons were used as part of the English syllabus in several European countries). Took a Long Time was released on vinyl in 1976 and has never been out on C.D. before. The same album was also released as Putting it Back Together. Global. 2006