MIKE HERON

"Feast of Stephen" from "Smiling Men With Bad Reputation"


SHORT BIOGRAPHY:


Mike Heron was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. Heron was a founder member of The Incredible String Band in 1966, a folk inspired band that released several albums during 1966-73. Mike Heron first solo album was released in 1971, an album on which he was supported by several prominent musical friends like Pete Townshend, Ronnie Lane, Richard Thompson, John Cale, Keith Moon and many more. Heron released three more albums during the 1970's, but left the spotlights after very poor sales of his fourth album
His later output has been more sporadic with "Where the Mystics Swim" (1996), "Conflict Of Emotions" (1998), "Futurefield" (2002) and "Echo Coming Back"(2005-compilation)



Discography:


1. Smiling Men With Bad Reputation - Island 1971

Tracks:
1. Call Me Diamond / 2. Flowers of the Forest / 3. Audrey / 4. Brindaban / 5. Feast of Stephen / 6. Spirit Beautiful / 7. Warm Heart Pastry / 8. Beautiful Stranger / 9. No Turning Back / 10. Make No Mistake* / 11. Lady Wonder* Rating : 7


2. Mike Heron's Reputation - Neighbourhood 1975

Tracks:
1. Down On My Knees / 2. Easy Street / 3. Evie / 4. Residential Boy / 5. Without Love / 6. Born To Be Gone / 7. Angels In Disguise / 8. Wine Of His Song / 9. Meanwhile The Rain / 10. One Of The Finest / 11. Singing The Dolphin
Rating : 7


3. Diamond of Dream - Bronze 1977

Tracks:
1. Are You Going To Hear The Music / 2. Don't Kill It Carol / 3. Do It Yourself / 4. Redbone / 5. Trim Up Your Love Light / 6. Draw Back The Veil / 7. Stranded In Iowa / 8. Diamond Of Dreams
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4. Mike Heron - Casablanca 1980

Tracks:
1. Brooklyn Miracle / 2. Mexican Girl / 3. Like A Star / 4. Blackfoot Side / 5. Tail Of The Miracle / 6. Lonely Never Win / 7. A Beginner's Guide To Past Lives / 8. Gauguin In The South Seas / 9. Child In Your Eyes / 10. Tearproof Days
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5. The Glenrow Tapes - Quadrant 1988

Tracks:
1. Maker Of Islands / 2. Blackfoot Side / 3. Tearproof Days/ 4. Mexican Girl / 5. Lost In Space / 6. Lonely Never Win / 7. Starship On Silk / Gaugin In The South Seas Rating :


6. Where Mystics Swim - Strange Ways Records 1996

Tracks:
1. Tom & Alexei / 2. Always / 3. Mexican Girl / 4. 1968 / 5. Killing The Dragon / 6. Dry All My Rain / 7. A Song For Robert Johnson / 8. Leaning On My Heart / 9. 29 Words / 10. Baby Goodnight
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7. Conflict of Emotion - Pig's Whisker 1998

Tracks:
1. Torch Song / 2. Belinda / 3. It Takes My Breath Away Yet / 4. Jane / 5. Maker Of Islands / 6. Transiberian Express / 7. Squeeze The Minutes / 8. Winter In China / 9. Savage Moon
Rating :


8. Futurefield - Unique 2002

Tracks:
1. Worlds They Rise And Fall / 2. Residential Boy / 3. Take A Breath With Me / 4. The Falling In Love / 5. Singing The Dolphin / 6. Don't Kill It Carol / 8. Hidden track
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9. Echo Coming Back (comp.) - Osmosys Records 2005

Tracks:
1. Evie / 2. Don't Kill It Carol / 3. Singing the Dolphin / 4. One of the Finest / 5. Do It Yourself (Desert Song) / 6. Down on My Knees (After Memphis) / 7. Blackfoot Side / 8. Song For Robert Johnson / 9. Lonely Never Win / 10. Savage Moon / 11. Words / 12. Jack of Hearts / 13. Parallel Worlds / 14. Rock & The Rain / 15. Della / 16. Favourite Sins
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Essential Albums!

Original albums as listed and rated on “Rate Your Music” - August 26 - 2014

881. Smiling Men With Bad Reputation - 1971
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August 26 - 2014 - "rateyourmusic.com"

My Suggestion For a 80 minutes (app.) Best Of Compilation ( More tracks will be added eventually):


1. Call Me Diamond ( Heron ) Smiling Men With Bad Reputation
2. Feast of Stephen ( Heron ) Smiling Men With Bad Reputation
3. Flowers of the Forest ( Heron ) Smiling Men With Bad Reputation
4. Angels in Disguise ( Heron ) Mike Heron's Reputation
5. Don't Kill it Carol ( Heron ) Diamond of Dream
6. Warm Heart Pastry ( Heron ) Smiling Men With Bad Reputation
7. Down on my Knees ( Heron ) Mike Heron's Reputation
8. Evie ( Heron ) Mike Heron's Reputation
9. Born to Be Gone ( Heron ) Mike Heron's Reputation
10. One of the Finest ( Heron ) Mike Heron's Reputation

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