The band's debut album from Birmingham (West Midlands county), created in the summer of 1968. Galliard was produced by the notorious Phil Wainman, later a drummer and manager of Bay City Rollers. Total released 2 records.Galliard, formed in Birmingham during the summer of 1968, were one of the few progressive rock bands to come out of Birmingham. They were, in essence, a much-augmented later metamorphosis of Craig, the four-piece who recorded the fearsome 'I Must Be Mad'. Galliard cut two albums, 'Strange Pleasure' and 'New Dawn', released on the Deram Nova label, both of which were produced by Phil Wainman, drummer and future Bay City Rollers' manager.
The four members of Craig went their separate ways in 1966. Carl Palmer went off to join Chris Farlowe's Thunderbirds, and then went to 'The Crazy World of Arthur Brown'. He later became part of the very successful 'Emerson, Lake & Palmer' trio. Geoff Brown went off to British Leyland's computer department as a programmer, which stood him in good stead when many years later he set up an international game publisher, US Gold. Len Cox dropped out of the music scene to reappear many years later as a priest. Richard Pannell went on to finish his electronics' degree - the skills gained proving very useful when he later became the sound engineer for ELO.
01. Skillet - 0:00
02. A Modern Day Fairy Tale - 3:48
03. Pastorale - 7:05
04. I Wrapped Her In Ribbons - 9:36
05. Children Of The Sun - 13:28
06. Got To Make It - 17:15
07. Frog Galliard - 21:17
08. Blood - 24:40
09. Hear The Colors - 28:29
10. I Wanna Be Back Home - 32:18
Personnel: Richard Pannell - lead guitar, 12-string guitar, flute, electronic effects, vocals Geoff Brown - rhythm guitar Andy Abbott - bass, vocals Dave Caswell - trumpet, flugelhorn, backing vocals John Smith - soprano, alto & tenor saxophones Leslie Podraza - drums, percussion + Phil Wainman - producer