(Press Release) In 1968, Aretha Franklin said: ''There are only three things happening in London: The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Terry Reid"
Often described as 'The most amazing rock vocalist you've never heard of', Terry Reid is a treasured artist and lyrical poet whose brilliant work has been covered by CSN&Y, Jack White, John Mellencamp, Marianne Faithful, The Hollies, and Paul Westerberg to name just a few. CV Music recently honoured him with their Lifetime Achievement Award for 2016.
Terry reluctantly turned down an offer to sing in Jimmy Page's 'new' post-Yardbirds band in the late '60s, suggesting they audition Band of Joy frontman, Robert Plant instead. Led Zeppelin were formed and the rest is history. In 2004, Plant, on stage with Reid, said ''This man should have had my life.''
With years of bad luck, litigation nightmares, mismanagement, label bankruptcy, a custody battle, and whatever else, Terry - now 66 - lives modestly in a two-bedroom rental, with several of his treasured and unique guitars languishing in a pawn shop for far too long. We'd like to see these back in the man's hands, where they belong.This is King Harvest & The Weight’s version of 'Faith To Arise'. The original was featured on Terry's 1976 Graham Nash-produced album, 'Seed of Memory'.
The track has been lovingly mastered by @jonastley (Led Zeppelin, The Who, Van Morrison, The Rolling Stones) who has graciously given his time for free in the name of this good cause.
Alongside this they have a limited edition run on 100 prints of the fantastic design - available via their Merch page on Bandcamp. The track is available on a pay-what-you-can-basis with all proceeds going to Terry.
King Harvest & The Weight’s debut album ‘Maps’ is out 20th June.