"Jonathan" is one of many songs inspired by the book Jonathan Livingston Seagull
, which was filmed with a Neil Diamond soundtrack. With their often metaphysical approach, it is hardly surprising that Barclay James Harvest would have produced such a song, though one would have expected it to have been penned by the bird-obsessed John Lees, whose compositions include "Mocking Bird
," (the rather silly) "Brother Thrush
" and "Harry's Song
" (about a parrot). "Jonathan" was in fact written by Les Holroyd, and is a fair effort in a laid-back sort of way.
Alexander Baron - London, England