Shadows On The Sky

Album: Welcome to the Show (1990)

Songfacts®:

  • "Shadows On The Sky" is a Les Holroyd composition about "big game being hunted to extinction", as he elaborated in the band's official biography: "It's actually about the elephants and rhinos; it's hard to explain if people haven't been to Africa, but you can actually see for miles and miles, and if you see any animal it looks like a shadow on the horizon".
  • The final track on the 1990 Welcome To The Show album, it has a distinctly African feel due to the drumming and the chanting, which is not restricted to the band. According to the notes on the splendiferous Barclay James Harvest website:

    The guitar solo had a "backwards" effect, and for live shows the song has developed into a big audience participation finale, closing the set in fine style.

    "Shadows On The Sky" is copyright BJH Ltd/Handle Music Ltd. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England, for above 2

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