Through These Eyes

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Through These Eyes
Studio album by
Genre Progressive rock
Label Mostly Autumn Records
Producer Bryan Josh

Through These Eyes is the debut solo album by Bryan Josh of Mostly Autumn fame. He plays all the instruments on the album except the drums and flute parts. Gavin Griffiths of Karnataka, Panic Room and Mostly Autumn played most of the drums on the album with Henry Borne, Mostly Autumn drummer during the 2008 shows, playing drums on two of the tracks. The two tracks Borne played on were songs left over from Mostly Autumn's Glass Shadows sessions and they can be heard in instrumental form on the bonus DVD that came with the special edition of Glass Shadows . The album also features Mostly Autumn bandmate Olivia Sparnenn on a few tracks singing lead, harmony and backing vocals.

Bryan Josh British musician

Bryan Josh is a multi-instrumentalist who is the founder of British progressive rock band Mostly Autumn. While primarily being the band's lead singer and lead guitarist, he has performed on many other instruments in the studio, which include the bass guitar, piano and keyboards. He, either alone or with other members of the band, has written a large percentage of the band's back catalogue. He also contributed to Mostly Autumn keyboardist Iain Jennings' solo album, Breathing Space where he played two guitar solos.

Mostly Autumn band

Mostly Autumn are an English rock band. The group formed in 1995 and have built their reputation through constant touring, never signing to a major label. They produce music heavily influenced by 1970s progressive rock. According to the BBC, Mostly Autumn "fuse the music of Genesis and Pink Floyd with Celtic themes, hard rock and strong, emotional melodies". They have also been compared with other progressive bands from the same era such as Renaissance, Jethro Tull and Camel, blended with traditional folk music. Later albums also include more contemporary influences.

Karnataka were formed in 1997 by founding members, Ian Jones, Jonathan Edwards (keyboards) and Rachel Jones (vocals). The band started as a project to record songs in Ian's home studio, that had been written and performed by Jonathan, Rachel and Ian in earlier bands. The project was augmented by additional musicians, Paul Davies and Gavin Griffiths (drums), who had played with other members of Karnataka in earlier bands. At the end of the recording the decision was made to continue the project as a band. The name Karnataka was chosen by the band, from a suggestion by Ian, following his trips to that state of India.

Track listing

  1. Merry She Goes
  2. Land of the Gods
  3. The Appian Way
  4. We Graze
  5. Black Stone
  6. Slow Down
  7. Through These Eyes
  8. Into Your Arms
  9. Old Friends
  10. Not a Dream
  11. Only in the Loss
  12. Going Home
  13. Carry Me
  14. The Appian Way [Radio Edit]

(All songs written by Bryan Josh)

Produced and engineered by John Spence at Fairview Studio.



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