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This was Magna Carta’s second album, which includes the exquisite Seasons concept piece, which, to use the words of Chris Simpson, was “based on the life journey of the soul, and the rounds of the Seasons in my beloved Nidderdale”. It is currently available on CD either on the Repertoire label (REPUK1034), or as part of a double album together with Songs from Wasties Orchard on the Mercury label (5388122). It also includes the world-wide hit Airport Song.

It has an impressive lineup. In addition to the London Symphony Orchestra, it has Tony Carr on Drums; Derek Grossmith on Flute; Spike Heatley on Bass and Acoustic Base; Davey Johnstone on Vocals, Guitar and Sitar (credited as ‘Shaggis’); Barry Morgan on Drums; Tim Renwick on Recorder; Chris Simpson on Guitar and Vocals; Glenn Stuart on Vocals; Lyell Tranter on Guitar; Tony Visconti on Base, Percussion, and Recorder; Rick Wakeman on Organ, Piano and Keyboards; and Peter Willison on Cello.

Track List
• Seasons
        Winter Song
        Spring Poem
        Spring Song
        Summer Poem
        Summer Song
        Autumn Song
        Winter Song (reprise)
• Going my Way
• Elizabethan
• Give me no Goodbye
• Ring of Stones
• Scarecrow Song
• Airport Song