GraciousFrom: United Kingdom

The band Gracious consisted of Paul Davis (guitar, vocals), Alan Cowderoy (guitar), Martin Kitcat (keyboards), Tim Wheatley (bass), and Robert Lipson (drums). This five-piece progressive rock outfit released two albums in the early 1970s. Gracious had a two-concert stint playing with King Crimson, something that would significantly help them launch their career.

The band’s sound is heavy prog mixed with smooth mellotron sound. Gracious’ self-titled debut starts off with a bang with the excellent “Introduction”. The album continues with a blend of acoustic and hard-rock prog, creating quite a journey. Gracious released the album This Is…Gracious in 1972. The band folded soon after. Davis later was a guest on the Andrew Lloyd Weber classic album Jesus Christ Superstar. He also recorded a solo album as Sandy Davis. Cowderoy would go on to work for Stiff Records.

Artist information sources include: The Tapestry Of Delights by Vernon Joynson and

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From the 1970 album Gracious!

  • Introduction