Q - 6/02, p.1303 stars out of 5
- "...Fragility and fluidity in spades, plus a pioneering grasp of orchestral fusion..."
Mojo (Publisher) - p.1193 stars out of 5
-- "Eight minute intro 'She Said' -- 'Nights In White Satin' with a wig-out guitar coda -- and their signature orch-rocker 'Mocking Bird' are as thunderous as 'Galadriel' is fragile."
Audio Mixer: Peter Mew.
Liner Note Author: Mark Powell.
Arranger: Robert John Godfrey.
The second album by British folk-progressive outfit Barclay James Harvest, 1971's ONCE AGAIN is widely considered one of the group's finest efforts. Very much of a piece with their 1970 debut, right down to the cover art featuring a close-up of a section of the stained glass window that had been on the first album's cover, ONCE AGAIN was recorded with a full orchestra under the direction of Robert Godfrey. Godfrey's work is particularly notable on the album's standout track, "Mockingbird." (So much so, unfortunately, that Godfrey felt he deserved co-writing credit for the song and refused to work with the band again.)