ALLAN HOLDSWORTH - SHERWOOD FOREST DEMOS 1979

April 7, 2020 – 5:30 am

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ALLAN HOLDSWORTH
with
Jack Bruce, Jon Hiseman
Sherwood Forest Demos 1979 [no label, 1CD]

Unknown venue. Very good soundboard.

Thanks to jswetch for sharing the tracks at Dime.

jswetch noted:

The story goes that this comes from the time that AH had left the Bruford band and was planning his next move. He went into a studio with Jack Bruce and Jon Hiseman with the intention of seeing if they might develop something as a trio. They recorded these tunes, sent them out to various labels, and apparently got no positive reaction. Allan was quoted as saying “we all had different problems at the same time”, so between that and label indifference, this never got off the ground.

As for the material, White Line and Where is One would make it into the IOU project repertoire and on to their first recording. Jack did his Bird Alone with his Billy Cobham, Clem Clempson, David Sancious band. Tightrope was on his Monkjack album in the mid ’90s. AH had been in Hiseman’s Tempest in the early ’70s, and he and Jack guested on each others albums in the ’80s. Of course, Hiseman was the drummer on Jack’s first few post-Cream albums. Curiously enough, this was around the same time that Jack did the shows he did with John McLaughlin, Billy Cobham, and Stu Goldberg. Given that he’d done his first few albums with Robin Trower at that same basic time, it’s interesting to see how widely Jack cast his musical net.

You’ll find these Sherwood demos on both youtube and soundcloud, but this recording is better than what you’ll hear in either of those places.It seems to have come from a cassette somewhere along the chain, but this version is as good a representation of the music from this project as I’ve heard. This, along with the Tony Williams Wildlife Stockholm sessions that also involve AH and Jack, is an interesting glimpse into “what might have been” projects. They give insights into what the artist were thinking and hoping to do, but also how the “suits” at the record companies responded to what the artists offered up.

Thanks to the trader who made this available to me.

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Picture by Michael Putland, posted at nytimes.com - Thanks!

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Track 01. White Lines 5:33
Track 02. Bird Alone 9:10
Track 03. Where is One 5:54
Track 04. Tightrope 6:29
28 mins

Lineup:
Allan Holdsworth - guitar
Jack Bruce
- bass, vocals
Jon Hiseman
- drums

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  1. 72 Responses to “ALLAN HOLDSWORTH - SHERWOOD FOREST DEMOS 1979”

  2. What the fuck is this crap?
    I’m seriously thinking of leaving this site if you don’t start posting some real rock and roll….get with the mother fucking program man

    By Derrick on Apr 7, 2020

  3. Leaving the site… Fuck me that would be a great day
    Can you take your other 10 alter-egos with you !

    By The Grim Reaper on Apr 7, 2020

  4. Rumour has it this guy likes to sit on a big un
    dirty jew

    By U L E on Apr 7, 2020

  5. Twasnt me above twas another fake
    but rumour does have it this guy is a dic sucker

    By U L E on Apr 7, 2020

  6. I’m not fucking gay okay
    but my boyfriend is

    By Billy on Apr 7, 2020

  7. All of the comments above were posted by fakes. This is getting super silly! LOL!!! ;-p

    By Derrick on Apr 7, 2020

  8. That wasn’t me above who the fuck is posting all this?
    And I’m definitely the biggest asshole, Racist, and bigot here..lol

    By Derrick on Apr 7, 2020

  9. How would you know they are all fake?
    Only an asshole who is actually all these people would know their fake !
    Gave yourself away there boy !

    By The Grim Reaper on Apr 7, 2020

  10. Who are these bozos???

    By Billy on Apr 7, 2020

  11. Okay im a fucking total dic sucker i admit it…I’ve tried hiding it but I’m coming out the closet. …any one fancy sum hard Ass action?

    By Billy on Apr 7, 2020

  12. not me on this thread

    By Billy on Apr 7, 2020

  13. This is actually quite hilarious. So many fools and idiots on this blog now . Either that or Hebrew mark has a lot of time on his hands . Wishing my friends the real Antichrist and Derrick well . Just sit bag pals and watch the freak show unfold. People are such morons , generally speaking.

    By HHH on Apr 7, 2020

  14. Trolls being trolled Ahh the internet.

    By HHH on Apr 7, 2020

  15. Seriously Antichrist, hope you are recovering nicely from your health issues. Here’s hoping that Covid 19 will take care of that Hebrew scumbag Harvey Weinstein. And that black ape killer of Mackenzie Luak in Utah will die a painful death by an inmates handmade shank in the prison yard .

    By HHH on Apr 7, 2020

  16. something must have happened to ante/anti. here’s my list of possibilities:

    1. got banned from this site for murder threats
    2. got arrested for murder threats
    3. had another heart attack

    i hope it’s number one.

    By Coon Daddy on Apr 7, 2020

  17. Derrick as you clearly know so very little about music, maybe this site’s not for you
    Threatening to leave is one thing now don’t disappoint . . . . . . .

    ;)

    By swappers on Apr 7, 2020

  18. swappers, i wish someone would turn u into the manchurian candidate

    By Derrick on Apr 7, 2020

  19. A man who spat in Derricks face and told him “I hope you get coronavirus and die” has been jailed for 42 weeks.

    Mark Palmer, 55, of Edinburgh Road, Cambridge, attacked his wife when she returned from the shops to find him and a friend drinking beer, Cambridgeshire Police said. Doesnt that prick swappers live in England

    By The Grim Reaper on Apr 7, 2020

  20. Swappers , none of the fuckin comments on this post is me pal . Guess you is too dumb to tell the difference too. Like triple h said it’s becomin a freak show here .Lots of motherfuckin Dic suckin coon and hi yeller lovin’ Jew bastards here doin this shit , probably mark , billy , Russ and Harmon the hard on

    By Derrick on Apr 7, 2020

  21. They all need to get what Joe Pesci got in Casino

    By Derrick on Apr 7, 2020

  22. Baseball bats breakin every bone , then dumped in shallow graves buried alive , screamin in fuckin pain while the dirt is being shoveled on their fuckin Jew bastard asses

    By Derrick on Apr 7, 2020

  23. The late great Frank Vincent doin the honors like he did to Pesci in the movie

    By Derrick on Apr 7, 2020

  24. Also that first comment wasn’t me either. This ain’t bad music . Ain’t real classic rock but any group with jack Bruce is ok in my book . Love Cream . Sure better that that little teen twat shit on the last post

    By Derrick on Apr 7, 2020

  25. Anti , I second what triple h said . Hope you is well pal . Wish you wouldn’t let the dic suckers drive you away . Can’t let em win dude . Got to stand united for what’s fuckin right

    By Derrick on Apr 7, 2020

  26. Derrick, I think they need to get what Ned Beatty got in Deliverance .

    By Hillbilly Bob on Apr 7, 2020

  27. I bet they can squeal like a pig . Wheee. Piggies

    By Hillbilly Bob on Apr 7, 2020

  28. Louder , Louder , get these britches down wheee , Aughaaa

    By Hillbilly Bob on Apr 7, 2020

  29. Bob ‘ you want them to suffer not give them pleasure. I vote for the Casino method.

    By Nelson on Apr 7, 2020

  30. Fuckin A man . Why would I want to give them Jew. Bastards a Dic up the ass ? They is used to that

    By Derrick on Apr 7, 2020

  31. None of these comments is mine. I’m gettin sick of this shit

    By Derrick on Apr 7, 2020

  32. That was me motherfucker . A big hillbilly Dic up your ass too

    By Derrick on Apr 7, 2020

  33. The first one wasn’t me. The other one wasn’t either. I don’t post no gay ,”up the ass of a man” or “I love cream” shit . You better quit the name stealin shit , you little bitch!

    By Derrick on Apr 7, 2020

  34. prayer is God’s way of telling the Jewish people, “speak to Me and I will listen.” Three times a day, Jews pray to God, thanking Him, praising Him, and beseeching Him for personal requests. Often conducted in synagogue, but also taking place in private homes, airports or offices, prayer is a time to step back and reflect. The prayer services contain the Shema, the Silent Prayer (Amidah), Torah reading and more. In a unique mix of communal ritual and private devotion, Jewish prayer is described by the sages as the quintessential “service of the heart.”

    By Derrick on Apr 7, 2020

  35. It can happen at any time of the day. Head lowered, we whisper a short prayer to God. In times of suffering and pain, or even when experiencing a temporary predicament, we turn to our Creator and request His assistance.

    This is prayer in its most quintessential form. The Torah instructs us to reach out to God when experiencing hardship; the precise wording is immaterial—what’s important only is that this communiqué emanate from the heart.

    By Derrick on Apr 7, 2020

  36. On a very basic level, prayer expresses our belief in God. Our recognition that we are dependent on His beneficence, and that, as the one who controls all, it is within His ability to extricate us from our hardship. And as such, in a time of need—no matter how trivial the need may seem—we turn to the one whom we know can help.

    The Torah refers to prayer as “the service of the heart,” an act suffused with love and reverence. Prayer is about a child approaching his loving parent. In fact, the medieval sage Maimonides writes that “prayer without concentration is akin to a lifeless body.”

    By Derrick on Apr 7, 2020

  37. Chabad philosophy, however, based on the teachings of Kabbalah, expounds upon the idea of prayer as more than just a vehicle for presenting our needs before God. It is actually our primary means of connecting our consciousness to the divine, an island in time when our souls are unleashed, free to soar to heavenly heights. Such prayer leaves an indelible refining impact on the entire day.

    Much of Chabad literature is devoted to discussing the nature and power of prayer, meditations for before and during prayer, and the critical importance of investing one’s soul in this daily service of the heart.

    By Derrick on Apr 7, 2020

  38. Originally, the mitzvah to pray did not include any specific times, nor was there a defined text. Every individual chose his or her own words with which to address the Creator. There was, though, a standard format for prayer: praise for God, followed by asking Him for all one’s needs, followed by expressing gratitude for all God has done for us—both collectively and individually.

    Following the destruction of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem in 423 BCE, the Jews were exiled to Babylon for seventy years. The new generation born in the Diaspora was, for the most part, not fluent in Hebrew—the “Holy Tongue.” In fact, many spoke a broken language—a combination of Babylonian, Persian, Greek, and more—preventing them from properly formulating their own prayers.

    By Derrick on Apr 7, 2020

  39. I don’t know which Derrick I am any more

    By Derrick on Apr 8, 2020

  40. Whoah, the BOY I love, HE got long black wavy hair
    I do declare!
    The BOY I love, yeah, HE got long black wavy hair,
    Ah yeah,
    HIS mother and HIS father, lordy,
    They sure don’t, sure don’t allow me there

    By swappers on Apr 8, 2020

  41. I guess its time for me to jack off to swappers and he can jack off to me

    By Billy on Apr 8, 2020

  42. Like I always said, in order to get ahead you have to give head and lord knows i’ve given lots of head. I’m still just a take out delivery driver

    By Billy on Apr 8, 2020

  43. The end of days are here. I have been infected with COVID 19 and I plan to go into my local Walmart and contaminate everything. I don’t care who I infect as long as I take down some jew bastards and some filthy coons.

    By Derrick on Apr 8, 2020

  44. Last one wasn’t mine

    By Derrick on Apr 8, 2020

  45. Derrick, just let the freaks do their thing . So many here now it’s hopeless. As hopeless as keeping the white race pure of these black ape infestations. We are all doomed . Anti , hope you are ok . Wish you would let us know something.

    By HHH on Apr 8, 2020

  46. The real effect of this race mixing will be in the next 30 to 50 years . Hardly any Caucasians will exist by then at this rate . The KKK isn’t walking through the door to save us .

    By HHH on Apr 8, 2020

  47. Derrick, just wanted to let you know that me being of the Hebrew persuasion, I wish you a Happy Passover. Passover begins tomorrow at sundown. I wish you a happy seder.

    By Mark on Apr 8, 2020

  48. Today the vast majority of those involved in research on human variation agree that biological races do not exist among humans. Among those who study the subject, who use and accept modern scientific techniques and logic, this scientific fact is as valid and true as the fact that the earth is round and revolves around the sun. HHH and Derrick of course are too stupid to believe these facts.

    By Coon Daddy on Apr 8, 2020

  49. Unfortunately, along with the belief in the reality of biologically based human races, racism still abounds in the United States and Western Europe. How can this be when there is so much scientific evidence against it?

    Most educated people would accept the facts that the earth is not flat and that it revolves around the sun. However, it is much more difficult for them to accept modern science concerning human variation. Why is this so?

    It seems that the belief in human races, carrying along with it the prejudice and hatred of “racism,” is so embedded in our culture and has been an integral part of our worldview for so long that many of us assume that it just must be true.

    By Coon Daddy on Apr 8, 2020

  50. still not me on this thread.

    By Billy on Apr 8, 2020

  51. Hope everything is okay Anti. Dont let scumbag billy, mark and harmon the hardon get you down. This website has become infested with jew baiters, race mixers and coon loving niggers

    By Derrick on Apr 8, 2020

  52. Derrick, I am also Jewish and celebrate Passover just like Mark. I know your not a yid but this is what we eat. Its called a seder. We have gefilte fish,matzo ball soup, brisket or roast chicken, potato kugel and tzimmes, a stew of carrots and prunes, sometimes including potatoes or sweet potatoes.

    By Billy on Apr 8, 2020

  53. Hey Derrick and HHH ESPN is having a great night of boxing. Just watched Ali vs Foreman, Ali vs Frazier 3, Ali vs Spinks, Tyson vs Berbick, Tyson vs Spinks, Tyson vs Holmes. Never liked Holmes. Classic face of an ape. Hope all is well guys.

    By THE ANTICHRIST on Apr 8, 2020

  54. Anti, this shit is making me depressed. Where the fuck are you? I fuckin need you. The admins here wont do shit. We on our own. Come back soon, Anti, I cant fight these scumbags by myself. Come back help me kick there asses

    By Derrick on Apr 8, 2020

  55. Also showing later Holyfield vs Foreman. April 19th ESPN is showing Michael Jordan and the Bulls from the 90’s

    By THE ANTICHRIST on Apr 8, 2020

  56. Anti , sad news dude. John Prine died . Just heard . That fuckin virus did him in

    By Derrick on Apr 8, 2020

  57. Fuck then coons , Jew bastards and foreigners for bringing their filth and desease over to America

    By Derrick on Apr 8, 2020

  58. Fuck all those bastards. Tyson would of been the greatest fighter of all time if Cus D’amato and Jimmy Jacobs didnt die. Once King got hold of him, that was it. He destroyed Berbick, Spinks and Holmes

    By THE ANTICHRIST on Apr 8, 2020

  59. Anti , losin John Prine is depressing. Great songwriter , never became huge but well respected . He deserved better that to be done in by this motherfuckin virus . Fuckin coons and foreigners for bringing that shit over here . Probably a Jew bastard conspiracy

    By Derrick on Apr 8, 2020

  60. Fuck that Mark and coon daddy asshole. There ain’t no way white folks is related to motherfuckin coons . Coons is related to gorillas more than us

    By Derrick on Apr 8, 2020

  61. I dont read the comments anymore my friend. If I like the group, I’ll download otherwise Im just watching and downloading youtube. I forgot how vicious and brutal Tyson was. He destroyed Berbick in 2. Remember Mills Lane the ref. I still cant believe Buster Douglas with 40-1 odds beat him. If D amato or Jacobs were alive, Tyson would of been the undefeated champ

    By THE ANTICHRIST on Apr 8, 2020

  62. Anti your right about Tyson. When Cus died Mike was lost . That coon ape Don King got his hooks in him and it was downhill from there . Cus and Jacobs protected him from that parasite when they was alive

    By Derrick on Apr 8, 2020

  63. That’s why I cant read the comments anymore. I enjoy chatting sports with you. There is just too much nonsense going on. You have a photographic memory my friend. This fuckin virus is making everybody nuts. It has to be a CIA or Jewish backed conspiracy. The media now is saying Trump knew of the pandemic and is saying that he never got the memo. Hard to believe. I think we have over 12,000 deaths now in the U.S. Fucking shame

    By THE ANTICHRIST on Apr 8, 2020

  64. Don King was a convicted murderer. He fucked up Tysons career and made a fortune off him.

    By THE ANTICHRIST on Apr 8, 2020

  65. Saw the Tyson , Michael Spinks fight in 88. Spinks was so scared he shit in his trunks before the first round bell rung

    By Derrick on Apr 8, 2020

  66. How long did the fight last ? 20 seconds?

    By Derrick on Apr 8, 2020

  67. It not even fun watching all these old football and baseball reruns. I wish they would show the teams we grew up with. fearsome foursome, steel curtain, americas fave football team the cowboys the purple people eaters and the ny sack exchange

    By THE ANTICHRIST on Apr 8, 2020

  68. Tyson also destroyed Joe Frazier’s son Marvis in one round back in 86 . He almost took his head off with a uppercut

    By Derrick on Apr 8, 2020

  69. Would have loved to see Tyson fight George Foreman . Too bad it never happened

    By Derrick on Apr 8, 2020

  70. Yeah Anti , Mark , Billy , Russ , Harmon the hard on is tryin to create confusion and turmoil by pretending to be you and me as well as triple h . They don’t fight fair cause they can’t win that way and they know it so they fight with gimmicks

    By Derrick on Apr 8, 2020

  71. I already done winned here. These fakes can’t win shit

    By Derrick on Apr 8, 2020

  72. Anti - you and your weirdo friends are so pathetically funny. losers. got no lives at all.

    By Billy on Apr 8, 2020

  73. BigO - Please consider moderating the comments on your pages. They have become a sewer of sexism, racism, homophobia and intolerance.

    To the trolls who infest this site: If you can’t keep focused on the music, then why are you here?

    It gets worse every time I visit.

    Go start your own site.

    By Walter on Apr 11, 2020

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