Gravy Train - Second Birth

Gravy Train
Second Birth
Label: Esoteric Recordings ‎– ECLEC2562
Type: CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered
Country: UK
Date of released: 30 Sep 2016
Category: Rock
Style: Prog Rock


1 Morning Coming
2 Peter
3 September Morning News
4 Motorway
5 Fields and Factories
6 Strength of a Dream
7 Tolpuddle Episode
8 Second Brth
9 Good Time Girl


Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of a newly re-mastered and expanded edition of the highly collectable and legendary 1973 album by Gravy Train, Second Birth. Formed in Lancashire in 1969, Gravy Train was fronted by guitarist and vocalist Norman Barratt, along with J.D. Hughes on keyboards, flute and saxophones, Les Williams on bass and Barry Davenport on drums. The band first came to public attention when they signed to Vertigo Records in 1970. Gravy Train recorded two classic Progressive Rock albums for the label before signing with Pye Records' Progressive label, Dawn in 1973. 'Second Birth' was the band's first album for Dawn Records, by which time Gravy Train had added guitarist Ross Caldwell to their ranks. Issued in 1973, the album was a fine collection of Progressive Rock music that took in influences from bands such as Jethro Tull, Roland Kirk et al. A highly sought after artefact by vinyl collectors (with original LP copies changing hands for high sums), this Esoteric Recordings reissue of 'Second Birth' has been re-mastered and includes the bonus track 'Good Time Girl', released as the B-side of a single in early 1974.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 013929466241

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
DNLS 3046 Gravytrain* Second Birth ‎(LP, Album) Dawn DNLS 3046 UK 1973
NEM CD 612 Gravy Train Second Birth ‎(CD, Album, RE) Sequel Records NEM CD 612 UK 1991
GEM 112 Gravytrain* Second Birth ‎(CD, Album, Unofficial) Flawed Gems GEM 112 UK 2013
none Gravy Train Second Birth ‎(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) Private Area none Russia Unknown
VICP-62164 Gravy Train Second Birth ‎(CD, Album, RE, Min) Victor VICP-62164 Japan 2003