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Writing On The Wall - The Power Of The Picts flac album

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Performer: Writing On The Wall
Title: The Power Of The Picts
Country: UK
Style: Hard Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Prog Rock
Category: Rock
Rating: 4.9 ✦
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The band that became WRITING ON THE WALL began as Scottish soul band the JURY in the mid-sixties, but transforming themselves like so many of their contemporaries into a psychedelic-tinged group along with their renaming in 1968. The band issued but one official studio album, the 1969 release 'The Power of the Picts'.

Writing on the Wall formed out of a Scottish soul cum psych band named Jury before relocating to England and releasing this, their only official studio release in 1969. Apparently the band toiled on until finally breaking up in the wake of their equipment being stolen in 1973. Besides this CD reissue there is an LP re-release and a couple of other compilations of this disc and some other material they recorded along the way but never released while the band was still together. Both are more psych-leaning than most of the rest of the album and may represent the transitional state of the band as it moved from that to a more progressive sound as they worked on the tracks for this album. Like I said, this isn’t ground-breaking stuff, but it is mildly interesting from a historical perspective.

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Hard Rock Writing On The Wall. 队列表 Hard Rock Writing On The Wall Power of the Picts. Other productions from Writing On The Wall. Rarities from the Middle Earth.

The Power of the Picts was released in 1969 on a small label called Middle Earth Records (the label only had something like five albums released in its very short life), so you know right the original LP isn't easy to come by. I believe the label was named after the famous London nightclub, and I guess the label signed those bands who performed at Middle Earth the bigger labels wouldn't touch (as many major acts had played in the club too). The band consisted of vocalist Linnie Paterson, guitarist Willy Finlayson, bassist Jake Scott, drummer Jimmy Hush, and keyboardist Bill Scott

Writing on the Wall's only album was theatrical heavy ck that, despite its power and menace, was too obviously derivative of better and more original artists to qualify as a notable work. The organ-guitar blends owe much to the Doors, Procol Harum, and Traffic, though the attitude is somehow more sour and ominous than any of those groups. Throw in some of the portentous drama from the narrations to the Elektra astrological concept album The Zodiac: Cosmic Sounds (particularly on "Aries") as well. A problem is, however, that not many singers other than Morrison and Brown could pull off this kind of solemn poetic mood, and on "Aries," to take one example, the attempt to create a seance-like atmosphere seems faintly ridiculous.


1 It Came On Sunday 4:12
2 Mrs. Coopers Pie 3:21
3 Ladybird 3:46
4 Aries 8:08
5 Bogeyman 3:40
6 Shadow Of Man 6:27
7 Taskers Successor 3:40
8 Hill Of Dreams 3:04
9 Virginia Water 5:53
Bonus Tracks
10 Child On Crossing 3:26
11 Lucifer's Corpus 5:40

Companies, etc.

  • Glass Mastered At – DADC Austria
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Middle Earth Records
  • Copyright (c) – Repertoire Records
  • Manufactured By – Repertoire Special Projects


  • Bass – Jake Scott
  • Drums – Jimmy Hush
  • Guitar – Willy Finlayson
  • Keyboards – Bill Scott
  • Liner Notes – Bernd Matheja
  • Vocals – Linnie Paterson


Repress of The Power Of The Picts with SID codes and a Sony Music-style runout.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 4015689020122
  • Barcode: 4 015689 020122
  • Label Code: LC 8065
  • Matrix / Runout: [DADC Austria logo] A000080864-0101 25 A0
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L555
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 94D9
  • Rights Society: GEMA

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
MDLS 303, MDLS.303 Writing On The Wall The Power Of The Picts ‎(LP, Album, Tex) Middle Earth, Middle Earth MDLS 303, MDLS.303 UK 1969
SPLP 1314 Writing On The Wall The Power Of The Picts ‎(LP, Album) Astor SPLP 1314 Australia 1969
REP 4854 Writing On The Wall The Power Of The Picts ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig) Repertoire Records REP 4854 Germany 2000
AK 252 Writing On The Wall The Power Of The Picts ‎(LP, Album, RE) Akarma AK 252 Italy 2003
SLVLXME 430 Writing On The Wall The Power Of The Picts ‎(LP, Album) Disques Vogue, Pop Music SLVLXME 430 France 1969