Ritual

Ritual

Location: London | Website:  facebook

Line Up
Gypsy Re Bethe (v,g) – also solo
Phil Mason (b)
Eddie Long (d)

Graham Fox (v)
Les Haines (b)
Steve Smith (d)
Rex Duvall (d)
John O Leary (d)
John Gaster (d) – also in Zeus, Atomic Rooster and Gypsy Re Bethe
Zak Bartok (d)

Notes:
– For many years the band was mistakenly known and communicated as ‘Widow’ as per their debut album’s title. This is because the very first pressing on Legend Records was missing the band’s name. According to their official website, 5000 copies were withdrawn and in 1989 all remaining copies were destroyed in a fire. Around 12 copies are known to exist and these were sent out as promos. For sure one of the most rare and expensive pieces of NWOBHM history.


Legend Records cover

Legend Records & 2nd High Roller pressing cover

RITUAL - Widow High Roller + Shadow Kingdom cover

1st High Roller pressing + Shadow Kingdom cover

Widow

LP Legend Records (1983) AM 142
CD Shadow Kingdom Records (2008) SKR007CD
LP + 7″ High Roller Records (2008) HRR 036
LP + 7″ High Roller Records (2018) HRR 591
CD High Roller Records (2018) HRR 591 CD

1. Widow
2. Come to the Ritual
3. Rebecca
4. Never for Evil
5. Morning Star
6. Journey
7. Burning

*The High Roller re-issue is limited to 500 copies: 350 in black and 150 in blue vinyl. The bonus 7″ includes the following tracks. The same tracks also appear on the CD by Shadow Kingdom

1. Temptation
2. Forever
3. House Of Secrets
4. Into The Night

*Second LP + 7″ High Roller re-issue of 2018 has different catalogue number. Limited to 500 copies: 150 in black, 250 in purple and 100 in transparent ultra clear vinyl
*Third LP + 7″ High Roller re-issue (2019) has the 2018 catalogue number HRR 59. Limited to 500 copies: 200 in black and 300 in red vinyl


RITUAL - The Early Years 1974 - 1986

 

The Early Years 1974 – 1986

CASSETTE Romany Records (1990) RMY V

1. Lady Night
2. Nai-Sha
3. Possessed
4. Never Look Back
5. Loving You
6. In Your Eyes
7. Cry In The Night
8. Burning
9. Gypsy Eyes

 

 


RITUAL - Into The Night

 

 

Into The Night

7″ Romany Records (1990) RMY VI

1. Into The Night
2. Burning

 

 

 


RITUAL - Valley Of The Kings

Romany Records cover

RITUAL - Valley Of The Kings High Roller + Shadow Kingdom cover

High Roller + Shadow Kingdom cover

Valley Of The Kings

CD Romany Records (1993) RMY IX
CD Shadow Kingdom Records (2008) SKR008CD
LP + 7″ High Roller Records (2009) HRR 043

1. Naisha
2. Kiss Of The Nile
3. Gypsy
4. The Enchanted Princess
5. Burning
6. Winds Of Fire
7. Lady Night
8. Morning Star
9. Possessed
10. Never Look Back

*The High Roller re-issue is limited to 500 copies: 350 in black and 150 in yellow vinyl. The bonus 7″ includes the following tracks. The same tracks also appear on the CD by Shadow Kingdom

11. Winds Of Fire
12. Children Of The Night


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