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Line Up
Billy Barton (v)
Craig Richardson (g)
John Bootle (b)
Pete Kaberry (d)  – also in  Kaboss
Peter Darley (k)

Mark (b)
Gerald Smith (b,k) – also in  Kaboss
Rob Binns (k)

– A very active live band with a large following in the North East of England.
– Dawnwatcher had quite a few songs but unfortunatally very few ever recorded even on tape
– None of the demos mentioned below were available to the public but somehow they were circulated in the tape/CDr trading and collector circles and recently they are available via various download blogs/sites
– Split in 1980 but reformed in 1982 with a new line-up that lasted for just a little time
– Featured on the compilation “New Electric Warriors” (LP, Logo Records, 1980) with ‘Firing On All Eight’

Demo 1978

1. A Winter’s Tale
2. Bird In Flight
3. In The Wake Of Dawn

Demo 1979

1. Bird In Flight
2. Attitudes
3. Taking It Easy

DAWNWATCHER - Spellbound



7″ self-released (1980) DWS 001

1. Spellbound
2. Hall of Mirrors








7″ self-released (1982) DWS 002

1. Backlash
2. Salvador’s Dream

*Originally recorded as a second single in 1980 but it was re-recorded for release with the new line-up.



Studio Recordings 1977 -1983

1. Hall of Mirrors
2. Attitudes
3. Spellbound
4. Firing On All Eight
5. Salvador’s Dream
6. Children Of The Night
7. Backlash

*Possibly a “fan-made” digital compilation of recordings that floats around the internet: All four tracks from the two singles, the New Electric Warriors track plus demos. Most online resources mistakenly refer to it as “Demo 198x”