DAWNWIND have become a legend with no effort on their part.
Their debut album 'Looking back on The Future' became a collectors album
and changes hands (if you can find it) for three figure sums.
It was later bootlegged in the nineties and even those change hands for
around £26. It was decided the two should get together to remedy this situation by recording a new CD that they have control over and so they embarked on the Limited edition CD 'That was then, this is now' which was issued to coincide with a one off reunion gig during the summer of 2003.
The CD contains two never before released live cuts of tracks from the first album (Street Singer and Dogs Of War) from 1975, along with new songs.
Meanwhile, when approached by Sunbeam Records to re-release the 'Looking Back On The Future' album on CD, effectively giving it the first official release on CD, the duo readily agreed and now you can for the first time buy a CD release of that album which is approved by the artists.
Buy it from our own eBay store
Spin CDs (UK)
among many others.....
The CD contains live cuts of tracks from the first album (Street Singer and Dogs Of War) from 1975, first released on That Was Then, This Is Now.
You can find streaming previews of these tracks, along with new ones, at:
and you can purchase 4 tracks from 'That Was Then, This Is Now' at
(depending on where you are in the world).
PLEASE NOTE: THE SUNBEAM RECORDS RELEASE IS THE ONLY LEGITIMATE VERSION OF THIS ALBUM ON CD!
The most recent pics of Dawnwind
were taken in sessions for new album.
REVIEW: "Former bootleg and very worthy slice of later UK folk heaven, Dawnwind's lone LP has been done up real righteous by your friends at Sunbeam. A British counterpart to Spain's Book of Am, America's Trees, and Scotland's Caedmon in the splintered, post-Nam, last-gasp class of debuts that graduated the free world's folk revival into oblivion, the perfectly titled Looking Back on the Future was released to a fleeting audience in '76. Always the opening act, never the stars, the duo of Jon Harflett and John Perkins crawled up the mountain together for nearly ten years before making an LP of their very own. As the scene died, the duet recorded a sentimental, celebratory, and defiant solemnization of Greenwich Village, acid-nonviolence, Dylan's harmonica, and freedom busking that, like the best long-awaited debuts, displays striking self-discovery and fully honed vision. While the surreal opener 'Don't Look Now, Karen's Gone to the Moon' is an anachronistic spoon-June folk-psych stunner that stands as
one of the select sputniks of the era, their haunting Simon & Garfunkel-style take on John Prine's 'Sam Stone' will bring you all back home. It's not clear if the master tapes survived on this one, but you can trust that Sunbeam's work is peerlessly culled from the finest depots, having filled up the product with the usual exemplary Abbey Road mastering, bonus tracks, original artwork, photos, liners, & legitimacy. Have one." -- Kris Price.