SHERWOOD "Riding The Rainbow" [12" LP, White Vinyl, Gatefold]
1986 - NWOBHM from United Kingdom
Sherwood originally formed in the hills of Yorkshire near the latter end of the NWOBHM movement in 1984 honing their classy progressive brand of metal. By 1986 the band was ready to record tracks for their debut 7". When the recording was finished the tracks were too long to fit properly on the seven inch format so the 4 tracks were released on the bands own label on a 12" mlp with the monochromatic winged stallion gracing the cover. The "Riding the Rainbow" mini lp co-produced by Mendes Prey Jih Seymour was released in 1986 in an edition of 500 copies and quickly disappeared. Even with the advent of the internet the recording is generally only familiar to underground vinyl hunters and NWOBHM maniacs and sickos.
Upon contacting the band it was revealed that the session produced a full lp with eight tracks of killer melodic and emotional heavy metal. The record will contain all eight tracks,full lyrics,forward by Mark(fluff) Hodgson and many unpublished photos in gatefold cover. Again, killer classy and melodic metal for fans of Magnum/Rainbow/Gillan/White Spirt/Dark Star and old Praying Mantis.