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There are more than one band with the name DARK.

1) Dark was a British psychedelic rock band which released one album, “Round the Edges” in 1971.
This legendary progressive rock band, which was responsible for the UK’s most expensive album, was formed by Steve Giles whilst at school in Northampton in 1968. They met local entrepreneur Alan Bowley who’d recently converted a derelict house into a recording studio, and this led to four acetates of “RC8” and “In The Sky”.

They performed at a few local gigs, and as their playing got tighter, decided to go into SIS Studios, Northampton, with engineer Alan Bowley, to record an album. The six tracks, written and arranged by the band were recorded over a weekend in 1972 and consist of melodic progressive rock laced with lots of fuzzy guitar riffs. Only a handful of copies were pressed, and Giles, who had a strong interest in photography, made the first twelve copies into full-colour gatefold sleeves, complete with booklets of photographs stapled together, augmented with handwritten notes. They were handed out to band members and their girlfriends! The band then split with Clive and Martin going their own ways, and Steve and Ron continuing to record for their own pleasure until 1977 when Ron married and moved to Cornwall.

Kissing Spell traced the band in 1991 to tell them the original album was worth a small fortune, and offering to reissue it on vinyl and CD.

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  • Soci0path

    The 70's English Dark is masterly all the way, a cross between 60's freakbeat and early 70's heavy psych scenes [2] Exactly!

    23 May 9:03pm Reply
  • HumbertoGillan

    The 70's english Dark is masterly all the way, a cross between 60's freakbeat and early 70's heavy psych scenes. All time psychedelic masterpiece!!!!

    21 Mar 12:32pm Reply
  • ummanturkoglu

    round the edges forever

    19 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Aserikoth

    Old school death metal Dark ftw

    29 Jul 2013 Reply
  • bopapocalypse

    round the edges is fantastique!

    16 Jul 2013 Reply
  • bloody72

    pozdrowienia ze Ślaska dla fanów Dark

    11 Jun 2013 Reply
  • rezazereza

    "German Dark is pure gold! One of the best gothic rock albums I've heard!" say whaaaaattttt???

    10 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Decipher_You

    Seduction! <3

    1 Mar 2013 Reply
  • iconan

    DARK - Uk psych heavy fuzz prog - The rarest records of all time (65 copies were pressed back in '72), and a hell of a record : DARK "Round The Edges". It's simply impossible to find any original copy nowadays. - -.-.-.-. om hari om ..... ॐะ

    4 Nov 2012 Reply
  • I0O

    Revolution is great.

    13 Sep 2012 Reply
  • BeyondTheHorror

    Round The Edges is great.

    16 Aug 2012 Reply
  • Dyomaeth

    German Dark is pure gold! One of the best gothic rock albums I've heard!

    27 Apr 2012 Reply
  • ummanturkoglu

    round the edges is one of the rarest psych records you'll ever come across. fantastic album

    4 Feb 2012 Reply
  • Azmodel

    Eyes Wide Open <3 [2] & Marble Halls by german Dark!

    27 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Blindwachter

    Er, This is not that Dark :P

    26 Jan 2012 Reply
  • paper_house

    Right now, I am in love with the music of the 70's Dark. Round the Edges is totally a great album of its kind.

    18 Jan 2012 Reply
  • gazad-jewerdin

    Round the edges!

    9 Jan 2012 Reply
  • shasty2000

    the early work of guys from Kaiserslautern (GER) is great! Very Strong mixture of gothic, death and doom Metal

    23 Dec 2011 Reply
  • Color_Of_Sound

    Excelent obscure Acid Rock band from 1971.... (2)

    6 Oct 2011 Reply
  • VelvetMesgue

    Gods..!!

    27 Sep 2011 Reply
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