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Formerly known as Picadilly Line, Edwards Hand is a musical group formed by Englishmen Rod Edwards (keyboard and vocals) and Roger Hand (acoustic guitar and vocals).
After a 1968 album released under their former name (The Huge World of Emily Small), in 1969 Edwards Hand released an eponymous album produced by George Martin who, taking a break from working on The Beatles’ White Album, described their music as ‘exceptional’. It is tentatively compared to certain works by Kaleidoscope and Fairfield Parlour.

A further album, Stranded, was recorded at London’s Morgan Studios, and it came in 1970. The original UK cover art was a black and white drawing of a sheriff’s rotund stomach produced by Klaus Voormann (famous for designing the cover of The Beatles’ album Revolver). The drawing referred to a track about one of America’s racist policemen, Sheriff Myras Lincoln, which was banned in the USA. A new cover was produced for the US release, this time a photograph of a hand, fingers splayed, beneath the Stars and Stripes.
Their final album, Rainshine, was recorded in 1971, but unreleased at the time.
They disbanded in the mid-’70s.

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  • keresaspa

    Two excellent, and quite different, albums from these lads.

    24 Apr 2012 Reply
  • psycheceri

    The perfect listening for taking a walk down the Charing Cross Road :)

    24 Aug 2010 Reply
  • Timmaniac

    just ordered their debut album, need to ship it overseas, but it's worth it!

    6 Jan 2010 Reply
  • Timmaniac

    talk about underrated (even among nerdy 60s fans :P)... Needs more love and shouts ;)

    14 Dec 2009 Reply

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