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five members of Caedmon peer into the unseeing distance
Caedmon 1978 album sleeve art

In 1978, a small christian folk rock band in Edinburgh released a farewell album to celebrate six years of making music together. The album was made on a shoestring budget and only 500 copies were pressed. The musicians went their separate ways.

Forty years on, the record remains a collectors’ item. A 2020 new re-release on the Guerssen record label is out and it has been described as one of the best folk rock albums of the seventies.



A Chicken to Hug by Caedmon album sleeve art

The band started writing again for the 2008 30th anniversary of the original record, and produced the critically acclaimed A Chicken to Hug album on CD and on-line.

“If you purchase only one album this year, make it this one.” Lins Honeyman, Cross Rhythms

“What you had in 1978 you still have now… more, please.” Pete Ryder

“A spirited collection by an older, wiser group…” Uncut



Caedmon Rare album sleeve art

And with the 40th anniversary they have produced a new collectors’ package on vinyl called ‘RARE’, a 12″ LP and 7″ single in a sleeve with insert: seven new songs, six from 1975 and a surprise track. Also available as a CD.