(A Ballad Of) A Peaceful Man

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(A Ballad of) A Peaceful Man
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Studio album by Gravy Train
Released 1971
Genre Progressive rock
Length 38:46
Label Vertigo (original release)
Repertoire (1990 & 2006 German reissues)
Producer Jonathan Peel (for Mike Vaughn Productions Ltd.)
Gravy Train chronology
Gravy Train
(A Ballad of) A Peaceful Man
Second Birth
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[1]

Released in late 1971, (A Ballad of) A Peaceful Man was Gravy Train's second — and probably their most praised — album. Unlike their heavier debut, this album sports some lovely string arrangements, provided by Nick Harrison.

A unique feature of the album is that it splits the heavy tracks from the lighter tracks: all the ballads are on side 1, while all the rockers are on side 2.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Alone in Georgia" – 4:35
  2. "(A Ballad of) A Peaceful Man" – 7:06
  3. "Jule's Delight" – 6:58
  4. "Messenger" – 5:58
  5. "Can Anybody Hear Me" – 2:59
  6. "Old Tin Box" – 4:45
  7. "Won't Talk about It" – 3:00
  8. "Home Again" – 3:25


  • Norman Barratt – guitar, vocals
  • J.D. Hughes – keyboards, vocals, wind
  • Lester Williams – bass, vocals
  • Barry Davenport – drums