Mainhorse would probably be a footnote in rock history and still be residing in the section of record collectors shops were it not for the inclusion of Swiss Keyboard player Patrick Moraz.
Mainhorse signed originally to Polydor Records in 1970 and
released their self-titled debut in 1971. The album whilst
showing immense promise enjoyed only limited success
commercially and the band disbanded shortly after the
album failed to catapult the band to worldwide stardom.
Along with Patrick Moraz the other musician of note was
Bryson Graham who would go on to play with Gary Wright
in Wonderwheel and then join Wright in a re formed Spooky
Tooth in 1972.
The Mainhorse album is an unabashed progressive rock
album and over the years has built up a sizeable fan base
although its scarcity ensures that the price it commands
puts it beyond the casual listener. Tracks featured are Pale
Sky, Passing Years and the extended God which is
considered a highlight of the album and a good showcase
for the style that Patrick Moraz would go on to popularise
in Refugee, Yes and his solo work.
The album has never been commercially available on CD
making this release its debut in that format. Strong demand
in the collectors market will ensure sales for this release
allied with demand from the large and dedicated Patrick
Moraz fan base and fans of progressive rock for which the
album has long been a cherished release. The album has
been re mastered personally by Patrick Moraz for this