On August 29th 2006 Eclectic Discs are pleased to release the classic albums recorded by the legendary JADE WARRIOR for Island records between 1974 and 1978. The duo of guitarist Tony Duhig and virtuoso flautist and woodwind player Jon Field were signed to Island records in 1974, following the recent break up of the four piece Jade Warrior (who recorded three albums for Vertigo records between 1970 and 1973). Island founder Chris Blackwell signed the duo upon the recommendation of Steve Winwood, declaring Jade Warrior to be "an ornament to my label". Blackwell gave Duhig and Field access to unlimited studio time to create four albums that were later hailed as instrumental masterpieces, all of which fused ethnic African and far eastern influences with superbly innovative rock guitar playing by Tony Duhig.
"Way of the Sun" was perhaps the bands most fully realised work, drawing upon South American musical influences which blended effortlessly with western rock.
All the Eclectic reissues have been remastered from the original master tapes and feature extensive liner notes, deluxe slip case packaging and fully restored artwork.
Track listing: Sun Ra Sun Child Moontears Heaven Stone Way of the Sun River Song Carnival Dance of the Sun Death of Ra