After leaving Jethro Tull, Glenn Cornick formed Wild Turkey in 1971, initially with: Graham Williams (guitar), Alan 'Tweke' Lewis (guitar), John "Pugwash" Weathers (ex Pete Brown & Piblokto!) (drums) and Gary Pickford-Hopkins (ex Eyes of Blue) on vocals; but Weathers and Williams left to join Graham Bond's Magick before Wild Turkey recorded any material. They were replaced by Jon Blackmore (guitar and vocals) and Jeff Jones (ex Man) (drums) who joined Cornick, Tweke and Gary to record Wild Turkey's first album Battle Hymn. The album was promoted on UK and US tours supporting Black Sabbath; Tony Iommi having briefly played with Cornick in Jethro Tull. After disbanding 1974, the group's members went their separate ways. More than two decades later, their 1996 reunion spawned a third studio album, 1996's Stealer of Years. About Battle Hymn..."A fine album of intelligently-constructed, guitar-centric tunes, drawing from heavy bluesrock, folk and early British progressive influences".
01 - Butterfly 02 - To The Stars 03 - Twelve Streets Of Cobbled Black 04 - Dulwich Fox 05 - Easter Psalm 06 - Sanctuary 07 - One Sole Survivor 08 - Gentle Rain 09 - Battle Hymn 10 - Sentinel 11 - Social World (Bonus) 12 - Traffic Island Jam