Original LP Cover.
|Studio album by Mercury|
|Released||7 June 1982|
|Recorded||Abbey Road Studios; Britannia Row Studios, November 1981-May 1982|
|Genre||Progressive rock, Experimental rock|
|Illusions at the Garden|
Mercury is the first studio album of the British progressive rock supergroup Mercury. It was released by the Harvest Records at 7 June 1982.
Mercury originally started with the idea of a Syd Barrett touring band. Eventually, this was discarted with Kevin Ayers giving the idea for a supergroup instead of a touring band. Barrett agreed with the idea, saying that "he misses to play in a band".
The keyboardist Richard Wright participated on the album recordings as a session musician. Initially he was invited to the band but declined for a time, with two years later, entering into the band as a full-member.
The song "Rollercoaster" was released as a single. The song was a hit, reaching the #8 position at the Billboard Mainstream Rock Chart, and the #18 position at the British Singles Chart. The album reached the #34 position at the Billboard 200 and the #21 position at the British Official Album Charts. The band had a tour between Europe and North America.
|Barrett, Wright, Ayers, Sinclair, Wilson||Barrett, Wright, Ayers, Sinclair||22:57|
|Total Length: 22:57|
|3.||"Lion"||Barrett, Ayers||Barrett, Ayers||3:15|
|4.||"Skyline and Sunset"||Barrett, Sinclair, Ayers||Barrett, Sinclair||8:53|
|Total Length: 25:31|