Magna Carta was originally formed in London on 10 May 1969, by Chris Simpson (guitar, vocals), Lyell Tranter (guitar, vocals) and Glen Stuart (vocals).
The band is renowned for their gentle ballad style and mythical subject matter. Although never purely a folk band, they managed to successfully bridge the gap between folk and folk rock. The trio released albums for Fontana Records and Vertigo Records, enjoying particular success with 1970's Seasons before Tranter returned to Australia. Davey Johnstone joined the line-up as his replacement, recording Songs From Wasties Orchard and In Concert with the band before leaving to work with Elton John, with whom he is still playing. Tracks 01. Times of change 02. Daughter daughter 03. Old John Parker 04. I am no more 05. Ballad of Francis Alabadalejo 06. Spinning wheels of time 07. Romeo Jack 08. Mid winter 09. Shades of grey 10. Emily thru the window pane 11. Sea & sand (The isle of Pabay) Listen