25 July 2010

THE ENID: a letter from Robert John Godfrey

By now it’s pretty obvious that I’m a huge fan of The Enid.

Because of that, I am sharing this message that Robert John Godfrey sent out. If you’re a fan of the band, the best way you can support the group is to take his words to heart. The Enid are getting ready to do some very impressive things, and it’s up to the fan base to help them along their way.

Anyway, enough of me. Here’s his post:


Innersanctum have finally bootlegged Journey’s End. This is obviously very upsetting for the band but entirely predictable as Gerald Palmer makes his position evermore untenable.

This is clearly nothing more than a spiteful act of desperation in an attempt to bully and damage the band.

As we review the position, it is now clear that Gerald, in spite of his wealth, is losing both the moral and legal battle with The Enid.

In the last year he and Steve Kalidoski have by their own hands destroyed the reputation of the Innersanctum label and the wider name of Adasam, the company Gerald named after his two young sons.


As time goes on The Enid grow ever stronger and more able to fight back whilst Palmer has revealed himself for all the world to see.

For the time being, my one time friend is in denial. However, it is now only a matter of time before he will have to face the inevitable and hopefully walk away with some semblance of dignity whilst he still can.


In a new development, the band have obtained conclusive evidence of fraud and false accounting involving Gerald Palmer that may go back many years and involve many other artists. Investigations are in hand.


Overall we are optimistic – Thanks largely to the efforts of our manager Ian Eardley, and a fresh band with its new Journey’s End lineup, we have more going for us than at any time in our long and bumpy ride. From our modest beginnings we have come full circle in our relationship with EMI, who played such an important role in the early years and who have been quite splendid in all of this.

What we now need to do is to try and persuade EMI to take on the distribution of Journey’s End for us as they originally agreed before Palmer managed to make them nervous; at which point they put everything on hold.

We are holding our own financially and are stronger than we were a year ago: nevertheless, things are still very difficult with large legal bills to pay.

For those of you who have not already done so, please join The Enidi in its new form and buy the two new marvelous releases of In the Region of the Summer Stars and Aerie Faerie Nonsense in all their long lost glory.

Go to the links below and provide us with any useful information you think may helpful.

See you all, I hope, during the course of the coming months as we prepare to tour around the world.

The whole band sends their warmest regards.

Yours sincerely,

Robert John Godfrey”


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