HQ is the eighth studio album by English folk/rock singer-songwriter and guitarist Roy Harper. It was first released in 1975 by Harvest Records. In the U.S. the album was released under the title When An Old Cricketer Leaves The Crease, which is also the name of the LP's most popular track. Harper considered HQ to be "...probably the best record that I have made to date" and "...a great album made at one of the best times of my life." Originally it was to be called Blood From a Stone, but it was changed to avoid unwanted comparisons with Dylan's Blood on the Tracks. Produced by Peter Jenner, the album features David Gilmour and John Paul Jones, playing lead guitar and bass respectively, on "The Game" and The Grimethorpe Colliery Band on "When An Old Cricketer Leaves The Crease."
• 1975 release reissued on 180g 12" vinyl
• Remastered audio 2017
• Packaged in deluxe gatefold sleeve
• Artwork redesign by Harry Pearce
• Printed heavy inner sleeve including extra notes and images