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First-ever release of legendary late 60s demos from one of the finest British songwriters of all time. Includes early versions of classic Lindisfarne songs 'Lady Eleanor', 'Winter Song' and 'Clear White Light - Part 2' Lindisfarne were the hottest new band around in 1972, with a couple of huge hit singles and three albums reaching the Top Five that year - including chart-topping second LP 'Fog On The Tyne', a sales phenomenon that stayed in the listings for more than 12 months. Many of their finest songs had been written by band member Alan Hull while he was working as a trainee psychiatric nurse from late 1966 to early 1969. After ending the decade as a solo act in regional folk clubs, he'd linked up with local band Brethren to form Lindisfarne in mid-1970. Lindisfarne consolidated their success with constant touring, but Alan struggled to write on the road, and he would regularly dip into his late 60s cache of songs that had been recorded for publishing purposes at Impulse Sound, a Wallsend studio owned by Hull's manager and enabler David Wood. Those late 60s demos would become legendary amongst fans and pop media alike, but very few tracks have ever surfaced - until now. A remarkable 4CD, 90-track anthology, the painstakingly-assembled 'Singing A Song In The Morning Light' includes no less than 77 hitherto-unreleased tracks, with several dozen titles previously undocumented. It features revelatory early demos of 'Lady Eleanor', 'Winter Song', 'Scarecrow Song', 'Clear White Light - Part 2' and other Lindisfarne classics, the original, semi-mythical 'Clear White Light - Part 1', recordings with backing from Brethren and psychedelic band Skip Bifferty as well as other collaborations alongside many solo performances. Almost 30 years after Alan's tragically early passing, 'Singing A Song In The Morning Light' is a thrilling addition to the body of work left behind by one of the all-time great British songwriters.
First-ever release of legendary late 60s demos from one of the finest British songwriters of all time. Includes early versions of classic Lindisfarne songs 'Lady Eleanor', 'Winter Song' and 'Clear White Light - Part 2' Lindisfarne were the hottest new band around in 1972, with a couple of huge hit singles and three albums reaching the Top Five that year - including chart-topping second LP 'Fog On The Tyne', a sales phenomenon that stayed in the listings for more than 12 months. Many of their finest songs had been written by band member Alan Hull while he was working as a trainee psychiatric nurse from late 1966 to early 1969. After ending the decade as a solo act in regional folk clubs, he'd linked up with local band Brethren to form Lindisfarne in mid-1970. Lindisfarne consolidated their success with constant touring, but Alan struggled to write on the road, and he would regularly dip into his late 60s cache of songs that had been recorded for publishing purposes at Impulse Sound, a Wallsend studio owned by Hull's manager and enabler David Wood. Those late 60s demos would become legendary amongst fans and pop media alike, but very few tracks have ever surfaced - until now. A remarkable 4CD, 90-track anthology, the painstakingly-assembled 'Singing A Song In The Morning Light' includes no less than 77 hitherto-unreleased tracks, with several dozen titles previously undocumented. It features revelatory early demos of 'Lady Eleanor', 'Winter Song', 'Scarecrow Song', 'Clear White Light - Part 2' and other Lindisfarne classics, the original, semi-mythical 'Clear White Light - Part 1', recordings with backing from Brethren and psychedelic band Skip Bifferty as well as other collaborations alongside many solo performances. Almost 30 years after Alan's tragically early passing, 'Singing A Song In The Morning Light' is a thrilling addition to the body of work left behind by one of the all-time great British songwriters.
5013929194106
Alan Hull - Singing A Song In The Morning Light: The Legendary

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Format: CD
Label: GRAPEFRUIT
Rel. Date: 02/23/2024
UPC: 5013929194106

Singing A Song In The Morning Light: The Legendary
Artist: Alan Hull
Format: CD
New: in stock $39.00
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DISC: 1

1. Here I Am
2. Click Clock Tick Tock
3. Bang It On The Big Bass Drum
4. Better Town
5. I Don't Want To Listen
6. Look In My Face
7. Barney Swayne
8. Arthur Mclean Morrison Jones
9. Conversation With A Chinese Cat
10. Song For A Sleeping Princess
11. Where Is The Little Girl
12. Like I Always Do
13. So Hard Doing It Every Day
14. Sometimes I Wonder
15. Some Other Time
16. I Could Not Believe All The Good Things
17. The Village Idiot
18. This Land Is Cold
19. You Put The Laff On Me
20. Scotch Egg
21. Lady Eleanor (Alan Hull With Brethren)
22. Winter Song
23. Windy Miller
24. How Come You Know Me
25. Overstrung At 3 A.M.
26. Stay With You
27. River
28. Opposites
29. Somewhere Out There
30. Love Lasts Forever
31. Justanothersadsong
32. Never Be The Same From Today
33. Strange World
34. Spain - 67
35. The Long Wait
36. Schizoid Revolution (With Skip Bifferty)
37. This We Shall Explore (With Skip Bifferty)
38. Tomorrow - If I'm Hungry
39. Where Is My Sixpence
40. Alright On The Night
41. Dingly Dell
42. Doctor Of Love
43. Do Not Be Afraid
44. Smile
45. Picture A Little Girl
46. Don't Try To Tell Me
47. For No Apparent Reason
48. Go Throw Your Life Away
49. If I Owned
50. First Day Of Spring
51. Like A Leaf
52. I Will Remember (For The Rest Of My Life)
53. Personal History Book
54. Find My Time
55. Why Was I Born At All
56. Go To Sleep
57. We Can Swing Together
58. Obidiah's Grave
59. She
60. Wild Flower
61. I Am And So Are You
62. 297 Words
63. It's Much Easier
64. Dream Your Life Away
65. Berenice Patricia
66. Little Things
67. Take Your Time
68. Scotch Egg Bluebird Pie
69. Pub With No Taste
70. Butterfly
71. Scarecrow Song
72. The Universe Is
73. There Is Nothing Between You And This Song
74. We Can Swing Together (Alan Hull With Brethren
75. We Can Swing Together
76. Obidiah's Grave
77. She
78. Wild Flower
79. I Am And So Are You
80. 297 Words
81. It's Much Easier
82. Dream Your Life Away
83. Berenice Patricia
84. Golden Apples
85. All The Way Home
86. Mary Mcghee At Laws Stores
87. Storybook Of Man
88. Be With Me
89. Swinging Along
90. We All Get Drunk Now Huh?
91. Never Miss The Water
92. Accidental Time
93. What You're Doing
94. Working
95. Scarecrow Song (Alternative Version)

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First-ever release of legendary late 60s demos from one of the finest British songwriters of all time. Includes early versions of classic Lindisfarne songs 'Lady Eleanor', 'Winter Song' and 'Clear White Light - Part 2' Lindisfarne were the hottest new band around in 1972, with a couple of huge hit singles and three albums reaching the Top Five that year - including chart-topping second LP 'Fog On The Tyne', a sales phenomenon that stayed in the listings for more than 12 months. Many of their finest songs had been written by band member Alan Hull while he was working as a trainee psychiatric nurse from late 1966 to early 1969. After ending the decade as a solo act in regional folk clubs, he'd linked up with local band Brethren to form Lindisfarne in mid-1970. Lindisfarne consolidated their success with constant touring, but Alan struggled to write on the road, and he would regularly dip into his late 60s cache of songs that had been recorded for publishing purposes at Impulse Sound, a Wallsend studio owned by Hull's manager and enabler David Wood. Those late 60s demos would become legendary amongst fans and pop media alike, but very few tracks have ever surfaced - until now. A remarkable 4CD, 90-track anthology, the painstakingly-assembled 'Singing A Song In The Morning Light' includes no less than 77 hitherto-unreleased tracks, with several dozen titles previously undocumented. It features revelatory early demos of 'Lady Eleanor', 'Winter Song', 'Scarecrow Song', 'Clear White Light - Part 2' and other Lindisfarne classics, the original, semi-mythical 'Clear White Light - Part 1', recordings with backing from Brethren and psychedelic band Skip Bifferty as well as other collaborations alongside many solo performances. Almost 30 years after Alan's tragically early passing, 'Singing A Song In The Morning Light' is a thrilling addition to the body of work left behind by one of the all-time great British songwriters.
        
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