Charisma Years (1970-1973)

The Charisma Years (1970-1973)

by Lindisfarne
     
 
Four CDs round up the complete and utter Lindisfarne tale, from their arrival on the mainstream scene with 1970's still stunning Nicely Out of Tune through the following year's flirtation with stardom via Fog on the Tyne, and on through the sadly diminishing returns that were Dingly Dell and Roll on Ruby. Yes,

Overview

Four CDs round up the complete and utter Lindisfarne tale, from their arrival on the mainstream scene with 1970's still stunning Nicely Out of Tune through the following year's flirtation with stardom via Fog on the Tyne, and on through the sadly diminishing returns that were Dingly Dell and Roll on Ruby. Yes, the story would continue later in the '70s, and on and off since then, too. But the first incarnation of the band was the one that mattered the most, and those first two albums remain quintessential early-'70s folk-rock, with neither folk nor rock having much to do with any of it. Lindisfarne are, perhaps rightfully, best judged by their two biggest hits, the sad mystery of "Lady Eleanor" and the singalong joy of "Meet Me on the Corner." Add "We Can Swing Together," "No Time to Lose" (amazingly, a mere B-side at the time) and "Fog on the Tyne," and Lindisfarne could have been the new Faces if only Alan Hull had wanted to be the next Rod Stewart. But pop fame and fortune sat awkwardly on the group's shoulders, which is why Dingly Dell was the original lineup's final shout. The band split, some to form Jack the Lad; the rest to continue as a revamped soft rock Lindisfarne whose presence here (the final disc) really does spoil the proceedings somewhat. Better to end with the concert disc that takes 1973's Lindisfarne Live album, expands it to take in the entire evening's entertainment, and reveals Lindisfarne to have been one of the most entertaining live acts of their era. That, and a near-full album's worth of bonus material drawn from period singles, compilations, and mispressings ensure this is a must-have box set, even for fans who think they already own all the Lindisfarne they could ever need.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/25/2011
Label:
Emi Import
UPC:
5099994839128
catalogNumber:
9483912
Rank:
39963

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Lady Eleanor
  2. Road to Kingdom Come
  3. Winter Song
  4. Turn a Deaf Ear
  5. Clear White Light, Pt. 2
  6. We Can Swing Together
  7. Alan in the River With Flowers
  8. Down
  9. The Things I Should Have Said
  10. Jackhammer Blues
  11. Scarecrow Song
  12. Knackers Yard Blues
  13. Nothing But the Marvellous Is Beautiful
  14. From My Window
  15. On My Own I Built a Bridge
  16. Lady Eleanor
  17. We Can Swing Together
  18. Scarecrow Song
  19. Meet Me On the Corner

Disc 2

  1. Meet Me On the Corner
  2. Alright On the Night
  3. Uncle Sam
  4. Together Forever
  5. January Song
  6. Peter Brophy Don't Care
  7. City Song
  8. Passing Ghosts
  9. Train in G Major
  10. Fog On the Tyne
  11. Scotch Mist
  12. No Time to Lose
  13. January Song
  14. All Fall Down
  15. Plankton's Lament
  16. Bring Down the Government
  17. Poor Old Ireland
  18. Don't Ask Me
  19. O No Not Again
  20. Dingle Regatta
  21. Wake Up Little Sister
  22. Go Back
  23. Court in the Act
  24. Mandolin King
  25. Dingly Dell

Disc 3

  1. Intro
  2. Together Forever
  3. No Time to Lose
  4. January Song
  5. Meet Me On the Corner
  6. Alright On the Night
  7. Train in G Major
  8. Scotch Mist
  9. Lady Eleanor
  10. Knacker's Yard Blues
  11. Fog On the Tyne
  12. We Can Swing Together
  13. Jackhammer Blues
  14. Clear White Light

Disc 4

  1. Taking Care of Business
  2. North Country Boy
  3. Steppenwolf
  4. Nobody Loves You Anymore
  5. When the War is Over
  6. Moonshine
  7. Lazy
  8. Roll On River
  9. Tow the Line
  10. Goodbye
  11. Taking Care of Business
  12. North Country Boy
  13. Roll On River

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lindisfarne   Primary Artist
Alan Hull   Organ,Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Harmonium,Keyboards,Electric Piano,Vocals,12-string Guitar
Ray Jackson   Harmonica,Mandolin,Harp,Vocals
Rod Clements   Organ,Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Violin,Electric Bass,Electric Guitar,Vocals,12-string Guitar
Simon Cowe   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Mandolin,Vocals,12-string Guitar
Ken Craddock   Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
Charlie Harcourt   Guitar
Ray Laidlaw   Drums
Paul Nichols   Drums
Tommy Duffy   Bass,Vocals
Paul Laidlaw   Conductor

Technical Credits

Woody Guthrie   Composer
Alan Hull   Composer
Lindisfarne   Arranger
Ken Scott   Engineer
Roy Baker   Producer
Roy Thomas Baker   Producer
Simon Cowe   Composer
Bob Johnston   Producer
Max Middleton   Orchestral Arrangements
Bob Potter   Engineer
Mickey Sweeney   Producer
Peter Schaumann   Cover Art
Laidlaw   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Tommy Duffy   Composer
Hull   Composer
John Anthony   Producer
Paul Laidlaw   Arranger
Robin Cable   Engineer
Roderick Clements   Composer

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