Founded in north-east England in 1973 by Rod Clements, Simon Cowe, Ray
Laidlaw and Billy Mitchell, Jack The Lad (a name the former Lindisfarne
members picked up from Status Quo on tour in Australia) had released three
successful albums for United Artists, and while losing Clements and Cowe
picked up Hedgehog Pie's Ian Fairbairn and Phil Murray, before recording
this, their final album, 'Jackpot' in 1976.
Closer to pop and rock than its predecessors,
it features Andy Bown (ex-Herd, Status Quo) on keyboards, and a brass
section on some tracks.
This first ever reissue and CD debut on Market
Square brings back the original album plus a generous number of bonus tracks
in previously-unreleased demos as well as live material recorded in Plymouth
of this highly- popular band in action.
A 16pp booklet includes the album's history by
Lindisfarne expert Jim Henderson and track synopses from the band itself.
JACK THE LAD
1. Eight Ton Crazy (Fairweather Low)
2. Amsterdam (Mitchell)
3. Steamboat Whistle Blues (Hartford)
4. Walter's Drop (Trad arr. Jack The Lad)
5. We'll Give You The Roll (Mitchell)
6. Trinidad (Mitchell)
7. You, You, You (Mitchell)
8. Let It Be Me (Mitchell)
9. The Tender (Trad arr. Jack The Lad)
10. Take Some Time (Mitchell)
11. Trinidad (Mitchell)
12. See How They Run (Cowe)
13. Eight Ton Crazy (Fairweather Low)
14. Amsterdam (Mitchell)
15. Buy Broom Buzzems / The Tender / The Marquis Of Tullybardine (Trad arr.
Jack The Lad)
16. Will You Miss Me (Guthrie)
17. Hungry For Love (Mills)