Dirty Linen - p.82
"[T]he songs have that trademark Hull sound, catchy melodies and meaningful lyrics all sung in his warm, appealing way..."
Personnel: Alan Hull (vocals, guitar, acoustic guitar, recorder, keyboards, percussion); Ken Craddock (vocals, guitar, acoustic guitar, keyboards, percussion); Liza Strike (vocals, horns); Joanna Newman, Steve Gregory , Lesley Duncan, Rab Noakes (vocals); Pete Kirtley (guitar); Bob Barton (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, background vocals); Steve Gregory , Bud Beadle (horns); Keith Fisher (drums, percussion); Ray Laidlaw, Terry Popple (drums); Colin Gibson (percussion).
Liner Note Author: Jim Henderson.
Recording information: Escape Studios (1975); Impulse Studios, Wallsend (1975); Trident Studios, London, England (1975).
Photographer: Norman Stafford.
Alan Hull's third solo album, and his last before Lindisfarne reconvened in 1979, follows firmly in the footsteps of its two predecessors, while advancing their musical outlook towards entire new pastures. Indeed, a crack band and lush production could lure you into mistaking the opening "I Wish You Well" for any number of contemporary MOR troubadours, although the self-deprecating "Anywhere Is Everywhere" quickly brings your ears back to basics, a rock & rolling singalong that finds Hull sounding as sharp and sassy as he ever did in the past. and ever would in the future. Brilliant stuff. ~ Dave Thompson