- Released: June 25, 2007
- Label: Market Square UK
Dirty Linen - p.82
"[T]he songs have that trademark Hull sound, catchy melodies and meaningful lyrics all sung in his warm, appealing way..."
- 1.I Wish You Well
- 2.Anywhere Is Everywhere
- 3.Make Me Want To Stay
- 4.Dancing (On The Judgement Day)
- 5.A A Walk In The Sea
- 6.Corporation Rock
- 7.Madmen And Loonies
- 8.Somewhere Out There
- 9.Love Is The Alibi
- 10.Love Is The Answer
- 11.Isn't It Strange
- 12.Spittin' In The Wind
- 13.Lay Back And Dream
- 14.Something Got The Better Of You
- 15.Somewhere Out There - (previously unreleased)
- 16.Raw Bacon - (previously unreleased)
- 17.A Walk In The Sea, A - (previously unreleased)
- 18.Evening - (previously unreleased)
- 19.Dancing (On The Judgement Day) - (previously unreleased)
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