Alan Hull Squire

McAfee Secure sites help keep you safe from identity theft, credit/debit card fraud, spyware, spam, viruses and online scams
Out of Print: Future availability is unknown
Item:  PID 1108616
Sorry, this product isn't currently available.
Enter your email address, we'll let you know when it's back in stock:
Loading...

CD Details

  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1975
  • Label: Esoteric

Tracks:

  • 1.Squire
  • 2.Dan The Plan
  • 3.Picture A Little Girl
  • 4.Nuthin' Shakin'
  • 5.One More Bottle Of Wine
  • 6.Golden Oldies
  • 7.I'm Sorry Squire
  • 8.Waiting
  • 9.Bad Side Of Town
  • 10.Mr. Inbetween
  • 11.The End
  • 12.Crazy Woman
  • 13.Carousel

Product Description:

Alan Hull's second solo album, and his first since the dissolution of Lindisfarne, is very much the son of its fathers--the quiet idiosyncrasies of PIPEDREAM live on, but so does the more commercial sheen of ROLL ON RUBY, as SQUIRE marches resolutely across 11 songs, any one of which could be called representative. Certainly it is no longer at all apparent that his star had dipped somewhat over the past few years; listened to from a distance, any of the songs here could have pursued Lindisfarne's biggest hits to the top of the chart, especially the title track, with its dryly humorous lyric and ever-so-catchy chorus, while "One More Bottle of Wine" and "Golden Oldies" both look forward to the parent band's reincarnation, with songs that insist you sing along with them. There's also a wonderful crash through "Nothin' Shakin' (But the Leaves on the Trees)" to remind listeners of Hull's own roots in the bluesy rock boom of the early '60s--the Beatles famously included the same song in their Cavern-era live set, and Hull breathes the same beer-and-ciggies-flavored air through his version. It's a lovely LP, then, worth seeking out wherever you can find it, and a reminder that, at his 1970s peak, Hull really was one of Britain's most exquisitely English songwriters.

Music Lovers' Ratings & Reviews:

Be the first Music Lover to write an online review of this product!

Similar Products:

Genre:
Email Icon
Get Email Alerts for Alan Hull

Product Info:

  • UPC: 5013929439245
  • International Shipping: 1 item