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Hatfield and the North [Hatfield and the North] [5013929723924]

  • 1. Stubbs Effect, The
    2. Big Jobs (Poo Poo Extract)
    3. Going Up to People and Tinkling
    4. Calynx
    5. Son of "There's No Place Like Homerton"
    6. Aigrette
    7. Rifferama
    8. Fol de Rol
    9. Shaving Is Boring
    10. Licks for the Ladies
    11. Bossa Nochance
    12. Big Jobs No. 2 (By Poo and the Wee Wees)
    13. Lobster in Cleavage Probe
    14. Gigantic Land Crabs in Earth Takeover Bid
    15. Other Stubbs Effect, The
    16. Let's Eat Real Soon
    17. Fitter Stoke Has a Bath
    18. Your Majesty Is Like a Cream Donut Incorporating Oh What a Lonely Life Time
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 2139

  • Credits
    ProducerHatfield & The North; Tom Newman
    EngineerHatfield & The North; Tom Newman

    Hatfield & The North: Richard Sinclair (vocals, bass); Phil Miller (guitar); Dave Stewart (piano, organ, synthesizer); Pip Pyle (drums).
    Additional personnel: Robert Wyatt, Amanda Parsons, Barbara Gaskin, Ann Rosenthal (vocals); Geoff Leigh (flute, saxophone); Jeremy Baines (pixiephone).
    Personnel: Ann Rosenthal, Amanda Parson, Ann Rosenthal, Amanda Parsons, Richard Sinclair, Robert Wyatt, Barbara Gaskin (vocals); Phil Miller (guitar); Henry Cow, Geoff Leigh (flute, saxophone); Dave Stewart (piano, organ); Pip Pyle (drums); Jeremy Baines.
    Recording information: Manor Studios (10/1974-??/1975); Saturn Sound Studios, Worthing, Sussex, England (10/1974-??/1975).
    Photographers: Laurie K. Lewis; Laurie Lewis.
    One of the Canterbury scene's most revered bands, Hatfield and the North made up for the brevity of their career with some fascinating music. Always adventurous, the quartet had the keen sense to realize that only the most hardened jazz fans respond to numerous key changes and exceedingly complex time signatures, and thus enlivened their live set with the odd gnome smashing, suggestive lyrics, and jokey song titles. It worked a charm, with the band quickly amassing a large, loyal following at home in Britain and across the continent. On their eponymous debut, Hatfield stunningly succeeded in translating both their sense of fun and their musical brilliance onto disc. After a bit of light humor, the band slide into "Going Up to People and Tinkling", which glides gloriously across the keys and rhythm shifts. Both "Calyx" and "Aigrette" experiment with vocals as an instrument, while the exuberant "Rifferama" is a master class on the use of riffs. However, it's the expansive "Son of `There's No Place like Homerton'" that is this side of the album's centerpiece, a propulsive, keyboard driven piece that still awaits a modern dance troop's attention.

  • Critic Reviews
    Record Collector (magazine) (p.88) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "[E]ssential....[With] the extra thrill of Robert Wyatt's wordless, weightless guest vocal on 'Calyx'..."
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