The second release by the Mk II line up of Lindisfarne, 'Happy Daze' - which
comes with 7 previously unreleased bonus tracks by Hull recorded prior to
the band’s formation - features him, Ray Jackson and newcomers bass player
Tommy Duffy (ex- Bell & Arc and Gary Wright’s Wonderwheel), guitarist
Charlie Harcourt (ex-Cat Mother and Jackson Heights), keyboard player Kenny
Craddock (formerly with Ginger Baker’s Airforce) and drummer Paul Nichols.
Complementing this line-up are horn players Buddy Beadle and Steve Gregory.
Production duties were handled by Eddie Offord, best known for his work with
Emerson, Lake & Palmer and Yes, and the sound he achieved is full and
rounded, complementing perfectly the more commercial, mid-Atlantic direction
the band had aimed for.
Market Square’s reissue benefits from the label’s customary focus on
‘telling the story’ and includes extensive notes by band expert Jim
Henderson, track by track analysis by Tommy Duffy, archive images, and
lyrics making for this comprehensive overview possible of a fine yet
And then there’s the bonus tracks: seven solo demos by Alan Hull, recorded
in the late 1960’s prior to the band’s existence, serve to remind why this
perennially popular band came to be one of the most seminal in the history
of folk rock.
In Your Head
You Put The Laff On Me
No Need To Tell Me
Juiced Up To Lose
The Man Down There
Gin And Tonix All Round
Where is my Sixpence?
Do Not Be Afraid
Picture a Little Girl
Doctor Of Love
Alright On The Night