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 Lindisfarne

British folk/rock group

 

Studio Albums

Fog on the Tyne (1971)

Dingly Dell (1972

 

Compilations

 

 

 

Lindisfarne

Fog On the Tyne - 8

Meet Me on the Corner/ Alright on the Night/ Uncle Sam/ Together Forever/ January Song/ Peter Brophy Don't Care/ City Song/ Passing Ghosts/ Train in G Major/ Fog on the Tyne.

Gloriously Geordie, gloriously out of tune and another of my all time favourite records - a fusion between folk and rock but with a  identity all of its own from the opening harmonies of the brilliant single Meet Me on the Corner to the last chords of the title track. This album included manay of the most endearing Lindisfarne moments. Alan Hull's sharply observed songs, Ray Jacksons excellent musicianship were very much to the fore on analbum you felt warm and cosy about playing in the local pub at the beginning of the 1970s. Great albums have a feel of their own. This has feeling and atmosphere in spades

 

Dingly Dell - 5.5

All fall down/Plankton's Lament/Bring Down the Government/Poor Old Ireland/Don't Ask Me/O No Not Again/Dingle Regatta/Wake Up Little Sister/Go Back/Court in the Act/Mandolin King/Dingly Dell

There is still some charm about this album but overall it's rather disappointing after the delights of Nicely Out of Tune and Fog on the Tyne. Too much politics (Bring Down the Government and Poor Old Ireland) which make it sound dated. The band do try and keep the oldie English village green charm with some decent fun instrumentals, but overall it lacks the originality of the first two albums and at times feels very lame indeed. Nevertheless there are still some high spots such as the romping Wake Up Little Sister and the soaring chorus of the title track