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The Pete Atkin Discography
Pete Atkin Lyrics to over 100 songs,
chords to over 70
Clive James
Listing all of Pete Atkin's recordings, and
a few other things he's been involved in
Here is the complete Web reference to the
songs of Pete Atkin and Clive James,
including lyrics, chords, lead sheets, sound
clips, and a selection of parody lyrics and
annotations submitted by Pete's fans
Follow the album-cover icons here to jump to the details, or scroll the page:
(the per-album pages have been discontinued)
RCA did it differently BEWARE OF THE BEAUTIFUL STRANGER First album, Fontana (1970)
Reissue, RCA (1973)
do you have one of the rare UNsigned copies? DRIVING THROUGH MYTHICAL AMERICA Second album, Philips (1971)
Reissue, RCA (1973)
'they said I'd find Canary Wharf around here someday' A KING AT NIGHTFALL Third album, RCA (1973)
my sleeve keeps coming unglued too THE ROAD OF SILK Fourth album, RCA (1974)
who is this guy? SECRET DRINKER Fifth album, RCA (1974)
who's your little fat friend? LIVE LIBEL Sixth album, RCA (1975)
'who turned the lights on?' RIDER TO THE WORLD'S END Compilation cassette, RCA
dominoes, anyone? MASTER OF THE REVELS Compilation LP, RCA (1977)
camouflaged and misfiled in your local record store, 1990 TOUCH HAS A MEMORY Compilation CD and cassette
RCA (1990)
titles from Fontana, running order from RCA BEWARE OF THE BEAUTIFUL STRANGER /
DRIVING THROUGH MYTHICAL AMERICA
Early reissue 2-on-1 CD
See For Miles (1997)
AKAN, TROS + 2 A KING AT NIGHTFALL /
THE ROAD OF SILK...PLUS
Early reissue double CD
See For Miles (2001)
SD, LL less 2 SECRET DRINKER /
LIVE LIBEL
Early reissue 2-on-1 CD
See For Miles (2001)
the definitive CD versions BEWARE OF THE BEAUTIFUL STRANGER New CD re-issue with extras
Edsel (2009)
the definitive CD versions DRIVING THROUGH MYTHICAL AMERICA New CD re-issue with extras
Edsel (2009)
the definitive CD versions A KING AT NIGHTFALL /
THE ROAD OF SILK
New CD re-issue with extras
Edsel (2009)
the definitive CD versions SECRET DRINKER /
LIVE LIBEL
New CD re-issue with extras
Edsel (2009)
The long-awaited 7th album? THE LAKESIDE SESSIONS, VOLUME 1:
HISTORY & GEOGRAPHY
CD, Hillside Music (2001)
THE LAKESIDE SESSIONS, VOLUME 2:
A DREAM OF FAIR WOMEN
CD, Hillside Music (2001)
Lakeside double THE LAKESIDE SESSIONS New and rediscovered songs,
double CD, Hillside Music (2002)
2003 album, all new songs WINTER SPRING 10 new songs,
Hillside Music (2003)
Live double CD of 2003 tour LIVE IN AUSTRALIA 2-CD concert recording from 2003 tour, Hillside (2005)
Midnight Voices, 2007 MIDNIGHT VOICES New versions of classic songs
(Vol.1), Hillside Music (2007)
Julie's REAL first solo album THE BEAUTIFUL CHANGES Julie Covington's debut, EMI (1971)
CD reissue by See For Miles (1999)
CD reissue by Cherry Tree (2012)
Pete meets the ORIGINAL Nirvana HEADS TOGETHER / FIRST ROUND Songwriters' Workshop sampler,
Vertigo (1971)
'Nobody asked me!' - Sir Bernard Miles THE MERMAID FROLICS Amnesty Gala Benefit album,
Polydor (1977)
The Shrinks : Horfield To Hollywood HORFIELD TO HOLLYWOOD Bristol band The Shrinks (2000)
The Shrinks : On The Stoop ON THE STOOP The Shrinks (2002)
The Shrinks : More Damned Lies MORE DAMNED LIES The Shrinks (2003)
The Shrinks : Further Along The Road FURTHER ALONG THE ROAD The Shrinks (2006)
The Shrinks : Modern Sounds Of Cotham & Westbury MODERN SOUNDS OF COTHAM & WESTBURY The Shrinks (2009)
The Shrinks : That's How It Looks THAT'S HOW IT LOOKS The Shrinks' new album, recorded in live performance at Dave's place (2012)
Sarah Moule : A Lazy Kind Of Love A LAZY KIND OF LOVE Sarah Moule (2008)
9 x 2 9 X 2 -- ENGLISH CONTEMPORARY CHANSON CD, Irregular Records (2002)
drool over dr001 DOWN RIVER RECORDINGS: LIVE VOLUME 1 CD, Martin & Kingsbury (2002)
collector's piece, limited edition WHILE THE MUSIC LASTS Private Issue LP (1967)
edition even more limited THE PARTY'S MOVING ON Private Issue LP (1969)
modern limited edition PETE ATKIN AT MONYASH Private Issue concert CD (1997)
square fried egg PETE ATKIN SINGLES, COVERS AND
UNRELEASED ATKIN/JAMES SONGS
Rarities and obscurities...
a treasure, a feast for the eyes, even if you don't play. Hundreds pulped in the '70s A FIRST FOLIO Songbook from the "The Road Of Silk"
and "Secret Drinker" albums
[unofficial graphic] A & R A play with songs, by Pete Atkin (1977)
[unofficial graphic]

Search for any word or phrase
in the lyrics database :

Key to additional resource buttons, per song :
   —  view song lyric
   —  view song lyric with unofficial annotation
   —  view parody lyric to this song
   —  view lyric with chord transcription
   —  lead sheet: lyric with chords plus melody line (PDF file)
   —  play RealAudio clip of song (may not be the version on record)
   —  new feature: play MP3 preview of song
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"Stranger" Fontana Album Cover "Stranger" RCA Album Cover
Fontana 6309 011 (1970) RCA SF8387 (1973)
Beware of the Beautiful Stranger
"you will learn how it rankles to die of desire"

1 THE MASTER OF THE REVELS
2 TOUCH HAS A MEMORY (Fontana release only)
2 BE CAREFUL WHEN THEY OFFER YOU THE MOON (RCA only) be careful ...
3 HAVE YOU GOT A BIRO I CAN BORROW?
4 SUNRISE
5 FRANGIPANNI WAS HER FLOWER
6 THE RIDER TO THE WORLD'S END
7 THE LUCK OF THE DRAW
8 THE ORIGINAL ORIGINAL HONKY TONK NIGHT TRAIN BLUES
9 GIRL ON THE TRAIN
10 TONIGHT YOUR LOVE IS OVER
11 YOU CAN'T EXPECT TO BE REMEMBERED
12 LAUGHING BOY
13 BEWARE OF THE BEAUTIFUL STRANGER
14 ALL I EVER DID

Music by Pete Atkin
Lyrics by Clive James (except 'Original Original Honky Tonk Night Train Blues' and 'All I Ever Did',
         lyrics by Pete Atkin)
Produced by Don Paul / Engineered by Tom Allom / Strings arranged Nick Harrison
Featuring Pete Atkin, Steve Cook, Brian Odgers, Tony Marsh, Henry Mackenzie, Russell 'Dai' Davies

Recording Session Notes


"Stranger" Fontana Album Cover "Stranger" RCA Album Cover
Philips 6308 070 (1971) RCA SF8386 (1973)
Driving Through Mythical America
"to link the ways men die with how they grow"

1 SUNLIGHT GATE
2 THE PEARL-DRILLER
3 NO DICE
4 THE FLOWERS AND THE WINE
5 WHERE HAVE THEY ALL GONE?
6 THE PRINCE OF AQUITAINE
7 THIEF IN THE NIGHT
8 DRIVING THROUGH MYTHICAL AMERICA
9 THE FADED MANSION ON THE HILL
10 PRACTICAL MAN
11 LADY OF A DAY

Music and arrangements by Pete Atkin / Lyrics by Clive James
Produced by Don Paul / Engineered by Roger Quested / Conducted by Don Fraser
Featuring Pete Atkin, Clive Baker, Dave Bell, Leon Calvert, Kenny Clare, Dennis Clift, Russell Davies,
       Don Fay, Herbie Flowers, Richard Ihnatowicz, Barry Morgan, Alan Parker, Alan Wakeman, Jim Wortley

Recording Session NotesDave Gelly's review from 'Cream' magazine


"King" Album Cover
RCA SF8336 (1973)
A King at Nightfall
"the snowline of the country where you will not be mine"

1 BETWEEN US THERE IS NOTHING
2 CARNATIONS ON THE ROOF
3 ALL THE DEAD WERE STRANGERS
4 THE WRISTWATCH FOR A DRUMMER
5 A KING AT NIGHTFALL
6 THE LAST HILL THAT SHOWS YOU ALL THE VALLEY
7 THE DOUBLE AGENT
8 THE HYPERTENSION KID
9 SCREEN-FREAK
10 APPARITION IN LAS VEGAS
11 THIRTY YEAR MAN

Music, arrangements, conducted by Pete Atkin / Lyrics by Clive James
Produced by Don Paul / Engineered by Roger Quested
Featuring Pete Atkin, Clive Baker, Ray Cooper, Herbie Flowers, Bill Geldard, Dick Hart, Ralph Izen,
               Mike Moran, Barry Morgan, Mike Page, Nat Peck, Chris Spedding, Bob Sydor, Alan Wakeman
Strings Howard Ball

Recording Session Notes, with photosDave Gelly's review from 'Cream' magazine


"Road of Silk" Album Cover
RCA LPLI 5014 (1974)
The Road of Silk
"The one loved most is always present least"

1 PERFECT MOMENTS
2 SHADOW AND THE WIDOWER
3 THE HOLLOW AND THE FLUTED NIGHT
4 THE WALL OF DEATH
5 SENIOR CITIZENS
6 THE MAN WHO WALKED TOWARD THE MUSIC
7 CARE-CHARMER SLEEP
8 OUR LADY LOWNESS
9 MY EGOIST
10 AN ARRAY OF PASSIONATE LOVERS
11 THE ROAD OF SILK
12 PAYDAY EVENING

Music by Pete Atkin / Lyrics by Clive James
Produced, arranged, conducted by Pete Atkin / Engineered by Roger Quested
Featuring Pete Atkin, Allen Beever, Tony Coe, Terry Cox, Barry Desouza, John Donnelly,
               Derek Grossmith, Ronnie Hughes, Paul Keogh, Mike Moran, Frank Ricotti, Daryl Runswick,
               Dave Sharman, Manny Winter, Dave Wintour, strings/David Katz

Recording Session Notes


"Secret Drinker" Album Cover
RCA LPLI 5062 (1974)
Secret Drinker
"They want me to work on the afternoon after I'm dead"

1 RAIN-WHEELS
2 SESSIONMAN'S BLUES
3 I SEE THE JOKER
4 NATIONAL STEEL
5 NOTHING LEFT TO SAY
6 TENDERFOOT
7 TIME AND TIME AGAIN
8 LITTLE SAMMY SPEEDBALL
9 SECRET DRINKER
10 TONGUE-TIED

Music by Pete Atkin / Lyrics by Clive James
Produced and arranged by Pete Atkin / Engineered by Roger Quested
Featuring Pete Atkin, Barry Desouza, Paul Keogh, Frank Ricotti, Ronnie Ross, Daryl Runswick

Recording Session Notes


"Live Libel" Album Cover
RCA RS1013 (1975)
Live Libel
("An album of musical tributes to insufficiently neglected contemporary artists")
SLEEVE NOTE

1 SONG FOR RITA
2 BLACK FUNK REX
3 I'M CRAZY OVER YOU  (not CJ/PA)
4 ERRANT KNIGHT
5 READY FOR THE ROAD
6 WHY?
7 BALLAD OF AN UPSTAIRS WINDOW
8 STRANGER IN TOWN
9 RATTLESNAKE ROCK
10 DOOM FROM A ROOM
11 I'VE GOT BETTER THINGS TO DO
12 LONESOME LEVIS LANE
13 SHEER QUIVERING GENIUS
14 UNCLE SEA-BIRD

Music by Pete Atkin / Lyrics by Clive James
               Except 'I'm Crazy Over You' by A Sherman and A Lewis,
               and 'Ballad of an Upstairs Window', words and music by Pete Atkin
Produced and arranged by Pete Atkin / Engineered by Roger Quested
Featuring Pete Atkin, Gaye Brown, Neil Campbell, Diane Langton, Dick Levens, Annabel Leventon,
               Daryl Runswick, Jeff Seopardie, strings/John Mayer

Recording Session Notes


"Rider" Cassette Cover
RCA (Cassette Only) PK11677
The Rider to the World's End
"The dustbins in the doorways and the Spanish goldtrails in the sky"
CARD NOTE

1 THE MASTER OF THE REVELS
2 BE CAREFUL WHEN THEY OFFER YOU THE MOON
3 THE RIDER TO THE WORLD'S END
4 GIRL ON THE TRAIN
5 BEWARE OF THE BEAUTIFUL STRANGER
6 WHERE HAVE THEY ALL GONE?
7 DRIVING THROUGH MYTHICAL AMERICA
8 PRACTICAL MAN
9 THIEF IN THE NIGHT
10 BETWEEN US THERE IS NOTHING
11 CARNATIONS ON THE ROOF
12 WRISTWATCH FOR A DRUMMER
13 THE LAST HILL THAT SHOWS YOU ALL THE VALLEY
14 SCREEN-FREAK
15 THIRTY YEAR MAN

Music by Pete Atkin / Lyrics by Clive James
All tracks previously released on the six original albums


"Master" Album Cover
RCA PL25041 (1977)
The Master of the Revels
("The Essential Pete Atkin")

1 THIRTY YEAR MAN
2 MASTER OF THE REVELS
3 SUNLIGHT GATE
4 BETWEEN US THERE IS NOTHING
5 GIRL ON THE TRAIN
6 THE FADED MANSION ON THE HILL
7 THE WRISTWATCH FOR A DRUMMER
8 I SEE THE JOKER
9 PERFECT MOMENTS
10 SESSIONMAN'S BLUES
11 THIEF IN THE NIGHT
12 SCREEN-FREAK
13 THE FLOWERS AND THE WINE
14 BEWARE OF THE BEAUTIFUL STRANGER

Music by Pete Atkin / Lyrics by Clive James
All tracks previously released on the six original albums, except 'I See The Joker', 1975 single version, featuring Pete Atkin, Neil Campbell, Dick Levens, Jeff Seopardie, strings/Wilf Gibson


Notes by
Pete Atkin
"Touch" CD Cover Words by
Clive James

RCA PD74833 (1990 CD)
Touch Has A Memory
("The Clive James & Pete Atkin Songbook 1967-1974")

1 THE PEARL-DRILLER
2 SESSIONMAN'S BLUES
3 PERFECT MOMENTS
4 BETWEEN US THERE IS NOTHING
5 NO DICE
6 THIRTY YEAR MAN
7 SUNLIGHT GATE
8 A KING AT NIGHTFALL
9 THE FLOWERS AND THE WINE
10 GIRL ON THE TRAIN
11 MASTER OF THE REVELS
12 SENIOR CITIZENS
13 PAYDAY EVENING
14 I SEE THE JOKER
15 THE FADED MANSION ON THE HILL
16 THE HYPERTENSION KID
17 BEWARE OF THE BEAUTIFUL STRANGER
18 YOU CAN'T EXPECT TO BE REMEMBERED
19 TOUCH HAS A MEMORY

Lyrics by Clive James / Music by Pete Atkin
All tracks previously released on the six original albums, except 'Touch Has A Memory',
version from The Party's Moving On, featuring Pete Atkin, Steve Cook,
and 'I See The Joker', version from the single release.


"See For Miles" CD Cover
SFM C5HCD 664 (1997 CD)
Beware Of The Beautiful Stranger
with
Driving Through Mythical America
(Re-issue of the first two commercial albums on one CD)

1 THE MASTER OF THE REVELS
2 SUNRISE
3 HAVE YOU GOT A BIRO I CAN BORROW?
4 FRANGIPANNI WAS HER FLOWER
5 TOUCH HAS A MEMORY
6 THE RIDER TO THE WORLD'S END
7 THE LUCK OF THE DRAW
8 THE ORIGINAL ORIGINAL HONKY TONK NIGHT TRAIN BLUES
9 GIRL ON THE TRAIN
10 TONIGHT YOUR LOVE IS OVER
11 YOU CAN'T EXPECT TO BE REMEMBERED
12 LAUGHING BOY
13 BEWARE OF THE BEAUTIFUL STRANGER
14 ALL I EVER DID
15 SUNLIGHT GATE
16 THE PEARL-DRILLER
17 NO DICE
18 THE FLOWERS AND THE WINE
19 WHERE HAVE THEY ALL GONE?
20 THE PRINCE OF AQUITAINE
21 THIEF IN THE NIGHT
22 DRIVING THROUGH MYTHICAL AMERICA
23 THE FADED MANSION ON THE HILL
24 PRACTICAL MAN
25 LADY OF A DAY

All other details the same as the original releases.


"SFM CD 2" Album Cover
See For Miles SEECD 722 (2001 CD)
A King at Nightfall
with
The Road of Silk... Plus
(Re-issue of the third and fourth commercial albums on a double CD)

Disc One

1 BETWEEN US THERE IS NOTHING
2 CARNATIONS ON THE ROOF
3 ALL THE DEAD WERE STRANGERS
4 THE WRISTWATCH FOR A DRUMMER
5 A KING AT NIGHTFALL
6 THE LAST HILL THAT SHOWS YOU ALL THE VALLEY
7 THE DOUBLE AGENT
8 THE HYPERTENSION KID
9 SCREEN-FREAK
10 APPARITION IN LAS VEGAS
11 THIRTY YEAR MAN

Disc Two

1 PERFECT MOMENTS
2 SHADOW AND THE WIDOWER
3 THE HOLLOW AND THE FLUTED NIGHT
4 THE WALL OF DEATH
5 SENIOR CITIZENS
6 THE MAN WHO WALKED TOWARD THE MUSIC
7 CARE-CHARMER SLEEP
8 OUR LADY LOWNESS
9 MY EGOIST
10 AN ARRAY OF PASSIONATE LOVERS
11 THE ROAD OF SILK
12 PAYDAY EVENING
13 I SEE THE JOKER (Single version) [bonus track]
14 SESSIONMAN'S BLUES ('Single version'*) [bonus track]

* version from Secret Drinker album used in error by SFM. Preview sample here is correct (single) version.
All other details the same as the original releases.


"SFM CD 3" Album Cover
See For Miles SEECD 725 (2001 CD)
Secret Drinker
with
Live Libel
(Re-issue of the fifth and sixth commercial albums on one CD)

1 RAIN-WHEELS
2 SESSIONMAN'S BLUES
3 I SEE THE JOKER
4 NATIONAL STEEL
5 NOTHING LEFT TO SAY
6 TENDERFOOT
7 TIME AND TIME AGAIN
8 LITTLE SAMMY SPEEDBALL
9 SECRET DRINKER
10 TONGUE-TIED
11 SONG FOR RITA
12 BLACK FUNK REX
13 ERRANT KNIGHT
14 READY FOR THE ROAD
15 BALLAD OF AN UPSTAIRS WINDOW
16 STRANGER IN TOWN
17 RATTLESNAKE ROCK
18 DOOM FROM A ROOM
19 I'VE GOT BETTER THINGS TO DO [Edited Version]
20 LONESOME LEVIS LANE
21 SHEER QUIVERING GENIUS
22 UNCLE SEA-BIRD

"Why" and "I'm Crazy Over You" from "Live Libel" omitted from this reissue.
All other details the same as the original releases.


"BOTBS" Edsel CD Cover "BOTBS" Edsel CD sales sheet
Edsel EDSS 1029 (2009)
Beware of the Beautiful Stranger
Definitive CD reissue with bonus tracks and 28-page booklet

1 THE MASTER OF THE REVELS
2 TOUCH HAS A MEMORY
3 HAVE YOU GOT A BIRO I CAN BORROW?
4 SUNRISE
5 FRANGIPANNI WAS HER FLOWER
6 THE RIDER TO THE WORLD'S END
7 THE LUCK OF THE DRAW
8 THE ORIGINAL ORIGINAL HONKY TONK NIGHT TRAIN BLUES
9 GIRL ON THE TRAIN
10 TONIGHT YOUR LOVE IS OVER
11 YOU CAN'T EXPECT TO BE REMEMBERED
12 LAUGHING BOY
13 BEWARE OF THE BEAUTIFUL STRANGER
14 ALL I EVER DID
15 BE CAREFUL WHEN THEY OFFER YOU THE MOON  [bonus track] be careful ...
16 A MAN WHO'S BEEN AROUND  [bonus track]
17 HAVE YOU GOT A BIRO I CAN BORROW?  [bonus demo]
18 TOUCH HAS A MEMORY  [bonus demo]
19 SUNRISE  [bonus demo]
20 THE LUCK OF THE DRAW  [bonus demo]
21 GIRL ON THE TRAIN  [bonus demo]
22 YOU CAN'T EXPECT TO BE REMEMBERED  [bonus demo]
23 LAUGHING BOY  [bonus demo]
24 ALL I EVER DID  [bonus demo]

Music
Lyrics
 by Pete Atkin
 by Clive James (except 'Original Original Honky Tonk
 Night Train Blues' and 'All I Ever Did', lyrics by Pete Atkin)
Produced
Featuring
Except
 by Don Paul / Engineered by Tom Allom / Strings arranged Nick Harrison
 Pete Atkin, Steve Cook, Brian Odgers, Tony Marsh, Henry Mackenzie, Russell 'Dai' Davies
 Tracks 17-24, details as original release on The Party's Moving On.

Recording Session Notes

"DTMA" Edsel CD Cover "DTMA" Edsel CD sales sheet
Edsel EDSS 1030 (2009)
Driving Through Mythical America
Definitive CD reissue with bonus track and 20-page booklet

1 SUNLIGHT GATE
2 THE PEARL-DRILLER
3 NO DICE
4 THE FLOWERS AND THE WINE
5 WHERE HAVE THEY ALL GONE?
6 THE PRINCE OF AQUITAINE
7 THIEF IN THE NIGHT
8 DRIVING THROUGH MYTHICAL AMERICA
9 THE FADED MANSION ON THE HILL
10 PRACTICAL MAN
11 LADY OF A DAY
12 PRACTICAL MAN  [bonus demo]

Music and arrangements by Pete Atkin / Lyrics by Clive James
Produced by Don Paul / Engineered by Roger Quested
Conducted by Don Fraser
Featuring Pete Atkin, Clive Baker, Dave Bell, Leon Calvert, Kenny Clare, Dennis Clift, Russell Davies,
       Don Fay, Herbie Flowers, Richard Ihnatowicz, Barry Morgan, Alan Parker, Alan Wakeman, Jim Wortley
Except Track 12, details as original release on The Party's Moving On.

Recording Session NotesDave Gelly's review from 'Cream' magazine


"AKAN + TROS" Edsel Double CD Cover "AKAN + TROS" Edsel CD sales sheet
Edsel EDSD 2028 (2009)
A King at Nightfall & The Road of Silk
Definitive double CD reissue with 32-page booklet

Disc One : A King At Nightfall

1 BETWEEN US THERE IS NOTHING
2 CARNATIONS ON THE ROOF
3 ALL THE DEAD WERE STRANGERS
4 THE WRISTWATCH FOR A DRUMMER
5 A KING AT NIGHTFALL
6 THE LAST HILL THAT SHOWS YOU ALL THE VALLEY
7 THE DOUBLE AGENT
8 THE HYPERTENSION KID
9 SCREEN-FREAK
10 APPARITION IN LAS VEGAS
11 THIRTY YEAR MAN

Music, arrangements, conducted by Pete Atkin / Lyrics by Clive James
Produced by Don Paul / Engineered by Roger Quested
Featuring Pete Atkin, Clive Baker, Ray Cooper, Herbie Flowers, Bill Geldard,
               Dick Hart, Ralph Izen, Mike Moran, Barry Morgan, Mike Page, Nat Peck, Chris Spedding,
               Bob Sydor, Alan Wakeman
Strings     Howard Ball

Recording Session Notes, with photosDave Gelly's review from 'Cream' magazine

Disc Two : The Road Of Silk

1 PERFECT MOMENTS
2 SHADOW AND THE WIDOWER
3 THE HOLLOW AND THE FLUTED NIGHT
4 THE WALL OF DEATH
5 SENIOR CITIZENS
6 THE MAN WHO WALKED TOWARD THE MUSIC
7 CARE-CHARMER SLEEP
8 OUR LADY LOWNESS
9 MY EGOIST
10 AN ARRAY OF PASSIONATE LOVERS
11 THE ROAD OF SILK
12 PAYDAY EVENING

Music by Pete Atkin / Lyrics by Clive James
Produced, arranged, conducted by Pete Atkin / Engineered by Roger Quested
Featuring Pete Atkin, Allen Beever, Tony Coe, Terry Cox, Barry Desouza,
               John Donnelly, Derek Grossmith, Ronnie Hughes, Paul Keogh, Mike Moran, Frank Ricotti,
               Daryl Runswick, Dave Sharman, Manny Winter, Dave Wintour, strings/David Katz

Recording Session Notes


"SD + LL" Edsel Double CD Cover "SD + LL" Edsel CD sales sheet
Edsel EDSD 2029 (2009)
Secret Drinker & Live Libel
Definitive double CD reissue, bonus tracks, 32-page booklet

Disc One : Secret Drinker

1 RAIN-WHEELS
2 SESSIONMAN'S BLUES
3 I SEE THE JOKER
4 NATIONAL STEEL
5 NOTHING LEFT TO SAY
6 TENDERFOOT
7 TIME AND TIME AGAIN
8 LITTLE SAMMY SPEEDBALL
9 SECRET DRINKER
10 TONGUE-TIED
11 I SEE THE JOKER  [single version, bonus track]
12 SESSIONMAN'S BLUES  [single version, bonus track]

Music by Pete Atkin / Lyrics by Clive James
Produced and arranged by Pete Atkin / Engineered by Roger Quested
Featuring Pete Atkin, Barry Desouza, Paul Keogh, Frank Ricotti, Ronnie Ross,
               Daryl Runswick
Except Tracks 11, 12 : Pete Atkin, Neil Campbell, Dick Levens, Jeff Seopardie, strings/Wilf Gibson

Recording Session Notes | Tracks 11, 12


Disc Two : Live Libel
ORIGINAL SLEEVE NOTE

1 SONG FOR RITA
2 BLACK FUNK REX
3 I'M CRAZY OVER YOU  (not CJ/PA)
4 ERRANT KNIGHT
5 READY FOR THE ROAD
6 WHY?
7 BALLAD OF AN UPSTAIRS WINDOW
8 STRANGER IN TOWN
9 RATTLESNAKE ROCK
10 DOOM FROM A ROOM
11 I'VE GOT BETTER THINGS TO DO
12 LONESOME LEVIS LANE
13 SHEER QUIVERING GENIUS
14 UNCLE SEA-BIRD

Music by Pete Atkin / Lyrics by Clive James
               Except 'I'm Crazy Over You' by A Sherman and A Lewis,
               and 'Ballad of an Upstairs Window', words and music by Pete Atkin
Produced and arranged by Pete Atkin / Engineered by Roger Quested
Featuring Pete Atkin, Gaye Brown, Neil Campbell, Diane Langton, Dick Levens, Annabel Leventon,
               Daryl Runswick, Jeff Seopardie, strings/John Mayer

Recording Session Notes


"The Lakeside Sessions, Vol.1" Album Cover
Hillside Music CDHILL 01 (2001 CD)
The Lakeside Sessions, Volume 1:
History and Geography

"For I am all the daughters of my father's house and all the brothers too"
BOOKLET NOTE by P R Atkin

1 HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY
2 CANOE
3 OVER THE HIGH SIDE
4 MY BROTHER'S KEEPER
5 THE MAGIC WASN'T THERE
6 DREAMBOAT
7 I FEEL LIKE MIDNIGHT
8 A MAN WHO'S BEEN AROUND
9 SUDDEN ARRIVALS
10 FEMME FATALE
11 URBAN GUERRILLA
12 GET IT OUT OF YOUR HEAD
13 LET'S TRY THE WHOLE THING AGAIN
14 WISEACRE

Music by Pete Atkin.
Lyrics by Clive James, except "Over the High Side": lyric by Pete Atkin
Produced and arranged by Pete Atkin
Recorded by Dave Lewis at Lakeside Studios, Bristol, June-July 2001
Featuring: Pete Atkin - vocals, keyboards, guitars; Simon Fish - drums, percussion (all but 11, 14);
                Dave Lewis - bass guitar (1, 3, 4, 9); Colin Tully - alto sax (5, 9), soprano sax (7, 14)


"The Lakeside Sessions, Vol.2" Album Cover
Hillside Music CDHILL 02 (2001 CD)
The Lakeside Sessions, Volume 2:
A Dream of Fair Women

"I'm an enterprise where care for detail pays"
BOOKLET NOTE by S J Birkill

1 A DREAM OF FAIR WOMEN
2 ICE CREAM MAN
3 THE EYE OF THE UNIVERSE
4 COLD BITCHES
5 WITH HER IT GOES DEEPER
6 THE TROPHIES OF MY LOVERS GONE
7 YOU ALONE WILL BE MY LAST ADVENTURE
8 LANDSCAPES
9 SEARCH AND DESTROY
10 MORE IN ANGER THAN IN SORROW
11 EARLY DAYS
12 THE COMMERCIAL TRAVELLER
13 THE TIES THAT BIND YOU
14 JUST FOR ME (AMY'S BLUES)

Music by Pete Atkin
Lyrics by Clive James, except "Just For Me (Amy's Blues)": lyric by Pete Atkin
Produced and arranged by Pete Atkin
Recorded by Dave Lewis at Lakeside Studios, Bristol, June-July 2001
Featuring: Pete Atkin - vocals, keyboards, guitars; Simon Fish - drums, percussion (all but 2, 9, 12, 14);
                Dave Lewis - bass guitar (4); Colin Tully - alto sax (4), soprano sax (6, 13), melodica (13)

Print Lyrics Booklet Inserts

"The Lakeside Sessions" Album Cover. Click to enlarge
Hillside Music CDHILL 03 (2002 Double CD)
The Lakeside Sessions

Volume 1: History and Geography

1 HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY
2 CANOE
3 OVER THE HIGH SIDE
4 MY BROTHER'S KEEPER
5 THE MAGIC WASN'T THERE
6 DREAMBOAT
7 I FEEL LIKE MIDNIGHT
8 A MAN WHO'S BEEN AROUND
9 SUDDEN ARRIVALS
10 FEMME FATALE
11 URBAN GUERRILLA
12 GET IT OUT OF YOUR HEAD
13 LET'S TRY THE WHOLE THING AGAIN
14 WISEACRE

Music by Pete Atkin.
Lyrics by Clive James, except "Over the High Side": lyric by Pete Atkin
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Produced and arranged by Pete Atkin
Recorded by Dave Lewis at Lakeside Studios, Bristol, June-July 2001
Featuring: Pete Atkin - vocals, keyboards, guitars; Simon Fish - drums, percussion (all but 11, 14);
                Dave Lewis - bass guitar (1, 3, 4, 9); Colin Tully - alto sax (5, 9), soprano sax (7, 14)

Volume 2: A Dream of Fair Women

1 A DREAM OF FAIR WOMEN
2 ICE CREAM MAN
3 THE EYE OF THE UNIVERSE
4 COLD BITCHES
5 WITH HER IT GOES DEEPER
6 THE TROPHIES OF MY LOVERS GONE
7 YOU ALONE WILL BE MY LAST ADVENTURE
8 LANDSCAPES
9 SEARCH AND DESTROY
10 MORE IN ANGER THAN IN SORROW
11 EARLY DAYS
12 THE COMMERCIAL TRAVELLER
13 THE TIES THAT BIND YOU
14 JUST FOR ME (AMY'S BLUES)

Music by Pete Atkin
Lyrics by Clive James, except "Just For Me (Amy's Blues)": lyric by Pete Atkin
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Produced and arranged by Pete Atkin
Recorded by Dave Lewis at Lakeside Studios, Bristol, June-July 2001
Featuring: Pete Atkin - vocals, keyboards, guitars; Simon Fish - drums, percussion (all but 2, 9, 12, 14);
                Dave Lewis - bass guitar (4); Colin Tully - alto sax (4), soprano sax (6, 13), melodica (13)


"Winter Spring" Album Cover
Hillside CDHILL04 (2003)
Winter Spring
"This meeting never happened"

1 THOUGHT OF YOU
2 SO LOUD I COULDN'T HEAR IT
3 DANCING MASTER
4 DAUGHTER OF THE SUN
5 AN EMPTY TABLE
6 I HAVE TO LEARN
7 FAT CAT
8 WINTER SPRING
9 A HILL OF LITTLE SHOES
10 PRAYERS AGAINST THE HITMAN

Music by Pete Atkin / Lyrics by Clive James
Featuring: Pete Atkin - vocals, keyboards, ac gtr; Tim Fish - el gtr;
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                Dave Lewis - bs gtr & mantra;
                Simon Fish - dms; Wendy Partridge - bkg vocs (tks 2,4,7,10);
                Chloe Edwards - bkg vocs (tks 4 & 10); Patrick E Reinhardt - alto sax.
Recorded and mixed by Dave Lewis at Lakeside Studios, Bristol, February/March 2003


"Live in Australia" Album Cover. Click to enlarge
Hillside Music CDHILL 06 (2005 Double CD)
Live in Australia

Disc 1

1 CLIVE - intro listen at CliveJames.com
2 THIEF IN THE NIGHT listen at CliveJames.com
3 the music biz listen at CliveJames.com
4 THIRTY YEAR MAN listen at CliveJames.com
5 songs and poems listen at CliveJames.com
6 GO BACK TO THE OPAL SUNSET (poem)
7 all wars are the same war
8 SUNLIGHT GATE
9 tone of voice, the Royal Easter Show
10 GIANT LICORICE (from 'May Week was in June')
11 AN EMPTY TABLE
12 new songs and the Small Time
13 PERFECT MOMENTS
14 film star ambitions
15 I SEE THE JOKER
16 growing up in Australia
17 THE DUNNY MAN (from 'Unreliable Memoirs')

Disc 2

1 They came back!
2 PRAYERS AGAINST THE HITMAN chord
3 Polynesians and rockets
4 CANOE
5 Kogarah
6 THE PLACE OF REEDS (poem)
7 growing up
8 A HILL OF LITTLE SHOES
9 growing old
10 OCCUPATION: HOUSEWIFE (poem)
11 the tango
12 DANCING MASTER
13 engineering
14 BILLYCARTS (from 'Unreliable Memoirs')
15 one of the first songs we ever wrote
16 LAUGHING BOY
17 the influence of Keats and Pracatan
18 TOUCH HAS A MEMORY

Recorded on 2nd October 2003 at the Concert Hall, Perth, Western Australia
All song lyrics by CLIVE JAMES, all music by PETE ATKIN
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Recording mixed by Martin Mitchell


"Midnight Voices" Album Cover
Hillside CDHILL08 (2006)
Midnight Voices
"The Clive James - Pete Atkin Songbook Volume 1"

1 TOUCH HAS A MEMORY
2 LAUGHING BOY
3 SENIOR CITIZENS
4 THIEF IN THE NIGHT
5 BE CAREFUL WHEN THEY OFFER YOU THE MOON be careful ...
6 THIRTY YEAR MAN
7 SESSIONMAN'S BLUES
8 THE FLOWERS AND THE WINE
9 PAYDAY EVENING
10 BETWEEN US THERE IS NOTHING
11 PERFECT MOMENTS
12 THE HYPERTENSION KID
13 THE FADED MANSION ON THE HILL
14 BEWARE OF THE BEAUTIFUL STRANGER
15 THE MASTER OF THE REVELS

Music by Pete Atkin / Lyrics by Clive James
Featuring: Pete Atkin - vocals, acoustic guitars; Simon Wallace - piano;
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                Mark Hodgson - bass; Roy Dodds - drums, percussion;
With:        Mike Outram - electric guitar; Alan Barnes - clarinet, tenor sax (doublin' on baritone);
                Clive Bell - shakuhachi; Sarah Moule - harmony vocal
Recorded and mixed by Simon Wallace


Pete Atkin Singles
"Who is this guy and why does he want me?"

BE CAREFUL WHEN THEY OFFER YOU THE MOON
MASTER OF THE REVELS
Philips
6006 050
(1970)
CARNATIONS ON THE ROOF
SCREEN-FREAK
RCA 2329
(1973)
MASTER OF THE REVELS
THIEF IN THE NIGHT
RCA 2416
(1973)
THE MAN WHO WALKED TOWARD THE MUSIC
SENIOR CITIZENS
RCA LPBO
5012 (1974)
I SEE THE JOKER
SESSIONMAN'S BLUES
(new versions)
RCA 2517
(1975)

Recording Session Notes  for 'Joker' single

Other artists associated with Pete Atkin

Columbia (EMI) Album Cover See For Miles Album Cover Cherry Tree Album Cover
Columbia (UK) SCX 6466 (1971) See For Miles SEECD 687 (1999) Cherry Tree CRTREE011 (2012)
Julie Covington: The Beautiful Changes
"And now what never happened drives me wild"
BOOKLET NOTE (See For Miles reissue) by Pete Atkin
BOOKLET NOTE (Cherry Tree reissue) by Pete Atkin


1 THE MAGIC WASN'T THERE Pete's version in RealAudio
2 ICE-CREAM MAN Pete's version in RealAudio
3 IF I HAD MY TIME AGAIN
4 HE JUST DON'T APPEAL TO ME  (not CJ/PA)
5 WINTER KEPT US WARM Pete's version in RealAudio
6 THE BEAUTIFUL CHANGES
7 QUEEN OF LIGHTS
8 FOR INSTANCE
9 THE STANDARDS OF TODAY
10 THE ORIGINAL ORIGINAL HONKY TONK NIGHT TRAIN BLUES Pete's version in RealAudio
11 DON'T BOTHER ME NOW
12 FRIENDLY ISLAND SONG
13 MY SILKS AND FINE ARRAY  (not CJ/PA)
14 THE WAY THINGS OUGHT TO BE  (not CJ/PA) [SFM CD only]
15 TONIGHT YOUR LOVE IS OVER   [SFM CD only] Pete's version in RealAudio


Music by Pete Atkin / Lyrics by Clive James
             Except (4) Porter Grainger -- arranged by Pete Atkin, (13) Music Don Fraser, words William Blake,
             (14) Words and music Don Paul
Produced by Don Paul. Arrangements Pete Atkin / Don Fraser / Nick Harrison
Featuring Julie Covington, Pete Atkin, Russell "Dai" Davies, Alan Hawkshaw,
              Barry Morgan, Alan Parker, Herbie Flowers

Recording Session Notes


Julie Covington singles featuring Pete Atkin songs
"Some people vanish with a trace"

THE MAGIC WASN'T THERE
THE WAY THINGS OUGHT TO BE  (not CJ/PA)
Columbia DB 8649
(1970)
Pete's version in RealAudio
TONIGHT YOUR LOVE IS OVER
IF I HAD MY TIME AGAIN
Columbia DB 8705
(1970)
Pete's version in RealAudio
DAY BY DAY  (not CJ/PA)
WITH ME IT GOES DEEPER
RCA 2181
(1972)

Guest appearances by Pete Atkin

Heads Together Album Cover
Vertigo 6360 045 (1971)
Heads Together / First Round
(Songwriters' Workshop Sampler Album)

1 TELEPHONE GIRL Jade Warrior
2 BROTHER BIRD Sunbird
3 LONELY NORMAN Jimmy Campbell
4 GOOD MORNING SUN Magna Carta
5 COLD HAILY, WINDY NIGHT Martin Carthy
6 HOME Nirvana
7 NINE BY NINE John Dummer's Famous Music Band
8 COCOA Assagai
9 GAMBLING MAN Daddy Longlegs
10 BIRD CATCHER Clear Blue Sky
11 WILLOW TREE Tudor Lodge
12 BEWARE OF THE
BEAUTIFUL STRANGER
Pete Atkin
13 FOXFIELD JUNCTION Legend
14 BROTHERS Lassoo

Album conceived and compiled by Cas Thomas and Patrick Campbell-Lyons

Mermaid Frolics Album Cover The Secret Policeman's Ball Vol.1 DVD cover
Polydor Special 2384 101 (1977) ILC DVD 2174 (2002)
The Mermaid Frolics
"An Evening Without Sir Bernard Miles"
The Amnesty International Gala Benefit Concert 1977

1 THE ORIG'L ORIG'L HONKY
TONK NIGHT TRAIN BLUES
Pete Atkin and Julie Covington
with The Bowles Brothers Band
Pete's version in RealAudio
2 CHARLIE'S NUTS The Bowles Brothers Band
3 NAGASAKI The Bowles Brothers Band
4 SEVILLA John Williams
5 CAVATINA John Williams
6 AFTER YOU'VE GONE Julie Covington, Pete Atkin (pno)
and The Bowles Brothers Band
7 AT THE HOP Julie Covington, Pete Atkin,
and The Bowles Brothers Band
8 E  L  WISTY FROM BEYOND
THE VEIL
Peter Cook
9 BOOKSHOP John Cleese and Connie Booth
10 QUEEN MARY AND
PIETER DE HOOGH
Peter Ustinov
11 FORGIVE ME Terry Jones, with Pete Atkin (pno)
12 WORDS ..... AND THINGS John Cleese and Jonathan Miller
13 MINER Peter Cook
14 ORATORIO Peter Ustinov

Produced by Martin Lewis. Stage show directed by Terry Jones.
Executive Producers Martin Lewis & Peter Luff
Recorded at the Mermaid Theatre, London, Sunday 8th May 1977

BBC Guide to Comedy


The Shrinks 'Horfield To Hollywood'
(click for inside view)
BS7 Records BS44 (2000)
The Shrinks: Horfield To Hollywood

1 ARCHIE LEACH
2 COAL
3 WHERE WE LIVE
4 VICTIM OF CRIME
5 MAURICE CHEVALIER
6 ANTHONY & LOIS
7 POTATO HEART
8 SKIP INSIDE THE DRIVE
9 TIM & NEIL
10 MORE MONEY
11 AHAMAY
12 ROOSTER DO

Featuring: David Brown, Dave Lewis, Tim Fish, Simon Fish, Guy Prichard,
Gill Malpass, Ian Garbutt, David Poore, George Smith and Mary Yarwood.
Pete Atkin plays piano on Tracks 4 and 6, organ on Track 9
Produced by Dave Lewis and David Brown.
Recorded, engineered and mixed by Dave Lewis at Lakeside Studios,
Bristol, between June 1999 and November 2000.


The Shrinks 'On The Stoop'
INSIDE VIEW | BACK VIEW
BS7 Records BS45 (2002)
The Shrinks: On The Stoop

1 FRIENDLY FIRE
2 ON THE STOOP
3 THE BADGE
4 WAKE UP CALL
5 WIND IT UP
6 NICK DRAKE'S PANTS
7 GLENN MILLER
8 WHILE YOU WERE GONE
9 COOL AS A FRIDGE
10 NATURE / NURTURE
11 BEAUTIFUL MACHINE
12 HALLELIEU CANOE

The Shrinks are:
      David Brown - guitar, harmonica, lead vocals
      Dave Lewis - bass, mandolin, banjar, 12-string and electric guitars, leg bells, vocals
      Simon Fish - drums, Eldon stool, shaker, biscuit tin
      Guy Prichard - B-bender Fender guitar, vocals
      Pete Atkin - piano, organ, synthesiser
They also shrank - Steve Hogg, Tim Fish, Martin Solomon, Piers Partridge, Hilary Steven
      (see graphic for details)
Produced by Dave Lewis and David Brown.
Recorded, engineered and mixed by Dave Lewis at Lakeside Studios, Bristol, Feb 2001 to Jan 2002.


The Shrinks 'More Damned Lies'
BS7 Records BS7 047 (2003)
The Shrinks: More Damned Lies

1 DO LIKE THE BEARS DO (GRIZZLY BUSINESS)
2 TRASH CART TROPHY GIRL
3 THE BEETLE EATS THE CATHEDRAL
4 ONE TOO MANY FOR THE ROAD
5 BIGFOOT
6 YEAH YEAH YEAH (FRESHLY MINTED PARLOPHONE)
7 THE NEARLY MAN
8 IT WASN'T ALWAYS LIKE THIS
9 WAYNE AND SANDRA (FRED AND GINGER)
   [lyric by David Brown, music by Pete Atkin]
10 THE RAT IN THE PIANO
11 AMEN
12 NORTHERN EXPOSURE
13 MORE DAMNED LIES

On this album:
      David Brown - guitar, vocals
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      Dave Lewis - bass guitar, 12-string and electric guitars, mandolin, melodica, bath water, vocals
      Simon Fish - drums, percussion, Eldon stool, Party Seven
      Tim Fish - lead guitar, pedal steel
      Pete Atkin - piano, organ, Waits melodeon, that whole Mariachi thing
      Hilary Steven, Chloe Edwards - harmony vocals
Produced by Dave Lewis and David Brown.
Recorded, engineered and mixed by Dave Lewis at Lakeside Studios, Bristol, March 2002 to August 2003.


The Shrinks 'Further Along The Road'
BS7 Records BS7 049 (2006)
The Shrinks: Further Along The Road

1 BRISTOL, TENNESSEE
2 FURTHER ALONG THE ROAD
3 SOUL IRONING
4 THE DEVIL'S BREATH
5 EASY IN THIS WORLD
6 ALWAYS THE WAY
7 BE STRONG
8 NOBODY LISTENING
9 YEAH, NO (I LOVE HER SO)
10 BEST DESTINY
11 THE PICTURE (THAT ISN'T THERE)
12 THE DRINKING SONG

On this album:
      David Brown - guitars, harp [8], harmonica [11], vocals
      Dave Lewis - bass guitars, 12-string guitar, Telecaster [6], mandolin, vocals
      Simon Fish - drums, percussion, beer keg [1], baking tray [2], cat dish [6]
      Tim Fish - lead guitar, pedal steel guitar [10]
      Guy Pritchard - banjo, B-bender Fender [4], lead guitar [5,6,9], vocals [12]
      Pete Atkin - keyboards, accordion [12]
      Colin Tully - saxophones [3]
      Hilary Steven - vocals [4,6-9]
Produced by Dave Lewis and David Brown.
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Recorded, engineered and mixed by Dave Lewis at Lakeside Studios, Bristol, July 2004 to May 2006.


The Shrinks 'Modern Sounds Of Cotham & Westbury'
BS7 Records BS7 053 (2009)
The Shrinks: Modern Sounds Of Cotham & Westbury

1 (THAT'S NOT ENOUGH TO MAKE A) COUNTRY SONG
2 CLOSER TO THE FIRE
3 SOMETHING WORTH SAVING
4 JACKETS, SHIRTS & TROUSERS
5 DADDY'S ARMS
6 LUCKY SHOES
7 SUNDAY MORNING MUSIC
8 MY FRIEND THE CACTUS
9 SMELLS LIKE ELVIS
10 JONES STREET AND 4TH
11 RAISED BY WOLVES
12 THE FINEST TRAIN

On this album:
      David Brown - guitars, vocals
      Dave Lewis - bass, guitars, banjar, mandolin, tambourine, vocals
      Tim Fish - lead guitar, level crossing
      Guy Pritchard - banjo, B-bender Fender guitar
      Pete Atkin - keyboards, accordion
      Hilary Steven - vocals
      James Ryan - drums
      Colin Tully - tenor saxophone [7]
      Nat 'King' Kiptree - trumpet [6]
      Kevin Garnett - dobro [10]
Produced by Dave Lewis and David Brown.
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Recorded, engineered and mixed by Dave Lewis at Lakeside Studios, Bristol, April 2007 to June 2009.


The Shrinks 'That's How It Looks'
BS7 Records BS7 055 (2012)
The Shrinks: That's How It Looks

1 DEAD MAN SINGING
2 GOOD TIMES
3 ME & McCARTNEY
4 WAITING FOR LOVE
5 UNSELECTED
6 YOUR NEW BEST FRIEND
7 TALKING
8 SUNDAY WORSHIP
9 THE JUDGE
10 WRAP PARTY
11 BUMPER CAR
12 CITY SIDEWALK TREE

On this album:
      David Brown - rhythm guitar, lead vocal
      Dave Lewis - bass, vocal
      Tim Fish - pedal steel guitar, lead guitar [3, 12]
      Kevin Garnett - lead guitar
      Simon Fish - percussion kaboodle
      Pete Atkin - keyboards
      Hilary Steven - vocal
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SHRINKS SITE
SHRINKS BLOG
Recorded live in the living room at No. 9 on February 4th and 5th 2012 by Dave Lewis.
Mixed by Dave Lewis at Lakeside Studios


Sarah Moule 'A Lazy Kind Of Love'
Red Ram Records RAM001 (2008)
Sarah Moule: A Lazy Kind Of Love

1 A LAZY KIND OF LOVE
2 I FALL IN LOVE TOO EASILY
3 IT'S NOT YOUR NIGHT
4 I WILL WRITE MY BOOK
5 THE SECRET OF SILENCE
6 HYDE SIDE BLUES
7 I WAS LOST
8 IN A MATTER OF MOMENTS
9 REMIND ME
10 LIVING IN OVERDRIVE (Wallace, Landesman)
11 THE FLOWERS AND THE WINE
12 SOUNDS LIKE GOODBYE
13 DEVIL MAY CARE
14 THE LAST SMOKER

On this album:
       Sarah Moule - vocals
       Simon Wallace - piano, Hammond organ, accordion
       Mark Hodgson - bass [except 12, 13]
       Alec Dankworth - bass [12, 13]
       Paul Robinson - drums
with Mike Outram - guitar, Clive Bell - shakuhachi, Alan Barnes - saxes,
       Paul Clarvis - percussion, Pete Atkin - harmony vocals [10]
Arranged, produced and mixed by Simon Wallace at Underhill Studios, London
Additional mastering by Dominic Brethes at Wolf Studios, London
Executive producer - Sarah Moule


9 x 2 : English Contemporary Chanson
Irregular Records IRR046 (2002)
9 x 2 : English Contemporary Chanson

1 MANET & MONET Harvey Andrews
2 THE WAITING ROOM Harvey Andrews
3 THE BEAUTIFUL CHANGES Pete Atkin
4 STAR OF TOMORROW Pete Atkin
5 THE LAST SHOW ON EARTH Alan Clayson
6 THE MOONLIGHT SKATER Alan Clayson
7 THE LAUGHING SONG Philip Jeays
8 DON'T WAIT FOR ME Philip Jeays
9 THE BIG WHEEL Robb Johnson
10 RESPECTABLE EUROPA Robb Johnson
11 SONG FOR DAN Barb Jungr
12 JUST FOR TODAY Barb Jungr
13 THE SAILOR'S LONGING Des De Moor
14 IT'S THEN YOU KNOW Des De Moor
15 STRANGE THE THINGS... Leon Rosselson
16 SOLDIERING ON Leon Rosselson
17 THE HOLE IN THE HEDGE Kath Tait
18 THE FADING ROSES Kath Tait

Album mastered by Neil Thom at Running Frog, Windsor.
Photo and design by Robb Johnson, realised by Sefton Sound
Irregular Records distribution by Proper Music, or mail order from
R Johnson, PO Box 72, Hounslow, Middx TW5 0YB.
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Down River Recordings: Live Volume 1
Martin & Kingsbury DR001 (2002)
Down River Recordings: Live Volume 1

1 MEMPHIS TENNESSEE Al Stewart
2 BUTCHER'S KNIFE Al Jones
3 PACIFIC SKY DREAM Nick Pickett
4 BALLAD OF ROBIN HEAD Keith Christmas
5 WHITE SWANS Frogmorton
6 BARBARA ALLEN Vin Garbutt
7 FIRELOCK STILE Mr Gladstone's Bag
8 THE BUNCH OF THYME / THE PERFECT CURE
/ SWEETS OF MAY
Oak
9 SIR RICHARD'S SONG Peter Bellamy
10 I DREW MY SHIP Colin Tucker
11 TRAFFIC LIGHT LADY Thyme
12 RIDER TO THE WORLD'S END Pete Atkin
 13 I'M LEAVING NOW Hratch
 14 PUT YOUR MONEY IN YOUR SHOES BLUES Hot Vultures
 15 WAITING FOR THE LARK Bill Caddick

"A very different performance of a song, co-written with Clive James, from the one that appears on Pete's first album. Recorded 24th May 1973 at a club in Plaistow. Sadly the first half of the set went unrecorded as Alan & Tony were too busy talking in the bar downstairs!" Album produced by Alan White, Terry Martin, Tony Kingsbury, Peter Collins. With the exception of Memphis Tennessee and Ballad of Robin Head, these recordings were all made by or 'collected' by Alan White. They date from 1969-1976.

Privately-pressed LPs & CDs

"While The Music Lasts" Album Cover
(click to enlarge)
MJB BEV LP 1009 (1967, limited edition, 160 copies)
While The Music Lasts
"the matter with me is the art"

1 AS IF I CARED
2 I NEED NEW WORDS
3 YOU ARE THE MUSIC
4 YOU DON'T NEED ME
5 THE PAPER WING SONG
6 THE FRIENDLY ISLAND SONG
7 BALLAD OF AN UPSTAIRS WINDOW
8 DUET
9 YOU BETTER FACE IT BOY
10 WORLDS APART
11 NOBODY ASKED YOU
12 ASK ME NOW
13 MY DREAMS ARE TROUBLED

Songs sung by Pete Atkin and/or Julie Covington
Music and lyrics by Pete Atkin
Except: 2, 3, 6, 9, 13, music Pete Atkin, lyrics Clive James; 5, music & lyric Clive James;
           4, music Pete Atkin, words Barry Brown & Pete Atkin
Guitar, piano Pete Atkin; drums Phil Atkin; bass on 2, Daryl Runswick; 2nd voice & guitar on 4, Alan Sizer
Ice lolly (Lyons Maid) on 1, Jonathan James-Moore (supine).
Recorded by Richard Harris, Aug 1967 at Footlights Clubroom, Cambridge and Robin Hood Th., Averham.
'Duet' was recorded in concert at the Pembroke Smoker, March 1967.
Sincere thanks to John and Edward Tolputt for loan of the LP.


"The Party's Moving On" Album Cover
(click for rear view)
MJB BEV LP 1160/1161 (1969, limited edition, 99 copies)
The Party's Moving On
"The songs that I might sometimes hum a phrase from when I walk"

1 THE MAGIC WASN'T THERE Pete's version in RealAudio
2 GIRL ON THE TRAIN
3 WHAT AM I SUPPOSED TO DO?
4 SUDDEN ARRIVALS
5 TOUCH HAS A MEMORY
6 GOLDEN CHILD
7 THE LONG GOODBYE
8 TRAVEL IN A TEAR
9 A GIRL CAN'T GRUMBLE
10 GET IT OUT OF YOUR HEAD
11 A LONG WAY TO GO IN THE MORNING
12 THE PARTY'S MOVING ON
13 LAUGHING BOY
14 I'LL HAVE TO THINK ABOUT IT
15 HOW LIKE YOU THIS?
16 SWANS
17 SUNRISE
18 HAVE YOU GOT A BIRO I CAN BORROW?
19 THE TROPHIES OF MY LOVERS GONE
20 THE LUCK OF THE DRAW
21 YOU CAN'T EXPECT TO BE REMEMBERED
22 IF I HAD MY TIME AGAIN
23 PRACTICAL MAN
24 ALL I EVER DID

Songs sung by Pete Atkin or Julie Covington
Music by Pete Atkin / Lyrics by Clive James
Except: 3, 11, 24, music and lyrics by Pete Atkin
Guitar, piano Pete Atkin; bass Steve Cook
Recorded at City of London Studio, Osborn St., London E1, 7th August 1968 (9, 16, 18),
otherwise songs with PA vocal (2, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 13, 17, 18, 20, 21, 23, 24), morning of 3rd Feb 1969,
songs with JC vocal (1, 3, 4, 8, 9, 12, 14, 15, 16, 19, 22), afternoon of 4th Feb 1969.


"Pete Atkin at Monyash" Album Cover
RWTCD 9701A/B
(Two CD-R souvenir set, edition limited to 100 sets,
exclusive to festival patrons and Midnight Voices members)
Pete Atkin at Monyash
"...she's out a whole degree!"
‘sleeve notes’ by Ian Chippett
Disc One

1 HAVE YOU GOT A BIRO I CAN BORROW?
2 GIRL ON THE TRAIN
3 HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY
4 THE HYPERTENSION KID
5 MASTER OF THE REVELS
6 SEARCH AND DESTROY
7 YOU CAN'T EXPECT TO BE REMEMBERED
8 SONG FOR RITA
9 THE LAST HILL THAT SHOWS YOU ALL THE VALLEY
10 A KING AT NIGHTFALL
11 PERFECT MOMENTS
12 BALLAD OF AN UPSTAIRS WINDOW
13 THE BEAUTIFUL CHANGES
14 THE MAGIC WASN'T THERE Pete's version in RealAudio
15 FOR INSTANCE
16 THE PAPER WING SONG
17 FRIENDLY ISLAND SONG

Vocals, guitars, keyboards - Pete Atkin. Tracks 14-17 vocals - Julie Covington
Lyrics by Clive James, music by Pete Atkin
(except Track 12 lyric and music by Pete Atkin, Track 16 lyric and music by Clive James)
Recorded in concert at the Monyash Festival, Derbyshire, 16th August 1997

Disc Two

1 BEWARE OF THE BEAUTIFUL STRANGER
2 THIEF IN THE NIGHT
3 THE WRISTWATCH FOR A DRUMMER
4 THIRTY YEAR MAN
5 I SEE THE JOKER
6 SESSIONMAN'S BLUES
7 NATIONAL STEEL
8 CANOE
9 PAYDAY EVENING
10 TOUCH HAS A MEMORY
11 THE ORIGINAL ORIGINAL HONKY TONK NIGHT TRAIN BLUES
12 SCREEN-FREAK
13 THE STANDARDS OF TODAY
14 READY FOR THE ROAD

Vocals, guitars, keyboards - Pete Atkin. Track 13 vocals - Julie Covington
Track 14 backing vocals Julie Covington, Brent Mason, Ed Driscoll
Lyrics by Clive James, music by Pete Atkin (except Track 11 lyric and music by Pete Atkin)
Recorded in concert at the Monyash Festival, Derbyshire, 16th August 1997



Unreleased James / Atkin, James or Atkin Songs
"Eternity should have more in the bag"

(I'VE GOT) SPECIAL GLASSES
THE PRESSURE BOYS
COTTONMOUTH
SUIT OF LIGHTS
ACCOMMODATION
FOR ONCE
NOBODY
GOOD NEWS
IT'S MY FATHER YOU WERE AFTER
MEMORIES
HERE, THERE AND EVERYWHERE
MUSIC WHILE YOU LABOUR
RISE AND FALL
HOW SHE DANCES (HERRICK WAS RIGHT)
WALKER BROS
A SHORT SONG
JULIE
FALLING FOR YOU
SUPERNATURAL GAS
EVERYBODY LOVES A WAR
THE KING IS DEAD
(THE NIGHT IS YOUNG AND) YOU'LL GO MAD
SHE TALKS A LOT
UNDER PLAIN COVER
SHAKESPEARE HAD THE WORDS
TRAMP
ADMAN-MADMAN
TURNS OF THE CENTURY
FLY BY NIGHT
THE SUN WAS IN MY EYES
I'VE BEEN IN THIS BUSINESS TOO LONG
THE NEW ME
IT'S CRAZY
I WOULDN'T HEAR A WORD AGAINST THE SPRING
HERE GOES NOTHING
EPITAPH FOR A POET
THE TV SCREEN IS THE ONLY LIGHT
YOU WERE HARDLY EVER THERE
THE HORSES IN THE WATER
THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY
WHEN THERE IS NO YOU
I'M UPSIDE DOWN
THE GO-AWAY MAN
THE NOW CHILD
BECAUSE I HAVE NO HOPE OF COMING BACK
THE ARCHITECT (OF THE TOWERS)
TOGETHER AT LAST
THERE'S NO TRUTH IN THE RUMOURS (WE'RE JUST FRIENDS)
WHY DON'T THEY WRITE SONGS LIKE THIS ANY MORE?
THE MILLION POUND SONG
CATCH IT IF YOU CAN
GET AWAY
HERE WE STAY (original)(The Marching Version)
ME TO THANK
THE WAY YOU ARE WITH ME
NOTHING CAN TOUCH US NOW

Recording Session Notes:
The Pathway Demos - 1975 demonstration recordings for an intended seventh album

Cover Versions of Pete Atkin / Clive James songs
" 'I Am The Master Of The Rebels' by Pete Atkinson "
These have been removed from the discography. See instead:
COMPLETISTS' CORNER


Bibliography: Pete Atkin Books

First Folio Book Cover
Warner Bros / Music Sales KY 1332 D (1974)
Pete Atkin & Clive James, A First Folio
of songs from The Road Of Silk & The Secret Drinker


(see album pages for list of included titles}

"brilliant poems, airily discarded"

sample of handwritten score
View sample page



Other Works: Pete Atkin Plays

RSC Donmar Warehouse advertRSC Donmar Warehouse programmeRSC Donmar Warehouse programmeRSC Donmar Warehouse programme

A & R
("Artists and Repertoire")


A Play with Songs
in Two Acts

by Pete Atkin

1 NOT BORN TO BOOGIE
2 OVER THE HIGH SIDE
3 JUST IN PASSING
4 I CAN'T LET YOU GO
5 (SONG-QUOTE MEDLEY)
6 A LONG WAY TO GO IN THE MORNING
7 TRAITOR IN OUR MIDST
8 JUST FOR ME (AMY'S BLUES)

The first performance of "A & R" took place on 18 August 1977 at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh,
when the cast was as follows:

BARRYMartin Black
WILLMichael Carter
AMYMandy More
GEORGETerry Gilligan
JAKEPaul Dalton
ROBERTSONPaul Haley
MusiciansRobert Pettigrew, Chris Murray, Mike Shearer,
Ronnie Goodman


The production was directed by Chris Parr and Peter Lichtenfels, and designed by Grant Hicks.



The RSC version of "A & R" was first performed on 28 July 1978 by the Royal Shakespeare Company
at the Warehouse in the Donmar Theatre, Covent Garden, London, when the cast was as follows:

BARRYDavid Shaw Parker
WILLBarrie Rutter
AMYAnne Raitt
GEORGEMichael Bertenshaw
JAKEDavid Threlfall
ROBERTSONNick Le Prevost
PHIL (bass gtr)Charles Wegner
ROB (pno)Pete Atkin
RONNIE (dms)Nigel Garvie


The production was directed by Walter Donohue, and designed by Douglas Heap.


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