Limited edition of 300
Catalogue No. G8CD-010
Initial edition of 200, November 2002.
Second and final edition of 100, January 2003
Words & Music : Jake Thackray except * (Brassens/Thackray) ** (Bergman/Thackray) and *** Brassens
Scallywag (LW), The Black Swan (LW), Little Black Foal (LW), Country Girl (JP), On the Shelf (JP), Salvation Army Girl (JP), The Blacksmith & the Toffeemaker (JP), The Hole (LP), Mrs Murphy (JP), One-Eyed Isaac (JP), Nurse (JP), Miss World (LP), Pass Milord the Rooster Juice (LP), Remember Bethlehem (LP), Ladies Basic Freedom Polka (LP), Leopold Alcocks (LP), The Lodger (LP), Romance (LP), Fine Bay Pony (BC), The Singer (BC), The Girl with the Fragile Eyes (BC), Go Little Swale (BC), The Girl in the Window (BC), It Was Only a Gypsy (BC), Old Molly Metcalfe (BC), To Do With You (OA).
Lullaby (BC), The Ballad of Billy Kershaw (OA), The Rain on the Mountainside (OA), Isabella* (OA), I Stayed Off Work Today (OA), Poor Sod (OA), The Hair of the Widow of Bridlington (OA), Over to Isobel* (OA), The Brigadier (OA), Joseph (OA), One of Them (JTS), The Bull (Live) (JTS), The Remembrance (JTS), Country Boy (S), Tra-La-La (S), Le Cygne Noir** (S), Tortoise (-), Side by Side (Live) (-), Dans L'Eau de La Claire Fontaine (Live)*** (-), Our Dog (-)
(Tracks on this compliation were originally released on:
LW : The Last Will and Testament of Jake Thackray
JP : Jake’s Progress
BC : Bantam Cock
LP : Live Performance
OA : On Again! On Again!
JTS: Jake Thackray and Songs
S : 45rpm single
- : Live recording)
Sleeve Notes for initial edition
Jake Thackray is undoubtedly a genius, of this I am quite sure. And the members of the Topica Jake Thackray Group all agree. This is how this CD set came into being. In May 2002, I was contacted by Sarah with an invitation to join a discussion group, based on the works of Jake Thackray. Before very long we had well over 100 members, clamouring for info on Jake and his songs. To cut a long story short, we decided to work with EMI, and with their kind permission we recovered 42 songs from original vinyl and restored them to CD quality. All funds raised from the sale of this CD will go directly to Jake or his nominated charity. We hope you all enjoy listening to it as much as we did making it.
David Harris (Producer: The Jake Thackray Project)
Jake Thackray was a genius, of this I am sure. And the members of the Jake Thackray Net Groups all agree. This is how this CD set came into being. In May 2002, I was contacted by Sarah with an invitation to join a discussion group, based on the works of Jake Thackray. Before very long we had a huge membership clamouring for info on Jake and his songs. We worked with EMI and under licence we restored 42 songs from vinyl & mastered them to CD quality. All funds raised from the sale of this CD will go directly to Jake’s family. I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as we did making it. Jake died on 24/12/02, knowing about the Project and giving it his blessing. God Bless you Jake . . .
Revised Sleeve Notes for second edition
David Harris, (Producer JT Project)
© November 12 2002 & January 23 2003 (2nd edition)
Back cover note
Once upon a time, there was a performing man called Jake. He retired from performing, and left all his fans clamouring for more. So – here is some more.