Fog on the Tyne

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Fog on the Tyne
Studio album by Lindisfarne
Released October 1971[1]
Recorded 1971 Trident Studios
Genre Folk rock
Length 35:06
Label Charisma Records
Elektra Records
Producer Bob Johnston
Lindisfarne chronology
Nicely Out of Tune
(1970)
Fog on the Tyne
(1971)
Dingly Dell
(1972)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]

Fog on the Tyne is a 1971 album by English rock band Lindisfarne. Bob Johnston produced the album, which was recorded at Trident Studios in the summer of 1971. It was released on Charisma Records in Great Britain and Elektra Records in America.

It gave the group their breakthrough in England, topping the album charts early in 1972. "Meet Me on the Corner", one of two songs written by bassist Rod Clements, reached No. 5 as a single. The title track became the band's signature tune. Simon Cowe made his debut as a writer, contributing the song "Uncle Sam".

Both tracks on the B-side of "Meet Me on the Corner", "Scotch Mist" (an instrumental), and "No Time To Lose", appeared as bonus tracks when the album was reissued on CD.

A heavily reworked version of the title track with vocals by footballer Paul Gascoigne was released in 1990 under the title "Fog on the Tyne (Revisited)", credited to Gazza and Lindisfarne. It reached number two in the UK Singles Chart.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Meet Me on the Corner" (Clements) – 2:38
  2. "Alright on the Night" (Hull) – 3:32
  3. "Uncle Sam" (Cowe) – 2:55
  4. "Together Forever" (Noakes) – 2:34
  5. "January Song" (Hull) – 4:13
  6. "Peter Brophy Don't Care" (Hull - Morgan) – 2:47
  7. "City Song" (Hull) – 3:06
  8. "Passing Ghosts" (Hull) – 2:28
  9. "Train in G Major" (Clements) – 3:08
  10. "Fog on the Tyne" (Hull) – 3:23

Bonus Tracks on CD reissue:

  1. "Scotch Mist" – 2:06
  2. "No Time To Lose" – 3:16

Chart positions[edit]

Chart Year Peak
position
UK Albums Chart[3] 1972 1
Preceded by
Paul Simon by Paul Simon
UK Albums Chart
number-one album

25 March 1972 - 22 April 1972
Succeeded by
Machine Head
by Deep Purple

Personnel[edit]

  • Alan Hull - vocals, acoustic, electric and 12-string guitars, keyboards
  • Ray Jackson - vocals, mandolin, harmonica
  • Rod Clements - electric bass, acoustic, electric and 12-string guitars, violin
  • Simon Cowe - lead, acoustic and 12-string guitars, mandolin, vocals
  • Ray Laidlaw - drums

References[edit]

  1. ^ Strong, Martin C. (2004). The Great Rock Discography. New York: Canongate, 889.
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ "Number 1 Albums – 1970s". The Official Charts Company. Archived from the original on 9 February 2008. Retrieved 10 June 2011.