Lucky Leif and the Longships

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Lucky Leif and the Longships
Studio album by Robert Calvert
Released September 1975
Recorded 1975
Genre Rock
Length 34:55
Label United Artists
Producer Brian Eno
Robert Calvert chronology
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Lucky Leif and the Longships
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Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Lucky Leif and the Longships is a 1975 record album by Robert Calvert, produced by Brian Eno.

It is a concept album dealing with how American culture might have been different had the Vikings managed to colonise the continent. The album is a tour through various styles of American music ("The Lay Of The Surfers" is a Beach Boys parody), filled with references to modern American culture and ancient Norse myths and legends.

The album has been re-released in the late 1990s by BGO Records and is currently available on Eclectic Records (ECLCD1057) with bonus tracks.

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Robert Calvert.

  1. "Ship of Fools"
  2. "The Lay of the Surfers"
  3. "Voyaging to Vinland"
  4. "The Making of Midgard"
  5. "Brave New World"
  6. "Magical Potion"
  7. "Moonshine in the Mountains"
  8. "Storm Chant of the Skraelings"
  9. "Volstead O Vodeo Do"
  10. "Phase Locked Loop"
  11. "Ragna Rock"

Bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "Howzat!"
  2. "Cricket Lovely Reggae (Cricket Star)"


Audio CD Remasterer: Paschal Byrne


  1. ^ Thompson, Dave. "Lucky Leif and the Longships". Allmusic. Retrieved August 17, 2013. 

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