Painted Head

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Painted Head
Studio album by Tim Hardin
Released 1972
Genre Folk
Length 45:01
Label Columbia (CK-31764)
Producer Tony Meehan
Tim Hardin chronology
Bird on a Wire
(1971)
Painted Head
(1972)
Nine
(1973)

Painted Head is an album by folk artist Tim Hardin, recorded in England and released in 1972. It was Hardin's last release on Columbia Records.

There are no original songs on Painted Head. It was re-issued by BGO Records in 2007 on CD.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

In his review for Allmusic, music critic James Chrispell wrote "This is a much different album for Tim Hardin, but it is much better than most would have thought... While Painted Head isn't that great an album, it shows that Hardin was trying to reel in his excesses and give his career some much-needed discipline."[1]

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "You Can't Judge a Book by the Cover" (Willie Dixon) – 4:12
  2. "Midnight Caller" (Pete Ham) – 3:09
  3. "Yankee Lady" (Jesse Winchester) – 4:27
  4. "Lonesome Valley" (Traditional) – 4:29
  5. "Sweet Lady" (Dino, Sambello, Sembello) – 3:47

Side two[edit]

  1. "Do the Do" (Willie Dixon) – 4:20
  2. "Perfection" (Pete Ham) – 3:03
  3. "Till We Meet Again" (Sheppard) – 3:13
  4. "I'll Be Home" (Randy Newman) – 5:43
  5. "Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out" (Jimmy Cox) – 6:38

Personnel[edit]

  • Tim Hardin – vocals, guitar, keyboards
  • Peter Frampton – guitar
  • Don Brooks – harmonica
  • Rebop Kwaku Baah – percussion, conga
  • Tony Carr – percussion
  • Alun Davies – guitar
  • Tristan Fry – vibraphone, background vocals
  • Cissy Houston – background vocals
  • Liza Strike – background vocals
  • Bobbie Whitaker – background vocals
  • Dennis Lopez – percussion
  • Tony Meehan – organ, piano, percussion, chimes, drums, vibraphone, string, horn, choir, woodwind arrangements
  • Rod Murfield – percussion
  • Larry Packer – fiddle
  • Alan Ross – guitar, mandolin
  • Jean Roussel – organ, piano, keyboards
  • Bruce Rowland – drums
  • Jeff Schwartz – pedal steel guitar
  • Neil Shepherd – piano, harmonium
  • Chris Stewart – bass
  • Twenty-first Century Singers – choir

Production notes[edit]

  • Produced by Tony Meehan
  • Engineered and mixed by Geoff Emerick
  • Elliot Scheiner – overdub engineer
  • Mastered by Cliff Morris

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Chrispell, James. "Painted Head > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved June 22, 2011.