Penguin Eggs

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Penguin Eggs
Studio album by Nic Jones
Released 1980
Genre Folk
Label Topic Records
Shanachie Records
Nic Jones chronology
From the Devil to a Stranger
(1978)
Penguin Eggs
(1980)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Penguin Eggs is an album by Nic Jones, released in 1980. Allmusic described the album as "one of those rare records where not just every song, but each instrumental part is worth hearing".[2] The album was awarded Melody Maker Folk Album of the Year in 1980.[3] English folk musician Kate Rusby states that Penguin Eggs is her favourite album of all time.[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Canadee - I - O" 5:58
  2. "The Drowned Lovers" 6:31
  3. "The Humpback Whale" 6:04
  4. "The Little Pot Stove" 5:37
  5. "Courting Is a Pleasure" 5:22
  6. "Barrack Street" 4:28
  7. "Planxty Davis" 2:51
  8. "The Flandyke Shore" 2:53
  9. "Farewell to the Gold" 5:17

Personnel[edit]

  • Nic Jones – vocals, guitar, fiddle
  • Tony Hall – melodeon
  • Bridget Danby – recorders, vocals
  • Dave Burland – vocals

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Eder, Bruce. "Penguin Eggs". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-04-30. 
  3. ^ Larkin, Colin (2002). The Virgin Encyclopedia of 70s music. Virgin. p. 203. ISBN 978-1-85227-947-9. Retrieved 21 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "Conversations with Kate Rusby (3)". Salut! Live. 2007-09-08. Retrieved 2012-03-05.