Brinsley Schwarz (album)

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Brinsley Schwarz
Studio album by Brinsley Schwarz
Released 17 April 1970
Recorded Early 1970; Olympic Studios, London
Genre Rock, pub rock
Length 39:42
Label Capitol (US) United Artists (UK)
Producer Brinsley Schwarz
Dave Robinson
Brinsley Schwarz chronology
Brinsley Schwarz
Despite It All
(1970)Despite It All1970
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

Brinsley Schwarz is the eponymous debut album by pub rock band Brinsley Schwarz, released in April 1970.

Recorded shortly after the band had changed its name from Kippington Lodge, the album was released just after the ill-fated "Brinsley Schwarz Hype". It has been described as a "naïve blend of Crosby, Stills & Nash, Dylan & the Band, and Buffalo Springfield, with a heavy dose of early Yes" (Stephen Thomas Erlewine).[2]

The cover was designed by Barney Bubbles for his short-lived graphic art company "Teenburger Designs". The original vinyl album (Capitol 11869) was re-issued on CD in 1996 (Repertoire 0004421).

Track listing[edit]

All songs are written by Nick Lowe except where specified

  1. "Hymn to Me" – 4:50 (Lowe, Rankin, Schwarz, Andrews)
  2. "Shining Brightly" – 4:20
  3. "Rock and Roll Women" – 3:19
  4. "Lady Constant" – 7:23
  5. "What Do You Suggest?" – 4:47
  6. "Mayfly" – 4:37
  7. "Ballad of a Has Been Beauty Queen" – 10:26



  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas (2011). "Brinsley Schwarz - Brinsley Schwarz | AllMusic". Retrieved 27 June 2011. by 
  2. ^ Allmusic review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine retrieved 30 December 2008