Call of the Wild (Wild Willy Barrett album)

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Call of the Wild
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Studio album by Wild Willy Barrett
Released June 1979 (1979-06)
Recorded Barrett's Place; 1979
Genre Folk, Rock, Punk
Length 37:15
Label Polydor
Producer Wild Willy Barrett
Wild Willy Barrett chronology
Deep & Meaningless
Call of the Wild
Way & Bar
Singles from Call of the Wild
  1. "Let's Play Schools / I Did It Otway"
    Released: March 1979
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Call of the Wild is Wild Willy Barrett's first solo album. It was released in 1979 on the Polydor record label.

Track List[edit]

Side 1
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Late Night Lady" Mike Gatton, Ken Murray, Roy Hurley 3:31
2. "Temptation" Gatton, Murray 3:20
3. "Heartbeat of the City" Gatton, Murray 3:45
4. "Let's Play Schools" Barrett 3:05
5. "Close Encounters" Barrett 2:48
6. "The Song" Gatton, Murray 3:26
Side 2
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Nigel Pringle" Barrett 3:15
2. "Eye of A Hurricane" Gatton, Murray 2:58
3. "Take Me Back" Traditional; arranged by Barrett 4:03
4. "Ole Slewfoot" Traditional; arranged by Barrett 2:20
5. "I Did It Otway" Barrett 4:49
Total length: 37:15


  • Wild Willy Barrett - Vocals, Guitar, Violin, Bass
  • Martin Freeman - Drums
  • Yvonne Grech - Vocals
  • Paul Ward - Bass and Acoustic Guitar on "Take Me Back" and "Ole Slewfoot"
  • David Holmes - Drums on "Let's Play Schools" and "Nigel Pringle"
  • Debbie Grech - Backing Vocals


  1. ^ Thompson, Dave. Wild Willy Barrett: Call of the Wild > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved 13 February 2012.