Deep & Meaningless

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Deep & Meaningless
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Studio album by John Otway & Wild Willy Barrett
Released 10 June 1978
Genre Indie folk
Length 35:25
Label Polydor
Producer Wild Willy Barrett
John Otway chronology
John Otway & Wild Willy Barrett
(1977)
Deep & Meaningless
(1978)
Where Did I Go Right?
(1979)
Wild Willy Barrett chronology
John Otway & Wild Willy Barrett
(1977)
Deep & Meaningless
(1978)
Call of the Wild
(1979)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Deep & Meaningless is the second album by English folk singer-songwriter duo John Otway and Wild Willy Barrett. It was released in 1978.[2] The album included the song "Beware Of The Flowers ('Cos I'm Sure They're Going To Get You Yeah)", which was voted Britain's seventh most popular song lyric in a 1999 BBC online poll.[3] The song's strong showing—ahead of The Moody Blues' "Nights in White Satin" and Hoagy Carmichael's "Stardust"—was the result of what Otway's website described as a "well orchestrated campaign" by fans.[4]

Allmusic rates the album as a "triumph" and gives it 4 1/2 out of 5 stars.[1]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by John Otway except where noted

Side one[edit]

  1. "Place Farm Way" - 3:31
  2. "To Anne" - 3:27
  3. "Beware Of The Flowers ('Cos I'm Sure They're Going To Get You Yeah)" - 2:30
  4. "The Alamo" (Jane Bowers) - 3:16
  5. "Oh My Body Is Making Me" - 4:09

Side two[edit]

1. "Josephine" (Otway, Warren Harry) - 7:02
2. "Schnot" - 2:44
3. (a) "Riders In The Sky" (Stan Jones)
(b) "Running From the Law"
(c) "Riders In The Sky" - 3:03
4. "I Wouldn't Wish It On You" - 3:11
5. "Can't Complain" - 2:32

Personnel[edit]

  • John Otway - Lead Vocals, Guitar,
  • Wild Willy Barrett - Guitar, Violin
  • Nigel Pegrum - Drums
  • Maggie Ryder - Backing Vocals
  • Mark Freeman - Drums
  • Dave Holmes - Drums
  • Yvonne Grech - Backing Vocals
  • Simon Hansen

References[edit]