Hard Times (Peter Skellern album)
|Studio album by Peter Skellern|
|Peter Skellern chronology|
Hard Times is the fifth album by singer, songwriter and pianist Peter Skellern (1947–2017)) released in 1975 on the Island Records label. Despite much radio airplay, "Hard Times" failed as a single and the LP slipped into decades of obscurity. As a result of this commercial failure, Skellern changed record companies again, signing with Phonogram under their Mercury subsidiary and immediately enjoying a minor hit with a cover of "Love Is the Sweetest Thing".
All tracks written by Peter Skellern except "Make Love, Not War" written by John Burrows, John Harding and Peter Skellern.
- "Hard Times”
- "I Guess You Wish You’d Gone Home"
- "Baby What a Fool I’ve Been”
- "Down in the Cellar"
- ”Goodbye, America Keep You Well”
- "Snake Bite"
- "Make Love, Not War” (From the musical revue Loud Reports)
- "A Capella”
- "Let’s Sleep Late"
- "And Then You’ll Fall"
- Keyboards: Peter Skellern (acoustic and electric piano, percussion, organ and Moog)
- Vocals: Peter Skellern
- Drums: Rob Townsend
- Bass: George Ford
- Guitars: Mick Green, Brian Alterman
- Tablas: Chris Karan
- Strings: Arranged by Andrew Price Jackman
- Background vocals: Madeline Bell, Joy Yates, Joanne Williams
- Guitar on "Make Love Not War": George Harrison
- Producer: Meyer Shagaloff by arrangement with Johnny Stirling for Pendulum Music Ltd
- Engineer: Trevor Vallis
- Tape operators: Dave & Vaughan
- Recorded at: Mayfair Sound Studios
- Cover illustration: Tony Wright
- Album design: Eckford Stimpson
- allmusic.com/artist/peter-skellern-mn0000687269/biography retrieved 16/01/2014