Hatfield and the North (album)

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Hatfield and the North
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Studio album by Hatfield and the North
Released February 1974
Recorded October 1973 – January 1974
Genre Progressive rock, Canterbury scene, jazz fusion, avant-rock, avant-garde jazz, comedy rock
Length 54:12
Label Virgin
Producer Hatfield and the North
Tom Newman
Hatfield and the North chronology
Hatfield and the North
(1974)
The Rotters' Club
(1975)The Rotters' Club1975
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Hatfield and the North is the first album by experimental Canterbury scene rock band Hatfield and the North.

In the Q & Mojo Classic Special Edition Pink Floyd & The Story of Prog Rock, the album came #34 in its list of "40 Cosmic Rock Albums".[2]

Track listing[edit]

A-side

  1. "The Stubbs Effect" (Pip Pyle) – 0:22
  2. "Big Jobs (Poo Poo Extract)" (Richard Sinclair, Pyle) – 0:36
  3. "Going Up To People and Tinkling" (Dave Stewart) – 2:25
  4. "Calyx" (Phil Miller) – 2:45
  5. "Son of 'There's No Place Like Homerton'" (Stewart) – 10:10
  6. "Aigrette" (Miller) – 1:37
  7. "Rifferama" (Sinclair; arranged by Hatfield and the North) – 2:56

B-side

  1. "Fol de Rol" (Sinclair, Robert Wyatt) – 3:07
  2. "Shaving Is Boring" (Pyle) – 8:45
  3. "Licks for the Ladies" (Sinclair, Pyle) – 2:37
  4. "Bossa Nochance" (Sinclair) – 0:40
  5. "Big Jobs No. 2 (By Poo and the Wee Wees)" (Sinclair, Pyle) – 2:14
  6. "Lobster in Cleavage Probe" (Stewart) – 3:57
  7. "Gigantic Land Crabs in Earth Takeover Bid" (Stewart) – 3:21
  8. "The Other Stubbs Effect" (Pyle) – 0:38

A later CD rerelease of the album added two bonus tracks, also available on the compilation Afters:

  1. "Let's Eat (Real Soon)" (Sinclair, Pyle) – 3:16
  2. "Fitter Stoke Has a Bath" (Pyle) – 4:35

2009 Esoteric Recordings issue (ECLEC2139) also included the above with a further bonus track:

  1. "Your Majesty Is Like A Cream Donut Incorporating Oh What A Lonely Lifetime" – 6:08

Taken from the Virgin Records Sampler (VD 2502) in January 1975

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Q Classic: Pink Floyd & The Story of Prog Rock, 2005.