Hatfield and the North (album)

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Hatfield and the North
Hatfield and the North - Hatfield and the North album cover.jpg
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
The Rotters' Club
(1975)The Rotters' Club1975
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 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]


  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


  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




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