Henry the Human Fly

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Henry the Human Fly
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Studio album by Richard Thompson
Released April 1972
Recorded February, 1972 at Sound Techniques, London
Genre Folk rock
Length 37:01
Label Island
Reprise
Hannibal
Fledg'ling
Producer Richard Thompson, John Wood
Richard Thompson chronology
Henry the Human Fly
(1972)
I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight
(1974)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau A−[2]

Henry the Human Fly was the first solo album by British singer/songwriter/guitarist Richard Thompson. It was originally released in Britain in April 1972 on the Island label and in the US on the Reprise label. The album was Thompson's attempt to create an English rock 'n roll hybrid. It was poorly received at the time and is, reportedly, the worst selling album in Warner Brothers Records history [3] but today is often considered one of his best albums.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Richard Thompson.

  1. "Roll Over Vaughn Williams" – 4:09
  2. "Nobody’s Wedding" – 3:13
  3. "The Poor Ditching Boy" – 3:01
  4. "Shaky Nancy" – 3:26
  5. "The Angels Took My Racehorse Away" – 4:01
  6. "Wheely Down" – 3:00
  7. "The New St. George" – 2:08
  8. "Painted Ladies" – 3:31
  9. "Cold Feet" – 2:26
  10. "Mary and Joseph" – 1:38
  11. "The Old Changing Way" – 3:55
  12. "Twisted" – 1:58

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hartenbach, Brett (2011). "Henry the Human Fly - Richard Thompson | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 1 September 2011. 
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (2011). "Robert Christgau: CG: richard thompson". robertchristgau.com. Retrieved 1 September 2011. 
  3. ^ http://www.headheritage.co.uk/unsung/review/1103/