Roman Wall Blues

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Roman Wall Blues
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Studio album by Alex Harvey
Released October 1969[1]
Recorded 1969
Genre Rock
Length 39:41
Label Fontana
Producer Brian Shepherd, Alex Harvey
Alex Harvey chronology
The Blues
Roman Wall Blues
The Joker is Wild

Roman Wall Blues is an album by Alex Harvey made after the Soul Band, and his time in the Hair pit band. This album was released in 1969 and contains one song from Hair ("Donna"), plus some Harvey originals he would later re-record ("Midnight Moses", "Roman Wall Blues" and "Hammer Song"). The title track was a couplet sonnet by W.H. Auden about the life of a Roman soldier.

The album was recorded at Philips (Phonogram) Studio, London.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2.5/5 stars[2]

Track listings[edit]

All tracks composed by Alex Harvey; except where indicated

  1. "Midnight Moses"
  2. "Hello L.A., Bye Bye Birmingham" (Delaney Bramlett, Mac Davis)
  3. "Broken Hearted Fairytale" (Harvey, Andy McMaster)
  4. "Donna" (James Rado, Gerome Ragni, Galt MacDermot)
  5. "Roman Wall Blues" (W. H. Auden, Alex Harvey)
  6. "Jumping Jack Flash" (Mick Jagger, Keith Richards)
  7. "Hammer Song" (Alex Harvey)
  8. "Let My Bluebird Sing"
  9. "Maxine" (Foray)
  10. "(Down at) Bart's Place"
  11. "Candy"


  • Alex Harvey - Guitar, vocals
  • Leslie Harvey - Guitar
  • Mickey Keene - Guitar
  • Bud Parkes - Trumpet
  • Derek Watkins - Trumpet
  • Derek Wadsworth - Trombone, brass arrangements
  • Frank Ricotti - Alto saxophone, percussion, brass arrangements
  • Ashton Tootell - Baritone saxophone, flute
  • Laurie Baker - Bass guitar, electronics/effects
  • Maurice Cockerill - Keyboard
  • Pete Woolf - Drums[3]
  • David Voyde - engineer
  • Robin Nicol - sleeve design


  1. ^ "Roman Wall Blues". Rate Your Music. Retrieved 11 January 2016. 
  2. ^ "Alex Harvey Roman Wall Blues". AllMusic. Retrieved 11 January 2016. 
  3. ^ "Alex Harvey Roman Wall Blues". Discogs. Retrieved 11 January 2016.