Tall Stories (album)

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Tall Stories
Johnny Hates Jazz Tall Stories CD cover.JPG
Studio album by Johnny Hates Jazz
Released June 1991
Recorded 1990–1991
Length 36:32
Label Virgin
Producer Calvin Hayes, Mike Nocito
Johnny Hates Jazz chronology
Turn Back the Clock
(1988)Turn Back the Clock1988
Tall Stories
The Very Best of Johnny Hates Jazz
(1993)The Very Best of Johnny Hates Jazz1993

Tall Stories is the 1991 second album by Johnny Hates Jazz.[1] Released more than three years after JHJ's debut album, Tall Stories features erstwhile producer and songwriter Phil Thornalley as lead singer, following the departure of original frontman Clark Datchler. On the eve of the album's release, Thornalley and keyboardist Calvin Hayes were involved in a serious car crash that depleted the band's momentum. Once they recovered, the album was a commercial flop,[2] and the band called it quits.[3][self-published source]

The album featured contributions from XTC's Dave Gregory (lead guitar) and Kasim Sulton of Utopia (backing vocals).

Track listing[edit]

Track list (UK compact disc release CDV 2615)
  1. "Let Me Change Your Mind Tonight" – 4:45 (Phil Thornalley)
  2. "Money Changes Hands" – 3:35 (Thornalley, Jim Williams)
  3. "Your Mistake" – 3:19 (Thornalley, Mike Nocito)
  4. "The Last To Know" – 3:37 (Thornalley)
  5. "Closer" – 3:50 (Thornalley, Chris Murrell)
  6. "Between You And Me" – 3:13 (Thornalley, Tommy Faragher, Lotti Golden)
  7. "Shelter From The Storm" – 2:10 (Thornalley)
  8. "Fools Gold" – 4:30 (Thornalley, Calvin Hayes, Nocito)
  9. "Keep Me In Mind" – 3:39 (Thornalley)
  10. "Now She's Gone" – 3:54 (Thornalley, Hayes, Nocito, Clyde Liebeman)

Production credits[edit]

  • Produced by Calvin Hayes and Mike Nocito
  • Mixed by Calvin Hayes (tracks: 3 to 10), Mike Nocito (tracks: 3 to 5, 8 to 10), Phil Thornalley (tracks: 6, 7), Roy Spong (tracks: 3 to 5, 8 to 10), Tom Lord Alge* (tracks: 1, 2)


  1. ^ "Explore Releases on Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2012-01-07. 
  2. ^ "UK Singles & Albums Chart Archive". Chart Stats. Retrieved 2012-01-07. 
  3. ^ Anderson, Michael R. (2008) The Ultimate 80's Music Book, lulu.com, ISBN 978-1-4092-0904-1, p. 37