The Artful Dodger (album)

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The Artful Dodger
The Artful Dodger album cover.jpg
Studio album by
Released1996 Norway; April 21, 1997 UK
Recorded1995
StudioNidaros Studios, Trondheim, Norway. Additional recordings at The Time Machine, Vermont, USA. Track 7 recorded live 4 October 1995, overdubbed later
GenreRock
Length55:09
LabelCitadel
ProducerBjörn Nessjö
Ian Hunter chronology
Dirty Laundry
(1995)
The Artful Dodger
(1996)
Rant
(2001)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[1]
Classic Rock[2]

The Artful Dodger is the ninth solo album of Ian Hunter. Impressed with the production on Dirty Laundry, Hunter collaborated again with Björn Nessjö on this album.[3]
The album was initially released in Norway only, because Hunter felt that he needed management before he could release it in the UK and the US.[3]
The track "Michael Picasso" was a tribute to the late Mick Ronson.[4] It was recorded using recordings from the Mick Ronson Memorial Concert in 1994[5]

The album received a broader re-release through MIG Music on July 7, 2014. This release features the original track listing plus one bonus track, "Fuck It Up".

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Ian Hunter except where noted.

  1. "Too Much" – 4:44
  2. "Now Is the Time" – 4:54
  3. "Something to Believe in" – 5:46
  4. "Resurrection Mary" – 6:11
  5. "Walk on Water" (Hunter, Robbie McNasty) – 3:48
  6. "23A, Swan Hill" – 4:47
  7. "Michael Picasso" – 5:45
  8. "Open my Eyes" (Hunter, Darrell Bath) – 5:42
  9. "The Artful Dodger" – 4:21
  10. "Skeletons (In Your Closet)" (Hunter, Darrell Bath, Honest John Plain) – 4:00
  11. "Still the Same" – 5:06

Bonus Track On Reissue[edit]

  1. “Fuck It Up” - 6:02

Personnel[edit]

  • Ian Hunter - lead vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, harp
  • Darrell Bath - acoustic, electric and Baryton guitars, lead vocals
  • Torstein Flakne - guitars, vocals
  • Per Lindvall - drums, percussion
  • Sven Lindvall - bass
  • Robbie Alter - acoustic, electric and slide guitars
  • Kjetil Bjerkestrand - keyboards
  • Dennis Eliott - drums
  • Pat Kilbride - bass, acoustic bass
  • "Honest" John Plain - vocals, lead vocals
  • Frode Alnaes - guitar
  • Mariann Lisland - vocals
  • Per Öisten Sörensen - vocals
  • The Vertago String Quartet - strings

References[edit]

  1. ^ AllMusic review
  2. ^ Staunton, Terry (November 2014). "Ian Hunter The Artful Dodger". Classic Rock. p. 105.
  3. ^ a b "Ian Hunter CD: "The Artful Dodger"".
  4. ^ https://www.allmusic.com/album/r261084
  5. ^ "Ian Hunter CD: "The Artful Dodger"".