Unhinged (album)

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Unhinged
Unhinged.gif
Live album by Roy Harper
Released 1993
Recorded England, Scotland
Genre Rock
Length 75:22
Label Griffin GCDHR-132-2
Science Friction HUCD020
Producer Roy Harper
Roy Harper chronology
Born in Captivity II
(1992)
Unhinged
(1993)
Live At Les Cousins
(1996)
Alternative Cover
1995 Science Friction Reissue Cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Unhinged is a 1993 live album by English folk/rock singer-songwriter Roy Harper.

History[edit]

Initially the album, recorded at various concerts in the UK between 1989 and 1991, was intended as an introductory album for the Canadian market, at a time when Harper appeared to be contemplating a move to the North American continent.

The album features 12 of the 14 tracks originally released on 1992s limited edition (2,000) cassette release Born in Captivity II. The tracks 'running order' has been altered from the original cassette version too.

Harper's son Nick Harper, makes guest appearances playing guitar on a number of songs, and English cricketer Graeme Fowler makes an appearance playing drums on the song "Hope".

The CD was reissued with a different cover in 1995 on Harper's label, Science Friction (HUCD020). Again, two tracks (one song, "Short and Sweet" and one poem, "Yet") were omitted from the CD reissue. The album has remained popular with Harper fans due to its sound quality, song selection and the standard of performance recorded. It is very true to the 'live experience'.[2]

The album's title Unhinged, was a play on the title of the popular MTV series, "Unplugged".[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Descendants Of Smith" - 5:13 (Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton - November 29, 1991)
  2. "Legend" - 3:05 (Bloomsbury Theatre, London - May 31, 1990)
  3. "North Country" - 6:07 (Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton - November 29, 1991)
  4. "When An Old Cricketer Leaves The Crease" - 6:31 (Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton - November 29, 1991)
  5. "Three Hundred Words" - 2:52, 5b. "Hope" - 5:34 (Forum Theatre, Wythenshawe, Manchester - November 17, 1991)
  6. "Naked Flame" - 5:33 (Bloomsbury Theatre, London - June 1, 1990)
  7. "Commune" - 4:53 (Bloomsbury Theatre, London - June 1, 1990)
  8. "South Africa" - 5:39 (Bloomsbury Theatre, London - May 31, 1990)
  9. "Back To The Stones" - 5:25 (The Queens Hall, Edinburgh - November 11, 1989)
  10. "Frozen Moment" - 8:12 (Civic Theatre, Leeds - November 10, 1989)
  11. "Highway Blues" - 5:41 (Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton - November 29, 1991)
  12. "The Same Old Rock" - 10:36 (Forum Theatre, Wythenshawe, Manchester - November 17, 1991)

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Fan site discography
  3. ^ Fan site discography

External links[edit]