Jake Thackray  •  The Jake Thackray Project  •  Discography

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  • The Jake Thackray Project
    • 2002 – G8ina Studios G8CD-010 CD (x2)
  • Disc One
    1. Scallywag
    2. The Black Swan
    3. Little Black Foal
    4. Country Girl
    5. On the Shelf
    6. Salvation Army Girl
    7. The Blacksmith & the Toffeemaker
    8. The Hole
    9. Mrs Murphy
    10. One-Eyed Isaac
    11. Nurse
    12. Miss World
    13. Pass Milord the Rooster Juice
    14. Remember Bethlehem
    15. Ladies Basic Freedom Polka
    16. Leopold Alcocks
    17. The Lodger
    18. Romance
    19. Fine Bay Pony
    20. The Singer
    21. The Girl with the Fragile Eyes
    22. Go Little Swale
    23. The Girl in the Window
    24. It Was Only a Gypsy
    25. Old Molly Metcalfe
    26. To Do With You
  • Disc Two
    1. Lullaby
    2. The Ballad of Billy Kershaw
    3. The Rain on the Mountainside
    4. Isabella (Brassens, Thackray)
    5. I Stayed Off Work Today
    6. Poor Sod
    7. The Hair of the Widow of Bridlington
    8. Over to Isobel (Brassens, Thackray)
    9. The Brigadier
    10. Joseph
    11. One of Them
    12. The Bull
    13. The Remembrance
    14. Country Boy
    15. Tra-La-La
    16. Le Cygne Noir (Bergman/Thackray)
    17. Tortoise
    18. Side by Side
    19. Dans L'Eau de La Claire Fontaine (Brassens)
    20. Our Dog

  • Credits
    • Producer: David Harris
    • Words & Music: Jake Thackray, unless otherwise noted.
    • Limited edition of 300
    • Released:
      • Initial edition of 200, November 2002
      • Second and final edition of 100, January 2003

Sleeve Notes

First edition © November 12 2002
Jake Thackray is undoubtedly a genius, of this I am quite sure. And the members of the Topica Jake Thackray Group all agree. This is how this CD set came into being. In May 2002, I was contacted by Sarah with an invitation to join a discussion group, based on the works of Jake Thackray. Before very long we had well over 100 members, clamouring for info on Jake and his songs. To cut a long story short, we decided to work with EMI, and with their kind permission we recovered 42 songs from original vinyl and restored them to CD quality. All funds raised from the sale of this CD will go directly to Jake or his nominated charity. We hope you all enjoy listening to it as much as we did making it.

Revised for Second edition ©January 23 2003
Jake Thackray was a genius, of this I am sure. And the members of the Jake Thackray Net Groups all agree. This is how this CD set came into being. In May 2002, I was contacted by Sarah with an invitation to join a discussion group, based on the works of Jake Thackray. Before very long we had a huge membership clamouring for info on Jake and his songs. We worked with EMI and under licence we restored 42 songs from vinyl & mastered them to CD quality. All funds raised from the sale of this CD will go directly to Jake's family. I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as we did making it. Jake died on 24/12/02, knowing about the Project and giving it his blessing. God Bless you Jake …

David Harris (Producer: The Jake Thackray Project)