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Pipedream Extra tracks, Original recording remastered


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  • Audio CD (24 Oct 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Extra tracks, Original recording remastered
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B000B5QD5K
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 22,868 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Breakfast (2005 Digital Remaster)
2. Justanothersadsong (2005 Digital Remaster)
3. The Money Game (2005 Digital Remaster)
4. Std 0632 (2005 Digital Remaster)
5. United States Of Mind (2005 Digital Remaster)
6. Country Gentleman's Wife (2005 Digital Remaster)
7. Numbers (Travelling Band) (2005 Digital Remaster)
8. For The Bairns (2005 Digital Remaster)
9. Drug Song (2005 Digital Remaster)
10. Song For A Windmill (2005 Digital Remaster)
11. Blue Murder (2005 Digital Remaster)
12. I Hate To See You Cry (2005 Digital Remaster)
13. Drinking Song (2005 Digital Remaster)
14. One Off Pat (2005 Digital Remaster)
15. Down On The Underground
16. Gin And Tonics All Round
17. One More Bottle Of Wine
18. Dan The Plan

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BBC Review

With half of Lindisfarne having scampered off to form Jack The Lad, Alan Hull's first solo venture, recorded with cohorts Ray Jackson and Kenny Craddock, was first released in 1973. Reissued to mark the tenth anniversary of Hull's death, Pipedream is by far his most self-assured work: the playing and production beingless folk-driven than on Lindisfarne's classic early albums.

Most of the tracks deal with real-life situations, around themes that permeated much of Hull's writing over the years -booze, relationships, politics - and this gives them an earthy colour. "Breakfast", a morning-after tale of waking up with your mistress, kicks off the album with an energetic humour. The similarly comic "Country Gentleman's Wife" was inspired by the posh housewives he met back in the 60s, as he cleaned windows in one of Newcastle's richer quarters. The story, he once explained, is one that could have happened, but didn't.

Hull was a conscious voice for the underdog and the working man and woman. "Money Game" and "Song For A Windmill" are paradigmatic of his peculiarly northern English take on the protest song: caustic fables of mill owners and brass in pocket. "Drug Song", which became a staple in Hull's live set until his death in 1995, was one of his personal favourites and one he considered (rightly) to be among his best. Although Hull admitted that it was written under the influence, it's neither pro nor anti drugs.

The beautifully cracked and broken "I Hate To See You Cry", which closed the original album, is now followed by some B-sides and tracks from a 1974 BBC session. "Dan The Plan" and "One More Bottle Of Wine" both surfaced on Hull's second solo set, Squire. After Pipedream, Hull never again articulated such pathos and passion. --Rob Webb

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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By H. Chapman on 11 Dec 2006
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I can't really put into words how wonderful this album is. It's better every time you listen to it. Alan Hull's voice raises every goosebump on your body. The raw emotion in the songs is something you never get these days. Just when you're brought to the brink of sadness in tracks like 'Drug Song' he makes you laugh out loud with 'Numbers'. If I had to take 1 album with me to a desert island, this would be it. Buy it now (twice if you have to). You'll be so glad you did.
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 11 April 2006
Format: Audio CD
Brilliant stuff,the more times you listen,the more you enjoy
it.....great tunes coupled with meaningful lyrics.
What a talented songwriter & singer Alan Hull was,some people
just sing the words & do it well.....Alan was one of those who
not only sang well,but also put feeling & meaning into the words,as though telling a personal story....stories that could no
doubt apply to the listener - How many times have you bought or
borrowed a c.d./listened & thought some good songs,some average,
some bad (most times?) - Well this is different,as they are all good at the least & several are excellent.
One tip.....listen the first time with headphones,so there are no distractions,I bet it won't be the only time.
Oh!....the way Blue Murder & I Hate To See You Cry merge...brill!
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Og Oggilby VINE VOICE on 6 Nov 2008
Format: Audio CD
Alan Hull was definitely a geezer who died before his time. Despite the fact that Lindisfarne (arguably) became a straitjacket for his talents, 'Pipedream', his first solo album released in 1973, is a tremendous collection. He could pen a tune, and even the instrumental track - STD 0632 - a homage to the-then telephone dialing code for Newcastle - is somehow a moving eulogy to the North East England of his birth. Elsewhere, there's 'Song For A Windmill', an acoustic delicacy of winning melodic charm, and 'United State of Mind' is a mordant, introspective rumination that's worthy of 'On The Beach' era Neil Young. 'Drug Song' - note the bald frankness of the song title - is likewise a strong candidate for the album's best. Even the 'life on the road' song, 'Numbers (Travelin' Band)' is a witty descriptive piece on the gigging musician. A likeable and appealing collection that has only improved with age. Great keyboard sounds, too. Buy with little hesitation.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Abstract on 19 Nov 2010
Format: Audio CD
If you're reading this you'll probably know already what a great little album this is. What you might be interested in is why you might want to buy it again, if you have the original vinyl or subsequent cd release?

Everyone is remastering their back catalogue, it seems, but why?

Well, because even on a half decent sound system you can tell the difference, particularly with Pipedream: The songs are the same (with a few additions from some Bob Harris sessions in 1973/4), but the instrumentation becomes wider and clearer. You can hear all sorts of things going on that you can't hear on the old recordings, making listening a delight, discovering what has been hidden in the mix all this time.

It's a lovely album made all the better for the remastering treatment
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Pripp on 31 Jan 2006
Format: Audio CD
By all means, this is one of my favorite albums of all time. The quality of the songs and the performance are of highest standard. If you're in to "folk music" with a highly personal touch, this is The album for you! It's a sort of mixture between David Bowie during the "Honky Dory era" and the more "good time" approach Lindisfarne had during their early years. Highly recommended!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By MR LAWRENCE J HUTCHINSON on 14 Dec 2010
Format: Audio CD
I first bought the LP back in the 70s and only owned second-hand copies of the "Fog On The Tyne" and "Dingly Dell" albums apart from that. The only songs I used to play from this were the charming "For The Bairns", "Breakfast, and "I Hate To See You Cry". To my ears now, it sounds like a better album, and "I Hate To See You Cry" is heartbreakingly beautiful.

Listening to that song now, and thinking of the wonderful words and music that Alan Hull left us on other songs such as "January Song, "All Fall Down", "Winter Song", "Run For Home", and "Lady Eleanor", I can't help but feel that it's time for a critical re-evaluation of his work! I can't remember ever hearing about him posthumously being awarded a Brit, NME, Q, or Mojo award - shame on the critics! God bless you, Alan!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Neil on 11 July 2008
Format: Audio CD
Marvellous album. The music, the lyrics, the delivery are all very, very good. I bought the album on vinyl a long time ago and got to know every bit of it. I bought the CD with the extra songs but they are much weaker and I never play them. Sometimes it's best to leave things alone.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Stephen Foster on 21 Jan 2010
Format: Audio CD
A hugely underestimated album from a prolific musician and wordsmith. One of the best albums I've listened to for a long time. He is sadly missed.
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