- Audio CD (26 Nov 1996)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Transatlantic
- ASIN: B000007ZK2
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b. 20 February 1945, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, d. 17 November 1995. Alan Hull's career began as a founder-member of the Chosen Few, a Tyneside beat group which also included future Ian Dury pianist, Mickey Gallagher. Hull composed the four tracks constituting their output, before leaving to become a nurse and sometime folk singer. In 1967 Hull founded Downtown Faction, which evolved into Lindisfarne. This popular folk rock act had hit singles with "Meet Me On The Corner" and the evocative latter-day classic "Lady Eleanor", both of which Hull wrote (the latter for his wife). Their first two albums were critical and commercial successes. Pipedream, Hull's fine debut album, was recorded with assistance from many members of Lindisfarne, in 1973. Its content was more introspective than that of his group and partly reflected on the singer's previous employment in a mental hospital.
Known to be fond of a drink or three, he died when he had a heart attack on the way back from his local pub. His final album was ironically one that could have seen his work re-appraised.