Sting in the Tale (2012 re-issue)

Tracklisting:

1. Faceless People
2. Guy Fawkes
3. T.V. Screen
4. Second Coming
5.
Old Jack
6. Company Director
7. Secret Society
8. Magpie
9. I Can Hew
10. Pull that Thumb (Off Of The Top Of Your Head)*
11. Flagpole*
12. England's Green and Pleasant Land*

 

 

 

Having secured a deal with London-based HTD records, Red Jasper finally made it into the studio to produce their first full album. This was sort of a 'best of' of their early gigging set (at this point RJ were playing up to 15 times a month across the UK). Engineered by Craig Thomson (Def Leppard's Pyromania) and with guest violin on three tracks by Ric Sanders (Fairport Convention), this release elevated the band and produced an album that all fans of the music will own.

It was the final act for band members Pat D'Arcy and Tony Heath, who departed shortly afterwards.

Re-release

In 2012 the album is re-released through Angel Air Records, with 3 bonustracks, the full "Pull That Thumb (Off the top of your head)" EP and extensive liner notes by Kevin Rowland. This is the first time the album is released on CD.

Reviews

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