Jake In A Box (4CD)


(0946 357912 2 8)

Released: May 2006

Words & Music :
Jake Thackray except *Thackray/Bergman, ** Brassens/Thackray



A fantastic collection that contains Jake's four EMI studio albums plus unissued studio recordings, a different (mono) acoustic version of his debut album, singles (including one in French), demos and alternate versions. There is also a hidden track at the end of CD4.


CD 1
Lah-Di-Dah, Country Bus, The Cactus, Scallywag, The Black Swan, Jumble Sale, The Little Black Foal, Personal Column, Ulysses, The Statues, The Last Will And Testament Of Jake Thackray, Remember Bethlehem (The Intake School Carol), Joseph, La Di Da (Tra La La)*, Le Cygne Noir, Country Girl, Family Tree, Sophie, Worried Brown Eyes, On The Shelf, Salvation Army Girl, The Blacksmith And The Toffee Maker

CD 2
The Hole, Caroline Diggeby-Pratte, Grandad, Mrs Murphy, One Eyed Isaac, The Nurse, The Castleford Ladies Magic Circle, Leopold Alcocks (PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED), The Policeman's Jig, The Shepherdess (PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED), Pass Milord The Rooster Juice (PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED), The Vicar's Missus (PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED), The Ladies Basic Freedom Polka (PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED), My Roly Poly Girl (PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED), My Pipe My Boots And My Lord (PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED), The Kirkstall Road Girl (PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED), Freda (PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED), The Lodger (PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED), Bantam Cock, Fine Bay Pony, The Singer, The Girl With The Fragile Eyes, Go Little Swale,Jolly Captain, Isabel Makes Love On National Monuments.

CD 3
Brother Gorilla (Le Gorille)**, The Girl In The Window, It Was Only A Gypsy, Old Molly Metcalfe, Sister Josephine, Lullaby, Country Boy, Country Boy (Single) (PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED), The Prisoner, On Again! On Again!, To Do With You, The Ballad Of Billy Kershaw, The Rain On The Mountainside, Isabella (Marinette)**, I Stayed Off Work Today, The Kiss, The Poor Sod, The Hair Of The Widow Of Bridlington, Over To Isobel (Je Rejoindrai Ma Belle)**, The Brigadier, Joseph, Famous People, The Gravedigger, Family Grave (Demo), Little Thomas Haverley.

CD 4
The Little Black Foal, Ulysses, Scallywag, Jumble Sale, I've Been Left On The Shelf, The Blacksmith And The Toffee Maker, The Cactus, Lah-Di-Dah, Country Bus, Family Tree, The Statues, The Last Will And Testament Of Jake Thackray, Greasy Joan (One eyed Isaac) (PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED), Dog, Grandad (PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED), Isabella (PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)**, Salvation Army Girl (PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED), Isobel (PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED), Slowly Our Eyes (PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED), Sophie (PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED), The KG Girl (The Kirkstall Road Girl) (PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED), The Nurse (PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED), The Shepherdess (PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED), Remember Bethlehem (PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED), Joseph (PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED), Le Cygne Noir (Hidden Bonus Track).

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jake bbc dvd

The DVD of the BBC series 'Jake Thackray and Songs' is now available to buy online via Amazon. http://tinyurl.com/JakeDVD

'Magnificent' (The Independent)

'Jake Thackray and Songs', broadcast in 1981, captures him at the height of his powers; it paints an intimate portrait of Jake as a live artist, playing to audiences in the small venues where he felt most comfortable.

This BBC-licensed DVD, professionally produced from the original BBC masters, features all of Jake's performances from the series: thirty of his greatest songs, along with his inimitable between-songs chat and storytelling.

Also included are previously unreleased performances by three outstanding guest artists: Ralph McTell, Alex Glasgow and Pete Scott.