Live Performance (2CD)


(0946 357925 2 2)

Released: May 2006

Words & Music : Jake Thackray



This recording was made at The Queen Elizabeth Hall, London on November 1st 1970. The original "Live Performance" was issued in March 1971 as a 14 track LP. A special 2LP version was made as a 'presentation edition' but never had an official release. From the original master tapes a complete version of the show has been remastered for this 2CD edition.


Disc 1
  1. Family Tree
  2. The Little Black Foal (PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)
  3. Worried Brown Eyes (PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)
  4. The Hole
  5. Salvation Army Girl (PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)
  6. Isobel
  7. Isabella (PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)
  8. One Eyed Isaac (PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)
  9. Miss World
  10. Caroline Diggeby-Pratte (PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)
  11. Pass Milord The Rooster Juice
  12. Remember Bethlehem (PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)
  13. Ladies Basics Freedoms Polka
  14. Mrs Murphy (PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)
  15. The Nurse (PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)

Disc 2

  1. The Cactus
  2. Lah-Di-Dah
  3. Personal Column (PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)
  4. The Black Swan (PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)
  5. Leopold Alcocks
  6. Ulysees (PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)
  7. Country Bus (PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)
  8. The Castleford Ladies Magic Circle (PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)
  9. The Blacksmith And The Toffee Maker (PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)
  10. The Lodger
  11. Sophie (PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)
  12. The Last Will And Testament Of Jake Thackray
  13. Grandad
  14. Romance

Buy the DVD

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.