The Very Best of Jake Thackray (LP)

The Very Best of Jake Thackray
Catalogue No. EMI EMC 3103

Released: December 1975

Words & Music : Jake Thackray except *(Brassens/Thackray)

Side One:
Lah-Di-Dah (LW)
Country Bus (LW)
Worried Brown Eyes (JP)
The Cactus (LP)
Jolly Captain (BC)
Caroline Diggeby-Pratte (JP)
Brother Gorilla (Le Gorille)* (BC)
Sophie (JP)
Personal Column (LW)
The Castleford Ladies Magical Circle (JP)

Side Two:
Jumble Sale (LW)
Family Tree (LP)
Isabel Makes Love Upon National Monuments (BC)
Ulysees (LW)
Bantam Cock (BC)
Miss World (LP)
The Statues (LW)
Grandad (JP)
Leopold Alcox (LP)
The Last Will and Testament of Jake Thackray (LW)

Production: Norman Newell

(This compliation album contains tracks originally released on these albums: LW: The Last Will and Testament of Jake Thackray, JP: Jake's Progress, BC: Bantam Cock, LP: Live Performance)

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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.