Jake Thackray - Live at the Unicorn
Catalogue No. JTP03
The Blacksmith And The Toffeemaker
Worried Brown Eyes
The Jolly Captain
It Was Only A Gypsy
One Of Them
To Do With You
On Again! On Again!
The Hair Of The Widow Of Bridlington
Dans L'Eau De La Claire Fontaine
30th September, 1989: a skittle alley, a packed audience and an evening of pure Thackray magic.
For anyone lucky enough to have been at one of the thousands of such gigs Jake played over the years, they were unforgettable evenings, full of warmth, humanity and laughter. Luckily, on this night in Somerton, someone had a VHS camcorder to hand, and Jake’s performance was captured for posterity. This DVD contains the whole show, including all the songs and legendary 'talking bits'. Jake is on top form, performing such classics as 'On Again! On Again!', ‘Bantam Cock’ and 'Sister Josephine', as well as rare gems such as 'Tortoise' and 'Our Dog'.
‘Jake Thackray – Live at The Unicorn’ gives an intimate and unique insight into Jake’s brilliance as a performer.
Any profits from this release will go into a fund to secure the rights to other performances for future release.
Recorded at The Unicorn Hotel, Somerton,30th September, 1989.
Original recording by GORDON ROWE, used with kind permission from DICK CARLYON.
Sound restoration and 5.1 mix by ALAN SNELLING.
Edited and authored for DVD by JAMIE McCOAN.
Project initiated and footage sourced by GORDON TENNENT.
Clearances, copyright, project co-ordination - PAUL THOMPSON.
Distribution and finances - DAVID McGOVERN.
With thanks to IAN BURDON, MALCOLM JEFFREY and PHIL McGINITY.
Cover and booklet by SNEAKYTRICK (www.sneakytrick.com).
Back cover photo by IAN WATSON.
Front cover image by IAN BURDON.
Thanks also to SIMON PLATZ and BUCKS MUSIC on behalf of the JAKE THACKRAY ESTATE for allowing the release of this performance.