New CD – The LOST Will and Testament of Jake Thackray

frontJohn Watterson (aka Fake Thackray) is delighted to announce the release of The LOST Will and Testament of Jake Thackray, an album of new recordings of lost songs by Jake.

It is a historic release for any admirer of Thackray’s work, and the most significant addition to the writer’s catalogue for over a decade.

Most of the album’s fifteen songs have never been released in any format before.

Many have lain, forgotten, in the BBC archives for decades; some have not been heard for half a century.

Click here to watch a short video about the CD

Buy the DVD

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The DVD of the BBC series 'Jake Thackray and Songs' is now available to buy online via Amazon.

'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.