– ILPS 19176
, LP, Album, Gatefold
||[1-5] John's Reflection On His Boyhood, His Introduction To Miss Keyes And The Glen, His Restlessness, And His Struggles With His Family, Finally Successful, To Join The Navy.
||This Was The Happiest Period In His Life. All Locked Set Fair For A Career Until He Was Stricken With Sickness And Invalided Out Of His Chosen Niche In Life. Reluctantly And Unhappily He Turned To A Number Of Menial Occupations And Finally Returned To The Services Of Miss Keyes.
||Tragedy Now Strikes Hard. The World's Imagination Is Caught By The Brutal Senseless Of The Apparent Criminal Who Slays His Kind Old Mistress.
||John Was Hardly More Than A Bewildered Observer At His Own Trial, Not Being Allowed To Say More Than A Few Words. The Tides Of Fate Wash Him To The Condemned Cell Where He Waits Three Sad Weeks For His Last Night On Earth.
||When It Comes, He Cannot Sleep, But When He Does, A Strange, Prophetic Dream Comes To Him, And Helps Him To Bear The Strain Of His Next Day's Ordeal As Scaffold And Its Crew Try In Vain Three Times To Take His Life.
Drums, Harmonium, Piano [Electric], Tambourine
John Wood (tracks: Simon Nicol)
Vocals, Bass, Mandolin
Vocals, Guitar [Electric], Acoustic Guitar, Dulcimer [Electric]
Vocals, Violin [Fiddle], Viola, Mandolin
Recorded at Sound Techniques Studio
Produced by John Wood and Simon Nicol
Engineered by John Wood
Design: Roberta Nicol
Gatefold version, with an 8-page booklet with telling the story of John Lee Babbacombe. Printed inner sleeve with lyrics.