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Performer – Hugh*
|B3||Summer Song (In The Autumn)|
|B6||I Once Wrote Some Poems|
- Artwork – Cleen Mashine Studio, Paul Whitehead
- Bass – Nic Potter
- Bass, Violin – Rod Clements
- Composed By – Peter Hammill (tracks: A2 to B3, B5, B6)
- Drums – Martin Pottinger
- Drums, Percussion – Guy Evans
- Electric Guitar – Bob Fripp*
- Engineer – Robin Cable*
- Harp, Mandolin – Ray Jackson (2)
- Lead Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Piano – Peter Hammill
- Percussion [Tam-tam] – Paul Whitehead
- Photography – Sebastian Rich
- Piano, Organ – Hugh Banton
- Producer – John Anthony
- Saxophone [Alto+tenor], Flute – Dave Jackson*
All tracks: Stratsong/Carlin.
Recorded at Trident Studios, London W.1. April 20/21/27/28 1971.
Thank you for the loans of:-
Bob Fripp - Island Records and King Crimson
Rod Clements, Ray Jackson - Lindisfarne (the fabulous Holy Islands)
Martin Pottinger - Aberdeen College of Architecture.
This isn't intended to be any kind of statement of my present musical position, but at the same time it is an album which involves a great deal of me, the person, being basically a return to roots. The songs are, for the most part, three to four years old, and were written in the formative years of Van der Graaf, some of them were originally played by the band in its early days and forms. This is, therefore, an album of songs rather than musical extravaganzae, and as such is dedicated to all the people who encouragised/energised them at the time they were written, who have shed new light on them since, and all those who helped in the making of the album, directly or indirectly.
*and the Fluctuating Chorale:-
Guy, Hugh, Dave, Ray, John, Norman, Alastair, John, Peter.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout (Stamped Side A): 6369-911 1y
- Matrix / Runout (Stamped Side B): 6369-911 2y
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|CAS 1037||Peter Hammill||Fool's Mate (LP, Album, Gat)||Charisma||CAS 1037||UK||1971||Sell This Version|
|VJCP-68760||Peter Hammill||Fool's Mate (CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap)||Charisma, Virgin||VJCP-68760||Japan||2005||Sell This Version|
|BT-5199||Peter Hammill||Fool's Mate (LP, Album, RP)||Charisma||BT-5199||Japan||1978||Sell This Version|
|6399911L||Peter Hammill||Fool's Mate (LP, Album, Gat)||Philips||6399911L||Italy||1972||Sell This Version|
|BT-5199||Peter Hammill||Fool's Mate (LP, Album, Promo, RP)||Charisma||BT-5199||Japan||1978||Sell This Version|