1999 : Shack - HMS Fable




London Records (556 113-2)
Released: 21 June 1999

H. Gracie baby, Natty, Dick, Peter and Nicky, Joanne Head (our big), Gib+El for putting up with us, Dr Martin, Michelle Brown, Les Roberts, The Chicks: Tania, Sarah Thomas, Sarah Denvir, Charangeet, The Kids: L’il Alice, Holly, Nile, Olivia, Lloyd, Tomas, Poppy and Cesar, Lee and Paul from Rockfield, All at London Records, Stefan Bismuth, Stefan and Frank at Marina, all Ma’s and Da’s, the fella who sorted out Mick’s PRS on Christmas Eve, Eddie and the boys at Cash Converters, Dr Crossfield and Beanie and all at Harrowgate, Dr Detox from Stapleford, Hugo, Youth man! Hugh Jones, Danton, Alan, Timo, Joe Farrag, Gopal, Malik, Marco and Suzie (Tracci) all the dudes at Townhouse and Goldhawk pub, Jackie the Dentist, Arthur Lee, John Lennon, Syd Barrat, Fowler, Steve Powell, Carl D, the neighbours Mick owes money to, The Lundons, Nelson (ha ha), the dudes at Ridge Farm apart from the postman, His Royal Dudeness Otto, the rags and the twins, Mark Robbo, Ricardo

To all the believers

This album is dedicated to absent friends and loves ones

Laurel Records can be contacted at:

233 Portobello Road
London W11 1LT
Fax 0171 221 6655
A&R: Howard Gough

Shack are managed by Nathan McGough

All tracks written by Michael Head
Except tracks 4 and 10 written by John Head
and track 3 written by Michael Head and John Head

Tracks 1, 3, 4 and 9 produced by Youth
Recording and mix engineer Hugo Nicolson

Tracks 6 and 12 produced and mixed by Hugh Jones
Mix engineer Danton Supple

Tracks 2, 5, 7, 8, 10 and 11 produced by Hugh Jones
Additional production and mix by Hugo Nicholson

Tracks 1 and 3 strings arranged by Will Malone
Tracks 2, 8 and 11 strings arranged by Nick Ingman
Track 4 strings arranged by David Whittaker

Tracks 2, 5 and 6 bass by Michelle Brown
Track 5 piano by Martin Duffy (appears courtesy of Creation Records)
Track 7 violin by Anne Woods
Track 8 Hammond by Richard Payne
Tracks 8 and 11 trumpets and horns by Roddy Lorimer and Paul Spong (The Kick Horns)
Track 10 Hammond by John Head
Track 11 celeste by Richard Payne

Recorded and mixed at Townhouse/Rockfield/Ridge Farm/Westside/Britannia Row/Chapel/Landsdowne

© 1999 London Records 90 Ltd

Design by Stylorouge
Background photography by Nigel Schermuly

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I Want You
Cornish Town
Since I Met You


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Zilch (1988)
1. Emergency (listen)
2. Someone’s Knocking (listen)
3. John Kline (listen)
4. I Need You (listen)
5. Realization (listen)
6. High Rise Low Life (listen)
7. Who Killed Clayton Square? (listen)
8. Who’d Believe It? (listen)
9. What’s It Like… (listen)
10. The Believers (listen)