In the fall of '77, Bill Leader invited me up to his studio in the Yorkshire Dales (U.K.) to make a album under his imprint for Transatlantic Records. My brother Jeffrey Jones, back-up guitarist Mick Linnard and I spent most of a week there, with early work from Dire Straits drummer Pick Withers, and a later visit from London guitarist Gerald Moore.
The resulting recording was reasonably successful, being released in five countries and getting me on some prominent bills at folk festivals (Rotterdam, Bristol). In the intervening years Transatlantic and its catalogue disappeared in a series of mergers and acquisitions. This is a remastered version of the original vinyl, retaining the pristine sound of Bill’s great mics and touch, while matching the levels a bit and removing the clicks and pops.
The songs (with one or two exceptions) have held up pretty well, and I’m glad to have them available again.