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The Alternate Fog On The Tyne [no label, 1CD]
50 Years Anniversary. Live and Studio Sessions 1971-2021.

Thanks to tempusfugit for sharing the tracks at Dime.

tempusfugit noted:

At the time of writing, there are 54 versions of this classic album. And here’s one more.

By the way tracks 1,3,5,6,7,8 and 9 and have not been shared before.

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Ray Laidlaw remembers Bob Johnston, who produced the much-loved band’s platinum-selling breakthrough album, Fog On The Tyne in 1971 (From The Evening Chronicle 2015):

“He was enigmatic. None of us had really met a proper American, high flying music personality. We’d met the lawyers and that, but they were just bloody lawyers. We’d been to the States a couple of times, but for him to be working with us in England was a really big deal.”

Lindisfarne travelled down to Trident Studios in London to record what would become Fog On The Tyne in the summer of 1971.

“We’d been away and rehearsed - rehearsing what we thought was going to be the album, and the first day in the studio, we played it for him (Bob) and he said ‘Great. What else you got?’

“I remember thinking ‘bloody hell, he doesn’t like it’. But it wasn’t that, he wanted to hear every song we had.

“So we spent the whole first day playing him everything. Every song, every half song, every bit of a song. I think the final album ended up being half of what we had planned and half of the stuff Bob had picked out from what we played him.

“That was his job. He wasn’t a Phil Spector. He wasn’t a control freak. He’d encourage and prod you. He let us be ourselves… his role was more of an editing process.

“When you look back at our first album now, it’s a bit like a sampler with loads of different styles on. Bob realised that for people to get us - especially in America - we had to have more of a streamlined style.

“And him coming from the country and folk side of things, he took away all the extraneous stuff and stripped it down to the basics. That was his gift to us. He focused on what we were good at got us to play to our strengths.”

When it was released, Fog On The Tyne, which, as well as its eponymous anthem also included the hit single, Meet Me On The Corner, topped the charts in early 1972.

“That album made all the difference,” said Ray. “It was enormous. Everybody had it and Bob had a big influence on how it ended up being. I found out just recently that Fog On The Tyne was the most successful independent production that he ever did. He did lots of other successful stuff too, but nothing which had the same level of success as he had with us.”

Fog: This bittersweet celebration of life on the dole in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne was written by Alan Hull, the lead singer of Tyneside folk rockers Lindisfarne. He originally performed it during his solo folk club shows.

When Lindisfarne learned they would be working on their second album with Bob Dylan producer Bob Johnston, they were delighted. However this rousing number was originally not intended for the record. During recording, that band played a date at the Royal Festival Hall, at which they performed “Fog.” “It went down a storm at the Festival Hall,” drummer Ray Laidlaw recalled to Uncut magazine, “and when we came back, Bob said, ‘How come you haven’t played me that?’ We said, ‘We don’t think much of it…’ It wouldn’t have been on the album if it hadn’t been for him.” - Uncut Magazine.

The song not only became the title track of Lindisfarne’s breakthrough album in England, it also became the band’s signature tune.

After the massive impact of their second album, Lindisfarne teamed up with Bob again for their next long player, Dingly Dell, released in September 1972.

“By then we wanted to be a bit more ambitious. So the first three songs were all segued together,” says Ray. “There was some strings and stuff on too.

“We’d actually recorded Dingly Dell for Fog on the Tyne, but it didn’t fit, so we kept that one back and used it as the title track for the next album.”

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Track 01. Meet Me On The Corner [Live 1976-12-22] 2:46
Track 02. Alright On The Night [Live 1972-11-28] 2:40
Track 03. Uncle Sam [Early Take No Vocal] 2:56
Track 04. Together Forever [Live 1972-11-28] 2:34
Track 05. January Song [Guitar Solo Version] 1:51
Track 06. Peter Brophy Don’t Care [Live July 2003 Unplugged Version] 4:31
Track 07. City Song [Live July 2003 Unplugged Version] 3:20
Track 08. Passing Ghosts [Vocal Tracking Session] 1:59
Track 09. Train In G Major [Slide Guitar Tracking Session] 2:36
Track 10. Fog On The Tyne [Live 1972-11-04] 3:17
Track 11. Scotch Mist [Live 1972-11-28] 1:51
Track 12. No Time To Lose [Live 1972-11-28] 3:00
34 mins

1972-11-04 University Of Virginia Charlottesville VA US. Radio Broadcast
1972-11-28 Ultrasonic Studios,New York.United States. Radio Broadcast *
*All Tracks Remastered for 2022 50 Years Anniversary Edition.
1976-12-22 Newcastle City Hall UK. Soundboard Recording.
2003-July The Riverdale Bellingham Northumberland UK. Soundboard Recording.

Ray Jackson - Lead Vocals, Mandolin and Harmonica
Alan Hull - Lead Vocals, Acoustic, 12-String and Electric Guitar and Keyboards
Simon Cowe - Acoustic, 12-String and Electric Guitar, Mandolin and Backing Vocals
Rod Clements - Bass, Acoustic, 12-String and Electric Guitar and Violin
Ray Laidlaw - Drums and Percussion

Tracks 6 and 7
Rod Clements - Dobro, Mandolin, Vocals
Dave Hull-Denholm - Six & Twelve-String Guitar, Harp, Vocals
Billy Mitchell - Six & Twelve-String Guitar, Mandolin, Harp, Vocals

Click here to order Lindisfarne releases.


  2. Rumor has it this was a band of Big Uns Lil Uns and Average Uns

    By U L E on Jan 12, 2022

  3. Who starts these rumors?

    By Jocko P on Jan 12, 2022

  4. DD we are all sick of your shit. the same shit over and over. Do us a favor gargle some brown toilet bowl water, eat the candy in the urinal or drink some antifreeze or arsenic. overdose motherfucker

    By Anonymous on Jan 12, 2022

  5. That also applies to Anti, Nelson, HHH, Derrick, T J, U_L_E, Jocko P, swappers, Anne, Hairy Reems, Heartlands Siisy/Faggott/Patriot and, oh, just about everybody else who can’t comment on here sensibly.

    By Anonymous on Jan 12, 2022

  6. Well said Anonymous. They certainly have a sad life to be able to waste so much time with inane, boring comments.

    By Mike on Jan 12, 2022

  7. Sounds like another frustrated Jewish person. Probably has a Little Un . Oh I forgot U L E says jews have big ones , at least most do .

    By T J on Jan 13, 2022

  8. Mike is Mark , Mark is Mike as well as most of the name stealers here . Anonymous is just Hebrew mark talking to himself. That said I too get tired of the faggot genitalia/ penis talk and worship . It’s silky and childish. Would much rather rant about serious issues like jew takeover of America and their disgusting agendas . Promoting breeding black apes and whites for example is a George Soros jew agenda

    By HHH on Jan 13, 2022

  9. Also liberals like AOC and the squad , Pelosi , Schumer , Sleepy dementia Joe and Cackling Kamala. Woke judges and prosecutors etc , all destroyers of America

    By HHH on Jan 13, 2022

  10. My plea is to release Derek Chauvin, Kim Potter and those brave citizens in the Aumaud Arbrey case immediately. Give them public apologies and huge financial settlements.

    By HHH on Jan 13, 2022

  11. Air drop AOC and the squad over Afghanistan, take sleepy Joe Cackling Kamala , Pelosi , Schumer and Lori Lightfoot with them

    By HHH on Jan 13, 2022

  12. There is so much bathroom, penis and ass fucking talk that it fits the 6th grade. We are all supposedly adults. Lets talk about the fucking music and let it be. If these mudsharks wanna talk about nigger meat, fuck them, they are not worth it

    By The AntiChrist on Jan 13, 2022

  13. Don’t bother getting upset with these lil Uns commenters….they are just a bunch of teenagers with no social life….I feel sorry for them.

    By Zzzzzz on Jan 13, 2022

  14. And I don’t know what fantasy world HHH is living in either.

    By Zzzzzz on Jan 13, 2022

  15. Maybe we can make their heads explode!?
    Did you hear about the white Oklahoma former sheriff who was sentenced to 25 years in federal prison?

    He went nuts and killed his daughter’s black boyfriend! He also blew his 24 year pension.

    He was tried FOUR TIMES and nobody was satisfied so the Feds stepped in and charged him on Native American violations to get the sentence they wanted.

    Serves him right, the racist bastard!!!!

    By Sumdh Umfuqh on Jan 13, 2022

  16. I wouldn’t kill my daughters black ape boyfriend. No way do I go to prison for it . I disown her stinky ass , never again acknowledge her , basically ban her from the family. If any of the other family members still see her and her ape and their kinky haired niglets , I never speak to them again either . No way I go to prison for wacking their asses . They’re not worth it .

    By HHH on Jan 13, 2022

  17. That sheriff was a dumbass , now his life is over for killing an Ape , just like Chauvin, Potter and those brave Georgia citizens who wacked that hip hop ape with a hoodie . Anti Derrick, Nelson, just have to acknowledge that we and the country are fucked in the ass . Thank god I don’t have a daughter to have to worry about black apes fucking with

    By HHH on Jan 13, 2022

  18. I have a friend who’s daughter married a nigger , now has mixed kids as grandkids. They kicked her out of the family and don’t speak to her anymore. They thought they raised her right . Apparently not . It’s been hard on them . Like you said all you can do is disown them . No way you go to jail for wasting them , not today. In the 50s sure , not today

    By Nelson on Jan 13, 2022

  19. Can’t go Emmit Til on them even if they deserve it .

    By Nelson on Jan 13, 2022

  20. We got a solution to the nigger with white woman problem .

    By JW Milam and Roy Bryant on Jan 13, 2022


    By The AntiChrist on Jan 13, 2022


    By The AntiChrist on Jan 13, 2022

  23. Your white moms married them, JW & Roy, admit it.


    You inbred toothless hillbilly ASSHOLES!!

    HA HA HA!

    By DD on Jan 13, 2022

  24. Your white trash sisters too?


    By DD on Jan 13, 2022

  25. That’s telling him, DD! LOL!!! Kick his ass!

    By T J on Jan 13, 2022

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