Lucky Leif and the Longships

Lucky Leif and the Longships is a 1975 record album by Robert Calvert, produced by Brian Eno.

Lucky Leif and the Longships
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 1975
RecordedApril 1975
StudioIsland Studios, London
LabelUnited Artists
ProducerBrian Eno
Robert Calvert chronology
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Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

It is a concept album dealing with how American culture might have been different had the Vikings managed to colonise the continent. The album is a tour through various styles of American music ("The Lay of the Surfers" is a Beach Boys parody), filled with references to modern American culture and ancient Norse myths and legends. The album was re-released in the late 1990s by BGO Records.

Track listingEdit

All songs by Robert Calvert; arranged by Robert Calvert and Paul Rudolph

  1. "Ship of Fools"
  2. "The Lay of the Surfers"
  3. "Voyaging to Vinland"
  4. "The Making of Midgard"
  5. "Brave New World"
  6. "Magical Potion"
  7. "Moonshine in the Mountains"
  8. "Storm Chant of the Skraelings"
  9. "Volstead O Vodeo Do"
  10. "Phase Locked Loop"
  11. "Ragna Rock"

Bonus tracksEdit

  1. "Howzat!"
  2. "Cricket Lovely Reggae (Cricket Star)"


  • Brian Eno - producer, synthesizer
  • Rhett Davies - engineer
  • Guy Bidford, Robert Ash, Sid Bucknor - assistant engineers
  • Tony Hyde - illustration

Audio CD Remasterer: Paschal Byrne


  1. ^ Thompson, Dave. "Lucky Leif and the Longships". Allmusic. Retrieved August 17, 2013.

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