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Pipedream (album)

Pipedream is the first solo album from Lindisfarne singer Alan Hull.

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Studio album by Alan Hull
Released 1973
Genre Folk rock, Folk
Length 40:00
Label United Kingdom Charisma Records
United States Elektra Records
Producer Micky Sweeney, Alan Hull
Alan Hull chronology


Releases and chart performanceEdit

The album was first released in 1973 following the breakup of Lindisfarne. It spent three weeks in the UK album chart, peaking at #29.[1]

Pipedream was rereleased in 2005 with a number of new bonus tracks to commemorate the tenth anniversary of Hull's death.[2]

Cover artworkEdit

The cover artwork is based on a painting by René Magritte.[3]

Track listingEdit

All songs written by Alan Hull. [2][4]

  1. "Breakfast"
  2. "Justanothersadsong"
  3. "Money Game"
  4. "STD 0632"
  5. "United States of Mind"
  6. "Country Gentleman's Wife"
  7. "Numbers (Travelling Band)"
  8. "For The Bairns"
  9. "Drug Song"
  10. "Song for a Windmill"
  11. "Blue Murder"
  12. "I Hate To See You Cry"


  • Alan Hull - vocals, guitar, piano, harmonium, "Guinness"
  • John Turnbull - guitar, "orange juice, health foods"
  • Colin Gibson - bass, "mental indecision, snuff and herbal tobacco"
  • Ken Craddock - piano, organ, harmonium, electric piano, guitar, "Guinness, wine, tequila, Pernod, Coca-cola and anything else around at the time"
  • Ray Laidlaw - drums, "common sense"
  • Ray Jackson - harp, mandolin, vocals, "Rude noises"
  • Dave Brooks - saxophone on "For The Bairns"