Penguin Eggs is the fifth and final studio album by English folk musician and singer Nic Jones, released by Topic Records in 1980. After establishing himself as a sought after figure on the British folk revival scene, Penguin Eggs was recorded with producer Tony Engle and consists of traditional folk songs arranged by Jones. Exemplified throughout the album is Jones' intricate acoustic guitar playing style, characterised by a distinctive, percussive plucking style and usage of open tunings.
For other people with the same name, see Nicholas Jones (disambiguation). Jones at the 2012 Cambridge Folk Festival. Background information. The accompanying book to the Topic Records 70 year anniversary boxed set Three Score and Ten lists Penguin Eggs as one of the classic albums. 54 with "the Humpbacked Whale" from the album as the first track on the first CD in the set and "Clyde Water" from Game Set Match as track seven on the seventh CD.
Penguin Eggs (CD, Album). Penguin Eggs (LP, Album, Ltd, RM, 200). Three Black Feathers.
Nic Jones: Penguin Eggs. by faustus67 via iPhone Apr 12 2017. I'm the opposite - don't really do single tracks much. I like to hear the whole album - provides context for the individual songs. Mangaeva 0 pts Apr 12 2017.
Is Penguin Eggs the best album by Nic Jones? BestEverAlbums. com brings together thousands of 'greatest ever album' charts and calculates an overall ranking. This album At A Glance. Penguin Eggs by Nic Jones (1980) Overall rank: 10,675th. Accolades: Top albums of 1980 (170th). Top albums of the 1980s (1,581st). Best albums of all time (10,675th).
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Nic Jones : Penguin Eggs CD (1995) NEW Title: Penguin Eggs Artist: Nic Jones Genre: FolkEnglish Folk Duration: 4. 0 mins Format: CD, Album Type: CD No. of Discs: 1 disc(s) Studio, Label: Topic Records UK Release Date: 23 Aug 1995. Read full description. See details and exclusions. Nic Jones - The Very Best. This album, Nic's 5th solo album and the last one before his dreadful car accident, is a real work of art. The combination of his magical singing and superb guitar work remain unsurpassed by any folk musician. But this record is just one of a set.
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|2||The Drowned Lovers||6:25|
|3||The Humpback Whale
Written By – Robertson*
|4||The Little Pot Stove
Written By – Robertson*
|5||Courting Is A Pleasure||5:17|
|8||The Flandyke Shore||2:48|
|9||Farewell To The Gold
Written-By – P Metsers*
- Arranged By – N Jones* (tracks: 1, 2, 5 to 8)
- Engineer – Nic Kinsey
- Melodeon – Tony Hall
- Photography – Dave Peabody
- Producer, Other [Design] – Tony Engle
- Recorder, Vocals – Bridget Danby
- Vocals – Dave Burland
- Vocals, Guitar, Fiddle – Nic Jones
- Written-By – Trad* (tracks: 1, 2, 5 to 8)
NotesRecorded at Livingston Studios
Original LP released in 1980.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 016351799029
|12TS 411||Nic Jones||Penguin Eggs (LP, Album)||Topic Records||12TS 411||UK||1980|
|6S 229003||Nic Jones||Penguin Eggs (LP, RE, 180)||6 Spices||6S 229003||Germany||2009|
|12TS 411||Nic Jones||Penguin Eggs (LP, Album, RP)||Topic Records||12TS 411||UK||1980|
|12TS 411||Nic Jones||Penguin Eggs (LP, Album, RE)||Topic Records||12TS 411||UK||Unknown|
|TBFLP001||Nic Jones||Penguin Eggs (LP, Album, Ltd, RM, 200)||Three Black Feathers||TBFLP001||UK||2009|