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Blue Balloon

John Kirkpatrick: Blue Balloon (Squeezer SQZ 124)

Blue Balloon
John Kirkpatrick

Squeezer SQZ 124 (LP, UK, 1987)
Music & Words MWCD 4022 (CD, UK, 1998)

Recorded in February 1987 at Ideal Sound Recorders, London;
Engineered by Nic Cathcart-Jones;
Produced by John Kirkpatrick;
Front sleeve illustration by William Dudley


John Kirkpatrick: vocals, button accordion, Anglo concertina, triangle, spoons, vibraslap;
Richard Thompson: electric and acoustic guitars;
Ruari McFarlane: electric and acoustic bass guitars;
Gerry Conway: drums;
Sue Harris: oboe, hammered dulcimer, vocals [9];
Howard Evans: trumpet;
Roger Williams: trombone;
Christine Collister, Clive Gregson: vocals [3-4, 8-9]


Side 1Side 2
  1. Noah (5.38)
  2. Blue Balloon (5.24)
  3. Black Against the Snow (5.42)
  4. Don't Shoot, I'm Wearing My Seat Belt (4.27)
  1. Tunnel of Love (3.29)
  2. Laudroloverette (5.38)
  3. A Length of Yarn (4.52)
  4. Hole in My Heart (4.20)
  5. Dog's Gone Wild (3.15)

All tracks written by John Kirkpatrick