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Sunnyvista

Richard & Linda Thompson: Sunnyvista (Hannibal HNCD 4403)

Sunnyvista
Richard & Linda Thompson

Chrysalis Records CHR 1247 (LP, UK, September 1979)
Hannibal Records HNBL 4403 (LP, UK, 1983)
Hannibal Records HNCD 4403 (CD, UK, 1992)

Produced by John Wood and Richard Thompson for Jo Lustig Ltd;
Recorded at Olympic Studios, Chelsea;
Engineered by John Wood assisted by Andy Lunn;
Art direction by Peter Wagg;
Photography by Gered Mankowitz;
Design by Bill Smith

Musicians

Richard Thompson, vocals, guitar, mandolin, hammered dulcimer, Roland guitar synthesiser;
Linda Thompson, vocals;
Michael Spencer-Arscott, drums;
Timi Donald, drums, percussion [3, 5, 10];
Dave Pegg, bass;
Pat Donaldson, bass [10];
Simon Nicol, acoustic and electric guitars;
John Kirkpatrick, accordion, triangle;
Sue Harris, oboe, hammered dulcimer;
Pete Wingfield, keyboards;
Rabbit Bundrick, keyboards [5, 10];
Louis Jardine, percussion;
Dave Mattacks, drums [9];
Bruce Lynch, bass [9];
Kate & Anna McGarrigle, backing vocals [4, 8, 10];
Borrowed Time Glen Tilbrook, Julian Littman, Marc Ellington, backing vocals [2, 7];
Gerry Rafferty, backing vocals [7];
Olive Simpson, Nicole Tibbels, Lindsay Benton, backing vocals [6];
Hafsa Abdul Jabbas, Abdu Rahim, backing vocals [9]

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Civilisation (4.45)
  2. Borrowed Time (5.34)
  3. Saturday Rolling Around (3.20)
  4. You're Going to Need Somebody (3.56)
  5. Why Do You Turn Your Back? (5.08)
  1. Sunnyvista (4.30)
  2. Lonely Hearts (5.00)
  3. Sisters (4.47)
  4. Justice in the Streets (4.00)
  5. Traces of my Love (4.00)
CD Bonus Track
  1. Georgie on a Spree (3.30)

All songs written by Richard Thompson