1. Peppermint Rock

2. To The Rain

3. Lizard's Tail

4. March Of The Cosmetic Surgeons

5. Suzanne (J.French)

6. Quick Sign

7. Begging Bowl

8. Kalo Takariva (Requiem for Maurice Halison)

9. Invisible Means

10. Loch Lomond

11. The Book Of Lost Dreams

12. Days Of Our Lives

13. The Evening News

14. The Nearsighted Heron

15. Now That I Am Dead

16. Hunting Sunsets

17. Killing Jar

18. Play with Fire (live)



Updated: 01.10.09

John French/Fred Frith/Henry Kaiser/Richard Thompson


current status: out-of-print in the U.S.; in-print in the U.K. on Fledg'ling Records


Order from Amazon.com


Windham Hill Records c.d., WD-1094, U.S.A., 1990

Demon Records c.d., FIEND-CD-199, U.K.

re-issue: Edsel Records c.d., DIAB-8020, U.K.

re-issue: Fledg'ling Records c.d., FLED-3072, U.K.

[including one extra live bonus track "Play With Fire"]


Peppermint Rock, March Of The Cosmetic Surgeons, Begging Bowl, and Killing Jar
written by Richard Thompson and published by Beeswing Music
To The Rain, Suzanne, and The Evening News written by John French
Lizard's Tail, Quick Sign, and Hunting Sunsets written by Fred Frith
Kalo Takariva, The Book Of Lost Dreams, and The Nearsighted Heron written by Henry Kaiser
Invisible Means written by B. Adams/John French
Loch Lomond traditional
Days Of Our Lives written by Henry Kaiser/O. Salazar
Now That I Am Dead written by D. Blair/John French
Play With Fire written by Nanker Phelge

Produced by Henry Kaiser

Recorded at Mobius Music, San Francisco, California March 19-23, 1990

Engineer: Oliver DiCicco

Assistant engineer: Jane Scolieri

Mastered at Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California by George Horn

The Fledg'ling 2008 reissue adds as track 11 (between Loch Lomond and The Book of Lost Dreams) Play With Fire recorded live at The Ashkenaz, Berkeley, California.


John French: drums, lead vocal

Fred Frith: bass

Henry Kaiser: guitar

Richard Thompson: guitar, lead vocal


additional vocals:

Catherine Keen: mezzo-soprano

Bob Duskis: whistler