1. When The Spell Is Broken

2. You Don't Say

3. I Ain't Going To Drag My Feet No More

4. Shine On Love

5. Ghosts In The Wind

6. Fire In The Engine Room

7. Walking Through A Wasted Land

8. Little Blue Number

9. She Twists The Knife Again

10. Love In A Faithless Country



current status: in-print in the U.S. on Polydor Records and in the U.K. on BGO Records (the latter mastered using an "l.p. vinyl" tape master rather than the c.d. master)

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POLD-5175 UK;
825-421-1-Y-1 USA
Polydor Records CD, 825-421-2, USA [including one extra track: "Shine On Love"]

re-issue: BGO Records CD, BGO 139, UK
(note: This re-issue appears to have used the LP master rather than the CD master and therefore does not include "Shine On Love" as well as following the LP. track order which is different from the CD track order.)

All songs written by Richard Thompson and published by Beeswing Music

This was the first Richard Thompson album to be released simultaneously on LP and CD. The LP track order (as well that on the subsequent BGO Records CD re-issue) is as follows:

When The Spell Is Broken, You Don't Say, I Ain't Going To Drag My Feet No More, Love In A Faithless Country, Fire In The Engine Room, Walking Through A Wasted Land, Little Blue Number, She Twists The Knife Again, Ghosts In The Wind.

When The Spell Is Broken was speeded up 1% for the LP release but not on the original Polydor CD release.

Produced by Joe Boyd
Recorded September and October 1984 at RAK Studios, London
Engineered by Jack Nuber
Remix engineers: Greg Jackman and Jerry Boys
Assistant engineer: Chris Dickie
Mastered by Jack Skinner, Sterling Sound

Richard Thompson: lead vocals and lead guitar
Simon Nicol: 12-string Rickenbacker and nylon-strung guitar
Bruce Lynch: bass
Dave Mattacks: drums, percussion, and keyboards

Alan Dunn: accordian
Pete Thomas: tenor saxophone
Dave Bitelli: baritone saxophone
Philip Pickett: shawm, crumhorn, sopranino recorder, and symphony
Christine Collister: backing vocals
Clive Gregson: backing vocals
Phil Barnes: backing vocals
The Soultanas: backing vocals on Love In A Faithless Country