- Lucky Leif and the Longships
Infobox Album | Name = Lucky Leif and the Longships
Released = September 1975
Recorded = 1975
Genre = Rock
Length = 34:55
AllmusicRating|4|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:hzftxqq5ldhe link]
Last album = "
Captain Lockheed and the Starfighters"
This album = "Lucky Leif and the Longships"
Next album = "Hype"
"Lucky Leif and the Longships" is a 1975 record album by
Robert Calvert, produced by Brian Eno.
It is a
concept albumdealing with how American culture might have been different had the Vikingsmanaged to colonise the continent. The album is a tour through various styles of American music (The Lay Of The Surfers is a Beach Boys parody), filled with references to modern American culture and ancient Norse myths and legends.
The album has been re-released in the late 1990s by
BGO Recordsand is currently available on Eclectic Records (ECLCD1057) with bonus tracks.
All songs by
# "Ship of Fools"
# "The Lay of the Surfers"
# "Voyaging to Vinland"
# "The making of Midgard"
# "Brave New World"
# "Magical Potion"
# "Moonshine in the Mountains"
# "Storm Chant of the Skraelings"
# "Volstead O Vodeo Do"
# "Phase Locked Loop"
# "Ragna Rock"
# "Cricket Lovely Reggae (Cricket Star)"
*Robert Calvert - harmonica
Michael Moorcock- banjo
Simon House- violin
Nik Turner- saxophone
*Sal Maida, Brian Turrington - bass guitar
*Mike Nichols - drums
*Paul Fraser Rudolph, Andy Roberts - background vocals
Audio CD Remasterer: Paschal Byrne
* [http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0000011L5 "Lucky Leif and the Longships" on Amazon.com]
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