Lucky Leif and the Longships

Lucky Leif and the Longships

Infobox Album | Name = Lucky Leif and the Longships
Type = Album
Artist = Robert Calvert


Released = September 1975
Recorded = 1975
Genre = Rock
Length = 34:55
Label = United Artists
Producer = Brian Eno
Reviews =
*Allmusic Rating|4|5 [ 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 album dealing with how American culture might have been different had the Vikings managed 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 Records and is currently available on Eclectic Records (ECLCD1057) with bonus tracks.

Track listing

All songs by Robert Calvert.

# "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"

Bonus tracks

# "Howzat!"
# "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

External links

* [ "Lucky Leif and the Longships" on]

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