Thousands on a Raft

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Thousands On A Raft
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Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 1970
Genre Rock
Label Harvest
Producer Pete Brown
Pete Brown and Piblokto! chronology
Things May Come and Things May Go but the Art School Dance Goes on Forever
(1970)
Thousands On A Raft
(1970)

Thousands On A Raft is the second album by Pete Brown and Piblokto!, released in 1970 on Harvest Records. [1]

Contents

Background

The album was the second one on which Brown and guitarist Jim Mullen collaborated. [1] The album was the first to be released in the US in January 1972 on Blue Horizon. [2]

Cover

The album cover shows a model of the Mauretania and Concorde sinking into water alongside beans on toast. [1]

Track listing

All tracks are written by Pete Brown and Jim Mullen, except where indicated.

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Aeroplane Head Woman" 6:44
2."Station Song Platform Two" 3:43
3."Highland Song"Mullen17:04
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
4."If They Could Only See Me Now, Parts 1–2"Mullen12:07
5."Got a Letter from a Computer" 5:51
6."Thousands on a Raft" 7:07

Personnel

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References

  1. 1 2 3 Nickson, Chris. "Thousands On A Raft". AllMusic . Retrieved 24 February 2015.
  2. "Blue Horizon Product Deal". Billboard: 3. 30 October 1971.
  3. Thousands On A Raft (Media notes). Harvest Records. SHVL 782.