Night of a Thousand Candles

Night of a Thousand Candles is the first studio album by the band The Men They Couldn't Hang. It was released in 1985 on vinyl and cassette format and then on CD format in 1987. The cassette version has two additional tracks and the CD version has six bonus tracks added. Tracks from the album were performed before its release during the John Peel sessions on July 14, 1984 and January 22, 1985.[1] Their cover version of Eric Bogle's, "The Green Fields of France" reached number 3 on John Peel's festive 50 in 1984 and Ironmasters, the second single from the album reached number 11 in 1985.[2] The album also came 10th on Melody Maker's End Of Year Critic Lists 1985.[3]

Night of a Thousand Candles
Studio album by
Released1985
RecordedElephant Studios, Wapping.
GenreRoots rock, Folk-rock, Folk-punk
Length37:07
LabelDemon
ProducerNick Lowe, Harold Burgen, Philip Chevron, Tony Poole
The Men They Couldn't Hang chronology
Night of a Thousand Candles
(1985)
How Green Is The Valley
(1986)
Singles from Night of a Thousand Candles
  1. "The Green Fields of France"
    Released: 1984
  2. "Ironmasters"
    Released: 1985
  3. "Greenback Dollar"
    Released: 1985

Personnel

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The Men They Couldn't Hang
Additional musicians
Production
  • Harold Burgen – Tracks 12 & 13
  • Nick Lowe – Track 11
  • Philip Chevron - Tracks 4, 5, 6, 10 & 14
  • Tony Poole - Tracks 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 16
Engineer
  • Nick Robbins 
Photography
  • David Howell 

Track listing

Original Side 1
No.TitleWriter(s)Lead vocalsLength
1."The Day After"Philip OdgersSwill, Cush2:41
2."Jack Dandy"Paul SimmondsSwill, Cush2:24
3."A Night to Remember"Philip OdgersSwill3:14
4."Johnny Come Home"Paul SimmondsSwill2:26
5."The Green Fields of France"Eric BogleCush6:29
Original Side 2
No.TitleWriter(s)Lead vocalsLength
6."Ironmasters"Paul SimmondsSwill, Cush4:11
7."Hush Little Baby"Paul SimmondsSwill, Cush4:22
8."Walkin' Talkin'"Paul SimmondsSwill, Cush2:25
9."Kingdom Come"Philip OdgersSwill, Cush3:09
10."Scarlet Ribbons"Paul SimmondsCush, Swill5:55
Additional Tracks on CD version
No.TitleWriter(s)Lead vocalsLength
11."Greenback Dollar"Hoyt AxtonCush, Swill2:37
12."The Bells"Paul SimmondsCush, Swill2:19
13."Hell or England"Philip GastonCush1:42
14."The Men They Couldn't Hang"Paul Simmonds, Philip Odgers, Shanne Bradley, Stefan CushSwill, Cush2:27
Additional Tracks on CD and cassette version
No.TitleWriter(s)Lead vocalsLength
15."Donald Where's Your Troosers?"Andy StewartCush, Swill2:01
16."Rawhide"Ned WashingtonCush, Swill2:19

References

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