Farewell then Chas x
Acoustic Guitar – Labi Siffre (tracks: A2, B2, B4)
Arranged By – Big Jim Sullivan
Backing Vocals – Chas Hodges, Dave Peacock, Gordon Neville, Jacqui Sullivan*, Labi Siffre
Bass – Dave Peacock
Drums – Ian Wallace (tracks: A1 to A3, B1 to B5)
Electric Piano – Alan Branscombe (tracks: A2, A4, B5), Labi Siffre (tracks: A1, A3, B1, B3)
Engineer – Dick Plant
Engineer [Assistant] – Annie Plant, Mike Pela
Guitar – Chas Hodges
Horns – The Dean Street Brass
Lead Guitar – Big Jim Sullivan
Mastered By – KEV*
Percussion – Alan Branscombe (tracks: A1, A3, B1, B2, B4)
Producer – Big Jim Sullivan, Derek Lawrence
Strings – The Rock And Roll Gypsies
Written-By – Labi Siffre (tracks: A1 to A3, B1 to B5)
Early fans of the Orb and Coldcut might find some of these samples strangely familiar…
‘I put a seashell to my ear…’
I put a seashell to my ear, and it all comes back.
The yellow sun,
the Mediterranean blue of the sky,
The children running on the beach that day,
The killdeer birds marching in formation
Down to the sea and back, down to the sea and back.
When my memory wanders, as it does when bad things happen,
I put a seashell to my ear and it all comes back.
Even the gypsies
It all comes back.
You see what loving does?
It makes you trust in horoscopes
and gypsy wands
and fortune tellers
and even seashells.
I still believe in love.
It’s hard these days, you know?
And yet it’s still a great adventure
Better than blowing bridges
Or a bus ride to Chicago
Even better than running away from home to join the gypsies.