Hatfield and the North BBC sessions and live dates 1972-1975

official releases:
<1> Hatwise Choice : Archive Recordings 1973-1975, Volume 1
<2> Hattitude : Archive Recordings 1973-1975, Volume 2
<3> The Rotters' Club (Virgin)
<4> Coxhill/Miller Miller/Coxhill "The Story So Far..." "...Oh Really?" (Cuneiform)
Hatfield and the North Hatwise Choice Hatfield and the North Hattitude Hatfield and the North Rotters' Club Coxhill/Miller
<1><2><3><4>

bootlegs:
[A] Cheap Philosophy (Highland)
[B] NbH (Canterbury Dream)
[C] V. A. - The Canterbury Tapes (OH BOY)
[D] V. A. - Canterbury Live Tapes
Cheap Philosophy NbH Canterbury Tapes Canterbury Live Tapes
[A][B][C][D]
data taken from Calyx


1972.7.21 - Tower of London Moat, London [Delivery: Steve Miller, Phil Miller, Pip Pyle, Richard Sinclair]
One For You / Big Jobs / Finesse Is For Fairies / All Day Forever (composed by P. Pyle) / Nan True's Hole / Shaving Is Boring / God Song
1972.8 The group is more or less inactive as Phil Miller takes part in the sessions for Matching Mole's second album
1972.8.15-22 Phil Miller away on European tour with Matching Mole

1972.9.29 - The Dome, Brighton [Delivery + guest: Didier Malherbe]
One For You / Big Jobs / Waterloo Lily / Rifferama (variations) / Fol De Rol / Finesse Is For Fairies / All Day Forever / Nan True's Hole / Shaving Is Boring / God Song
1972.10
Steve Miller leaves, later to form another line-up of Delivery with Lol Coxhill, Roy Babbington and Laurie Allan (in December)
Dave Sinclair joins the nucleus of Phil Miller, Richard Sinclair and Pip Pyle
The name Hatfield and the North is chosen


1972.11.17 - Imperial College, London (Benefit for RAP) [guests: Lol Coxhill & Robert Wyatt]
Shaving Is Boring [with Lol Coxhill] / Big Jobs / For Robert / Rifferama / All Day Forever / Rifferama (reprise) / Watcha Gonna Tell Me (instrumental) / A-Mewsing [with Robert Wyatt] / Lything And Gracing

Coxhill/Miller
1972.11.23 - Playhouse Theatre, London (BBC In Concert) <4>
[Delivery reunion: Steve Miller, Phil Miller, Lol Coxhill, Roy Babbington, Pip Pyle, with Richard Sinclair (vo)]
  • Betty (aka. For Robert)
  • God Song
  • Bossa Nochance / Big Jobs

1973.1.2 - Studio ORTF des Buttes-Chaumont, Paris ("Rockenstock" filming) [guest: Robert Wyatt]
God Song / Fol De Rol / For Robert / A-Mewsing (composed by D. Sinclair)
Dave Sinclair leaves the band; following an inconclusive audition of Alan Gowen from Gilgamesh, Dave Stewart replaces him

Hatfield and the North Hattitude
Hatfield and the North Hatwise Choice
1973.1.22 - BBC Langham Studios (Sounds of the 70s)
  • Organ Intro / Rifferama
  • Fol De Rol (fast) (aka. 'Elevenses') <2> / Licks For The Ladies
  • Finesse Is For Fairies / Nan True's Hole (aka. 'Ethanol Nurse') / Lything & Gracing (aka. 'Writhing and Grimacing') --- <1>

Hatfield and the North Hatwise Choice
1973.4.5 - Pedagogisch Academie, Rotterdam
  • Effing Mad Aincha <1>

Hatfield and the North Hattitude
1973.4.6 - Paradiso, Amsterdam
  • Part Of The Dance (aka. 'Further Dances') <2>

1973.6 Hatfield and the North sign with Virgin

Hatfield and the North Hatwise Choice
Canterbury Live Tapes
1973.7.24 - BBC Langham Studios (Top Gear)
  • For Robert (aka. Betty) <1> / For Cyrille (aka. Calyx) / There's No Place Like Homerton
  • To Mum & The Gongs (aka. Big Jobs) / Lobster In Cleavage Probe / Invasion Of The Landcrabs --- [D]

1973.8 The band record demos at Manor Studios

1973.9 - Chateau d'Herouville, France ("Rockenstock" TV show)
Blane / Nan True's Hole / Big Jobs / Going Up To People And Tinkling / Lobster Extract / Landcrabs

Hatfield and the North Hatwise Choice
1973.9.21 - Theatre Present de La Villette, Paris
God Song / Big Jobs / Part Of The Dance / Going Up To People And Tinkling / Calyx / There's No Place Like Homerton / Shaving Is Boring / Big Jobs / Aigrette / Rifferama / Lything And Gracing / Nan True's Hole / Blane Over Paris / Fol De Rol / Bossa Nochance / Big Jobs / Lobster In Cleavage Probe
The Laughing Policeman (aka. May The Farce Be With You) <1>

1973.10-11 Sessions for "Hatfield and the North" at Manor Studios, Oxfordshire
1974.1 The band put the final touches on the album at Manor Studios
1974.3 "Hatfield and the North" is released


Hatfield and the North Hatwise Choice
Hatfield and the North Hattitude
Canterbury Tapes
1974.3.19 - BBC Studios (Top Gear)
  • Shaving Is Boring (aka. 'La Barbe est La Barbe') / Licks For The Ladies (aka. 'Sober Song') --- <1> [C]
  • Mumps [C] / Going Up To People And Tinkling [C] / Calyx (short) (aka. 'K Licks') <2> [C] / Your Majesty Is Like A Cream Donut (loud) (aka. 'One of Wilde's') <2> [C]
  • Aigrette (aka. 'The Crest') <2> / Rifferama (aka. 'Pink & Green Machine') <2> / Laundry Soup <1> / Top Gear Commercial [guest: Mick Fox (harmonica)] <1>

Hatfield and the North Hatwise Choice
1974.3.29 - Tin Pan Alley, Emmen, Netherlands
  • Son Of Plate Smashing Dog / There's No Place Like Homerton (aka. 'Thanks Mont!') --- <1>

1974.4.13 - Roundhouse, London
[augmented for second set by Robert Wyatt, Alan Gowen, Steve Miller, Lol Coxhill, Jimmy Hastings, Jeremy Baines & The Northettes]
[1st set by HTN quartet] Your Majesty Is Like A Cream Donut (loud) / God Song / Big Jobs (Poo Poo Extract) / Shaving Is Boring / Licks For The Ladies / Bossa Nochance / Big Jobs No.2 (By Poo And The Wee Wees) / Extract (composed by A. Gowen) / Gigantic Landcrabs In Earth Takeoverbid
[2nd set with guests] Fol De Rol / Going Up To People And Tinkling / Calyx / Son Of 'There's No Place Like Homerton' / Aigrette / Rifferama / Laundry Soup / Lobster In Cleavage Probe / Mumps / Your Majesty Is Like A Cream Donut (loud) / Deep Purple~The Laughing Policeman (el-p solo)
1974.4.30 - Birmingham Town Hall
Your Majest Is Like A Cream Donut / Big Jobs (Poo Poo Extract) / Shaving Is Boring / Licks For Ladies / Bossa Nochance / Big Jobs No.2 (By Poo And The Wee Wees) / To Mum & The Gongs / Brandy As In Benj / Going Up To People And Thinking / Calyx / Son Of 'There's No Place Like Hometown' / Aigrette / Rifferama
1974.5 London, CBS Studios (sessions for Robert Wyatt's "Rock Bottom")

Hatfield and the North Hattitude
1974.6.4 - De Lantaren, Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Shaving Is Boring (aka. 'La Barbe extract') / Shaving Jam (aka. Confiture de la Barbe) --- <2>
  • Extract <2>
  • Blane Over The Low Countries Part 2 <2>

Hatfield and the North Hattitude
1974.6.6 - Gemeentehuis, Epe, Netherlands
  • Bossa Nochance (aka. 'Spaces Not Notes') / Big Jobs (aka. 'Song for All Our Mums') --- <2>

Hatfield and the North Hattitude
1974.6.8 - Paard van Troje, The Hague, Netherlands
  • Extract <2>

Hatfield and the North Hatwise Choice
Hatfield and the North Hattitude
1974.6.9 - Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Gigantic Landcrabs In Earth Takeoverbid (aka. 'Amsterdamage 11/19') <1>
  • Going Up To People And Tinkling (aka. 'The Men's One-Metre Dash') <2>

Hatfield and the North Hattitude
1974.6.14 - Salle des Fetes, Orleans, France
  • Lobster In Cleavage Probe (aka. 'Born Again Crustacean') Part 2 <2>

Hatfield and the North Rotters' Club
1974.6.19 - Lille, France
  • Lything and Gracing <3>

Hatfield and the North Hattitude
1974.6.20 - RTL Radio Studios, Paris
Lobster In Cleavage Probe / Shaving Is Boring / Prenut / Going Up To People And Tinkling / Calyx / Homerton Extract / Aigrette / The Yes-No Interlude / Fitter Stoke Has A Bath (unfinished & no lyrics) / Blane / Gigantic Landcrabs / Your Majesty... (loud)
Farce Majeure (announcement) <2>

1974.8 Worthing, Saturn Studios (sessions for Egg "Civil Surface")
1974.10 Worthing, Saturn Recording Studios - recording "Let's Eat (Real Soon)" and "Fitter Stoke Has A Bath" (for single) and "Your Majesty Is Like A Cream Donut" [incl. "O What A Lonely Lifetime"] (for Virgin "V" compilation)
1974.11.8 Single "Let's Eat (Real Soon)" b/w "Fitter Stoke Has A Bath" released


Hatfield and the North Hatwise Choice
Hatfield and the North Hattitude
Canterbury Tapes
Canterbury Live Tapes
1974.11.21 - BBC Maida Vale Studios (John Peel show)
  • Do The Lethargy Shuffle (yea yea) (aka. Hattitude) / Strand On The Green / Your Majesty Is Like A Cream Donut (aka. 'Hotel Luna') / O What A Lonely Lifetime (aka. 'The Lonely Bubbling Song') / (Big) John Wayne Socks Psychology On The Jaw (aka. 'Stay Jung and Beautiful') --- <1> [C][D]
  • Let's Eat (Real Soon) (aka. 'Absolutely Wholesome') <1> [C][D]
  • Fitter Stoke Has A Bath (aka. 'Drowning in the Bathroom') / Calyx (long) (aka. 'K Licks') --- <2> [C]

Hatfield and the North Hattitude
1974.12.17 - Ostend, Belgium
  • Blane Over The Low Countries Part 1 <2>

1975.1 Sessions for "The Rotters' Club" at Saturn Studios, Worthing

1975.2.7 - Centre Rencontres, Tomblaine [nr Nancy], France
God Song / (Big) John Wayne Socks Psychology On The Jaw / Chaos At The Greasy Spoon / The Yes-No Interlude / Fitter Stoke Has A Bath / Calyx / Underdub / Lobster In Cleavage Probe (vocal section) / Part Of The Dance / Nan True's Hole / Gigantic Landcrabs In Earth Takeoverbid / Your Majesty Is Like A Cream Donut (loud) / Share It / Lounging There Trying / Mumps / Your Majesty Is Like A Cream Donut / O What A Lonely Lifetime / (Big) John Wayne Socks Psychology On The Jaw / Going Up To People And Tinkling

Hatfield and the North Rotters' Club
Hatfield and the North Hattitude
1975.2.8 - MJC, Venissieux [nr Lyon], France / 1975.2.11 - Colomiers [nr Toulouse], France
  • Oh, Len's Nature ! (aka. Nan True's Hole)<3>
  • Lobster In Cleavage Probe (aka. 'Born Again Crustacean') Part 1 <2>

Cheap Philosophy
Hatfield and the North Hatwise Choice
Hatfield and the North Hattitude
Canterbury Live Tapes
Hatfield and the North Rotters' Club
1975.3.16 - Rainbow Theatre, London [A]
Mumps / Share It / Lounging There Trying
Dave Intro <1> / The Yes-No Interlude (aka. 'Take Your Pick') <1> / Halfway Between Heaven And Earth (no lyrics) [D] / The Yes-No Interlude (Reprise) [D] / Fitter Stoke Has A Bath (aka. 'Drowning Reprise') <2> [D] / Didn't Matter Anyway (aka. 'Goodbye For Now') <2> [D]
Your Majesty... (loud) / O What A Lonely Lifetime
Top Gear Commercial (instrumental) / Al Clark Presents <2>

Halfway Between Heaven And Earth (vocal overdubbed) <3>

NbH
1974.4.28 - Collegiate Theatre, London [B]
Mumps / The Yes-No Interlude / Fitter Stoke Has A Bath / Didn't Matter Anyway

1975.6.1 - The Winning Post, Twickenham
Share It / Lounging There Trying / Mumps / God Song / Strand On The Green / Chaos At The Greasy Spoon / Halfway Between Heaven And Earth / Let's Eat (Real Soon) (instrumental) / O What A Lonely Lifetime / (Big) John Wayne... / Underdub / The Yes-No Interlude / Fitter Stoke Has A Bath / Didn't Matter Anyway
1975.6.1 The band breaks up

last updated: 2011.3.9

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