• Record/Vinyl

    Recently found under the stairs: 1985 originals (unplayed) with some yellowing around the cover edges (as shown in the photos).

    Signed on request.

    Usual price £10 but discounted here due to high postage costs.

    A Side:

    A1 - Lonesome country boy (3:15)
    A2 - Girl versus boy (2:40)
    A3 - My black rose (3:44)
    A4 - Oh boy (3:37)
    A5 - Northbound train (2:43)

    Recorded at Elephant Studios, Wapping, in January 1985

    B Side:

    B1 - Two strings to your bow (3:59)
    B2 - Snakebite (3:02)
    B3 - Southern belle (2:34)
    B4 - Pioneer town (2:57)
    B5 - Freight train (3:00)

    Recorded live at the ICA, London, on 6 October, 1984, for the Radio One John Peel Show

    Manufactured and released in1985 by Rockin' Roy Records, RR1

    Note: Price printed on the cover is for 1985 with an equivalent price of £12.39 in 2020 (Source: Bank Of England inflation calculator), just in case you were wondering ...

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released November 4, 2021

Helen and the Horns:
Helen McCookerybook: Guitar, Vocals
Dave Jago: Trombone
Paul Davey: Alto Saxophone
Tony Hepworth: Trumpet (A Side)
Chris Smith: Trumpet (B Side)

With thanks to:
Simon Walker : Violin (tracks: A1, A3)
Nick Page: Guitar (tracks: A2, A3)
Rob Statham: Bass (track: A3)

All songs composed by Helen McCookerybook

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Helen McCookerybook UK

Helen McCookerybook is an outstanding songwriter who's beginnings formed in the punk era, old associates The Monochrome Set/The Pirhanas her first band was The Chefs (John Peel fave) She later signed to RCA with her band The Horns and had a couple of minor hits
Helen took 20 years out to become a Mum and PHD, taking up her songwriting again in 2003. Suburban Pastoral was her 1st solo record.
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