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The Fivepenny Piece Discography

Lanky Spoken Here
Various Artists

EMI Gold 5840162 (second issue)

Release Date: 18th October 2003

The long-awaited CD reissue of the sought-after 1978 Lanky Spoken Here album was finally available at the second attempt! After a "bit of a cock-up on the mastering front" (to quote an EMI spokesman), EMI have finally decided to re-issue the original album without any changes. It is a shame that there aren't any of the promised extras, but at least fans have got the original Lanky speech in all its glory.

Sadly, EMI managed to repeat the "bit of a cock-up on the mastering front" when re-printing this title in 2008, so the currently available CD release of this album is the original CD reissue.

  1. Lanky Spoken Here! - Gary and Vera Aspey
  2. Brewers Droop - Bob Williamson
  3. Saturday Cowboys (interpolating The Magnificent Seven) - The Fivepenny Piece
  4. Buggerlugs Luvs Sugar Butty - Bernard Wrigley
  5. I'm Powfagged - The Fivepenny Piece
  6. The Heavy Breather - Bernard Wrigley
  7. Reprise: Lanky Spoken Here! - Gary and Vera Aspey
The Fivepenny Piece CD cover

¹ The track listing here only lists the songs on the album, not the spoken bits in between!

For them as don't know, EMI had announced that the original LP would be reissued on CD with extra tracks. In the event, they did include extra material from The Fivepenny Piece and Bernard Wrigley - but in the process, almost unbelievably, all the spoken material was discarded, thus completely defeating the object of this record! I've been assured by the aforementioned EMI spokesman that the producer responsible for the fiasco has been "severely disciplined" and is now reduced to sweeping the editing room floor. A spokesman for the Atherton branch of EMI added "Yon egg-wap favvers a one-legged man at an a**e-kickin' contest". You can see the details of the original CD reissue here.

Collectors note: The catalogue number and cover of the new CD look identical to the first reissue without the spoken parts, so you may have trouble telling them apart. Luckily, the track listing on the back and on the printed insert have been updated. If you have one of the original copies, it might be worth a fortune in years to come... And The Fivepenny Piece completists will probably want both copies anyway!

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