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The Fivepenny Piece Discography

Makin' Tracks
The Fivepenny Piece

Columbia SCX 6536

Release Date: 1973

The second The Fivepenny Piece album, like the first, contained a mixture of different styles, but this time the humorous and nostalgic Lancashire songs (such as A Gradely Prayer, Home Made Brew and I'm Henpecked) were interspersed with the "pop" or "contemporary folk" oriented numbers. The band were gaining in popularity across the country, partly thanks to their TV appearances, and this LP managed the lower reaches of UK Top 40 pop album charts - quite an achievement!

Side 1

  1. Lou-Lay-Lye
  2. Land Of The Musical Telephone
  3. Winter Sun
  4. Home Made Brew
  5. Emerald Dew
  6. The Old Tyrant
  7. He Willy Nilly
  8. The Journeys Of My Mind

Side 2

  1. The Time Is Now
  2. Gradely Prayer
  3. The Passing Of Today
  4. he Day Of The Rain
  5. I'm Henpecked
  6. Rembrandt
  7. See-Saw Song
The Fivepenny Piece CD cover

The album cover shows the band posing next to a steam locomotive at the Dinting Railway Centre, Glossop, a former museum devoted to the preservation of old railway engines and equipment. The centre closed in 1990 and the stock relocated to the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway in Yorkshire.

For those interested, the loco shown in the picture is the 1935-built 5XP "Jubilee" Class 4-6-0 Bahamas no. 5596, in its pre-war LMS livery. It served BR until 1966 and it was saved from scrap in 1967 by enthusiasts who set up the Dinting Railway Museum to preserve it. If you want to know any more about the loco, have a look at the websites of the Bahamas Locomotive Society and UK Heritage Railways.

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