SAIL AWAY
(final LP)
Sail Away LP (Japan) by Splinter (1981)

This is the 5th released Splinter album and the second after leaving Dark Horse Records. This LP was released in Japan only, on Columbia Records in 1981. The same LP was released in the U.K. in 1980 on the Bellaphon label but with no title. It had pictures of the Splinter members instead of a painting on the cover and the same track listing with the exception of "Pigalle" being replaced by the song "All That Love".

Catalog #: Columbia YX-7292-AX, released 1981 (Japan only)

SIDE 1:
1. Innocent [Purvis & Elliott] (4:08)
lead vocals: Bill Elliott & Bob Purvis
2.
Plane Leaving Tokyo [Purvis] (3:59)
lead vocal: Bill Elliott
3.
Another Time Another Place [Purvis] (3:54)
lead vocal: Bob Purvis
4.
Too Far Down The Line [Purvis] (3:48)
lead vocal: Bill Elliott
5.
Take It Or Leave It [Purvis & Elliott] (3:40)
lead vocal: Bob Purvis

SIDE 2:
1. Passing Through [Purvis & Elliott] (4:10)
lead vocal: Bob Purvis
2.
Touch Yet Never Feel [Purvis] (3:30)
lead vocal: Bill Elliott
3.
Don't Leave Me Now [Purvis] (2:48)
lead vocal: Bill Elliott
4.
Pigalle [Purvis] (4:22)
lead vocal: Bob Purvis
5.
Sailaway [Purvis] (4:29)
lead vocal: Bill Elliott

Bill Elliott: vocals & backing vocals
Bob Purvis: vocals & backing vocals, rhythm guitars
Alan Hodge: guitars
Dave Quinn: bass guitar
Alan Eden: drums
Jo Partridge: acoustic & electric guitars, and mandolin
Mel Collins: horns
Jack Emblow: accordian
Dave Katz Organisation: strings
Roger Rettig: pedal steel guitar

©1981 Columbia Records
Arranged and produced by: Jimmy Horowitz. Courtesy of Gaff Management Ltd.
Recorded at: Sawmills Studio Golant, Cornwall and Regents Park Studio, London
Engineers: Jerry Boys and Rob Arenstein

Sail Away LP (Japan) back cover

Thanks to everyone that helped us to make this album and Johnny Nomura in particular.


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