In July 1971.

In July 1971, “Charisma” label released “Fool’s Mate”, the debut Peter Hammill  solo album. It was recorded in April 1971, at “Trident Studios” in London, and was produced by John Anthony. The album cover design was by Paul Whitehead.

Personnel:

  • John Anthony- background vocals, producer
  • Hugh Banton- organ, piano, keyboards, background vocals
  • Rod Clements- bass, violin
  • Guy Evans- percussion, drums, background vocals
  • Robert Fripp- electric guitar
  • Peter Hammill – acoustic guitar, guitar, piano, keyboards, vocals
  • David Jackson- saxophone
  • Ray Jackson- harmonica, mandolin, harp, background vocals
  • Nic Potter- bass
  • Martin Pottinger – drums
  • Paul Whitehead– drums
  • Robin Cable – engineer
  • Paul Whitehead – artwork
  • Sebastian Rich – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Peter Hammill; except where noted.

  1. Imperial Zeppelin – Peter Hammill, Chris Judge Smith
  2. Candle
  3. Happy
  4. Solitude
  5. Vision
  6. Re-Awakening
  7. Sunshine
  8. Child
  9. Summer Song (In The Autumn)
  10. Viking – Peter Hammill, Chris Judge Smith
  11. The Birds
  12. I Once Wrote Some Poems
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