release details   CD 1 ‘A better man’ CD1 cover (85% size)
terr. label format pack. cat. no. rel. date
uk BMG CDS J 74321 382 632 1996
tracks
  1. A better man   (Brian Kennedy / Phil Pickett / Jon Lind)   4:08
  2. Captured   (Brian Kennedy / Danny Mitchell)   5:59
  3. Crazy love (Van Morrison)   3:41
  4. Town   (Brian Kennedy / Danny Mitchell)   4:22

total time : 18:13

cover art : Bill Smith Studio
(photo: Jacques Olivar)

‘A better man’ CD2 cover (85% size) release details   CD 2
terr. label format pack. cat. no. rel. date
uk BMG CDS J 74321 382 642 1996
tracks
  1. A better man   (Brian Kennedy / Phil Pickett / Jon Lind)   4:08
  2. Carrickfergus   (trad. arr. Brian Kennedy)   5:05
  3. Hope I don’t fall in love with you (Tom Waits)   4:05
  4. A case of you   (Joni Mitchell)   4:01

total time : 17:21

cover art : Bill Smith Studio
(photo: Jacques Olivar)

personnel
musicians
Brian Kennedy lead vocal, guitar, harmonium, double bass, backing vocal
with :
Jack Burnaby piano
Kim Burton gagda
Martin Ditcham percussion
Julia Doyle double bass
Tim Friese-Greene piano
Stephen Lipson guitar, bass, keyboards, programming, Xpercussion
Calum MacColl guitars, mandolin, music director
Phil Overhead percussion
Eddi Reader backing vocal
Andy Richards keyboards
Peter Tomelty flute
Angele Veltmeijer flutes, saxophones, Xtin whistle
Peter Vettese drums, keyboards
Annie Whitehead trombone
Violet Williams backing vocal
Gavyn Wright violin
technical
produced by : Stephen Lipson;
CD1 tracks 2 and 4: Tim Friese-Greene;
CD1 track 3: James McMillan (executive producer: Van Morrison)
recorded by : Heff Moraes at The Aquarium, 1995?
CD1 tracks 2 and 4: Phil Brown at ?, 1990?
CD1 track 3: ? at ?
mixed by : Heff Moraes at The Aquarium, 1995?
CD1 tracks 2, 3 and 4: ? at ?
mastered by : ? at ?

chart placings
UK (CIN) (published in the week after the sales period shown) :
  • 1996-06-16/P7D :   ?
  • 1996-06-23/P7D :   ?
  • 1996-06-30/P7D :   ?
highest position: 28

commentary
CD 1, tracks 2 and 4 were taken from Brian’s previous album The great war of words

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