Albums That Changed … Nic Jones' – Penguin Eggs

Written by on September 19, 2011

This week’s featured album is Nic Jones’ – Penguin Eggs, the last album Nic recorded in 1981.

By the end of 1978 Nic Jones had recorded four solo albums before the Trailer label stopped producing new recordings in 1979 and Nic signed to Topic for whom he recorded one album, Penguin Eggs. An untimely car accident in February, 1982 abruptly ended his career and the legacy of the serious physical injuries and brain damage he sustained is that Nic has not been able to work since.

Nic now lives in West Devon and continues his long love affair with chess and the only physical sports he can manage these days, snooker and a unique style of swimming! He still does daily battle with his guitar and writes the occasional song.

In 2001 Penguin Eggs was voted to 2nd place in the "Best Folk Album of all Time" by listeners of the Mike Harding show on BBC Radio 2. The opening track on this album, "Canadee-I-O" was also recorded by Bob Dylan and included on his 1992 album Good as I Been to You.

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