Lindisfarne - Back and Fourth

Magic In the Air (1978)


  1. Lady Eleanor
  2. Road to Kingdom Come
  3. Turn a Deaf Ear
  4. January Song
  5. Court In the Act
  6. No Time to Lose
  7. Winter Song
  8. Uncle Sam
  9. Wake Up Little Sister
  10. All Fall Down
  11. Meet Me On the Corner
  12. Bye-Bye Birdie
  13. Train In G Major
  14. Scarecrow Song
  15. Dingly Dell
  16. Scotch Mist
  17. We Can Swing Together
  18. Fog On the Tyne
  19. Clear White Light

Magic In the Air was published in the same year as Run for Home but recorded on Christmas Eve 1977. It's their only double album and contains material from their first three records. Of great interest is the cover and especially the inner sleeve with prints of articles from the British Press regarding their City Hall concerts.



Recorded live at Newcastle City Hall on Christmas Eve, 1977 with the Basing Street Mobile.

Mixed at Moonlight, September 1978. Engineered by Phil Dunne.

Sleeve notes

On the 21st of December 1977 Lindisfarne walked on the stage for the first of of five
concerts at Newcastle City Hall. The concerts were more than an event. They were an historic occasion.

The electric atmosphere, the magic in the air, the music and the audience added up to
an event that no-one present will ever forget.