IAIN MATTHEWS A Complete (?) Discography

This discography attempts to list the original release of all the recordings which feature IAIN MATTHEWS. All catalogue numbers refer to UK releases unless otherwise noted. Subsequent reissues are only included if they include additional material. Please write if you spot any errors or omissions. Thanks.

1967
PYRAMID, Summer Of Last Year / Summer Evening, s, DERAM, DM 111

1968
FAIRPORT CONVENTION, If I Had A Ribbon Bow / If (Stomp), s, TRACK, 604 020
FAIRPORT CONVENTION, If (Stomp) / Chelsea Morning, s, POLYDOR, 2058 014
FAIRPORT CONVENTION, Fairport Convention, lp, POLYDOR, 583 035
FAIRPORT CONVENTION, Meet On The Ledge / Throwaway Street Puzzle, s, ISLAND, WIP 6047

1969
FAIRPORT CONVENTION, What We Did On Our Holidays, lp, ISLAND, ILPS 9092
FAIRPORT CONVENTION, Unhalfbricking, lp, ISLAND, ILPS 9102
MARC ELLINGTON, Marc Ellington, lp, PHILIPS, SBL 7883

1970
IAN MATTHEWS, Colorado Springs Eternal / The Struggle, s, UNI, UNS 513
IAN MATTHEWS, Matthews Southern Comfort, lp, UNI, UNLS 108
MATTHEWS SOUTHERN COMFORT, Ballad Of Obray Ramsey / Parting, s, UNI, UNS 521
MATTHEWS SOUTHERN COMFORT, Second Spring, lp, UNI, UNLS 112
MATTHEWS SOUTHERN COMFORT, Woodstock / Scion, s, UNI, UNS 526
MATTHEWS SOUTHERN COMFORT, Later That Same Year, lp, MCA, MKPS 2015

1971
IAN MATTHEWS, If You Saw Thru’ My Eyes, lp, VERTIGO, 6360 034
IAN MATTHEWS, Hearts / Little Known, s, VERTIGO, 6059 041
IAN MATTHEWS, Reno Nevada / Desert Inn, VERTIGO, 6059 048
MARC ELLINGTON, Reins / Rains Of Changes, lp, B&C, CAS 1033
ANDY ROBERTS, Nina And The Dream Tree, lp, PEGASUS, PEG 5
VARIOUS ARTISTS, Suck It And See, compilation 2lp, VERTIGO, 6641 116

1972
IAN MATTHEWS, Tigers Will Survive, lp, VERTIGO, 6360 056
IAN MATTHEWS, Da Doo Ron Ron / Never Again, s, PHILIPS, 6006 197
FAIRPORT CONVENTION, History of Fairport Convention, compilation 2lp, ISLAND, ICD 4
LONGDANCER, If It Was So Simple, lp, ROCKET, PIGL 1
PLAINSONG, In Search of Amelia Earhart, lp, ELEKTRA, K42120
PLAINSONG, Even The Guiding Light / Yo Yo Man, Call The Tune, s, ELEKTRA, K12076
ALLAN TAYLOR, The Lady, lp, UNITED ARTISTS, UAS 29275
VARIOUS ARTISTS, The One That Got Away, compilation lp, ELEKTRA, K22005

1973
IAN MATTHEWS, Valley Hi, lp, ELEKTRA, K42144
IAN MATTHEWS, These Days / You Fell thro’ My Mind, s, ELEKTRA, K12111
IAN MATTHEWS, Devil In Disguise / Thro’ My Eyes, s, VERTIGO, 6059 081
MARC ELLINGTON, Restoration, lp, PHILIPS, 6308 143
ANDY ROBERTS, Urban Cowboy, lp, ELEKTRA, K42139

1974
IAN MATTHEWS, Somedays You Eat The Bear…, lp, ELEKTRA, K42160
IAN MATTHEWS, Dirty Work / A Wailing Goodbye, s, ELEKTRA, K12150
IAN MATTHEWS, Met Her On A Plane / Knowing The Game, s, MOONCREST, MOON 27
IAN MATTHEWS, Journey’s From Gospel Oak, lp, MOONCREST, CREST 18
MATTHEWS SOUTHERN COMFORT, The Best Of…, compilation lp, MCA, MCF 2574
BOB NEUWIRTH, Bob Neuwirth, lp, ASYLUM (USA), ASY 1008

1975
IAN MATTHEWS, I Don’t Want To Talk About It / Keep On Sailing, s, ELEKTRA, K12197

1976
IAN MATTHEWS, Go For Broke, lp, CBS, 81316
IAN MATTHEWS, Brown-Eyed Girl / Steamboat, s, CBS, S 4256
IAN MATTHEWS, A Fool Like You / I’ll Be Gone, s, CBS, S 4526
JACKIE LOMAX, Livin’ For The Lovin’, lp, CAPITOL, EA-ST 11558
RICHARD THOMPSON, guitar, vocal, compilation 2lp, ISLAND, ICD 6

1977
IAN MATTHEWS, Bride 1945 / Sing Me Back Home, s, MOONCREST, MOON 53
IAN MATTHEWS, Hit And Run, lp, CBS, 81930

1978
IAN MATTHEWS, Stealin’ Home, lp, ROCKBURGH, ROC 106
IAN MATTHEWS, Man In The Station / Slip Away, ROCKBURGH, ROCS 206
IAN MATTHEWS, Gimme An Inch / Stealin’ Home, s, ROCKBURGH, ROCS 207
IAN MATTHEWS, King Of The Night / Let There Be Blues, ROCKBURGH, ROCS 208
IAN MATTHEWS, Shake It / Dancing Shoes, s, ROCKBURGH, ROCS 209
IAN MATTHEWS, Shake It / Yank & Mary (Smile) / Sail My Soul, 12″s, ROCKBURGH, ROCS 210
JULIE COVINGTON, Julie Covington, lp, VIRGIN, V 2107
JULIE COVINGTON, Bright Lights / A Little Bit More, s VIRGIN, VS 225
RICHARD & LINDA THOMPSON, First Light, lp, CHRYSALIS, CHR 1177
RICHARD & LINDA THOMPSON, Don’t Let A Thief Steal Into Your Heart / First Light, s, CHRYSALIS, CHS 2278

1979
IAN MATTHEWS, Siamese Friends, lp, ROCKBURGH, ROC 108
IAN MATTHEWS, You Don’t See Me / Heatwave, s, ROCKBURGH, ROCS 214
IAN MATTHEWS, Do Right Woman / Mobile Blue, ep, MOONCREST, 6 PACK 3
IAN MATTHEWS, Discreet Repeat, compilation 2lp, ROCKBURGH, ROCD 109

1980
IAN MATTHEWS, She May Call You Up Tonight / See Me, s, ROCKBURGH, 2059 255
IAN MATTHEWS, Crying In The Night / ?, s, ROCKBURGH, ROCS 218
IAN MATTHEWS, Da Doo Ron Ron / Shake It, s, ROCKBURGH, ROCS 221
IAN MATTHEWS, A Spo Of Interference, lp, ROCKBURGH, ROC 112
MATTHEWS SOUTHERN COMFORT, Woodstock / Ballad of Obray Ramsey, s, MCA, MCS 708

1982
HI-FI, Demonstration Record, 12″ live ep, BUTT, FUN-EP 123

1983
HI-FI, Moods For Mallards, lp, SHANGHAI, HAI 2
IAN MATTHEWS, I Survived The 70s / Payday, s, LINE (Germany) GEMA 6.14015
ANY TROUBLE, Wrong End Of The Race, 2lp, EMI AMERICA, 2401 203

1984
IAN MATTHEWS, Shook, lp, LINE (Germany), LILP 400014
IAN MATTHEWS, Wild Places / Work On All This, s, LINE (Germany), GEMA 6.14102

1985
ANDY ROBERTS, From Time To Time, compilation lp, BIGBEN, BBX503

1986
BOURGEOIS TAGG, Bourgeois Tagg, lp, ISLAND (USA), ???

1987
FAIRPORT CONVENTION, Heyday (BBC recordings 1968-69), cd, HANNIBAL, HNCD 1329
FAIRPORT CONVENTION, The Other Boot, 2c set, WOODWORM unnumbered

1988
IAIN MATTHEWS, Walking a Changing Line, cd, WINDHAM HILL, WD 1070
IAIN MATTHEWS, Nights In Manhattan, cd, TAXIM (Germany), TX 2001.2

1989
VARIOUS ARTISTS, Legacy, compilation cd, WINDHAM HILL, WD 1086

1990
IAIN MATTHEWS, Pure and Crooked, cd, GOLD CASTLE, CDVGC 15
IAIN MATTHEWS, Live Alone (Notebook Series volume 1), cd, PERFECT PITCH (USA), PP001
VARIOUS ARTISTS, Circle Dance – incs. ‘Reno Nevada’, cd, HOKEY POKEY ConeD

1991
IAIN MATTHEWS, Orphans & Outcasts volume 1, cd, DIRTY LINEN (USA), CDL 102
RICHARD THOMPSON, Doom & Gloom From The Tomb # 2, fan club c, FLYPAPER (USA), FLYC 003

1992
IAIN MATTHEWS, Get It Back, cds, LINE (Germany), LICD 9.01233 E
PLAINSONG, On Air, cd, BAND OF JOY, BOJCD 005
PLAINSONG, …And That’s That, cd, TAXIM (Germany), TX 2002.2

1993
IAIN MATTHEWS, Skeleton Keys, LINE (Germany), 9 01182 0
IAIN MATTHEWS, The Soul Of Many Places, compilation lp, ELEKTRA, 9.61457.2
IAIN MATTHEWS, Orphans And Outcasts volume 2, DIRTY LINEN (USA), cd, CDL 103
IAIN MATTHEWS, Intimate Wash (Notebook Series volume 3), PERECT PITCH (USA), PP003
PLAINSONG, Dark Side Of The Room, cd, LINE (Germany), 9 01247 0
VARIOUS ARTISTS, The World Is A Wonderful Place, cd, HOKEY POKEY HPR 2003.2
VARIOUS ARTISTS, 2 Meter Sessions volume 4, cd, RADIO, 474 719.2

1994
IAIN MATTHEWS, The Dark Ride, cd, WATERMELON (USA), WRCD 1025
IAIN MATTHEWS, Pure & Crooked extended, WATERMELON, WMCD 1029
MATTHEWS SOUTHERN COMFORT, Scion – BBC recordings, cd, BAND OF JOY, BOJCD 007
PLAINSONG, Voices Electric, cd, LINE (Germany), 9 01288 0

1995
IAIN MATTHEWS, Camouflage (Notebook Series volume 4), cd, PERFECT PITCH (USA), PP004
ERIC TAYLOR, Eric Taylor, cd, WATERMELON (USA), WMCD 1040
HAMILTON POOL, Return To Zero, cd, WATERMELON (USA), WMCD 1031

1996
IAIN MATTHEWS, God Looked Down, cd, WATERMELON (USA), WRCD 1055
PLAINSONG, Sister Flute, cd, LINE (Germany), 9 01327

1997
IAIN MATTHEWS, Nights in Manhattan (And Points West), cd, DCC, 108916
PLAINSONG, On Air, cd, STRANGE FRUIT, SFRSCD 047
PLAINSONG, Live In Austria, cd, PLAINSONG, PL 0001
VARIOUS ARTISTS, The Remembering – incs ‘ Jacque and Tambo’, cd, BLUE ARROW, ????

1998
IAIN MATTHEWS, Excerpts from Swine Lake, cd, DEMON, FIENCD942
NANCI GRIFFITH, Other Voices Too, cd, ELEKTRA, 7559 62235.2
VARIOUS ARTISTS, What’s That I Hear – incs. ‘Flower Lady’, cd, SLICED BREAD, 7117626

1999
IAIN MATTHEWS, Orphans & outcasts volume 3, cd, PERFECT PITCH, PP005
FAIRPORT CONVENTION, Meet On The Ledge : The Classic Years 1967-1975, 2cd set, ISLAND 564 687.2
PLAINSONG, New Place Now, cd, SPIN ALONG, SPACD001

2000
IAIN MATTHEWS, A Tiniest Wham, cd, PERFECT PITCH / UNIQUE GRAVITY, PP 006
IAIN MATTHEWS & AD VANDERVEEN, The Iain Adventure, cd, PERFECT PITCH (Benelux), PP009
IAIN MATTHEWS & ELLIOTT MURPHY, The Official Bootleg, cd, BLUE ROSE (Germany),
IAIN MATTHEWS & ELLIOTT MURPHY, La Terre Commune, cd, BLUE ROSE (Germany), BLUCD 0231
NO GREY FAITH, Secrets All Told, PERFECT PITCH / UNIQUE GRAVITY, PP 007

2001
IAIN MATTHEWS, The Complete Notebook Series, 5cd set, COAST TO COAST (Holland), ????
PLAINSONG, A To B, cd, SPIN ALONG, PACD 002
MORE THAN A SONG, More Than A Song, cd, PERFECT PITCH / UNIQUE GRAVITY, PP008

2002
FAIRPORT CONVENTION, Heyday expanded edition, cd, ISLAND IMCD 290
FAIRPORT CONVENTION, Cropredy 2002 – Another Gig Another Palindrome…, 2cd set, WOODWORM, WR2CD 039
IAIN MATTHEWS & JULIAN DAWSON, Songs From The Red Couch, cd, IGLHAUSER 2811

2003
JULIAN DAWSON & IAIN MATTHEWS, Flood Damage, cd, no cat.number
MORE THAN A SONG, Witness, cd, TURTLE, TRSA 013
MORE THAN A SONG, Witness, dvd, INBETWEENS (Benelux), IRDVD001
PLAINSONG, Pangolins, cd, BLUE ROSE (Germany), BLUCD 0299

2004
IAIN MATTHEWS, Zumbach’s Coat, cd, BLUE ROSE (Germany), BLUCD 0335
FAIRPORT CONVENTION, Cropredy Capers, 4cd set, FREE REED, FRQCD 25

2005
IAIN MATTHEWS, If You Saw Thru’ My Eyes – live, cd, VINYL JAPAN, JASKCD 172

2006
IAIN MATTHEWS, Sparkler – the best of the Texas years, 2cd, BLUE ROSE (Germany), BLUDP 0375
IAIN MATTHEWS, Osolomeo – live, dvd & Brosella cd, INBETWEENS (Benelux), IRDVD003

2007
FAIRPORT CONVENTION, Live At The BBC, 4cd set, ISLAND, 984 538-5
VARIOUS ARTISTS, Blue Rose Christmas Party 2006, 3cd set, BLUE ROSE  BLUBX 002

2008
IAIN MATTHEWS, Contact, dvd & cd, BLUE ROSE (Germany),
IAIN MATTHEWS & SEARING QUARTET, Joy Mining, cd, MATRIX (Holland), MX 001
MATTHEWS SOUTHERN COMFORT, Later That Same Year plus bonus tracks, cd, BGO, BGOCD 807

2009
IAIN MATTHEWS & SEARING QUARTET, Joy Mining, cd, FLEDG’LING, FLED 3083

Compiled & © beesknees / David Suff, October 2009
c = cassette. cd = compact disc. cds = compact disc single. ep = extended play vinyl single. lp = vinyl album. s = vinyl single.

Fledg’ling discography number two in an irregular series. “collect the set”