NICKY HOPKINS DISCOGRAPHY
SOLO - ALBUMS AND SINGLES
(A) Mr. Big (Nicky Hopkins - David Whitaker)
(B) Jenni (Nicky Hopkins)
Both released on his first LP
Revolutionary Piano 1966
LP: (GB) CBS62679
CD: 1995 Rewind (GB) 478502-2
CD February 21, 2001 SRCS-9825 (Japan)
Pre-Fame album, not a well known recording. The album was produced by Shel Talmy who previously produced The Who and The Kinks. The sound is the piano of Nicky and The Mike Sammers Singers and Orchestra directed by David Whitaker.
1.- Mr. Big (Hopkins - Whitaker).
2.- Yesterday (Lennon - McCartney).
3.- Goldfinger (Barry - Bricusse - Newley).
4.- Don't Get Around Much Anymore (Ellington).
5.- Jenni (Hopkins)
1.- Acapulco 22 (Allan - Talmy).
2.- You Came A Long Way From St. Louis (Brooks - Russell).
3.- Love Letters (Young - Heyman).
4.- The Unlonely Bull (Hopkins - Whitaker).
5.- I Can't Get No (Satisfaction) (Jagger - Richards)
6.- Paris Bells (Birchel).
7.- The Ilejistry Pig (Hopkins)
(A) Mister Pleasant (Ray Davies - Kinks) (B) Nothing As Yet (Nicky
BOTH SONGS NEVER RELEASED ON LP OR COMPILATIONS!
GB: Polydor BM56175 1967 / USA: Decca
This is NOT
a Nicky Hopkins single, it was incorrectly credited to Nicky Hopkins by
Nigel was a trumpet player. The curious thing is that it was not only incorrectly credited but it included a brief biography of Nicky… Yes!! Our Nicky! (LOL)
(A) High on a Hill (B) Trumpet Serenade
BOTH SONGS NEVER RELEASED ON LP OR COMPILATIONS!
For the second and most successful and well-know album “The Tin Man was a Dreamer” Nicky made a very good launch, releasing several singles all with picture sleeves, alternating B-sides and covers. He also released some promos like the following:
Promo single (does NOT
count as a single) for Radio Stations only
Both sides with the single "SPEED ON (Mono/Stereo)
GB: CBS 1328 1973 / USA: CBS
(A) Waiting for the Band (B) The Dreamer
Tin Man Was a Dreamer 1973
US: CBS 32074
Released in CD in Japan by Sony Records on February 5, 1995 SRCS-6450 and a second release on April 20, 1999 SRCS 9270
Released also in 8-Track Format by Columbia CA-32074 in Stereo
Released also in Audio Tape Format by Columbia
Front cover: Watch the piano keys!
Back cover: Tins from the private collection of Nicky Hopkins
Inside cover: "....the photo was actually taken in Surrey on a clear winter's day;
This album includes guest players like Mick Taylor, George Harrison (for contractual reasons appears as George O'Hara), Bobby Keys, Jim Price, Ray Cooper, and Klaus Voormann.
This album opens with a solo piano Sundown in México; it also includes beautiful strings arrangements by Nicky and great solos by Mick Taylor using wah wah in Dolly. George Harrison assisted Nicky and played on tracks 2, 3 and 5 of side A and track 2 of side B. At the same time George Harrison was recording his album "Living in the Material World" in the same studio, The Apple Studios in London; during weekdays, they recorded Harrison's album and on weekends Hopkins album. The album was produced by Nicky and David Briggs. The cover design and paintings were done by John P. Hunt, Inside cover photo by Ethan A. Russell. The back cover shows tins from the private collection of Nicky Hopkins.
For musicians on each track please go to the music samples page
1.- Sundown In México (Nicky Hopkins)
2.- Waiting for the Band (Nicky Hopkins).
3.- Edward (Nicky
4.- Dolly (Nicky Hopkins - Jerry Williams).
5.- Speed On (Nicky Hopkins - Jerry Williams). The single from the album.
1.- The Dreamer (Nicky Hopkins).
2.- Banana Anna (Nicky Hopkins - Jerry Williams).
3.- Lawyer's Lament (Nicky Hopkins - Jerry Williams).
4.- Shout It Out (Nicky Hopkins - Jerry Williams).
5.- Pig's Boogie (Nicky
(*) Note: “Edward” is a short and less sophisticated version of “Edward, the Mad Shirt Grinder” as recorded by Quicksilver Messenger Service in the album “Shady Grove”
“Edward” was also the nickname for
No More Changes 1975
US Only: Mercury SRM 11028
“This album goes with love to my
mother (God bless her for having a piano when I was a kid)”
In my humble opinion this is the best album by Nicky!
Produced by Nicky Hopkins, John Edwards and MarkSmith.
Recorded at Ramport
Mixed at ABC, Dunhill Studios,
Mastered at the Mastering Lab.
Cover design by Kosh / Strobel, AGI
Photography: Ethan Russell.
In this case I included MP3 samples for all tracks but only tracks 1 and 4 of side B are complete, all others are just portions to give you an idea of how great is this album.
2.- The Ridiculous Trip (Nicky
3.- Hanna 3:15 (George Caldwell – Jackie de Shannon)
4.- Wild You 2:36 (Music Nicky Hopkins / Lyrics Dolly Hopkins)
5.- No Time 4:36 (Music Nicky Hopkins / Lyrics Dolly Hopkins)
1.- Refugee Blues 2:25 (Music Nicky and Dolly Hopkins / Lyrics Dolly Hopkins and John Edwards)
2.- Lady Sleeps 4:00 (Nicky Hopkins)
3.- Morning I’ll be Moving On 2:32 (Music Paul Williams / Lyrics Roger Nichols)
4.- Last Night Changes 4:30 (Nicky Hopkins)
5.- Lady It’s Time To Go 4:07 (Stu Nunnery)
Personnel: Lead Vocals and all Keyboards: Nicky Hopkins.
Back-up vocals: Kathi MacDonals, Lea Santo-Robertie, Doug, Duffy and Dolly.
Eric Dillon: Drums and Percussions.
Rick Willis: Bass
David Tedstone: Guitars.
Michael Kennedy: Guitars.
“Prospect for” Album 4:
Later he recorded an album “Long Journey Home”, which remains unreleased and probably will never see the light of day!
Nicky also released three albums in Japan. Album 5: The Fugitive - Original TV Drama Soundtrack Album 6: Sountrack Album 7: Japan only
TV Soundtrack CD TV Soundtrack CD. Album 8:
Toshiba EMI/east world TOCT-6640
Released on August 19, 1992
All song written, recorded and produced by Nicky Hopkins
except "Tell By Your Eyes" written by Burchill/Masini/Melotti
TOSHIBA EMI TOCT-6841
Released on November 11, 1992
01. VICTORY (MAIN TITLE)
02. AIR OF THE DUNES
03. SPRITES AT PLAY
04. LOVE STORY
05. THE ETERNAL QUEST
06. THE ATTACK
07. BLOSSOMS IN THE BREEZE
08. BLUE MOON BLUE
10. LIFE IN L.A.
12. THE RIVERSIDE
14. DAWN'S BREAKING
15. SOFTLY MY LOVE
16. RAINDROPS ON THE WINDOW
17. THE WHISPERING SANDS
18. QUICK AS A FLASH
Namiki Family (1993)
Released on February 16, 1993
1. Autumn (Main Title)
2. The Enchanted Land
3. In The Park
4. Love Lost
5. Romany Spell
6. Hope For Mankind
7. Twilight Memories
9. Old Memories
12. Gently Through My Dreams
13. City By Night
17. In The Morning
18. Flurring Leaves
19. Time Goes By
20. Autumn Waltz
21. Walk In The Sunshine
Last Song PCCA-00492 - January 20, 1996:
This is the art with thanks, a very special thanks to Rob Elliott!
Apparently Nicky also released an album with the title "The person whom you dream" (Sony Records) SRCS-6450 on February 1, 1995, but it is no other than the FIRST release of "The Tin Man Was Dreamer"; I want to thanks Hirsohi Shindo aka Hiro from Japan who sent me the explanations and scans
With the information provided by Hiro now I'm pretty sure all the albums credited to Nicky Hopkins as a solo artist are above, about the singles all in the UK are covered above but there were some more released in other countries.
The Fugitive - Original TV Drama Soundtrack
TV Soundtrack CD
TV Soundtrack CD.