with a painting by Peter Blake, ‘Apples’ is the sole album recorded by Ian Dury
for WEA Records, originally released in 1989. It accompanied his stage show of
the same name, performed at London’s Royal Court Theatre that
songs were co-written with Mickey Gallagher of the Blockheads, although ’Apples’
and ‘England’s Glory’ actually date back to Dury’s Kilburn and The High Roads
days. The album was recorded before the show opened and includes twelve of the
twenty songs that featured in the show.
players include Paul Weller’s drummer Steve White, Blockhead Davey Payne on sax
and Wreckless Eric and famed musical actress Frances Ruffelle (mother of singer
Eliza Doolittle) on vocals.
booket is illustrated with ephemera and a note by Alan