Deception Is an Art is the second of two albums by Scottish art-pop musician/songwriter Ali Thomson, released in 1981 on A&M.
A1. “Safe and Warm” (3:27)
A2. “Foolish Child” (3:55)
A3. “Don’t Hold Back” (3:57)
A4. “Art Gallery” (3:17)
A5. “Shells Lay Scattered” (5:53)
B1. “The One and Only” (3:24)
B2. “Man of the Earth” (3:56)
B3. “A Simple Song” (4:03)
B4. “Secrets Hide Inside” (2:05)
B5. “Someone in Motion” (5:32)
Backing Vocals – Carol Kenyon, Debi Doss, Ellie Warren, Sylvia Mason
Bass – Durban Laverde
Drums – Stuart Elliot
Flugelhorn [Solo] – Ed Goodman (A5)
Guitar [Solo] – Alan Murphy
Guitar, Harmonica – Phillip Wright
Guitar, Piano, Percussion, Vocals, Words By, Music By – Ali Thomson
Keyboards, Synthesizer – William C. Lyall
Percussion – Ray Cooper
Saxophone – David Roach
Tenor Saxophone – John Anthony Helliwell (A2)
Vocals [Featured] – Carol Kenyon (A5)
Mastered By – Frank DeLuna
Mixed By – Da
Photography By – Brian Griffin
Producer – Ali Thomson
Producer, Mixed By, Engineer – Jon Kelly Woolley
Art Direction – Michael Ross
Engineer – Greg Edward
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