Café Jacques ‎– Round the Back (1977)

Round the Back is the first of two albums by Scottish art pop/soul trio Café Jacques, released in 1977 on Epic/Columbia and produced by then-Quantum Jump keyboardist Rupert Hine. Genesis/Brand X drummer Phil Collins guests on four cuts. The album consists of nine originals plus a cover of “Ain’t No Love in the Heart of the City,” a song popularized in 1974 by US R&B vocalist Bobby Bland.


A1. “Meaningless” (3:54)
A2. “Ain’t No Love in the Heart of the City” (4:02)
A3. “Sands of Singapore” (4:21)
A4. “Farewell My Lovely” (4:37)
A5. “Eberehtel ” (5:45)
B1. “Dark Eyed Johnny” (3:40)
B2. “Sandra’s a Phonie” (3:09)
B3. “None of Your Business” (3:25)
B4. “Crime Passionelle” (3:37)
B5. “Lifeline” (6:10)


Chris Thomson — guitar, vocals | writer (B1–B5)
Mike Ogletree — drums, percussion, acoustic guitar, vocals | writer (A1, B1, B3)
Peter Veitch — keyboards, accordion | writer (A3, A4, A5, B1, B3)
Phil Collins — drums (A3, A5, B3, B5)
Rupert Hine — production

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