Café Jacques ‎– International (1978)

International is the second of two albums by Scottish art-pop/soul trio Café Jacques, released in 1978 on Epic/Columbia and produced by Rupert Hine. The album features nine collectively-penned originals in addition to a cover of the 1933 Harry Warren/Al Dubin chestnut “Boulevard of Broken Dreams.” The original European release closes with the lengthy “Medley” while […]

Café Jacques

Café Jacques was a Scottish trio on Epic–Columbia that released the 1977–78 albums Round the Back and International, both produced by Rupert Hine. Members: Chris Thomson (guitar, vocals), Mike Ogletree (drums, percussion, acoustic guitar, vocals), Peter Veitch (keyboards, accordion) Background Café Jacques formed as a septet in 1973 when guitarist–singer Chris Thomson, an accounting student […]

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 […]