1976 Alexander Robertson – Shadow Of A Thin Man

Shadow Of A Thin Man is an album by Alexander Robertson, released in 1976 on Arista.

Brian Alexander Robertson (born 12 September 1956) is a Scottish musician, composer and songwriter. He had a string of hits in the late 1970s and early 1980s characterised by catchy pop tunes and jaunty humorous lyrics, including “Knocked It Off”, “To Be or Not to Be” and “Bang Bang”, a tongue-in-cheek commentary on famous historical and fictional couples. He wrote with Mike Rutherford of Genesis the Grammy-nominated and Ivor Novello Award-winning “The Living Years”. It was a number one hit in the US, Canada, Australia and Ireland and reached number 2 in his native UK. He has also written music for films and been a television presenter.


1  Entrance (Alexander Robertson)
2  No Strength In Numbers (Alexander Robertson)
3  Tricky And Tough (Alexander Robertson)
4  Sugar (Alexander Robertson)
5  Tap! Tap! Tap! (Alexander Robertson)
6  Trans Siberian Express (Alexander Robertson)
7  Mighty England (Alexander Robertson)
8  Hail Mary (Alexander Robertson)
9  All The Thin Men (Alexander Robertson)
10  Roxanna (Alexander Robertson)
11  School Report (Alexander Robertson)


BassHerbie Flowers
DrumsBarry Morgan
DrumsSimon Phillips
GuitarChris Spedding
GuitarColin Green
PianoAlexander Robertson
PianoRonnie Price
ClarinetTony Coe
PercussionFrank Ricotti
VocalsAlexander Robertson

Liner Notes

Producer – Alexander Robertson, Gregg Jackman, Herbie Flowers
Arranged By(Orchestra) – David Whitaker
Directed By – David Whitaker
Engineer – Gregg Jackman
Mastered By – Arun Chakraverty

Art Direction – John Dyer
Design – Paul May
Photography – Olli

Engineered At Morgan Studios
Recorded At Morgan Studios
Phonographic Copyright Arista
Copyright Arista