The Bottom Line:
Fine collection of home grown songs; one of John's most accessible albums.
Recorded august 1974 at Island Studios London.
First UK pressing had inner sleeve with lyrics.
First CD pressing Island Masters series March 22 1993.
Remastered and expanded CD-release November 7 2005.
John told International Musician in 1991: "Working with Danny Thompson was always fast; the whole of Sunday's Child was recorded in six days and it was all improvised, all of it."
The US vinyl pressing had a different picture sleeve, see the scan on the right. The inner sleeve with lyrics was purple and the label was the 'holiday' type (see label page). Apart from the catalogue number mold A had also "STERLING" stamped on it.
Extensive touring was matched to an intensifying Island promo campaign, see the Melody Maker adverts below. The promotional copies were accompanied by a 'personal' letter to record dealers by Island A&R official Fred Cantrell:
The cover picture was taken by Brian Cooke in Hastings on the beach, 08 August 1974.