Noel Harrison

The Windmills of Your

Hold Back Time (2003)


Coming just one year after both Live From Boulevard Music and Adieu Jacques, Hold Back Time represented the high point of Noel's return to recording after the millennium.

Tracks include a new version of the 1969 single Sparrow, as well as Noel's self-penned song Avalon and a number of other well known tunes, such as Spanish is the Loving Tongue and Leonard Cohen's Song of Bernadette.

Other stand-outs include The Night I Heard Caruso Sing, the folk song Dark-Eyed Molly, the laid-back Tin Whistle Tune and a lovely cover of Ralph McTell's Lunar Lullaby.

As a whole, the album has a gentle, laid-back feel with Noel's acoustic guitar only backed by a touch of harmonica and violin here and there.

Track List:

Dark-Eyed Molly

The Last Cheater's Waltz

Tin Whistle Tune

Ne Me Quittes Pas

Song of Bernadette


Ooh La La

Spanish is the Loving Tongue

Lunar Lullaby


The Streets of Baltimore

The Night I Heard Caruso Sing

L'amour C'est Comme un Jour

Hold Back Time

Sleeve Notes:

Noel Harrison vocals and guitar

Jimmy Smith guitar and bass

Jean Sidbury violin

Dave McKelvey Harmonica

Van Dyke Parks piano on Hold Back Time.

Recorded by Jimmy Smith at Lemontunes July 2003.


Listen to The Last Cheater's Waltz from Hold Back Time.


Watch Noel perform Dark-Eyed Molly live at East Budleigh in 2008.