Lindisfarne The full reunion live 1978 – Run For Home

Lindisfarne are back! Run for Home
Spring tour 1978 Redcar Coatham Bowl 3rd June 1978 lindis78redacr
The Newcastle City Hall Lindisfarne reunion Christmas concerts of 1976 and 1977 were so successful that the band decided to get back together on a permanent basis in early 1978. They were soon back in the UK charts with a top 10 hit “Run For Home”, which was taken from the new album Back and Fourth. The band then went on tour across the UK in spring 1978. I caught the tour when they appeared at Redcar Coatham Bowl, which came towards the end of the run of concerts. The gig was sold out, as was the rest of the tour. It seemed everyone wanted to see the reformed Lindisfarne. I went with Marie; we didn’t have tickets, but we managed to buy a couple from a guy outside. The place was packed and it was a great gig; just like old times with some serious crowd singalong. lindisfarneprog78 I can picture everyone now, standing on the tables at the end of the gig, screaming for more, and them singing along as one to the encore, which was of course “Run For Home”. The lads were well and truly back, and with renewed passion and energy. I saw them again a few months later at the Reading Festival, where they shared the bill with a curious mix of old rockers and new punks. Lindisfarne played the Saturday afternoon on a bill headlined by Status Quo. The Jam and Sham 69 headlined the night before and Patti Smith was top of the bill on the Sunday (see what I mean about the strange mix of acts that year). Oh and it was very very muddy…..
The last page of the Spring Tour ’78 tour programme featured a cute poem by Alan’s daughter, Berenice Hull, aged 9: FISH
“I pity the poor minnow, (A very small fish indeed), Sometimes bigger fish eat it, Purely out of greed”

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