Pekka Pohjola Albums: Harakka Bialoipokku

Sleeve and label art of Harakka Bialoipokku (British and Swedish pressings).
Harakka Bialoipokku cover B The Magpie cover
Front cover (Love) Front cover (Virgin) - click for a larger image
  1. Alku - The Beginning
  2. Ensimmäinen aamu - The First Morning
  3. Huono sää / Se tanssii... - Bad Weather / Bialoipokku Dances...
  4. ...ja näkee unta - Bialoipokku's War Dream

  5. Hereilläkin uni jatkuu - Bialoipokku's War
  6. Sekoilu seestyy - The Madness Subsides
  7. Elämä jatkuu - Life Goes On
All compositions by Pekka Pohjola

Love Records LRLP 71 (1974)
In the UK B The Magpie: Virgin V 2036 (1975)
In Sweden "Skatan": Svenska Love Records LRLP 118 S (1978)
Svart Records SVR 322 (2015)
Love/Siboney LRCD 71/118 (1990) (2 on 1 with Pihkasilmä Kaarnakorva)
24-bit digitally remastered edition: Love/Siboney LRCD 118 (2002)
In the UK B The Magpie: Cherry Red Records / Esoteric Recordings ECLEC 2176 (2010)

The album title "Skatan" and Swedish track titles were used on the labels of the Swedish pressing, whereas the sleeve was identical with the Finnish Love Records release. See scans of the a-side and the b-side of the Swedish LP.

Pekka Pohjola, bass, piano
Eero Koivistoinen, soprano, sopranino and tenor saxophone
Pekka Pöyry, alto and soprano saxophone
Paroni Paakkunainen, alto and baritone saxophone
Tomi Parkkonen, drums (1-4)
Bertil Löfgren, trumpet (2, 5)
Coste Apetrea, guitar (6)

Produced by Måns Groundstroem
Engineered by Leif Måses
Recorded at Marcus Music, Stockholm (SWE), October 1974
24-bit remastering by Pauli Saastamoinen, Finnvox, Helsinki, January 2002

Cover by Stan Shingler
Liner notes of the 2002 CD edition by Robert Silverstein


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