Personnel: Steve Bruce (vocals, drums); Daryl Smith, Colin McFaull, Steve Burgess (vocals); Mickey Beaufoy (guitar).
Audio Mixers: Daryl Smith; Pat Collier.
Liner Note Authors: Mickey Beaufoy; Steve Bruce; Daryl Smith; Colin McFaull; Steve Burgess.
Recording information: Holidays In The Sun; The Market Arena, Morecambe, Lancashire, England.
One of the best of all Cock Sparrer live recordings, Back Home was recorded at the 2003 Holidays in the Sun punk festival in Morecambe, England, and appropriately finds the band serving up a virtual career history. There's not a dull moment to be heard, just a non-stop blaze of power and energy, played out before an audience that seems to know every word of every song, and doesn't care who knows that. Excellent sound quality adds to the excitement, and anybody who has not experienced the joy of a Cock Sparrer concert should jam this disc into their player right now. Footage from this show, incidentally, can be found on the equally excellent What You See is What You Get DVD. ~ Dave Thompson