01. Crocodile Shoes 04:18
02. Calling Out Your Name 03:35
03. Cowboy Dreams 03:14
04. Once Upon A Time 02:58
05. Only One Heart 03:48
06. Bitter And Twisted 03:39
07. Love Will Find Someone For You 03:08
08. Angel 03:07
09. Between A Woman And A Man 03:52
10. Don't Wanna Go Home 04:20
11. Dragons 03:46
Biography by John Bush
Vocalist Jimmy Nail first came to prominence in England as an actor during the early '80s, in the highly successful BBC-TV series Auf Wiedersehen Pet. His next TV work, Spender, was a labor of love; he wrote and produced the series, starring as undercover detective Freddie Spender as well. He won several awards for the show, which also launched a best-selling novel. More awards were forthcoming for his series Crocodile Shoes, in which he played a third-rate country singer. Nail began recording in the mid-'80s, and first gained an American contract with the 1992 album Growing Up in Public. His 1995 LP Crocodile Shoes -- based on the TV series -- went triple-platinum in Great Britain (and spawned a best-selling follow-up one year later). In 1996, Jimmy Nail earned his most popular role, that of tango singer Agustín Magaldi in Madonna's feature-film version of Evita.
Review From Amazon.co.uk
Like the very nose on his face, Jimmy Nail is a man going in two directions. Despite being one of Britain's most in-demand actors, he's always cited singing as his true vocation. In 1994, Nail was afforded the luxury of not having to choose when he was landed the lead in a TV drama about a jobbing singer-songwriter. Crocodile Shoes was a project very close to Nail's heart. Despite a cluster of hits under his belt, this was Nail's major songwriting debut. One might infer from songs like "Once Upon A Time" and "Bitter And Twisted" that Nail is happiest in the pub rock idiom. Perhaps though, he was writing for the part. Either way, the standard of his compositions is predictably dwarfed by three submissions from Paddy MacAloon, including the single "Cowboy Dreams". Lest we forget, the Prefab Sprout frontman cut his teeth on the Tyneside pub circuit. "Love Will Find Someone For You" and "Dragons" strike a balance between sentimentality and poetry that Nail would do well to mind.