Swallow Tales is a 1971 album by British country rock band Cochise.
Cochise was most well known for guitarist Mick Grabham, who joined British rock band Procol Harum after Cochise dissolved in 1972. The album was released in 1971, and featured several supporting artists including Tim Renwick and Cat Batchelor. The album was released by music label Liberty Records.
The album was originally released as an LP, and was later released on CD. The album was produced by Dick Taylor in conjunction with the band.
The band were formed in 1969 and released their first album, Cochise, in 1970. The makeup of the band changed greatly before the recording of Swallow Tales as lead singer Stewart Brown was replaced by John Gilbert. Guitarist BJ Cole said that Gilbert's voice contrasted with the voice of Brown, as Gilbert sounded best on rock songs whereas Brown was more mellow. Critic Richie Unterberger (of Allmusic), however, felt that the music sounded largely the same as on their previous self-titled album, and described them as "middle of the pack" with neither "stylistic distinction" or "top-shelf songwriting".
The song-writing was done entirely by guitarists Mick Grabham and Cole.
- "Love's Masde a Fool of You" - 2:51
- "Jed Collder" - 3:18
- "Down Country" Girls - 1:49
- "Home Again" - 3:41
- "Lost Hearts" - 3:25
- "Strange Images" - 2:03
- "Why I Sing the Blues" - 4:09
- "Another Day" - 5:16
- "Axiom of Maria" - 7:02
- "Can I Break Your Heart" - 5:03
- "O Come All Ye Faithful" - 1:15
- Nigel Olsson - Vocals, Vocal Harmony
- Caleb Quaye - Piano
- Roger Wake - Engineer
- Rick Wills - Bass, Vocals
- John Wilson - Drums
- Ricky Wills - Bass, Percussion, Vocals, Group Member
- Hugh Fielder - Liner Notes
- Paul David Hickson - Cover Art, Art Conception
- Cochise - Producer, Main Performer
- Mick Grabham - Guitar (Acoustic), Soloist, Guitar (Electric), Vocals, Group Member, Keyboards, Guitar
- Steve Marriott - Piano, Vocals
- Tim Renwick - Guitar, Soloist
- John Gilbert - Vocals, Group Member
- Cal Batchelor - Guitar
- Stuart Brown - Guitar, Vocals
- B.J. Cole - Dobro, Guitar (Steel), Guitar, Art Conception, Group Member, Pedal Steel, Arranger