Midnight Smoke 7" SingleThe Hunting of the Snark

Julian as the Baker in the Hunting of the Snark"Midnight Smoke"

Mike Batt

On the 1st of April 1987, Julian appeared as the Baker in the "Hunting of the Snark" a musical written by Mike Batt based on the Lewis Carrol story at London's Royal Albert Hall.  The evening, a musical benefit for the deaf, was attended by Prince Andrew's wife, Fergie and featured the London Symphony Orchestra. The soundtrack features Roger Daltrey as the Barrister, Art Garfunkel as the Butcher, Julian as the Baker, Cliff Richard as the Bellman, Mike Batt as the Boots, Captain Sensible as the Billiard Marker, Deniece Williams as the Beaver and Sir John Gielgud and John Hurt as the Narrators.

Julian sang the song "Midnight Smoke" which was released as a single in Europe as well as parts in "The Escapade" and "The Vanishing"


Sing your hymns of Evensong,
Sail out to far lagoons,
All you fishermen and you fortune hunters,
Sharpen your harpoons.
Sing rhapsodies to the fickle gods that guide you,
Awake the brave adventurer that sleeps inside you.

Before you VANISH AWAY LIKE MIDNIGHT SMOKE,
So that no signs or memories remain,
You might VANISH AWAY LIKE MIDNIGHT SMOKE,
And never be seen again.

You sailors, sail your stormy seas;
You gamblers, roll your ball.
All you butterflies and you ballerinas,
Dance until you fall.
Dream and believe; follow what you're searching for,
One day the brave adventurer will be no more.

You just VANISH AWAY LIKE MIDNIGHT SMOKE,
So that no signs of memories remain,
You'll just VANISH AWAY LIKE MIDNIGHT SMOKE,
And never be seen again.

(Instrumental Break)

You just VANISH AWAY LIKE MIDNIGHT SMOKE,
So that no signs or memories remain,
You'll just VANISH AWAY LIKE MIDNIGHT SMOKE,
And never be seen again.