The next Yarns set was called Mr Jack. This brought the creaking harmonium back into play. Mr Jack was performed on two very atmospheric occasions. The first was at CWM in Snowdonia, Wales, in an old stone barn. The second was a Halloween performance in the Permanent Gallery in Brighton, in a room surrounded by artworks depicting the tale Mr Jack.
Mr Jack was captured on tape in summer two thousand and four, and it includes outdoor recordings. Alistair serenaded the hermit crabs in a rockpool in Rottingdean by playing cornet into the water.
A new set of songs came along in the winter, and were performed at the Quaker house in Brighton, in a show supporting Ron Geesin. You can read about it in this review from The Wire.