Recorded in Brixton, South London, at the studio of session guitarist David Randall, Up Before Dark was the first recording Richard made after moving to the big smoke. It features 11 tracks concerning the move South and the attempt to settle down there.

Track listing

1. Goin' To London.   2. Startin' Again3. Your Fantasy

4. The Truth Of Our Lives

5. Excommunicated

6. Swings and Roundabouts

7. A Beautiful Idea

8. Stretchin' My Arms

9. Nowhere Street

10. Up Before Dark

11. A Beautiful Idea (Reprise)