The Artful Dodger is the ninth solo album of Ian Hunter. Impressed with the production on Dirty Laundry, Hunter collaborated again with Björn Nessjö on this album. The album was initially released in Norway only, because Hunter felt that he needed management before he could release it in the UK and the US. The track "Michael Picasso" was a tribute to the late Mick Ronson.
The album received a broader re-release through MIG Music on July 7th, 2014. This release features the original track listing plus one bonus track, "F%&k It Up".
All tracks written by Ian Hunter except where noted.
- Ian Hunter - Lead Vocals, Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Harp
- Darrell Bath - Acoustic, Electric & Baryton Guitars, Lead Vocals
- Torstein Flakne - Guitars, Vocals
- Per Lindvall - Drums, Percussion
- Sven Lindvall - Bass
- Robbie Alter - Acoustic, Electric & Slide Guitars
- Kjetil Bjerkestrand - Keyboards
- Dennis Eliott - Drums
- Pat Kilbride - Bass, Acoustic Bass
- "Honest" John Plain - Vocals, Lead Vocals
- Frode Alnaes - Guitar
- Mariann Lisland - Vocals
- Per Öisten Sörensen - Vocals
- The Vertago String Quartet - Strings