Beginner's Guide to English Folk [2012]

Beginner's Guide to English Folk [2012]

     
 

The Nascente label is very good at assembling carefully curated compilations of global music and selling them for very reasonable prices. This three-disc collection is no exception. Released with the English folk revival going great guns, this box represents three different generations quite well. Shirley Collins -- without …  See more details below

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The Nascente label is very good at assembling carefully curated compilations of global music and selling them for very reasonable prices. This three-disc collection is no exception. Released with the English folk revival going great guns, this box represents three different generations quite well. Shirley Collins -- without Dolly -- is here, as are the Watersons, the first family of English folk. The baby-boom generation is well represented too, by Bob Davenport, Janet Penfold, Steeleye Span, June Tabor (with and without the Oyster Band -- their reading of Joy Division's "Love Will Tear Us Apart" is a set highlight), Peter Bellamy, Maddy Prior & the Carnival Band, Fotheringay, Anne Briggs, and others. This is the first collection to showcase the late 20th and early 21st century revivalists with their forebears. The Waterson family lineage is extended with the inclusion of tracks by Eliza Carthy, the pairing of Lal Waterson with her son Oliver Knight, Billy Bragg, Blue Murder, Brass Monkey, Simon Ritchie (performing the Sex Pistols' "Anarchy in the U.K." to close the set, no less), and many others. While this set is missing some major names -- Fairport Convention, the Albion Band, Pentangle, Richard & Linda Thompson, Davy Graham, Ralph McTell, John Martyn, Bert Jansch, John Renbourn, etc. -- one suspects this had more to do with licensing nightmares than deliberate exclusion. This is a small complaint considering the wealth of music to be found here, presented in fine packaging with warm, full sound and authoritative historical liner notes. Recommended.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/02/2012
Label:
Nascente
UPC:
5014797138643
catalogNumber:
9713864

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Yarmouth Town
  2. Rubber Band
  3. Love Will Tear Us Apart
  4. Barrack Street
  5. Good Ale
  6. Little Bigman
  7. The March of the Siamese Children
  8. John the Gun
  9. Gypsy Maid
  10. Ring the Bell, Watchman!
  11. God Bless the Child
  12. Alright Jack
  13. The Boar's Head Carol
  14. Ghost of Songs

Disc 2

  1. Pace-Egging Song
  2. Never Any Good
  3. The Keys of Canterbury
  4. Three Black Feathers
  5. The Maid of Australia
  6. The Wedding/Because He Was a Bonnie Lad
  7. George's Son
  8. Sweet England
  9. A Place Called England
  10. Four-Loom Weaver
  11. Bold Sir Rylas
  12. Harry Stone
  13. I Wish They'd Do It Now
  14. Some Old Salty

Disc 3

  1. My Son John
  2. The Old 'Arris Mill
  3. Jerusalem
  4. Danny Rose
  5. Won't You Buy My Sweet Blooming Lavender
  6. A Brisk Young Widow
  7. The Shape of a Girl
  8. Rising
  9. Hills of Greenmor
  10. Seven Long Years
  11. Green Ginger
  12. A Daytrip
  13. Horkstow Grange
  14. Anarchy in the U.K.

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Album Credits

Technical Credits

Alistair Anderson   Composer
Shirley Collins   Arranger
Copper Family   Arranger
Kathryn Tickell   Arranger,Composer
Sandy Denny   Composer
Watersons   Arranger
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Ashley Hutchings   Composer
William Blake   Composer
Billie Holiday   Composer
Anne Briggs   Arranger
Ian Curtis   Composer
Bob Davenport   Arranger
Arthur Herzog   Composer
Maggie Holland   Composer
Peter Hook   Composer
John Tams   Composer
Lal Waterson   Composer
Mike Waterson   Composer
Stephen Morris   Composer
Eliza Carthy   Composer
J. Kirkpatrick   Arranger,Composer
Bernard Sumner   Composer
Colin Irwin   Liner Notes
Ben Ivitsky   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Steve Knightley   Composer
Tim van Eyken   Arranger
Fay Hield   Arranger
Spiers   Arranger
Jim Moray   Arranger
Bella Hardy   Composer
Bellamy   Arranger
O'Hooley & Tidow   Composer
Ian King   Arranger
Michael Waterson   Composer

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