English Folk Anthology: And We'll All Have Tea

English Folk Anthology: And We'll All Have Tea

     
 
Given the diversity of talent here, covering several decades' worth of English folk, from A.L. Lloyd to Nic Jones and Richard Thompson, the quality of this double-CD set is astonishingly consistent, and all at a high level. Most of what is here is acoustic-textured music, whether it is original or traditional, but there are exceptions. most

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Given the diversity of talent here, covering several decades' worth of English folk, from A.L. Lloyd to Nic Jones and Richard Thompson, the quality of this double-CD set is astonishingly consistent, and all at a high level. Most of what is here is acoustic-textured music, whether it is original or traditional, but there are exceptions. most notably Richard Thompson, whose "Time to Ring Some Changes" includes drums and amplification. In these surroundings, the latter sticks out a bit, especially appearing as it does juxtaposed to Tarras' "The Happy Salmon," dominated as the latter is by Emma Hancock's violin playing, and Maddy Prior's "Somewhere Along the Road," which follows, only heightens the contrast of the Thompson track. But the beauty of this collection lies in its sheer range of sounds and talent, grouping artists like Thompson, Prior, and Jones with older figures who aren't well or widely represented on CD reissues, including A.L. Lloyd et al. The annotation is minimal, as one would expected on a budget-priced collection, but the sound quality is excellent throughout.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/02/2001
Label:
GOLD COLLECTION
UPC:
0076119410627
catalogNumber:
40106

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. The Foxhunt
  2. The Drowned Lovers
  3. Whirly Whorl
  4. Swansea Town
  5. Time to Ring Some Changes
  6. The Happy Salmon
  7. Somewhere Along the Road
  8. The Good Old Way
  9. The Bold Benjamin
  10. Spencer the Rover
  11. The Flying Cloud
  12. Shepherds Arise
  13. Brigg Fair
  14. Sovay
  15. Birghton Camp/March Past
  16. Bonnie Light Horseman
  17. The Keel Row
  18. The Flight of the Pelican

Disc 2

  1. Striking for Another Land
  2. The Blacksmith
  3. I Will Put My Ship in Order
  4. The Wife of Usher's Well
  5. I Specialise
  6. Adieu Adieu
  7. Martinmas Time
  8. The Drunken Maidens
  9. The Four Loom Weaver
  10. Shews the Way to Wallington/The Peacock
  11. Ale Is Physic for Me
  12. A Mon Like Thee
  13. Cheshire Hornpipe
  14. The Old Miner
  15. Rambleaway/Valentine Waltz
  16. The Royal Oak
  17. Jackie Tar
  18. Who Will Blow the Candle Out Tonight

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