Essential

Essential

by Martin Carthy
     
 

Released to coincide with the immensely influential British folk giant's 70th birthday, Topic's two-disc Essential Martin Carthy collection includes 34 tracks culled from his 40-year run with the label. While by no means definitive (keeping the anthology label-centric omits a great deal of his work, including memorable stints with See more details below

Overview

Released to coincide with the immensely influential British folk giant's 70th birthday, Topic's two-disc Essential Martin Carthy collection includes 34 tracks culled from his 40-year run with the label. While by no means definitive (keeping the anthology label-centric omits a great deal of his work, including memorable stints with Steeleye Span, the Albion Country Band, and Three City Four), the overview more than lives up to its name in quality. Between his landmark works, both solo and with fiddler Dave Swarbrick, his commanding vocal presence amidst the equally strong voices of wife Norma and daughter Eliza with the Watersons, and his peerless musicianship with Brass Monkey, Essential leaves little to the imagination as to why Carthy sits so solidly at the table of English folk greats.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/21/2011
Label:
Topic Records
UPC:
0714822077026
catalogNumber:
770
Rank:
99340

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Scarborough Fair  - Martin Carthy
  2. Broomfield Hill  - Martin Carthy
  3. Lord Franklin  - Martin Carthy
  4. Byker Hill  - Martin Carthy
  5. The Bee's Wing  - Martin Carthy
  6. Poor Murdered Woman  - Martin Carthy
  7. Seven Yellow Gypsies  - Martin Carthy
  8. Prince Heathen  - Martin Carthy
  9. January Man  - Martin Carthy
  10. His Name is Andrew  - Martin Carthy
  11. King Henry  - Martin Carthy
  12. Skewbald  - Martin Carthy
  13. The Bedmaking  - Martin Carthy
  14. Geordie  - Martin Carthy
  15. Lovely Joan  - Martin Carthy
  16. Siege of Delhi  - Martin Carthy
  17. The Prickle Holly Bush  - Martin Carthy
  18. I Sowed Some Seeds  - Martin Carthy

Disc 2

  1. The Devil & The Feathery Wife  - Martin Carthy
  2. The Maid and the Palmer  - Martin Carthy
  3. Sovay  - Martin Carthy
  4. The Dominio of the Sword  - Martin Carthy
  5. Bill Norrie  - Martin Carthy
  6. A Stitch In Time  - Martin Carthy
  7. Work Life Out To Keep Life In  - Martin Carthy
  8. A Question of Sport  - Martin Carthy
  9. Rackabello  - Martin Carthy
  10. Sir Patrick Spens  - Martin Carthy
  11. Georgie  - Martin Carthy
  12. Famous Flower of Serving Men  - Martin Carthy
  13. Mermaid  - Martin Carthy
  14. The Maid of Australia  - Martin Carthy
  15. Christ Made a Trance  - Martin Carthy
  16. The Harry Lime Theme  - Martin Carthy

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Martin Carthy   Primary Artist,Guitar,Mandolin,Vocals
John Kirkpatrick   Accordion,Button Accordion
Dave Swarbrick   Fiddle,Mandolin
Martin Brinsford   Percussion,Mouth Organ
Bruce Rowland   Drums
Lal Waterson   Vocals
Mike Waterson   Vocals
Chris Wood   Fiddle
Eliza Carthy   Fiddle,Vocals
Norma Waterson   Vocals
Barnaby Stradling   Bass
Saul Rose   Melodeon
Roger Williams   Trombone,Euphonium
Eleanor Waterson   Vocals
Howard Evans   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Marry Waterson   Vocals

Technical Credits

Martin Carthy   Arranger,Composer
Dave Swarbrick   Arranger
Watersons   Arranger
David Ackles   Composer
Anton Karas   Composer
Martin Brinsford   Arranger
Tony Engle   Producer,Compilation Research
Mike Waterson   Composer
Eliza Carthy   Arranger
J. Kirkpatrick   Arranger
Norma Waterson   Arranger
Dave Goulder   Composer
David Suff   Producer,Compilation Research
Traditional   Composer
R. Williams   Arranger
Howard Evans   Arranger

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