The Definitive Collection

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All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
In the wake of the recent, superb box set, it's hard to imagine a single disc being definitive of one of Britain's great folk singing groups. At best, you can touch on their different facets and legacy. But Definitive Collection actually does a splendid job. There are the hymns, the traditional songs, and some of the permutations Lal and Norma, Mike, even the late Peter Bellamy, as well as tracks by Waterson:Carthy and Blue Murder, who carry on the flame of the original Watersons in many ways especially Blue Murder, which is essentially Waterson:Carthy plus Barry Coope, Jim Boyes and Lester Simpson. The tracks are from their "Topic" albums which means, because of ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
In the wake of the recent, superb box set, it's hard to imagine a single disc being definitive of one of Britain's great folk singing groups. At best, you can touch on their different facets and legacy. But Definitive Collection actually does a splendid job. There are the hymns, the traditional songs, and some of the permutations Lal and Norma, Mike, even the late Peter Bellamy, as well as tracks by Waterson:Carthy and Blue Murder, who carry on the flame of the original Watersons in many ways especially Blue Murder, which is essentially Waterson:Carthy plus Barry Coope, Jim Boyes and Lester Simpson. The tracks are from their "Topic" albums which means, because of licensing, nothing from the original, wonderful Bright Phoebus release is here, but all of those that are here are wonderful, and sung with such naturalness that they epitomize what folk singing should be about. There's no sense of premeditation about their performances. This is simply who they are, and their way of expressing themselves. It's not Mighty River of Song, which really is definitive, but as an introduction to the Watersons, and an overview of their massive achievements in folk music, this works excellently.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/15/2004
  • Label: Highpoint Uk
  • UPC: 714822600422
  • Catalog Number: 6004
  • Sales rank: 135,375

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 God Bless the Master (3:09)
  2. 2 Dido Bendigo (2:56)
  3. 3 The Welcome Sailor (3:19)
  4. 4 Emmanuel (2:48)
  5. 5 Idumea (2:34)
  6. 6 The Still and Silent Ocean (3:53)
  7. 7 Fathom the Bowl (2:54)
  8. 8 Fare Thee Well Cold Winter (2:27)
  9. 9 The Holmfirth Anthem (2:02)
  10. 10 Stormy Winds (3:14)
  11. 11 Rosebuds in June (3:19)
  12. 12 Bellman (3:58)
  13. 13 Sleep on Beloved - Waterson:Carthy (3:09)
  14. 14 Swansea Town (4:26)
  15. 15 The Beggar Man - Norma Waterson (3:33)
  16. 16 Amazing Grace (4:40)
  17. 17 The Old Church Yard - Waterson:Carthy (3:29)
  18. 18 Adieu Sweet Lovely Nancy - Blue Murder (3:41)
  19. 19 Malpas Wassail (4:13)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Watersons Primary Artist
Martin Carthy Track Performer
Peta Webb Fiddle
Rod Stradling Melodeon
Jim Boyes Track Performer
Tony Engle Anglo Concertina
Lal Waterson Vocals, Group Member
Mike Waterson Vocals, Group Member
Eliza Carthy Track Performer
Norma Waterson Vocals, Group Member
Barry Coope Track Performer
Jim Eldon Human Whistle
Lester Simpson Track Performer
Anthea Bellamy Track Performer
Tim van Eyken Track Performer
Technical Credits
Peter Bellamy Composer
Martin Carthy Arranger
The Watersons Arranger
Jim Boyes Arranger
Mike Waterson Arranger
Eliza Carthy Arranger
Charles Wesley Composer
Norma Waterson Arranger
Barry Coope Arranger
Traditional Composer
Lester Simpson Arranger
Thomas Helmore Composer
Tim van Eyken Arranger
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