Prospect Before Us

The Prospect Before Us

by The Albion Dance Band
     
 

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One thing is certain in this uncertain world -- you can trust Ashley Hutchings to do interesting things with various areas of British folk and rock music. In the case of the Albion Dance Band, under its various names, the focus was on mutating traditional English dance and folk music, which led to escapades involving traditional tunes, Morris dancers, double drummers,…  See more details below

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One thing is certain in this uncertain world -- you can trust Ashley Hutchings to do interesting things with various areas of British folk and rock music. In the case of the Albion Dance Band, under its various names, the focus was on mutating traditional English dance and folk music, which led to escapades involving traditional tunes, Morris dancers, double drummers, dance callers, Philip Pickett's entire collection of medieval instruments, and serious rock guitar front lines that tend to leap onto the hay cart and start blazing away. The Prospect Before Us is particularly unusual, even for Hutchings and the Albions -- a number of the tracks were recorded live in the studio, complete with dancing by the Albion Morris Men, an effort that resulted in some especially raucous moments: the bonus version of "Merry Sherwood Rangers" is far more staid than the live rendition that made it to the original version of this album. An essential purchase, we think.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/09/2002
Label:
Bgo - Beat Goes On
UPC:
5017261204868
catalogNumber:
486
Rank:
164771

Tracks

  1. Uncle Bernard's/Jenny Lind  -  Albion Country Band
  2. The Hunt Is Up  -  Albion Country Band
  3. Varsovianna  -  Albion Country Band
  4. Masque Tune  -  Albion Country Band
  5. Huntsman's Chorus  -  Albion Country Band
  6. Minuet  -  Albion Country Band
  7. Wassail Song  -  Albion Country Band
  8. Picking Of Sticks/The Old Mole  -  Albion Country Band
  9. Merry Sherwood Rangers  -  Albion Country Band
  10. La Sexte Estampie Real  -  Albion Country Band
  11. I Wish I Was a Single Again  -  Albion Country Band
  12. The Whim  -  Albion Country Band
  13. Hopping Down In Kent  -  Albion Country Band
  14. Horse's Brawl  -  Albion Country Band
  15. On Christmas Night All Christians Sing  -  Albion Country Band
  16. Merry Sherwood Rangers  -  Albion Country Band

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Albion Dance Band   Primary Artist
Albion Band   Indexed Contributor
Martin Carthy   Guitar,Vocals
Shirley Collins   Vocals
Ashley Hutchings   Bass,Electric Bass,Leader,Vocals
Simon Nicol   Dulcimer,Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Electric Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
Sue Harris   Dulcimer,Oboe,Vocals
Dave Mattacks   Synthesizer,Piano,Drums,Electric Piano
John Rood   Conductor,Vocals
John Sothcott   Vielle,Citole,Crumhorn
John Tams   Vocals,Melodion,Melodeon
Graeme Taylor   Guitar,Piano,Electric Guitar,Keyboards
Eddie Upton   Harmonica,Vocals,Telephone Voice
Philip Pickett   Keyboards,Wind,Group Member
John Rodd   Concertina,Tambourine,Vocals
Michael Gregory   Percussion,Drums,Nakers

Technical Credits

Ashley Hutchings   Producer
Simon Nicol   Producer
John Adson   Composer
Victor Gamm   Engineer
John Tobler   Sleeve Notes
William Dudley   Artwork,Back Cover
David Dragon   Cover Design
David Suff   Sleeve Notes
Traditional   Composer

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