Tale of Ale: The Story of the Englishman and His Beer

Tale of Ale: The Story of the Englishman and His Beer

by Vic Gammon And Friends
     
 

With a lineup that includes such British folk heavies as Peter Bellamy, Robin Dransfield, and Eddie Upton, it's hard not to hold Free Reed's The Tale of Ale: The Story of the Englishman and His BeerSee more details below

Overview

With a lineup that includes such British folk heavies as Peter Bellamy, Robin Dransfield, and Eddie Upton, it's hard not to hold Free Reed's The Tale of Ale: The Story of the Englishman and His Beer up to some of the genre's other great alcohol-inspired collections like A.L. Lloyd's English Drinking Songs and the Clancy Brothers' Come Fill Your Glass with Us. This collection of songs and stories about "the English and their beer" from folklorist Vic Gammon was originally released in 1977. This 2007 reissue includes the remastered double LP in its entirety, as well as all of the original song-by-song liner notes.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/21/2007
Label:
Free Reed Us Release
UPC:
0020286106722
catalogNumber:
4
Rank:
342903

Tracks

  1. Bring Us in Good Ale  -  Musica Inebriata
  2. Andrew Boorde on Ale  - Michael Smee
  3. Jolly Good Ale and Old  -  Musica Inebriata
  4. "He That Buys Land"
  5. The Merry Fellows  -  Musica Inebriata
  6. Soldiers Three  -  Musica Inebriata
  7. Tapster, Drinker  -  Oriana Concert Orchestra & Chorus
  8. The Tunnying of Elynour Rummyng  - Joby Blanshard
  9. Andrew Boorde on Beer  - Michael Smee
  10. London's Ordinary  -  Musica Inebriata
  11. Epitaph  - Michael Smee
  12. Of Honest Malt Liquor  -  Oriana Concert Orchestra & Chorus
  13. The Malt's Come Down  -  Musica Inebriata
  14. Stubbes on Drunkenness  - Michael Smee
  15. Good Ale for My Money  - Robin Dransfield
  16. The Excise Ballad  -  Musica Inebriata
  17. The Porter Scene from Macbeth  - Michael Smee
  18. Peas, Beans, Oats and the Barley  -  Pump and Pluck Band
  19. Now Harvest Is Over  -  Pump and Pluck Band
  20. The British Toper  -  Pump and Pluck Band
  21. Nottingham Ale  -  Pump and Pluck Band
  22. Bickerdyke on Temperance
  23. O Ale AB Alendo  -  Oriana Concert Orchestra & Chorus
  24. John Barleycorn  -  Pump and Pluck Band
  25. Ye Mar'ners All  - Ian Russell
  26. Epitaph/Poor Tom Is Dead and Gone  - Michael Smee
  27. Poor Tom Is Dead and Gone  -  Pump and Pluck Band
  28. Don't Go out Tonight, Dear Father  - Pam Gilder
  29. The Drunkard's Looking Glass
  30. Ale, Ale, Glorious Ale  - Geoff Hedger
  31. I Likes a Drop of Good Beer  -  Pump and Pluck Band
  32. The Carter's Health  -  Pump and Pluck Band
  33. Hey, John Barleycorn  -  Pump and Pluck Band
  34. Here's a Health to the Mistress  -  Pump and Pluck Band
  35. Meux's Porter Vat  - Michael Smee
  36. A Pot of Porter Oh  - Jon Foreman
  37. I've Been to France/Here's a Health Unto Our Master  -  Pump and Pluck Band
  38. The Man That Waters the Worker's Beer  -  Pump and Pluck Band
  39. October Brew  -  Pump and Pluck Band
  40. John Appleby  -  Pump and Pluck Band
  41. Epitaph  - Michael Smee
  42. Charley Mopps  -  Pump and Pluck Band
  43. This Is Our Mistress' Health  -  Pump and Pluck Band
  44. Michael Blann's Drinking Song  -  Pump and Pluck Band
  45. The British Toper  -  Pump and Pluck Band

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Vic Gammon And Friends   Primary Artist
William Rushton   Readings
Barry Dransfield   Fiddle
David Maxwell   Voices
Eddie Upton   Choir, Chorus
Will Duke   Bandoneon,Anglo Concertina,Mouth Organ
Vic Gammon   Banjo,Concertina,Choir, Chorus,Cittern,Melodeon
Ian Russell   Trombone,Choir, Chorus,Tenor Banjo
Keith Phillips   Fiddle
Joby Blanshard   Readings
Kathryn Cox   Recorder
Rory Forsyth   Bassoon
Pam Gilder   Choir, Chorus
Geoff Hedger   Piano,Accompaniment
Sheila Magill   Percussion,Concertina
Penny Maxwell   Voices
John Mingay   Voices
Tony Pepler   Percussion,Help
Michael Smee   Readings

Technical Credits

Peter Bellamy   Contributor
Roy Harris   Contributor
Barry Dransfield   Composer
Robin Dransfield   Contributor
Nic Kinsey   Producer,Engineer
Eddie Upton   Contributor
Peter Wood   Contributor
John Foreman   Contributor
Vic Gammon   Arranger,Writer,Liner Notes
Mike Hockenhull   Mastering
Neil Wayne   Producer
Sue Dransfield   Cover Design
Pam Gilder   Contributor
Geoff Hedger   Composer
Musica Inebriata   Composer
Oriana   Contributor
Pump and Pluck Band   Composer

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