The Wild Mountain Thyme [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
For The Wild Mountain Thyme, Massachusetts folk and choral ensemble the Revel Players -- best known for their peerless Christmas performances -- delve into the changing of the seasons. Focusing primarily on tunes from the British Isles, the group takes the listener through spring, summer, and autumn with work songs "Sheep-Shearing Song", children's songs "Sweet Potatoes", hymns "Summer Is I-Cumen In", and carols "The Mayday Carol" with joy and precision. The Revels Company is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization that relies on donations and gifts, and each recording feels like the culmination of hard work, love, and dedication. The record sounds like a last ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
For The Wild Mountain Thyme, Massachusetts folk and choral ensemble the Revel Players -- best known for their peerless Christmas performances -- delve into the changing of the seasons. Focusing primarily on tunes from the British Isles, the group takes the listener through spring, summer, and autumn with work songs "Sheep-Shearing Song", children's songs "Sweet Potatoes", hymns "Summer Is I-Cumen In", and carols "The Mayday Carol" with joy and precision. The Revels Company is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization that relies on donations and gifts, and each recording feels like the culmination of hard work, love, and dedication. The record sounds like a last rehearsal before the big night, and like a small-town musical, they do nothing to polarize their imaginary audience, allowing the music to speak for everyone in the building. Wild Mountain Thyme is a testament to their tenacity, and it rivals only Blow, Ye Winds, in the Morning as their finest work.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/16/1995
  • Label: Revels Records
  • UPC: 723721530952
  • Catalog Number: 1094
  • Sales rank: 281,877

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Helston Furry - Revels Chorus (2:00)
  2. 2 Summer Is I-Cumen In - Revels Chorus (1:31)
  3. 3 Country Life - Revels Chorus (1:43)
  4. 4 One Man Shall Mow My Meadow - The Revels (2:28)
  5. 5 Dance Medley: Jack's Maggot Gathering Peascods - The Revels (3:56)
  6. 6 Oats and Beans and Barley Grow - Revels Children's Choir (1:25)
  7. 7 Charlie's Neat, Charlie's Sweet - Revels Children's Choir (1:08)
  8. 8 The Lark in the Morn (1:16)
  9. 9 Hey Ho! To the Greenwood - Revels Chorus (0:59)
  10. 10 The Merry Horn - Christopher Welles (3:51)
  11. 11 Sheep-Shearing Song - The Revels (1:53)
  12. 12 Pace-Egging - Revels Chorus (2:18)
  13. 13 The Barley Mow - Revels Chorus (3:04)
  14. 14 John Barleycorn Is a Hero Bold - The Revels (1:58)
  15. 15 Let Union Be All in Our Hearts - David Jones (3:00)
  16. 16 The May Day Carol - The Revels (2:29)
  17. 17 O Spirit Sweet of Summertime - Revels Chorus (1:08)
  18. 18 Staines Morris (1:52)
  19. 19 Symondsbury Travelers' Tune - Revels Chorus (2:04)
  20. 20 Bartholomew Fair - Revels Chorus (2:24)
  21. 21 John Barleycorn (4:23)
  22. 22 Old Roger Is Dead - Revels Children's Choir (1:02)
  23. 23 Sweet Potatoes - Revels Children's Choir (0:49)
  24. 24 Jolly Is the Miller Boy - The Revels (1:29)
  25. 25 Captain Kidd - Jeff Davis (1:37)
  26. 26 Where the Soul of Man Never Dies - Jeff Davis (1:53)
  27. 27 Doodle Dandy - The Revels (1:24)
  28. 28 Dance Tunes Medley: Petronella the Girl With the Blue Dress On - The Revels (4:29)
  29. 29 Harvest Hymn - Revels Chorus (1:32)
  30. 30 Going Down the Valley - The Revels (2:46)
  31. 31 The Medicine Wheel - Revels Children's Choir (2:34)
  32. 32 Calon Lan - The Revels (1:55)
  33. 33 The Wild Mountan Thyme - The Revels (3:25)
  34. 34 Hi! Ho! The Rattlin' Bog - Revels Children's Choir (2:39)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Revel Players Primary Artist
John Langstaff Track Performer
Peter Barnes Piano, Penny Whistle, Track Performer
Hildur Colot Bagpipes, Flute, Dulcian, Shawm, Bamboo Flute
Jeff Davis Banjo, Mandolin, Vocals, Track Performer
Ruthie Dornfeld Violin, Track Performer
George Emlen Piano, Accordion, Concertina, Conductor
Jermone Epstein Concertina, Conductor, Vocals, Track Performer
John Fleagle Bagpipes, Cornet, Rebec, Cornetto
Janet Fuchs Percussion, Recorder, Sackbut
David Jones Vocals, Track Performer
Jeff Jones Vocals
Mary Lea Fiddle, Violin, Viola, Track Performer
Eric Levenson Double Bass
Neal MacMillan Bagpipes, Violin, Northumbrian Smallpipes
David Rose Vocals
Susan Ward Recorder, Vocals, Track Performer
Jeff Warner Guitar, Concertina, Jew's Harp, Vocals, Track Performer
Christopher Wells Vocals
Revels Children's Choir Track Performer
Sarah Tenney Percussion, Electric Piano
Marshall Barron Violin
Robert Aguero-Hoffman Vocals
Claire Blumenson Vocals
Thayer Christodoulo Vocals
Murray Cion Vocals
Jim Congo Vocals
Leigh Deacon Vocals, Track Performer
Mark J. Deck Vocals
Ruth Dorfman Fiddle, Violin, Track Performer
Kathie Fiveash Vocals
Polly Fiveash Vocals
Victoria Hart Gaskell Vocals
Mimi Gredy Vocals
Mac Howland Vocals
Nancy Hurlbut Vocals
Shelly Kellman Vocals
Henry Kettell Vocals
Judith Lyon-Mitchell Vocals
Lakshmi Nayak Vocals, Track Performer
Keith Ohmart Vocals
Jameela Pedicini Vocals
Paul Rahmeier Vocals
Kate Silver-Heilman Vocals
Carl Corey Vocals
Kathy Fitzgerald Vocals
Lew Kimball Vocals
Ben Soule Vocals
Gerret Warner Vocals
Sandra Spring Vocals
Heather Woodcock Vocals, Track Performer
Henry Olds Vocals
Mark Dooley Vocals
Hannah Emlen Cello, Vocals
Jamie Jaffe Vocals, Track Performer
Revels Chorus Track Performer
Ron Mitchell Vocals
Adelaide Aitken Vocals
Alexander Haring Vocals
Audrey Rose Vocals
Peter Aitken Vocals
Tommy Elder Vocals
Sybil Johnson Vocals
Tim Van Ness Vocals
Technical Credits
The Watersons Arranger
John Langstaff Art Direction, Artistic Director
George Emlen Arranger, Copy Writer
Jermone Epstein Arranger, Composer, Copy Writer
William Lee Golden Composer
John Hughes Composer
Wayne Raney Composer
David Griesinger Engineer
John Playford Composer
Susan Cooper Composer, Liner Notes, Introduction, Program Notes
Marshall Barron Arranger, Copy Writer
Everett Porter Digital Editing, Mastering
Jeremiah Ingalls Composer
Francis McPeake Composer
Traditional Composer
Gayle Rich Producer
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