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John Renbourn's Ship of Fools
     

John Renbourn's Ship of Fools

by John Renbourn's Ship of Fools
 
In addition to being called Ship of Fools, this album is credited to John Renbourn's Ship of Fools, signaling that it is not a Renbourn solo album, but rather a group effort. Previously, Renbourn has used the credit "the John Renbourn Group", but since the personnel is different, he seems to have opted for a new moniker. The chief

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In addition to being called Ship of Fools, this album is credited to John Renbourn's Ship of Fools, signaling that it is not a Renbourn solo album, but rather a group effort. Previously, Renbourn has used the credit "the John Renbourn Group", but since the personnel is different, he seems to have opted for a new moniker. The chief difference is that, in this case, the female singer is not his old Pentangle partner Jacqui McShee but rather Maggie Boyle, who takes lead vocals on four of the ten tracks, in addition to playing flute. Tony Roberts plays wind instruments, as he did in the John Renbourn Group, with Scott Breadman, producer Mitch Greenhill, and Michael Tempo adding various percussion instruments. Renbourn is joined on the guitar by Steve Tilston, who also adds mandolin. The music is stately traditional British folk in Renbourn's familiar manner, and the mixture is also familiar, with "Cobbler's Jig/Maltese Brawls" the instrumental and the album concluding with an a cappella hymn, "Travellers' Prayer." The album is thus a worthy successor to the John Renbourn Group albums A Maid in Bedlam and The Enchanted Garden.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/29/1992
Label:
Flying Fish Records
UPC:
0018964046620
catalogNumber:
70466

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Performance Credits

John Renbourn's Ship of Fools   Primary Artist
Steve Tilston   Guitar,Mandolin,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer,spanish guitar
Tony Roberts   Clarinet,Flute,Guitar,Mandolin,Bass Clarinet,Alto Flute,Recorder,Soprano Saxophone,Track Performer,Northumbrian Smallpipes
John Renbourn   Guitar,Vocals,Cittern
Maggie Boyle   Flute,Vocals,Human Whistle,Whistle (Instrument),Track Performer,Bodhran
Scott Breadman   Drums,Triangle,Hand Drums
Mitch Greenhill   Percussion,Cabasa
Michael Tempo   talking drum

Technical Credits

Eric Von Schmidt   Artwork,Cover Design
Steve Tilston   Arranger,Contributor
Tony Roberts   Arranger,Contributor
John Renbourn   Arranger
Maggie Boyle   Arranger
Mitch Greenhill   Producer
Hugh Jampton   Artwork
David Suff   Annotation
Traditional   Composer
David Eugene Edwards   Engineer,Remixing

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