Sunday, April 02, 2006

The Soundtrack For `Kes` - a kestral for a knave - "Tha' won't get me down t'pit."


Original Soundtrack
John Cameron

Label: Trunk Records

Date Recorded: 1969

This is the beautiful (but short - it runs for 19 minutes) soundtrack to the British masterpiece directed by Ken Loach. Adapted from the novel "A Kestrel For A Knave" by Barry Hines, Kes is set in the North of England (Barnsley) and tells the story of Billy Casper. Billy can't concentrate on his school work and has a pretty rough time of it whilst dealing with his dysfunctional family and the regular beatings he gets from other boys and his brother. One day he sees a wild Kestrel which leads to the discovery of a whole new side of his character...

Jarvis Cocker (Pulp) is a huge fan of the soundtrack and has this to say about it; "The sound of a long-lost childhood...The smell of a damp school cloakroom, from an age when comics were still printed on newsprint...

But this is more than just another product of the nostalgia industry - put on this album & immediately you'll be soaring through the air, free of your earthly shackles: for this is the sound of a human soul in flight. A beautiful daydream antidote to an all too real South Yorkshire nightmare. "Tha' won't get me down t'pit." "Pig, Pig, Sow,Sow." "Tha' dun't like being called a bastard does tha'?" This is the real thing. This is beauty so fragile it hurts. This is music with the Jesses well & truly off."

Track Listing

01. Front Titles John Cameron
02. Billy's Paper Round John Cameron
03. Dawn - Billy sees Kes in the Tower John Cameron
04. Stealing the Book John Cameron
05. Midnight - Billy Climbs and Captures Kes John Cameron
06. Training Kes John Cameron
07. Kes First Flight John Cameron
08. Jud Walks to the Mine John Cameron
09. Kes Flies Free John Cameron
10. Kes Flies Higher John Cameron
11. Billy Asleep in the Boiler Room John Cameron
12. Foreboding John Cameron
13. Looking for Kes John Cameron
14. Realisation John Cameron
15. Burying Kes John Cameron

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Meic Stevens _-_ Outlander

Meic Stevens is a Welsh singer-songwriter. Meic Stevens is a legend in his native Wales, even as he remains somewhat unknown outside of that country, due chiefly to his insistence on singing in his native Welsh language. The psych-folk singer and guitarist is often referred to as "the 60s Welsh psych-Dylan" and compared favourably with fellow astral-travelers like Syd Barrett. He was discovered by Jimmy Savile, a DJ who saw Stevens (from Solva, on the west coast of Wales) performing at the Manchester University folk club in 1965. This discovery led to Meic Stevens recording his first single - with producer John Paul Jones (later of Led Zeppelin) - for Decca Records that same year.
Stevens continued to perform around Britain during the '60s, playing on recording sessions and even reportedly turning down a five-album, five-year record contract with Warner Bros. in 1970 - they wanted to turn him into the "Welsh Van Morrison" - in order to concentrate on recording in his own language. His 1970 album Outlander, which features sitar and tablas courtesy of Magic Carpet's Keshav Sathe, is today - like most of his albums - considered quite rare and highly collectible among psych-folk fans. His psych-folk influence can be heard in such contemporary Welsh groups as Super Furry Animals and Gorky's Zygotic Mynci. Stevens was one of the first artistes to record for his country's first independent record company, the Sain label.
Stevens sang mostly in his native language. His one English-language album is 1970's Outlander. Meic composes most of the lyrics and music on his albums. He is a gifted guitarist, and can perform as a soloist as well as with his band. Although he has fallen short of international fame, it was not musical talent that let him down but personal circumstances. He was signed to Warner Brothers, but does not seem to have done much recording for WB. Today he is respected among Welsh musicians and has several Welsh CDs available from the Sain label in Caernarfon. His early Welsh songs, such as Tryweryn (a Welsh village flooded to provide water for Liverpool) and Merch o'r Ffatri Wlan ("Girl from the wool factory"), are considered classics.


Artist - Meic Stevens
Publisher - Warner Brothers/Rhino
UPC - 603497778393


ROWENA (Full Version) (4:41)
LOVE OWED (3:21)
OXBLOOD (1:12)
YORRIC (8:49)
YORRIC (Early Version) (5:37)
THE SAILOR AND MADONNA (Early Version) (4:08)
BALLAD OF JOE BLIND (Alternate Version) (2:29)

Monday, March 27, 2006

John Renbourne _-_ Definative Transatlantic Collection



1 ( 2:53) One for William
2 ( 2:00) Waltz
3 ( 2:27) After the Dance
4 ( 1:32) Ladye Nothing's Toye Puffe
5 ( 3:37) The Trees They Do Grow High
6 ( 2:55) Lady Goes to Church
7 ( 2:36) Trotto / Saltarello
8 ( 3:22) Sweet Potato
9 ( 3:25) Shake Shake Mama
10 ( 3:20) The Hermit
11 ( 5:09) Three Pieces By O'Carolan (Medley)
12 ( 3:24) Lord Franklin
13 ( 4:53) So Clear
14 ( 3:57) The Moon Shines Bright
15 ( 7:06) The Pelican
16 ( 4:26) Circle Dance
17 ( 4:07) New Nothynge
18 ( 6:16) Variations on My Lady Carey's Dompe

John Renbourne _-_ Faro Annie

TransAt Cover

Faro Annie 1971

Transatlantic TRA 247


White House Blues

Buffalo Skinners

Kokomo Blues

Little Sadie

Shake Shake Mama

Willy o' Winsbury

The Cuckoo

Come On In My Kitchen

Country Blues

Faro Annie

Back On The Road Again

On the edge _-_ Topic TSCD 806

I can only really describe this as an audio history. Ewan McColl and Peggy Seeger (funded by the rampantly socialist BBC) created a series of `audiomentries` that were to document the experiences of the common man/woman in Britain. History as a discipline was embracing the `new` technologies of the day which affordably allowed production teams to roam around Britain. This new content also complimented the growing interest things old, an abreaction maybe to the increasing impact of technology and commercialisation on British citizens. This particular production focused upon the desires, worries fears and hopes that teenagers in 1962 experienced and wished to share with the production team.

the edge

On the Edge - Topic TSCD 806

On the Edge [1962]

: about Britain's teenagers. Actuality interspersed with Songs:

World Beyond the Wall
Parent and Child
I Think We Should Be Getting Married
We're Young But We're a-Growing
Children of the Troubled World
Time That I Was Going on My Way

Ivor Cutler _-_ Life in a Scotch Sitting Room Vol. 2

Not the earliest Ivor Cutler `piece` but one that sits nicely with my recent posts. Of course Ivor died this year, so there will be no more.

Life in a Scotch Sitting Room, Vol. 2 is an LP by Ivor Cutler, originally released in 1978. It was recorded live in Cutler's native Glasgow, and tells stories from his childhood growing up in a middle-class family around the time of the Great Depression. Despite the title, there was no volume one. The poems and stories from the album were also published as a book in 1984.

(Life in a Scotch Sitting Room, Vol.2 (Methuen) ISBN 041373580X)

The sleeve notes include the following:

"Recorded by Pete Shipton of Radio Clyde at the 3rd Eye Centre, Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, on the 7th, 8th, 9th of July, 1977.

Edited by Seán Murphy & Pat Stapely, and Master Record cut by Mick Webb.

All tracks registered with P.R.S and M.C.P.S and ©1977 Ivor Cutler.

Sleeve front - Helen Oxenbury ©1977. Lettering - Phyllis April King.

Life in a scotch sitting room

Track listing

(All tracks written by Ivor Cutler)

Side one

"Episode 2" – 4:55
"Episode 3" – 3:45
"Episode 9" – 3:40
"Jungle Tip: Owl" – 0:44
"Episode 1" – 3:12
"Episode 11" – 4:02
"Jungle Tip: Lion" – 0:45
"Episode 5" – 3:13
"Episode 14" – 3:53

Side two

"Episode 7" – 3:54
"Episode 12" – 4:10
"Jungle Tip: Leopard" – 0:41
"Episode 8" – 3:52
"Episode 6" – 2:47
"Episode 4" – 3:44
"Jungle Tip: Boa" – 0:31
"Episode 13" – 5:22
"Episode 0" – 0:00

When Dalliance Was In Flower ... and Maidens lost their Heads'.

Now I don`t suppose that many of you folks have much in the way of Elizabethan Erotic Folk Song. So here is the first in your collection. Ripped from my vinyl copy, this 1958 edition is volume one of three. The other two will have to wait a little while (write me nice comments and they may appear quicker). The principle players in this production are Ed McCurdy (vocals) and Andrew Darling (banjo). The content varies from the tender personal love song, to the raunchy and rude `naughty lads out on the piss` bar song.


When Dalliance Was In Flower: Ed McCurdy
Elektra EKL 110 (Mono) - Released: 1956
Production: Jac Holzman
Side 1

Go Bring Me A Lass
The Trooper
A Young Man And A Maid
A Wanton Trick
There Was A Knight
Two Maidens Went Milking One Day
A Lusty Young Smith
Tom And Doll

Side 2

A Riddle
A Maiden Did A-Bathing Go
The Jolly Tinker
Old Fumbler
The Three Travellers
Kitt Hath Lost Her Key
To A Lady
The Four Able Physicians
Sylvia The Fair

Subtitle '... and Maidens lost their Heads'. This, and the succeding volumes, were based on 'Songs of Wit and Mirth' or 'Pills to Purge Melancholy' edited by Thomas D'Urfey and printed in London in 1719 ... set to music by Ed McCurdy.

Two covers known. The earlier was based on line drawings (by Bill Harvey) but more recent copies use a photo of pseudo-medieval 'dudes in tights' including Jac Holzman in one of his Hitchcockian cover-cameos. The ornate script used for the first version has led to the album title being mistaken for 'Defiance' and even 'Daffiance' in listings. In a similar typographical oddity, the letter 'd' of 'maidens', on all the discs in the series, is actually the letters 'c' and 'l' close together. Incidentally, Xtra (a Transatlantic Records label in the UK) issued a boxed set of Dalliance bringing together vols 1 and 3. I mention this because of the cheesy cover, featuring a bonny lass biting an apple while perched on a cannon outside the Tower of London. The two discs had initially been issued in the UK as Transatlantic TRA 115 and 119.

For Elektra this was a very successful series (a cash-cow even) since, as with most folk music, there were no composer royalties to pay. The Dalliance series, Theo Bikel's albums and the military songs of Oscar Brand helped to give Elektra the financial security that enabled Jac Holzman to take risks with innovative material later.

get naked and enjoy ;)

Alasdair Roberts_-_Live_Set _2005_-_DAB_quality

The track listing for this rare gem is in the file. Enjoy this, because I did!


- "When a Man's in Love He Feels No Cold"
-"I Fell in Love"
-"Down Where the Willow Wands Deep"
-"Kilmahog Saturday Afternoon"
-"The Whole House is Singing"
-"Farewell Sorrow"
-"The Banks of Red Roses"
-"I Went Hunting"
-"Appendix Out - "Year Waxing, Year Waning"

Vashti Bunyan_-_LookAftering

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This is the new `eagerly` awaited album from the wonderful Vashti. One might have expected something totally different after 35 odd years, but much of the whistful psy-folkette is still evident.

As well as a neat balance between gentle, sparse songs and heavier, more orchestrated numbers, there is a beautiful play between the lush instrumental arrangements and the incredibly intimate, in-your-ear presence of Vashti’s voice. There’s a real honesty to the album – from the fragile intimacy of the vocal itself to the stories it weaves. Just as ‘Diamond Day’ was a very pure document of a journey, ‘Lookaftering’ is similarly based on stories taken directly from lived experience (the death of a brother; the joys / fears of motherhood; the tension between freedom / commitment and travel / domesticity). There’s also a great integrity forged from the cohesiveness between lyrical content and musical form (the gentle rolling and pitching of the melodies on ‘Same But Different’; the vocal roundelay on ‘Here Before’; the ice-shiver of dulcimer on ‘Turning Backs’). The album title itself, a personalised word that describes the role of “taking care of someone - human or animal - or even something that needs to be done, that needs lookaftering.”

See what you think. Btw, vashti has been my most popular post so far with 50 odd Dlz.

track listing

1] Lately
2] Here Before
3] Wayward

4] Hidden
5] Against The Sky
6] Turning Backs
7] If I Were
8] Same But Different
10] Feet Of Clay
11] Wayward Hum

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Alasdair Roberts_-_No_Earthly_Man



Released by Drag City on March 21, 2005

Lord Ronald
Molly Bawn
The Cruel Mother
On the Banks of the Red Roses
The Two Brothers
Admiral Cole
Sweet William
A Lyke Wake Dirge

Jack Orion


(CD/LP on Drag City Records,

Like Richard Thompson, Alasdair Roberts' work has always had a touch of antiquity about it - a certain fluidity of interchange between the self-penned and the traditional. His 2001 album of traditional covers 'The Crook of My Arm' was a mere stone's throw in feel from his work with Appendix Out, and his follow-up masterpiece 'Farewell Sorrow' had many scanning for the designation "trad" in the songwriting credits only to find that it was exclusively comprised of original compositions. 'The Crook of My Arm' was clearly no exercise in dilettantism, for Roberts has now issued an emphatic second record of traditional ballads, in this case focussed on the ever-popular area of murder.
‘No Earthly Man’ eases into its grim work in a low-key fashion. ‘Lord Ronald’ is starkly arranged, despite the significant number of instrumental contributors. Cello, guitar, keyboards and drums form a distant miasma behind Roberts’ clear, keening and beautifully accented vocal delivery. ‘Molly Bawn’ is an Irish variant of the well-trammelled ‘Polly Vaughan’ and the reading is bleak, even for this genre. Spindly dulcimer, death-rattle drums and haunted-house piano drive the thing along like a plague cart. Robert’s version of a ‘Cruel Mother’ is a highlight, combining the tune from a 1976 Silly Wizard reading (called ‘Carlisle Wall’) with words culled from three sources; the Silly Wizard version, the singing of Aberdeen-born Lizzie Higgins, and from the version on Shirley Collins’ 1967 album ‘The Sweet Primroses’. What this version of ‘The Cruel Mother’ illustrates is the profound intelligence and respect with which Roberts’ approaches the body of tradition. He is clearly aware of the work done before by folkies down the decades, and both acknowledges and builds on it.
Great takes follow: ‘On the Banks of Red Roses’, ‘The Two Brothers’, ‘Admiral Cole’ and ‘Sweet William’ mix traditional instrumentation, superb vocals and some subtle feedback and electronics in places. Most striking though, is Roberts’ version of ‘A Lyke Wake Dirge’ - it owes much to the work of ‘The Young Tradition’ for its arcane power, but is given a thunderous arrangement that transports the listener right back into a 15th Century interment procession, fog bound and illuminated by burning torches. Its ritualistic power is enough to suggest that Roberts would be an ideal candidate to provide the music to any proposed remake of ‘The Wicker Man’.
Collaboration is deeply important to the world this record presents. Isobel Campbell (of Belle & Sebastian) plays cello on all but one song in addition to singing on two and playing piano on another. Producer Will Oldham sings on four songs, and also plays bass and piano on another. Paul Oldham, in addition to mixing the record, also contributes bass to one song. In the final analysis, the most substantial collaboration is the wedding of Roberts’ British Isles grounding of the material to Oldham’s backwoods Kentucky vision of how the record should be arranged and mixed. It seems that Roberts intends to continue alternating releases between original and traditional material, and I for one look forward to his endeavours in either area. (Tony Dale)

Vashti Bunyan_-_Diamond_Day

Just Another Diamond Day

Diamond Day

Vashti Bunyan - with Robin Williamson, Dave Swarbrick,Simon Nicol, John James and Christopher Sykes
Produced by Joe Boyd, 1970

Just Another Diamond Day is the debut album by United Kingdom singer-songwriter Vashti Bunyan.
In the mid to late 1960s, Bunyan was under contract to Andrew Oldham, which saw her release two singles. However, Bunyan found the experience frustrating, and decided to head for the Scottish islands in search of an artistic commune supposedly established by Donovan. She travelled around the countryside with her partner Robert, in a horse-drawn wagon. It was during these travels that she wrote the songs which would later appear on Just Another Diamond Day.
Bunyan returned to London where she was urged by producer Joe Boyd to record her songs while they were still fresh. The recording session took place throughout December 1969 at Sound Techniques in London. Song arrangements were performed by Robert Kirby, who also worked with Nick Drake. Members of Fairport Convention and Incredible String Band contributed to some tracks.
The album was initially released in 1970 but was a commercial failure and Bunyan retired from music for many years as a result of harsh criticism from the music press who described her songs as 'childish' and attacked her voice as 'weak'.
Just Another Diamond Day was re-released by Spinney Records in 2000.

"Diamond Day"
"Glow Worms"
"Lilly Pond"
"Timothy Grub"
"Where I Like To Stand"
"Swallow Song"
"Window Over the Bay"
"Rose Hip November"
"Come Wind Come Rain"
"Hebridean Sun"
"Rainbow River"
"Trawlerman's Song"
"Jog Along Bess"
"Iris's Song For Us"

The following songs were added to 2000's cd re-release:

"Love Song"
"I'd Like to Walk Around in Your Mind"
"Winter is Blue"
"Iris's Song Version Two"

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Play Windows Media File on a Mac.

It has been noted (with great concern) that some of you dear people are having issues with my decision to `go with` Bill Gates` proprietory WMA audio format, instead of the more universal Motion Picture Group 3 standard. I am sorry but the truth is that most of my stuff has been ripped already and archived. If I did decide to to use an MP format it would MPG4 and not MPG3. Endevouring (as always) to be helpful, here below is where Mac owners (the BMW and Volvo drivers of the E-world) can download and use Mr Gates Mediaplayer for free. Although from looking at the webpage OSX Tiger is not yet supported.


From the responses to this post it looks as if if I may have to reconsider my decision to post WMA. I will look into finding some converting software, but as M$ policy makes it clear that it is `no allowed` to convert wma this may not be an easy issue to resolve. Please show some patience as I try to rectify my clear mis-reading of the target audience needs ( :) ). I will notify all when I have posted MPee3`s.

thanks for the feedback.

{more updates}

The task of converting wma to mp3 turns out to be far less arduous than I expected. I found a nice small util that does the job nicely, and for free too !!!
So those who wish to enjoy these files on ipods now can. I will re-up the files as Mp3 as soon as I can, I share bandwidth with 4 others.

Monday, March 13, 2006

????? Sound quality ????

It has been brought to the Packet Switchers attention that he posts at `too low a sample rate`. Last time I looked I am sure that I was posting on a `music` blog and not an `audiophile` blog. Those who wish to dabble in the voodoo of `listening` to frequencies well below (or above) the human range of hearing (ie those who have had thier DNA spliced with bats or whales) should look elsewhere to get thier jollies. The Packet Switcher is dedicated to the musical, poetical and spiritual aspects of the music experience and pretends naught else. I suggest that those who feel the urge to complain should go and iron their underpants, or socks, or indulge in some other obsessive compulsive activity until the urge to post goes away. Alternatively do not download anything under 500 meg, and you will not be disappointed, unless of course the file you just spent a week downloading is a munter, and not to your taste.

That said some of the posts of vinyl rips from me will not be top quality. The Reflection LP was bought from a thrift shop, and even after a loving cleaning still sounds like it was recorded off a rusty nail with a small child sat on it. This is not the packet switchers fault, the previous owners obviously did not respect the fragile nature of the vinyl material. However the packet switcher endevours to make his best efforts to contribute something towards the wider community of `music` lovers, not the `sound quality` community.

If it sounds too `digital` then resample it through a wave editor using somthing like amplitube or blue tubes to `warm` up the sound. Half of this stuff posted was original destined for those tiny LP players with the built-in mono speakers. They received radio play on AM or if you were lucky MW. The whole notion of `sound quality` is largely subjective (imho), most especially to the person who can appreciate a melody, rhythm or lyric.

Thanks to Anon whose comprehensive `wiki` felch made me laugh, also thanks for the support goes to riffingEddie.

Stinky dogfarts to the moaners.

Bert Jansch _-_ Jack Orion / Nicola

Now on to more familiar territory.

Jack Orion (Transatlantic TRA 143)
Released: September 1966
Personnel: Bert Jansch (guitar/banjo/vocal), John Renbourn (second guitar on *)
Produced: Bill Leader Recorded: c. early summer 1966 at 5 North Villas, Camden, London

The Waggoner’s Lad */ The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face / Jack Orion * / The Gardener / Nottamun Town / Henry Martin */ Blackwaterside / Pretty Polly *

Jack Orion

Nicola (Transatlantic TRA 157)
Released: July 1967
Personnel: Bert Jansch (acoustic, electric and 12 string guitar/vocal), 15 piece orchestra
Produced: Nathan Joseph (& David Palmer, musical arranger)
Recorded: c. April 1967 at Decca Studios, London and Sound Techniques, London

Go Your Way My Love / Woe is Love My Dear / Nicola / Come Back Baby / A Little Sweet Sunshine / Love is Teasing / Rabbit Run / Life Depends on Love / Weeping Willow Blues / Box of Love / Wish My Baby Was Here / If The World Isn't There

Jack Orion

1. The Wagoner's Lad
2. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
3. Jack Orion
4. The Gardener
5. Nottamum Town
6. Henry Martin
7. Blackwaterside
8. Pretty Polly
9. Go Your Way My Love
10. Woe Is Love My Dear
11. Nicola
12. Combe Back Baby
13. A Little Sweet Sunshine
14. Love Is Teasing
15. Rabbit Run
16. Life Depends On Love
17. Weeping Willow Blues
18. Box Of Love
19. Wish My Baby Was Here
20. If The World Isn't There

Wake The Vaulted Echoes -_- Peter Bellamy

Peter Bellamy

It seems but a few short years since the shock news of Peter Bellamy's sudden death rippled around the wide world of folk music: Back then, in September 1991, LP record shelves seemed to bulge with examples of his vast, unique, idiosyncratic and often deeply moving output.

But years pass, vinyl gathers dust, and the classic recordings of truly major artists are sadly consigned to the vaults as Records Companies come and go, and as multi-national "Entertainment " conglomerates steadily junk all but the most 'commercial' masters from their inherited back-catalogues.

Peter Bellamy's career has remained a thread of excellence permeating the whole world of folk music for over thirty years, but since his early and tragic death in 1991, much of his massive recorded output was thought lost..... however, many precious masters and un-released recordings had in fact been preserved by Bellamy's long time collaborator, recordist and friend Nigel Schofield, the noted Bradford radio- and record-producer. Together with the vital tape archives of Jenny Bellamy, and with further treasures unearthed by Wayne's diligent digging in archives, vaults and tape collections around the planet, the pair have accessed over 800 different recordings to produce a winning - and most definitive selection!

Here are 16 completely new performances, a further 16 tracks never before widely available, and 25 choice songs from all those rare and archive sources from around the world, all in all delivering the most complete retrospective collection of Peter Bellamy's life's work ever assembled - and including unique performances with YT, Shirley Collins, Dolly Collins, Louis Killen, Dave Swarbrick, The Watersons, Steve Tilston, Maggie Boyle and many more.

Special gems include Peter and Shirley Collins live at Sydney Opera House; the only un-released Young Tradition track; rare & un-released songs with Peter and the Watersons; Peter's first and last recordings - and an amazing 5-inch one-sided single of Peter and Tony McCarthy, recorded in a record-shop booth in 1964!!


note:- This is currently out of print and therefore unavailable.


1 The Land - from: Keep on Kipling, 1982
2 Malenka - with: Sharon & the students, 1985
3 Exile song - from: Second Wind, 1985
4 Motherless Child - from: Second Wind, 1985
5 Recessional - from: Mr K/Exceedingly, 1989
6 Back to the army again - from: Mr K/Exceedingly, 1989
7 Way down town - from: Pretty Jenny's, 1989
8 Cholera camp - from: Soldiers Three, 1990
9 Slip Jigs and reels - from: Pretty Jenny's, 1989
10 Tyne of Harrow - from: Songs an’ rummy conjurin’ tricks, 1990
11 Worried about you - from: Pretty Jenny's, 1989
12 Trees they do grow high - Live recording, 1991
13 Death is not the end - from: Pretty Jenny's, 1989
14 Goodbye - Live at Cheddar, 1991
15 The Old Songs - from:
16 Yarmouth town - from: Won't you go my way? 1971
17 Gunga Din - from: Barrack Room Ballads, 1977
18 Abe Carmen (The Robber's Song) - from: Second Wind, 1985
19 Bill 'awkins - from: Barrack Room Ballads, 1977
20 Soldier soldier - from: Soldiers Three, 1990
21 The black and bitter night - from: Second Wind, 1985
22 Green fields of England - from: The Transports, 1977


1 Maid of Australia - from: Both sides then, 1979
2 A-roving on a winter's night - from: Both sides then, 1979
3 Long time travelling ("White") - from: Both sides then, 1979
4 Come write me down - at: Sydney Opera House, 1980
5 Fair Annie - from: Fair Annie, 1980
6 Down the moor - from: Fair Annie, 1980
7 A pilgrim's way - at: Valley Folk, 1981
8 Shallow Brown - out-take, 1983
9 The molecatcher - from: Fair Annie, 1980
10 My Boy Jack - from: Keep on Kipling, 1982
11 We have fed our sea - from: Maritime England Suite, 1982
12 Sir Andrew Barton - from: Maritime England Suite, 1982
13 The death of Nelson - from: Maritime England Suite, 1982
14 Follow me 'ome - from: Keep on Kipling, 1982
15 Shepherd of the downs - from: Both sides then, 1979
16 Santa Fe Trail - Session: PB & Steve Tilston, 1989
17 Riding on top of the car - Home recording, 1990
18 Shepherds arise - Live at McCabe's, 1982
19 A Chat With Your Mother - Live at Bacca Pipes, 1984


1 On board a '98 - from: Songs and rummy conjurin' tricks, 1991
2 Paddy Doyle / Blood red roses - from: Private recording, 1964
3 Bright morning stars - from: Folk Trailer, 1970
4 The Bitter Withy - at: Valley Folk, 1981
5 The German musicianer - from: Mainly Norfolk, 1968
6 Young Roger Esquire - at: Sydney Opera House, 1980
7 A Three Part Song - from: Oak Ash & Thorn, 1970
8 Oak ash and thorn (A Tree Song) - from: Oak Ash & Thorn, 1970
9 The looking glass - Pennine Radio, 1986
10 Sir Richard's song - from: Kipling Anthology, 1986
11 The way through the woods - from: Kipling Anthology, 1986
12 Peggy Bawn - from: The First Folk Review Record, 1974
13 Nostradamus - from: Tell it like it was, 1975
14 Soldiers three - from: Tale of ale, 1977
15 Tommy - from: Soldiers Three, 1990
16 Danny Deever - from: Soldiers Three, 1990

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Reflections 1968


Because it is Sunday, and cause I am feeling like making another post.

This is a very rare LP of Sydney Carters songs sung by a group formed at Cambridge University in 1966. Enjoy, no-one else is ever going to post this for you.

RL301 "The Present Tense - Songs of Sydney Carter"
Reflection's first album was an immediate success. Gathering together fifteen of Sydney Carter's best songs in electric folk arrangements, it remains a classic album.
Some of the songs are stark ("Friday Morning", some meditative "I Wore the Mask"), some probing ("When They Shouted Hosanna"), and others exhilarating ("Travel On!") - but without exception they provide compelling listening.
Don't look for pre-packaged faith here, but anyone prepared to think will find a wealth to think about!

The Present Tense
Standing In The Rain
George Fox
When They Shouted Hosanna
Lord Of The Dance
Crow On The Cradle
Every Star Shall Sing A Carol
I Want To Have A Little Bomb Like You!
Bird Of Heaven
Travel On
Judas And Mary
Friday Morning
Bitter Was The Night
The Vicar Is A Beatnik
The Mask I Wore


So that I don`t incur the collective wrath of the music blogger community, here is the password for all files that are posted.

if by chance that does not work then the password will be
any files that do not have these passwords will have the password on the post from now on.