Thursday, September 14, 2006

"Beggars' Hill" (UK Folk 1976)

UK private pressing 1976 (Moonshine MS 60).
Just a hand full of these were ever pressed, for the boys from Croyden and their friends and relations and is now much sought after as an underground time capsule of its genre.
Containing psych/folk versions of some classic English folk traditional numbers as well as covers from the likes of Fairport Convention and others, this really is a private pressing worth listening to.

Personnel:
Chris Walker - lead vocals, acoustic guitar
John Davis - 12 string guitar, dulcimer, banjo, whistle, vocals
Dave Frohnsdorff -bass guitar, concertina, acoustic guitar, autoharp, vocals
Robin Hamilton -fiddle, mandolin, electric mandolin,vocals
Peter Sharp - electric guitar
Pete Roberts - drums, percussion
Marc Isherwood - bass guitar
Jo Battley - lead vocals
Laura Dixon - flute
Neil Stanford - electric guitar
John Rodd (Albion Dance Band etc.) - concertina

Tracks:
01. New St. George (Richard Thompson)
02. Cannily Cannily (Ewan MacColl)
03. Jack Hall (Trad.)
04. Here's To The Last To Die (Trad. Captain Darling)
05. Let It Be Me (Everly Brothers)
06. Who Knows Where The Time Goes (Fairport Convention)
07. When Will I Be Loved (Everly Brothers)
08. The Sailor Home From The Sea (Dorothy Hewitt)
09. If You'd Been There (Bridget St. John)
10. Poor Ditching Boy (Richard Thompson)
11. The Wild Rover (Trad.)

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8 Comments:

Anonymous 美鏡乱 said...

こんにちは!

今日初めてこちらを知り、レアなUK FOLKやPROGがたくさんあったので興奮してしまいました。また、後期四人囃子(現在も活動されているようなので後期は変ですかね?)や
新月といった日本の古き良きPROGも嬉しかったデス。

たくさん頂いたのでまずはお礼にと書込みした次第です。どうもありがとうございます。

次回書込みさせて頂く時にリクエストさせていただいてもよろしいでしょうか?今日からちょくちょく見に来させてもらいますので、これからもいいポストを期待しています(^^)

14 September, 2006 20:01  
Blogger Lizardson said...

美鏡乱さま、

こちらこそです。
久しぶりに日本語の書き込みを頂きまして感謝しております^^ 
ご期待に応えられるか判りませんが、何時でもリクエストお待ちしております。

14 September, 2006 21:23  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The introduction sounds interesting. I'm very excited to hear this recording.

15 September, 2006 03:27  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Once again Lizardson you hit gold with this album!! I have watched this trade hands on Ebay for big money. I am delighted to finally have an opportunity to hear this album! Thanks so much! Dr. Q

15 September, 2006 12:00  
Blogger newelectricmuse said...

I had wondered what this one sounded like - it was in an article on rare private pressings in Record Collector a few years ago and its striking sleeve is memorable. It's really stretching it to call it psych folk (I think this description is often used by dealers with folk records to try to attract more customers!). What we have is a very competent band with some good ensemble singing and a rather good female singer - she makes a very creditable version of "Who knows where the time goes". It's a shame that the song choices weren't a bit more adventurous - probably a case of a crowd-pleasing live set being transferred straight to vinyl. ("The Wild Rover" is particularly hackneyed!) Overall though, a very pleasing album...and I do like that sleeve...
Thanks Lizardson!
Newelectricmuse

16 September, 2006 02:56  
Anonymous Chris said...

I've been looking for lots of the records you've been posting for years, but especially this one - thank you!

16 September, 2006 05:10  
Blogger Paul said...

This is great! I came across it my chance through Blog Search looking for some Richard Thompson stuff. Thanks for posting. Just one problem - track 8 (The Sailor Home From The Sea) plays fine but I can't get it into the library on Real Player. Everything else is fine, just that track. Recording sounds a bit 'thin' by today's standards but that somehow feels right and takes you back to that time. Good version of WKWTTG particularly.

19 September, 2006 16:26  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi Lizardson,
you are the author of a fantastic blog, good music with very interesting comments.
this records make me corious, can you reupload?
thanks

16 November, 2006 05:29  

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