Saturday, December 08, 2007

by danny

Martin Carthy "Shearwater" 1972





















1972 • Pegasus PEG 12 • Mooncrest CREST 25 •• 1991 • Mooncrest CRESTCD 008 •• 2005 • Castle Music CMQCD1096

01 I Was a Young Man (2:46)
02 Banks of Green Willow (4:31)
03 Handsome Polly-O (2:32)
04 Outlandish Knight (5:25)
05 He Called for a Candle (2:49)
06 John Blunt (3:26)
07 Lord Randall (4:35)
08 William Taylor (3:43)
09 Famous Flower of Serving Men (9:23)
10 Betsy Bell and Mary Gray (1:34)

All tracks trad. arr. Martin Carthy
Published by Sparta/Florida Music
Produced by Terry Brown for September Productions Ltd.
Engineer: Jerry Boys
Special thanks to Maddy Prior who sings on Betsy Bell and Mary Gray

The Castle CD reissue has three bonus tracks from the BBC Radio 1 John Peel session recorded on May 22, 1972 at the Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Avenue, London and broadcast on May 30, 1972:

11 The False Lover Won Back (4:12)
12 King Henry (5:42)
13 Trimdon Grange (4:06)

Martin Carthy recorded Shearwater in 1971, just after leaving Steeleye Span for the first time

3 Comments:

Blogger GeoX said...

Never my favorite Carthy album, but his "Outlandish Knight" and "Famous Flower of Serving Men" are essential, as is "Betsy Bell and Mary Gray" (sung with Maddy Prior). Cheers!

09 December, 2007 03:42  
Anonymous chrisb. said...

essential!!!

09 December, 2007 16:36  
Blogger danny said...

I agree totally with you, geox, but this is the only MC's CD hardly available
cianfulli

09 December, 2007 21:08  

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