Saturday, March 15, 2008

Ashley Hutchings

"By Gloucester Docks I Sat Down and Wept
- A Love Story
" 1986


Recorded at Millstream Studio, Cheltenham, in 1986
(In the Cafe recorded at Limelight, Cheltenham)
Engineered by Mick Dolan
Produced by Ashley Hutchings
Mastered at Town House, London
Album cover photos by Peckham's of Stroud
Back-drop painted by Mike Kingston
Clown's make-up by Jane Astbury
Typesetting by Sean Clark.

The Performers
His voice: Michael Pennington (speech), Ashley Hutchings (singing)
Her voice: Marilyn Cutts (speech), Polly Bolton (singing)

Christine Collister, vocals, lead vocals on [1];
Clive Gregson, vocals;
Pete Zorn, bass guitar, alto ans soprano saxes, flute, and doctor, acupuncturist and priest on [15];
Graeme Taylor, electric and acoustic guitars;
Phil Beer, electric and acoustic guitars, fiddle;
Dave Mattacks, drums, percussion;
Dave Whetstone, acoustic guitar, melodeon, concertina;
John Shepherd, electric piano, synthesisers;
Steve Ashley, harmonica [8];
Mick Doonan, Irish pipes, whistles

Sleeve Notes:
Love, Stuff and Nonsense is from Elizabeth Smart's classic work of poetic prose By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept. It is reproduced by kind permission of Jay Landesman. By Grand Central Station is available in paperback and those who have not read it are recommended to do so as soon as possible. Nearly all the other words on this album have been written by me. The exceptions are a few of Shakespeare's in Westonbirt Sonnet and those spoken over To Ireland I Made My Way. The person who composed the latter would wish to remain anonymous I'm sure. This lack of recognition is compensated for by the fact that I dedicate this album to her. For all the marvellous and frequently devoted work put in by the performers - my undying thanks. Special mentions for Polly, DM, Phil, John and Pete. Also for Sian who put up with me (albeit briefly) during this most difficult birth.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Oisin said...

Thanks a lot for this Hutchings album. I am somewhat puzzled though: is the bitrate the only difference between the two, or do they originate from different sources?
Thanks again and greetings,
Oisín

15 March, 2008 06:03  
Anonymous Freg said...

Another great Ashley Hutchings album.

Thank you, Lizardson

15 March, 2008 07:58  

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