Wednesday, September 17, 2008

by Ailis

Various Artists - The Tale Of Ale (1977)
(The Story Of The Englishman And His Beer)





















This welcome CD re-release of the 1977 classic double LP "The Tale of Ale" at last brings this splendid collection of the songs and stories of 'The Englishman - and Woman- and their beer' to the worldwide audience it deserves! The complete original double LP is now a superb CD -78 minutes long - and has been digitally remastered, and features legendary figures from the British Folk Revival of the 1970s.Artists included on the CD are Peter Bellamy, Robin Dransfield, John Foreman, Vic Gammon, Pam Gilder, Roy Harris, Eddie Upton and Peter Wood.

01. Bring Us in Good Ale - Pam Gilder, Musica Inebriata, Eddie Upton
02. Andrew Boorde on Ale - Joby Blanshard, Michael Smee
03. Jolly Good Ale and Old - Robin Dransfield, Musica Inebriata
04. "He That Buys Land" - William Rushton
05. Merry Fellows - Musica Inebriata, Peter Wood
06. Soldiers Three - Peter Bellamy, Musica Inebriata
07. Tapster, Drinker - Oriana Concert Choir And Orchestra
08. Tunnying of Elynour Rummyng - Joby Blanshard
09. Andrew Boorde on Beer - Joby Blanshard, Michael Smee
10. London's Ordinary - John Foreman, Musica Inebriata
11. Epitaph - Joby Blanshard, William Rushton, Michael Smee
12. Of Honest Malt Liquor - Oriana Concert Choir And Orchestra
13. Malt's Come Down - Musica Inebriata, Peter Wood
14. Stubbes on Drunkenness - Joby Blanshard, Michael Smee
15. Good Ale for My Money - Barry Dransfield, Robin Dransfield
16. Excise Ballad - Musica Inebriata, Eddie Upton
17. Porter Scene from Macbeth - William Rushton, Michael Smee
18. Peas, Beans, Oats and the Barley
18. - Vic Gammon, Pam Gilder, Pump And Pluck Band, Eddie Upton
19. Now Harvest Is Over
19. - Vic Gammon, Pam Gilder, Pump And Pluck Band, Eddie Upton
20. British Toper - Musica Inebriata, Pump And Pluck Band
21. Nottingham Ale - Ray Harris, Pump And Pluck Band
22. Bickerdyke on Temperance - William Rushton
23. O Ale Ab Alendo - Oriana Concert Choir And Orchestra
24. John Barleycorn - Vic Gammon, , Pump And Pluck Band
25. Ye Mar'ners All - Vic Gammon, , Ian Russell, Peter Wood
26. Epitaph/Poor Tom Is Dead and Gone
26. - Joby Blanshard, William Rushton, Michael Smee
27. Poor Tom Is Dead and Gone
27. - Vic Gammon, Pam Gilder, Pump And Pluck Band, Eddie Upton
28. Don't Go Out Tonight, Dear Father - Vic Gammon, Pam Gilder
29. Drunkard's Looking Glass - William Rushton
30. Ale, Ale, Glorious Ale - Roy Harris, Geoff Hedger
31. I Likes a Drop of Good Beer - Pump And Pluck Band, Eddie Upton
32. Carter's Health - Vic Gammon, Pam Gilder, Pump And Pluck Band, Eddie Upton
33. Hey, John Barleycorn - Robin Dransfield, Pump And Pluck Band
34. Here's a Health to the Mistress
34. - Vic Gammon, Pam Gilder, Pump And Pluck Band, Eddie Upton
35. Meux's Porter Vat - Joby Blanchard, Michael Smee
36. Pot of Porter Oh - Jon Foreman, Vic Gammon
37. I've Been to France/Here's a Health Unto Our Master
37. - Vic Gammon, Pam Gilder, Pump And Pluck Band, Eddie Upton
38. Man That Waters the Worker's Beer - Roy Harris, Pump And Pluck Band
39. October Brew - Peter Bellamy, Pump And Pluck Band
40. John Appleby - Pam Gilder, Pump And Pluck Band
41. Epitaph - Joby Blanshard, William Rushton, Michael Smee
42. Charley Mopps - John Foreman, Pump And Pluck Band
43. This Is Our Mistress' Health
43. - Vic Gammon, Pam Gilder, Pump And Pluck Band, Eddie Upton
44. Michael Blann's Drinking Song - Vic Gammon, , Pump And Pluck Band
45. British Toper - Musica Inebriata, Pump And Pluck Band

10 Comments:

Anonymous MusicBringer said...

Wow - I cannot believe my good fortune - many thanks..!!

17 September, 2008 20:48  
Anonymous caoimghin said...

Thanks Ailis! You have been responsible for some of the best posts I have seen on this blog lately, and this is the best blog of all!!!!

17 September, 2008 22:43  
Blogger Big Hugh Ness said...

I've been after this album for years. Thanks heaps for making this available. You are my hero.

18 September, 2008 19:19  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow!!!
I'm delighted that you have posted such a wonderful, precious gem!!! I'v lost this one so long ago...
Many thanks, deep from the heart.
Marley

20 September, 2008 08:40  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you so much! I was looking for this album several years ago!...

11 November, 2008 10:03  
Blogger elite said...

wow the man that waters the workers beer ..been looking for this for ages

12 February, 2010 06:34  
Blogger elite said...

amazing blog

12 February, 2010 06:36  
Blogger elite said...

is there any chance of getting a link for

Wednesday, September 17, 2008
by Ailis
Various Artists - The Tale Of Ale (1977)

cant find it anywhere and im desperate for the roy harris and the pump and pluck band track ..many thanks

16 February, 2010 06:49  
Blogger dweezil said...

Am I just being dumb or is there not a download link for this recording? Copyright problems?

28 February, 2010 04:07  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tragically, the Free Reed re-release lacks some of the tracks from the original. This is unfortunate.

17 December, 2012 13:09  

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