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Bellowhead: Burlesque

Bellowhead: Burlesque (Westpark 87132)


Westpark Music 87132 (CD, Germany, 25 September 2006)

Produced by Bend Mandelson and Rob Keyloch;
Recorded 28 January-3 February 2006 at Livingstone Studios, London by Rob Keyloch and Graham Dominy assisted by John Purcell;
Mixed by Rob Keyloch at Chruch Walk Studio, London;
Mastered by Duncan Cowell at Sound Mastering, London


Jon Boden: vocals, fiddle, tambourine;
John Spiers: melodeon, concertina, backing vocals;
Benji Kirkpatrick: guitar, bouzouki, mandolin, tenor banjo, backing vocals;
Andy Mellon: trumpet, flugelhorn, backing vocals;
Justin Thurgur: trombone;
Brendan Kelly: saxophones, bass clarinet, backing vocals;
Gideon Juckes: sousaphone, tubas, backing vocals;
Pete Flood: percussion;
Rachael McShane: cello, fiddle, vocals;
Paul Sartin: fiddle, oboe, backing vocals;
Giles Lewin: fiddle, bagpipes, backing vocals


  1. Rigs of the Time (Roud 876) (5.57)
  2. Jordan (Roud 2103) (4.07)
  3. Across the Line (Roud 8239) (5.09)
  4. London Town (Roud 868; G/D 2:299) (5.55)
  5. Sloe Gin: Frozen Gin / The Vinegar Reel / The Sloe (5.18)
  6. Courting Too Slow (Roud 1918; Laws P5) (6.09)
  7. Flash Company (Roud 954) (5.10)
  8. Hopkinson’s Favourite (5.56)
  9. One May Morning Early (Roud 356) (2.50)
  10. The Outlandish Knight (Roud 21; Child 4; G/D 2:225; Henry H163) (7.05)
  11. Frog’s Legs & Dragon’s Teeth (4.55)
  12. Fire Marengo (4.05)
  13. Death and the Lady (Roud 1031) (5.57)

Tracks 1-2, 5c, 9, 11a, 12 trad. arr. Jon Boden;
Track 3 words trad., music Milton Nascimento arr. Jon Boden;
Track 4 trad. arr. Paul Sartin;
Track 5a John Spiers;
Track 5b, 11b Jon Boden;
Track 6 trad. / Peter Bellamy arr. John Spiers, Jon Boden;
Track 7 trad. arr. Bellowhead;
Track 8 trad. arr. John Spiers, Jon Boden;
Track 10 words trad., melody Martin Carthy arr. John Spiers, Jon Boden;
Track 13 words trad., music Jon Boden