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Coope Boyes & Simpson: As If … (No Masters NMCD35)

As If …
Coope Boyes & Simpson

No Masters NMCD35 (CD, UK, June 2010)

Recorded and mixed in the winter of 2009/10 at Hilltop Studios, Leeds;
Engineered and produced by Neil Ferguson;
Arranged by Coope Boyes & Simpson;
Photography by Casey Orr;
Sleeve design by Boff Whalley

Musicians

Barry Coope, Jim Boyes, Lester Simpson, vocals

Tracks

  1. Now Is the Cool of the Day (3.54)
  2. Silence (2.55)
  3. A Hill of Little Shoes (3.49)
  4. Keep Your Distance (3.24)
  5. Float in Dreams (2.24)
  6. Haven (3.38)
  7. The Slave's Lament (Roud V29702) / Gaol Song (Roud 1077) (7.37)
  8. The Emperor's New Clothes (3.47)
  9. Golden Bird (4.03)
  10. Under a Stone (2.21)
  11. Spring 1919 (4,42)
  12. We Got Fooled Again (4.14)

All tracks trad. arr. Coope Boyes & Simpson except
Track 1 Jean Ritchie;
Track 2 Michael Marra;
Track 3 words Clive James, music Pete Atkin;
Track 4 Richard Thompson;
Track 5 words Fi Fraser, tune trad. Flmish;
Tracks 6, 12 Lester Simpson;
Track 7a Robert Burns;
Track 7b trad., collected by H.E.D. Hammond from William Davy;
Tracks 8, 10-11 Jim Boyes;
Track 9 Happy Traum