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Private Peaceful

Michael Morpurgo, Coope Boyes & Simpson: Private Peaceful (No Masters NMCD24)

Private Peaceful
Michael Morpurgo, Coope Boyes & Simpson

No Masters NMCD24 (CD, UK, 2006)

Recorded by Oliver Knight at Ilkley Literature Festival;
Mixed and produced by Jim Boyes;
Mastered by Neil Ferguson;
Sleeve design by Boff Whalley

Musicians

Michael Morpurgo, reading;
Coope Boyes & Simpson, vocals;
Barry Coope, solo vocals [16];
Lester Simpson, bagpipes [1, 19]

Tracks

  1. Bandaghem (1.23)
  2. Five Past Ten (7.36)
  3. Hares on the Mountain (Roud 329) (1.31)
  4. So You're Stuck with Me (3.46)
  5. Little Man You've Had a Busy Day (1.44)
  6. Y'aint a coward, are ya? (7.45)
  7. England to Her Sons (2.00)
  8. The Deeper You Dig, the Longer You Live (8.55)
  9. Standing in Line (4.19)
  10. Good Old General Haig / The Seargeant Major's Having a Time / Hanging on the Old Barbed Wire (Roud 9618) (4.30)
  11. Twenty-five Past Three (8.59)
  12. Down Upon the Dugout Floor (4.13)
  13. Five to Five (8.24)
  14. Only Remembered (3.17)
  15. One Minute to Six (2.15)
  16. Oranges and Lemons (Roud 13190) (1.05)
  17. Bye Charlie (2.07)
  18. Lay Me Low (2.57)
  19. Mendinghem / Dozinghem (2.15)

Tracks 1, 8, 19 Lester Simpson;
Tracks 3, 10bc, 16 trad.;
Track 5 words Mabel Wayne, music Maurice Sigler, Al Hoffman;
Track 1 trad. Flemish, arr. Panta Rhei;
Track 3 Wannes Van de Velde, arr. Steve Houben;
Track 5 words William Noel Hodgson, music John Goss;
Track 10a trad., Lester Simpson;
Track 12 Jim Boyes;
Track 14 words Horatius Bonar, John Tams, music Ira D. Sankey;
Track 18 Addah Z. Potter, John Tams