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The Great Leviathan

Danny Spooner: The Great Leviathan (Danny Spooner DS007)

The Great Leviathan
Songs of the Whaling Industry
Danny Spooner

Danny Spooner DS007 (CD, Australia, 2006)

Recorded and mixed by Paul Nunns at Sunset Multimedia Studios, Hepburn Springs, in January 2006;
Front cover illustration: Whaling ship with a whale in a cove, c.1840, Rex Nan Kivell Collection, National Library of Australia;
Design and artwork by Dieter Bajzek, Bijou Music & Graphics

Musicians

Danny Spooner, vocals, concertina [4-5, 7-9, 11, 13, 15], guitar [12];
Duncan Brown, vocals [2, 4-5, 12];
Pam Connell, button accordion [3, 6, 14]

Tracks

  1. The Whale-Catchers (Roud 3291) (1.35)
  2. The Weary Whaling Grounds (Roud 2011) (2.36)
  3. The Coast of Peru (Roud 1997; Laws D26) (2.35)
  4. Talcahuano Girls (Roud 687) (2.38)
  5. Rolling Down to Old Maui (Roud 2005) (3.58)
  6. Pique la Baleine (3.43)
  7. The Wounded Whale (Roud 2004) (4.40)
  8. The Whaleman's Lament (Roud 2000) (2.22)
  9. The Waterwitch (2.40)
  10. The Loss of Bob Mahoney (2.43)
  11. Davy Lowston (3.17)
  12. Queensland Whalers (3.50)
  13. The Wee Pot Stove (4.49)
  14. Ballina Whalers (4.01)
  15. The Last of the Great Whales (4.14)

All tracks trad. except
Track 7 words trad., music Archie Fisher;
Tracks 12-14 Harry Robertson;
Track 15 Andy Barnes