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Myths and Heroes

Fairport Convention: Myths and Heroes (Matty Groves MGCD053)

Myths and Heroes
Fairport Convention

Matty Groves Records MGCD053 (CD, UK, February 12, 2015)

Produced by John Gale and Fairport Convention;
Recorded by John Gale at Woodworm Studios, Barford St Michael, Oxon;
Assistant recording engineer: Stuart Jones;
Mixed by John Gale at Galeforce Sound, Dublin;
Mastered by Nick Watson with John Gale at Fluid Mastering, London;
Photography by Ben Nicholson;
Cover concept by Dave Pegg and Simon Nicol;
Design by Mick Toole

Musicians

Chris Leslie, lead vocals [1, 4-5, 9-11], vocals [8], backing vocals [2, 12], mandolin [1, 3, 7, 11-12], whistle [2], bouzouki [3, 5, 8, 10], banjo [3, 9], tenor guitar [4, 11], harmonica [6], Celtic harp [8], violin [13];
Simon Nicol, lead vocals [2, 6, 12], vocals [8], backing vocals [1, 4-5, 9-11], acoustic guitar [2-4, 6, 12-13], electric guitar [1, 3, 5, 9-11];
Ric Sanders, electric violin [1-2, 5-13], electric baritone violin [2, 8, 11], bass ukulele [3], ukulele [4], keyboards [7, 13];
Dave Pegg, vocals [8], backing vocals [1-2, 4-5, 9-10, 12], bass ukulele [2, 13], bouzouki [3], tenor banjo [3], mandolin [3], bass [5, 7-10], double bass [6];
Gerry Conway, drums, percussion

with
Matt Pegg, bass [1, 4];
Joe Broughton, string and horn section arrangement [7], fiddle [7];
Paloma Trigás, violin [7];
Aria Trigás, violin [7];
Rob Spalton, trumpet [7];
Jake Thornton, alto saxophone [7];
Benjamin Hill, alto saxophone [7];
Emma Jones, tenor saxophone [7];

Tracks

  1. Myths and Heroes (3.17)
  2. Clear Water (3.57)
  3. The Fylde Mountain Time / Roger Bucknall's Polka (3.06)
  4. Theodore's Song (4.54)
  5. Love at First Sight (3.49)
  6. John Condon (5.49)
  7. The Gallivant (4.54)
  8. The Man in the Water (3.54)
  9. Bring Me Back My Feathers (3.53)
  10. Grace and Favour (4.24)
  11. Weightless / The Gravity Reel (3.53)
  12. Home (4.12)
  13. Jonah's Oak (3.49)

Tracks 1, 3a, 4-5, 10, 11b Chris Leslie;
Track 2 Ralph McTell;
Track 3b Dave Pegg;
Track 6 Richard Laird, Sam Starrett, Tracey McRory;
Tracks 7, 13 Ric Sanders;
Track 8 Rob Beattie;
Track 9 Anna Ryder;
Track 11a James Wood;
Track 12 P.J. Wright