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Commoners Choir: Commoners Choir (No Masters NMCD49)

Commoners Choir
Commoners Choir

No Masters Co-operative NMCD49 (CD, UK, 1 September 2017)

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Recorded in 2017 at Ebor Court, Leeds;
Produced by Boff Whalley and Neil Ferguson;
Mastered by Neil Ferguson;
Choir photograph by Cases Orr;
Sleeve design by Boff Whalley;
Booklet photograph by Phil Moody

Musicians

Commoners Choir on this record:
lan Smith, Alex Bohdanowicz, Alison McIntyre, Alison Tomlin, Allan Clifford, Anna Leinster, Bob Longworth, Boff Whalley, Caroline Ibberson, Caroline Vella, Catherine Holden, Catherine Long, Cesca Meynell, Chris Hunt, Dave Worton, David Harvie, David Heppingstall, Dusty Rhodes, Ella Keevash, Ellie Clement, Emma Orr, Fauzia Khan, Frances Taylor, Gill Loomes, Grainne McGregor, Helen Pearson, Helen Sheard, Jane Clifford, Jane Morland, Jane Shaw, Janice Thorpe, Jenny Farley, Josie Crompton, Jon Farley. Josh Sutton, Julie Sharples, Kim Evans, Kirsty McArthur, Lesley Collett, Lesley Edwards, Linda Mitchell, Lisa Taylor, Louisa Parker, Lucy Porter, Maggie Donovan, Mark Whyatt, Mary Chilokoa, Mike Feist, Nicola Ward, Pete O'Brien, Phil Moody, Rachel Dean, Sally Harrop, Sara Allkins, Sophis Godfrey, Steve Allen, Tony Sutcliffe, Vanessa Bridge

Tracks

  1. Commoners Go Trespassing (0.53)
  2. Angry Song (3.42)
  3. The Jeremy Hunt Rhyming Song (2.00)
  4. Citizen Shanty (3.25)
  5. Song for Woody (0.51)
  6. Robin Hood in Reverse (2.18)
  7. Hope (2.33)
  8. Omnia Sunt Communia (2.06)
  9. Three Boats (3.45)
  10. Mechanical Movable Type (3.06)
  11. The People’s Armada (4.23)
  12. Song Made from Placard Slogans (1.35)
  13. Shelter Song (3.25)
  14. Great Big Hole (3.22)
  15. When They Go Low, We Go High (1.53)
  16. Bread or Blood (Ely & Littleport Riots) (3.46)
  17. The Have-Nots & The Haves (3.21)
  18. Boris Johnson (1.18)
  19. From Below (2.51)
  20. Bread & Beer (Castleford Riot) (2.15)
  21. Get Off Your Arse! (1.39)

All songs written and arranged by Boff Whalley, except a short section of The People's Armada written by The Carter Family / Woodie Guthie

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Commoners Choir

Commoners Choir: Commoners Choir (No Masters NMCD54)

Commoners Choir
Commoners Choir

No Masters Co-operative NMCD54 (CD, UK, 6 March 2020)

Commoners Choir: Commoners Choir (No Masters NMCD54)
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Recorded at Kala Sangam Centre, Bradford, in December 2019;
Mastered, titivated and fairy-dusted by Neil Ferguson;
Sleeve design by Boff Whalley, Jane Morland and Josh Sutton;
Booklet photograph by Phil Moody and Carolyn Edwards,;
CD photograph by Phil Moody;
Thanks to Jude Abbott at No Masters

Musicians

Commoners Choir on this record:
Alan Wallace, Alan Smith, Ali Gander, Allan Clifford, Alison McIntyre, Alison Tomlin, Anita Collins, Ann Marie Boyle, Annabel Page, Antonia Frezza, Bob Longworth, Bob Cannell, Boff Whalley, Carol Wright, Carohne Vella, Carolyn Edwards, Carrie Clare, Catherine Long, Catherine Margham, Chris Gill, Chris Megginson, Chris Hunt, Dave Worton, David Ford, David Harvie, David Heppingstall, David Pollard, Deb Ash, Deri Edwards, Diane Pollard, Dolly Spartan, Dusty Rhodes, Elaine O’Brien, Ella Keevash, Elbe Clement, Fauzia Khan, Gabriella Alberti, Graham Hibbert, Hazel Davies, Helen Lucy, Helen Pearson, Helen Sheard, Ian Taylor, Ivy Verity, Jane Clifford, Jane Morland, Jessica Rost, Jenny Farley, Joe Luscombe, Jon Farley, Josh Sutton, Josie Jo, Judith Hanks, Julie Sharpies, Karen Oxley, Kirsty McArthur, Lesley Collett, Lesley Edwards, Lisa Wilkinson, Liz Maddocks, Mark Whyatt, Mary Chilokoa, Mike Feist, Nancy Woods, Natalie Rose Quatermass, Neil Parker, Nikolai Berkoff, Pamela Serjeant, Pete O’Brien, Phil Moody, Quynh Luong, Rachel Lappin, Robin Tynan, Ruby Malik, Shaeron Caton Rose, Sharon Dawber, Sophia Godfrey, Stella Bird, Steve Allen, Tim Padmore, Tony Murray, Tony Sutcliffe, Vannessa Bridge

with
Harmony Choir, Leeds’ community choir of asylum-seekers and friends, added voices on [12];
Beccy Owen, piano [12]

Tracks

  1. The Skelmanthorpe Flag Song (5.39)
  2. We Are the Descendants (2.37)
  3. The North (7.46)
  4. Hugga-Mugga (0.47)
  5. Airstrike 1, 2, 3 (5.09)
  6. Spinning Home (5.27)
  7. Come on in from the Cold (2.57)
  8. One Breath at a Time (4.20)
  9. Coiners Song (1.20)
  10. George Orwell Joins the Commoners on the Road to Wigan Pier (2.50)
  11. Carmen Etonense (1.10)
  12. Not the National Anthem (1.10)

Songs written by Boff Whalley with Commoners Choir except
Track 3 written with inspiration from She Choir, Manchester & Infant Hercules, Stockton;
Track 11 composed by Sir Joseph Barnby (1838–1896) with words by Arthur Campbell Ainger (1841–1919);
Track 12 written by Boff Whalley with Commoners Choir, Mark Thomas, Jonny Donahoe and Paddy Gervers (Jonny & The Baptists) and the audience at Mark’s ‘National Anthem’ podcast