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The Fair Moon Rejoices

Frankie Armstrong: The Fair Moon Rejoices

The Fair Moon Rejoices
Frankie Armstrong

Harbourtown Records HARCD 027 (CD, UK, 1997)

Recorded at Broad Oak Studios;
Engineering: David Woods;
Producer: Gordon Jones;
Photography: Brian Tarr, Keith Hudson, and Christabelle Baranay;
Illustration: Joan Hodkinson;
Sleeve: Chloë Rush at HOT Publicity, Milton Keynes

Musicians

Frankie Armstrong, vocals [all except 11b];
Joan Mills, vocals [3, 5, 8, 10, 11b, 12, 13];
Biddy Wells, vocals [3, 5, 13];
Peter Stacey, soprano saxophone, bagpipes (Gaita Galega, Spanish and Flemish pipes);
Ben Lawrence, djembe, cello;
Geoff Haynes, piano;
Darien Pritchard, vocals [13]

Tracks

  1. Voices (3.26)
  2. London Song (3.51)
  3. Earth, Air, Fire and Water (4.28)
  4. Invitation (2.16)
  5. Flying High, Flying Free / Canaries in the Mine (9.30)
  6. Still Is the Memory (3.45)
  7. Speech to Apollo / Out of the Darkness (4.08)
  8. I Feel That All the Stars Shine in Me (3.58)
  9. Ballad of Marie Sanders (2.01)
  10. Whore and the Holy One (3.53)
  11. Mourn Not the Dead / Song of Augustina Ruiz (5.36)
  12. Farewell My Friends (Roud 15559) (2.48)
  13. Let the Slave (7.44)

Tracks 1, 5a, 6 Leon Rosselson;
Track 2, 13 William Blake, arr. Mike Westbrook;
Track 3 Brian Person, Frankie Armstrong;
Tracks 4, 7b Frankie Armstrong;
Track 5b Linda Allen;
Track 7a from John Barton's translation of Euripides' Iphigenia;
Track 8 Rabindranath Tagore, arr. Frankie Armstrong;
Track 9 Bertolt Brecht;
Track 10 arr. Frankie Armstrong, Joan Mills;
Track 11a Ralph Chaplin, Frankie Armstrong;
Track 11b Edward Bond, arr. Joan Mills;
Track 12 trad.