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The Albion Christmas Band: An Albion Christmas

The Albion Christmas Band: An Albion Christmas (Talking Elephant TECD060)

An Albion Christmas
The Albion Christmas Band

Talking Elephant TECD060 (CD, UK, 24 October 2003)

Recorded at Woodworm Studios, Barford St Michael, Oxfordshire, in 2003;
Engineer: Paul Smith;
Design by Malcolm Holmes for Johnny Boy Productions

Musicians

Kellie While, vocals, acoustic guitar, percussion, keyboards;
Simon Care, melodeon, drum, morris dancing;
Ashley Hutchings, vocals, acoustic bass guitar;
Simon Nicol, vocals, acoustic guitar, tambourine

Tracks

  1. On Christmas Night All Christians Sing (Roud 597) (2.52)
  2. Somerset Wassail (Roud 209) (2.47)
  3. Gloucester Wassail (Roud 209) (3.17)
  4. Here We Come A-Wassailing (Roud 209) (2.37)
  5. Snow Falls (5.33)
    (featuring a poem by John Clare)
  6. The Advent Polka / Saint Nick's Brawl (1.54)
  7. My Father Played the Melodeon (2.04)
    (poem by Patrick Kavanagh)
  8. Rejoice and Be Merry (The Gallery Carol) (Roud V9595) (3.29)
  9. Sir Roger De Coverley (1.27)
  10. The Wren Song (2.15)
  11. The King (Roud 19109) (2.28)
  12. Julian of Norwich (3.06)
  13. Come Love Carolling (2.31)
  14. Rebel Jesus (4.53)
  15. Little Johnny England (3.57)
    (featuring an account of Cecil Sharp collecting his first morris dance)
  16. Sweet Chiming Bells (Roud 936) (4.14)
  17. Bell Tower Polka (1.36)

All tracks trad. arr. The Albion Christmas Band, except;
Track 5 John Tams;
Track 6 Simon Care;
Track 8 trad. / Kellie While;
Tracks 12, 13 Sydney Carter;
Track 14 Jackson Browne;
Track 15 trad. / Ashley Hutchings;
Track 17 Simon Care