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By Gloucester Docks I Sat Down and Wept

Ashley Hutchings: By Gloucester Docks I Sat Down and Wept (Paradise and Thorns PAT1)

By Gloucester Docks I Sat Down and Wept
A Love Story
Ashley Hutchings

Paradise and Thorns PAT1/CDPAT1 (LP/CD, UK, September 1987)

Ashley Hutchings: By Gloucester Docks I Sat Down and Wept (Talking Elephant TECD236)

Talking Elephant TECD236 (CD, UK, 11 November 2013)
Talking Elephant TECD440 (remastered CD, UK, 1 May 2020)

Ashley Hutchings: By Gloucester Docks I Sat Down and Wept (Talking Elephant TECD440)
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Recorded at Millstream Studio, Cheltenham, in 1986;
(In the Cafe recorded at Limelight, Cheltenham);
Engineered by Mick Dolan;
Produced by Ashley Hutchings;
Mastered at Town House, London;
Album cover photos by Peckham's of Stroud;
Back-drop painted by Mike Kingston;
Clown's make-up by Jane Astbury;
Typesetting by Sean Clark.

The Performers

His voice: Michael Pennington (speech), Ashley Hutchings (singing)
Her voice: Marilyn Cutts (speech), Polly Bolton (singing)

Christine Collister: vocals, lead vocals on [1];
Clive Gregson: vocals;
Pete Zorn: bass guitar, alto and soprano saxes, flute, and doctor, acupuncturist and priest on [15];
Graeme Taylor: electric and acoustic guitars;
Phil Beer: electric and acoustic guitars, fiddle;
Dave Mattacks: drums, percussion;
Dave Whetstone: acoustic guitar, melodeon, concertina;
John Shepherd: electric piano, synthesisers;
Steve Ashley: harmonica [8];
Mick Doonan: Irish pipes, whistles

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Prologue–I Dreamed a Dream (Died for Love) (2.51)
  2. Ring on Her Finger (4.12)
  3. Dancing Under the Rose–Again (4.14)
  4. What! Must I Now Make an Enemy / Under the Rose (1.32)
  5. Keep You Warm (4.30)
  6. Ten Reasons Why They Should Be Together (0.40)
  7. At the Women's Institute Dance / Flower Arranging (1.26)
  8. We Walked in God's Country (2.09)
  9. A Letter / Small Town Romance (1.44)
  1. Don't Look Back (2.30)
  2. In the Cafe (1.02)
  3. Brief Encounters (5.54)
  4. Westonbirt Sonnet / T Stands for Thomas (1.01)
  5. My Dearest / To Ireland I Made My Way (3.31)
  6. Lies (2.41)
  7. My Dear Fried / Dives and Lazarus–The Blacksmith (3.16)
  8. I Don't Go Dancing Any More (2.52)
  9. Love, Stuff and Nonsense (0.44)
  10. Epilogue–Died for Love (1.23)

Tracks 1-3, 8, 10, 12, 17 Ashley Hutchings;
Track 4b trad.;
Track 5 Ashley Hutchings, Dave Whetstone;
Track 7b Phil Beer;
Track 9b Richard Thompson;
Track 13b, 16b, 19 trad. arr John Shepherd;
Track 14b, 15 Ashley Hutchings, John Shepherd

Sleeve Notes

Love, Stuff and Nonsense is from Elizabeth Smart's classic work of poetic prose By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept. It is reproduced by kind permission of Jay Landesman. By Grand Central Station is available in paperback and those who have not read it are recommended to do so as soon as possible. Nearly all the other words on this album have been written by me. The exceptions are a few of Shakespeare's in Westonbirt Sonnet and those spoken over To Ireland I Made My Way. The person who composed the latter would wish to remain anonymous I'm sure. This lack of recognition is compensated for by the fact that I dedicate this album to her. For all the marvellous and frequently devoted work put in by the performers—my undying thanks. Special mentions for Polly, DM, Phil, John and Pete. Also for Sian who put up with me (albeit briefly) during this most difficult birth.

[Ashley Hutchings]

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By Gloucester Docks I Sat Down and Wept–Live

Ashley Hutchings: By Gloucester Docks I Sat Down and Wept–Live (Road Goes On Forever RGF/AHCD 005)

By Gloucester Docks I Sat Down and Wept–Live
Ashley Hutchings All Stars

Albino ALB009 (Cass, UK, 1994)
Road Goes On Forever RGF/AHCD 005 (CD, UK, 1999)

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Recorded on the Zipper Mobile in June 1988;
Mixed at Woodworm Studios, Oxfordshire, England, July 1988;
Engineered by Mick Dolan (assisted by Jeffrey Zipper and Tim Matyear);
Produced by Mick Dolan, Dave Mattacks and Ashley Hutchings

Musicians

Polly Bolton: lead vocals;
Clive Gregson: vocals, guitar;
Ashley Hutchings: lead vocals, bass guitar;
Dave Mattacks: drums;
John Shepherd: keyboards;
Pete Zorn: vocals, saxophones, whistle, acoustic guitar

Tracks

Tracks 1-3 are bonus tracks of the Roas Goes On Forever CD reissue

  1. Kitty Come Down the Lane (3.28)
  2. Ninety Miles an Hour (4.07)
  3. I Only Wanna Dance With You (3.14)
  4. I Dreamed a Dream (3.20)
  5. Ring on Her Finger (4.08)
  6. Dancing Under the Rose–Again (4.49)
  7. St Valentine's Day Sonnet (0.53)
  8. We Walked in God's Country (2.04)
  9. A Letter (1.22)
  10. Don't Look Back (2.36)
  11. In the Cafe (0.51)
  12. Brief Encounters (3.28)
  13. Westonbirt Sonnet (1.16)
  14. To Ireland I Made My Way (3.30)
  15. Lies (2.19)
  16. Ballad in Plain D (2.19)
  17. Love, Stuff and Nonsense (0.40)
  18. I Dreamed a Dream (1.50)

All tracks Ashley Hutchings except
Track 2 Hal Blair, Don Robertson;
Tracks 14, 15 Ashley Hutchings / John Shepherd;
Track 16 Bob Dylan, Ashley Hutchings;
Track 17 Elizabeth Smart

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Paradise and Thorns

Ashley Hutchings: Paradise and Thorns (Talking Elephant TECD410)

Paradise and Thorns
Ashley Hutchings

Talking Elephant TECD410 (2 CD, UK, 2 November 2018)

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Produced by Ashley Hutchings, assisted by Paul Hopkinsn;
Recorded by Paul Hopkinson at Foundry Recording Studio, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, in 2017 and 2018;
Tracks 2, 14 The Ashley Hutching All Stars, recorded in 1988;
Track 6 The Albion Dance Band, recorded in 1987;
Track 9 The Rainbow Chasers, recorded in 2005;
Track 27 The Albion Band, recorded in 1999;
Design and artwork by Mick Toole

Musicians

Ashley Hutchings: voice [1, 3, 5, 16a, 21,32], lead vocals [2, 15], vocals [8, 11, 27, 31], introduction [14], bass guitar [2, 6, 8, 11, 15, 18], acoustic bass guitar [9];
J.J. Stoney: keyboard [1, 5, 8, 11, 15, 17-18, 22, 32], organ [16b];
Polly Bolton: vocals [2, 6, 14, 20];
Pete Zorn: vocals [2], soprano saxophone [2, 6], percussion [2];
Clive Gregson: vocals [2], acoustic guitar [2];
John Shepherd: keyboard [2, 6, 14, 20];
Dave Mattacks: drums [2];
Barry Coope: vocals [4];
Ken Nicol: acoustic guitar [4, 18, 20, 27], electric guitar [11, 27], lead electric guitar [15, 18];
Joe Broughton: violin [4, 20, 27], mandolin [27];
Jo Hamilton: viola [4, 20], vocals [9];
Robin Wilson: violin [4, 20];
Anna Picken: cello [4, 20];
Simon Care: melodeon [6];
Phil Beer: electric guitar [6];
Trevor Foster: drums [6];
Jane Wildsmith: voice [7];
Tim Walker: trombone [8];
Chris Sheldon: banjo [8];
Fred Claridge: drums [8, 11, 15, 18], clown horn [8];
Ruth Angell: violin [9, 11, 15, 18];
Mark Hutchinson: acoustic guitar [9];
Blair Dunlop: acoustic guitar [11, 15, 31], electric guitar [15, 18, 24], introduction [15], mandocello [18], vocals [24, 31];
Michael Maloney: voice [12, 19, 28, 30];
Becky Mills: backing vocals [15], vocals [16b, 18, 22], acoustic guitar [18, 22];
Kitty Macfarlane: vocals [17], acoustic guitar [17];
Gillie Nicholls: vocals [27];
Neil Marshall: drums [27];
Adrianna Thanou: lead vocals [29];
Robert Tralo: second vocals [29];
Aurel Qirjo: violin [29];
Telando Feto: clarinet [29];
Agron Murat: llautë (lute) [29];
Agron Nasi: dajre (frame drum) [29]

Tracks

CD 1: Gloucester Docks Revisited CD 2: Other Tales of Love
  1. Elegie XII—an excerpt (1.35)
  2. Kitty Come Down the Lane (3.27)
  3. The Meadow (0.30)
  4. Art Nouveau (3.01)
  5. St Valentine's Day Sonnet (1.22)
  6. Trip to Bath (2.41)
  7. Sultana Cake (0.19)
  8. Cul-de-Sac (2.55)
  9. Our Stolen Season (4.13)
  10. Has This Hotel So Many Secrets? (0.40)
  11. Devil-May-Care in Our Dancing Shoes (4.02)
  12. Eugene Onegin—an excerpt (0.54)
  13. It Was My Heart (1.39)
  14. I Dreamed a Dream (4.17)
  15. Thirty-Two Years and a Lifetime (4.53)
  16. Epilogue / French Catholic Wedding Tune (2.18)
  1. Avona and the Giant (4.30)
  2. Above the Angels (4.29)
  3. Aire and Angells (1.46)
  4. If There's No Other Way (5.20)
  5. If Love Has Wings (0.30)
  6. The Swift (3.38)
  7. Such a Crazy Marriage (3.20)
  8. Polly on the Shore—an excerpt (Roud 811) (2.39)
  9. I Remember Every Detail (0.28)
  10. I Was Thinking of Clarissa (0.48)
  11. Welcome to the World (5.21)
  12. Notes from the Journal of a Quick-Tempered Man - Part One (6.19)
  13. Sykaleshe (4.22)
  14. Notes from the Journal of a Quick-Tempered Man - Part Two (1.10)
  15. Lost in the Haze (3.42)
  16. Romeo and Juliet—excerpt / Song from Cymbeline (3.17)

Tracks 1, 19 John Donne;
Tracks 2, 5, 9, 14, 16a Ashley Hutchings;
Track 3 Louis MacNeice, from The Strings are False;
Track 4 Ashley Hutchings, Ken Nicol;
Track 6 Ashley Hutchings, John Shepherd;
Track 9 Ashley Hutchings, J.J. Stoney, Fred Claridge;
Track 10 excerpts from Last Year in Marienbad;
Tracks 11, 15, 31 Ashley Hutchings, Blair Dunlop;
Track 12 Aleksandr Pushkin;
Track 13 from Les Dames du Bois du Boulogne;
Track 16b trad. arr. Ashley Hutchings;
Track 17 Kitty Macfarlane;
Track 18 Ashley Hutchings, Joe Topping;
Track 20 Ashley Hutchings, Joe Broghton;
Track 21 from Pierre Beaumarchais' play The Marriage of Figaro;
Track 22 Becky Mills;
Track 23 from the film A Farewell to Arms;
Track 24 trad. arr. Blair Dunlop;
Track 25 from the film Casablanca;
Track 26 from the film Charge of the Light Brigade;
Track 27 Ashley Hutchings, Gillie Nicholls, Ken Nicol;
Tracks 28, 30 Anton Chekhov;
Track 29 trad. arr. Saz'iso;
Track 32a William Shakespeare;
Track 323 William Shakespeare arr. Kitty Macfarlane

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Gone Missing

Ashley Hutchings: Gone Missing (Talking Elephant TECD423)

Gone Missing
Ashley Hutchings

Talking Elephant TECD423 (CD, UK, 16 March 2019)

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A companion album to By Gloucester Docks I Sat Down and Wept and Paradise and Thorns including influences, out-takes and rarities.

Recorded and compiled by Paul Hopkinson and Ashley Hutchings at Foundry Recording Studio, Chestetrfield, Derbyshire, in 2019;
Design by Mick Toole

Musicians

Albion Dance Band 1987 (Simon Care: melodeon; Phil Beer: vocals, guitar, fiddle, mandocello, mandolin; John Shepherd: keyboards; Ashley Hutchings: vocals, bass guitar; Trevor Foster: drums; Polly Bolton: vocals) [1-3, 22]:
Albion Band 1995 (Polly Bolton: vocals; Pete Zorn: whistle, saxophone; Graeme Taylor: lead guitar; Dave Whetstone: concertina; Ashley Huthings: bass guitar; Trevor Foster: drums) [7];
Rainbow Chasers 2005 (Ruth Angell: vocals, violins; Jo Hamilton: vocals, violas; Ashley Hutchings: bass guitar; Mark Hutchinson: acoustic guitar) [9];
Julie Matthews: accompaniment [11];
Albion Band 1995 (Polly Bolton: vocals; Chris While: vocals; Julie Matthews: keyboard; Pete Zorn: soprano saxophone) [7];
Ashley Hutchings All Stars live 1988 (Ashley Hutchings: vocals, bass guitar; Clive Gregson: guitar; Pete Zorn: saxophone; John Shepherd: keyboards; Dave Mattacks: drums) [14];
Ashley Hutchings All Stars lve 1988 ( Clive Gregson: lead vocals, guitar; Pete Zorn: backing vocals, saxophone; John Shepherd: keyboards; Ashley Hutchings: backing vocals, bass guitar; Dave Mattacks: drums; Polly Bolton: backing vocals; with guest Kimberley Rew, guitar) [15];
Albion Band 1993 (Chris While: vocals, guitar; Simon Nicol: vocals, guitar; Ashley Reed: violin; Ashley Hutchings: bass guitar) [17];
2018 group (Blair Dunlop: vocals, guitar; Ruth Angell: violin; Jacob Stoney: keyboard) [20];
Rainbow Chasers 2006 (Ashley Hutchings: vocals; Ruth Angell: violin; Jo Hamilton: viola) [21];
Ashley Hutchings: vocals [4-6, 8, 10-11, 13, 18];
Phil Beer: accompaniment [6, 10, 18];
Caroline Fenton: vocals [4-5];
Susan Earnshaw: vocals [13];
Len Hutchings: piano [13];
Massimo Girotti, Clara Calamai: voices [16];
Nathalie Baye, Sergi Lopez: voices [19]

Tracks

Glocuester Docks / Paradise and Thorns

  1. Seneca Two-Step (2.19)
  2. I Only Wanna Dance With You (3.13)
  3. Welsh Girls (2.51)
  4. Loving in Truth (1.09)
  5. Kitty and Flower Symbolism (0.47)
  6. As You Like It (1.35)
  7. To Ireland I Made My Way (3.32)
  8. Jubilate Agno / My Cat Jeffry (3.12)
  9. Those Broad Shoulders (7.19)
  10. I Never Was in Love With Death Before (1.45)
  11. Brief Encounter (film script) (2.19)
  12. Brief Encounters (6.43)
  13. That’s Not My Kind of Love (0.59)
  14. Ballad in Plain D (5.49)

Other Tales of Love

  1. Ninety Miles an Hour Down a Dead-End Street (4.40)
  2. Love Is Beautiful With You (film clip) (3.14)
  3. We Lie (5.06)
  4. The Broken Heart / The Triple Fool (3.06)
  5. You Simply Declare Your Love (film clip) (1.46)
  6. Girl From the North Country (3.31)
  7. Autumn Journal (2.59)
  8. Young Love on the Dance Floor (2.40)

Track 1 trad. arr. Albion Dance Band;
Tracks 2-3, 5, 12, 22 Ashley Hutchings;
Track 4 Sir Philip Sidney (1554-1586);
Track 6 William Shakespeare;
Track 7 Ashley Hutchings, John Shepherd;
Track 8 Christopher Smart (1722-1771);
Track 9 Ruth Angell, Jo Hamilton, Ashley Hutchings, Mark Hutchinson;
Track 10 from Elizabeth Smart's book By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept;
Track 11 Noel Coward, writer and producer; David Lean, director;
Track 13 from Graham Greene's novel The End of the Affair;
Track 14 Bob Dylan, adapted byAshley Hutchings;
Track 15 Hal Blair, Don Robertson;
Track 16 from Ossessione (1942), Italian film directed by Luchino Visconi, music by Guiseppe Rosati;
Track 17 Ashley Hutchings, Chris While;
Track 18 John Donne (1572-1631);
Track 19 from Une Liaison Pornographique (An Intimate Affair) (1999), French film directed by Frederic Fonteyne;
Track 20 Bob Dylan;
Track 21 Louis MacNeice (1907-1963)