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Elaine Morgan: First Blush

Elaine Morgan: First Blush (Albino ALB002)

First Blush
Elaine Morgan

Albino Records ALB002 (LP / cassette, UK, 1989)

Recorded at concert performances in Cheltenham and Milford Haven, and at Phil Beer’s cottage in Gloucestershire, 1989;
Engineered by Phil Beer, Mike Franklin and Steve Carson;
Produced by Phil Beer and Ashley Hutchings;
Photo by Darren Andrews;
Design and printing by Beshara Press


Elaine Morgan: vocals;
Phil Beer: vocals, guitar, fiddle;
Dave Dutfield: vocals, guitar;
Trevor Foster: drums;
Ashley Hutchings: vocals, electric bass;
John Shepherd: keyboards


Side 1

  1. Singers Are in Short Supply
  2. Love Is a Prison
  3. Round Goes the Wheel
  4. Dark-Eyed Sailor (Roud 265; Laws N35; G/D 5:1037; Henry H232)
  5. Elements Lament
    written for Key to the North, a film about Newark’s involvement in the English Civil War

Side 2

  1. Killing Jar
  2. Wallflower Dance
  3. Keep Me Warm
  4. Kitty Come Down the Lane
  5. A Fool for Boys and Dresses

Track 1 Phil Beer, Ashley Hutchings;
Track 2 Ashley Hutchings, Dave Whetstone;
Tracks 3, 5, 10 Ashley Hutchings, John Shepherd;
Track 9 Ashley Hutchings;
Track 4 trad. arr. Elaine Morgan;
Track 6 Richard Thompson;
Tracks 7, 8 Elaine Morgan