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Ashley Hutchings: Human Nature

Ashley Hutchings: Human Nature (Talking Elephant TECD053)

Human Nature
A Collection of New Songs Observing the Human Relationship With Creatures and Plants
Ashley Hutchings

Talking Elephant TECD053 (CD, UK, 2003)

Ashley Hutchings: If There's No Other Way (Membran 223168-205)

budget reissued without any sleeve notes as:

If There's No Other Way
Ashley Hutchings

Membran Music / Noble Price 223168-205 (CD, UK, 2005)

Recorded at Foundry Recording Studios, Chesterfield, Derbyshire in the Winter of 2002/03;
Engineer: Paul Hopkinson, assisted by Mick Twelves;
Producer: Ashley Hutchings;
Track 11 was partly recorded and mixed by Ken Nicol at MVS Sound, Preston, Lancastershire;
Booklet design by Malcolm Holmes for Johnny Boy Productions;
All photos taken by Carlos Guarita from the “Theatre of the Seasons” Exhibition, © Carlos Guarita

Tracks

  1. Stand Quite Still (3.53)
    Steve Knightley, lead vocals; Pete Zorn, backing vocals; Ken Nicol, acoustic & electric guitars; John Shepherd, keyboard; Nip Heeley, drums
  2. If There's No Other Way (5.19)
    Polly Bolton, lead & harmony vocals; Ken Nicol, acoustic guitar; John Shepherd, keyboard; Joe Broughton, violin; Robin Wilson, violin; Jo Hamilton, viola; Anna Picken, cello; String arrangement by Joe Broughton
  3. The Rockery Rock (3.09)
    Rory “King Bee” McLeod, lead vocals; Ken Nicol, acoustic & electric guitars, mandolin; Pete Zorn, alto & baritone saxophones; Johnny Wood, upright slap bass; Nip Heeley, drums
  4. This Blessed Plot (4.16)
    Judy Dunlop, lead vocals; Barry Coope, lead vocals; Coope Boyes & Simpson, vocal chorus; John Shepherd, keyboard; Martin Battersby, leader, cornet; Matthew Challender, flugelhorn; Norman Horton, cornet; Vicki Wilmott, tenor horn; Ged Hankock, euphonium; Mike Sampson, baritone horn; James Pickering, tuba; Arrangement for brass by John Shepherd and Martin Battersby
  5. Don't Clear That Corner Away (3.09)
    Ralph McTell, lead vocals, acoustic guitar; Ken Nicol, lead vocals, acoustic guitar
  6. Art Nouveau (3.01)
    Barry Coope, lead vocals; Ken Nicol, acoustic guitar; Joe Broughton, violin; Robin Wilson, violin; Jo Hamilton, viola; Anna Picken, cello; String arrangement by Joe Broughton
  7. Brambles on a Hill (5.17)
    Kellie While, lead & harmony vocals; Joe Broughton, violins, acoustic guitar; John Shepherd, keyboard; Ashley Hutchings, electric bass; Nip Heeley, drums
  8. Our Stolen Season (3.56)
    Emily Slade, lead vocals, acoustic guitar; John Shepherd, keyboard;
  9. Good King Henry (2.55)
    Pete Morton, lead vocals; Joe Broughton, acoustic guitar; Pete Zorn, whacky minstrel's gallery (baritone sax, recorder, triangle, alto sax, slide whistle, flexitone)
  10. You Never Know Where We Have Been (3.44)
    Blair Dunlop, lead & harmony vocals; Pete Zorn, backing vocals; Joe Broughton, fiddles; Simon Care, melodeon; Ken Nicol, acoustic guitar, mandolin; Ashley Hutchings, acoustic bass
  11. Harvest Will Come (4.28)
    Ken Nicol, lead vocals, acoustic guitar, sampling; Martin Battersby, leader, cornet; Matthew Challender, flugelhorn; Norman Horton, cornet; Vicki Wilmott, tenor horn; Ged Hankock, euphonium; Mike Sampson, baritone horn; James Pickering, tuba; Arrangement for brass by Andrew Keeling
  12. Just Human Nature (4.00)
    Ashley Hutchings, lead vocals, electric bass; Jennie Sawdon, backing vocals; Joe Broughton, electric guitar; Kellie While, acoustic guitar; John Shepherd, keyboard; Nigel Corbett, fiddle; Nip Heeley, drums, percussion

Tracks 1, 3, 5, 6, 11 Ashley Hutchings, Ken Nicol;
Tracks 2, 7, 9 Joe Broughton, Ashley Hutchings;
Tracks 4 Ashley Hutchings;
Tracks 8, 10, 12 Ashley Hutchings