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Rise Up Like the Sun

The Albion Band: Rise Up Like the Sun (Harvest SHSP 4092)

Rise Up Like the Sun
The Albion Band

Harvest SHSP 4092 (LP, UK, March 1978)
EMI CDEMS 1460 / 0777 7 80058 2 7 (CD, UK, 1992)
Fledg'ling Records FLED 3040 (CD, UK, 30 May 2003)
BGO Records BGOCD 1130 (CD, UK, 2 December 2013)

The Albion Band: Rise Up Like the Sun (EMI CDEMS 1460)
The Albion Band: Rise Up Like the Sun (Fledg'ling FLED 3040)

Heritage (1977-92)
The Albion Band

EMI Plus 5762712 (CD, UK, July 2001)

The Postman's Knock / La Sexte Estampie Real
The Albion Band
Harvest HAR 5128 (single, UK, June 1977)

The Albion Band: Heritage (EMI Plus 5762712)
The Albion Band: Pain and Paradise (Harvest HAR 5175)

Poor Old Horse / Ragged Heroes
The Albion Band
Harvest HAR 5156 (single, UK, May 1978)

Pain and Paradise / Lay Me Low
The Albion Band
Harvest HAR 5175 (single, UK, January 1979)

Album produced by Joe Boyd and John Tams;
Engineered by Vic Gamm;
Recorded at Olympic No. 1 and Sound Techniques Studios in October 1977;
Mixed at CBS Studios;
Cover painting by Josh Partridge;
Photography by Pete Vernon;
Art direction by Dave Anstey

Musicians

Pete Bullock, synthesiser, piano, clarinet, baritone saxophone, organ;
Michael Gregory, drums, nakers, tambourine;
Ashley Hutchings, electric bass;
Dave Mattacks, drums, tambourine;
Simon Nicol, vocals, electric guitars, acoustic guitar;
Philip Pickett, shawms, bagpipes, curtals, trumpet;
Ric Sanders, violin, violectra;
John Tams, vocals, melodeon;
Graeme Taylor, electric guitar, acoustic guitar

with guests:
Julie Covington, Pat Donaldson, Richard Thompson, chorus vocals [2, 4b, 11];
Kate McGarrigle, vocals [6], chorus vocals [2, 4b, 11];
Linda Thompson, vocals [12], chorus vocals [2, 4b, 11];
Andy Fairweather-Low, chorus vocals [1-2, 5];
Martin Carthy, chorus vocals [1-2, 5, 8];
Viola Wills, chorus vocals [10];
Dave Bristow, synthesiser [3a]

Tracks

LP Side 1

  1. Ragged Heroes (3.20)
  2. Poor Old Horse (Roud 3724) (6.18)
  3. Afro Blue / Danse Royale (4.52)
  4. Ampleforth / Lay Me Low (5.44)

LP Side 2

  1. Time to Ring Some Changes (2.51)
  2. House in the Country (Roud 2499) (3.07)
  3. The Primrose (3.19)
  4. Gresford Disaster (Roud 3089) (10.49)

CD Bonus Track

The CD re-release has four extra tracks, three of them from Albion Band singles:

  1. The Postman's Knock (Roud 13177) (single) (2.38)
  2. Pain and Paradise (single) (3.04)
  3. Lay Me Low (single B-side; different mix from track 4) (2.53)
  4. Rainbow over the Hill (previously unreleased) (3.18)

Tracks 1, 10 John Tams;
Tracks 2, 7, 8 trad. arr. Albion Band;
Track 3 Mongo Santamaria / anon. arr. Albion Band;
Track 4 trad. arr. Pete Bullock / arr. John Tams;
Tracks 5, 12 Richard Thompson;
Track 6 Maggie Stewart / arr. Albion Band;
Track 8b Ric Sanders;
Track 11 trad. arr. John Tams