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The Albion Band: The Acoustic Years 1993-97

The Albion Band: The Acoustic Years 1993-97 (HTD CD 74)

The Acoustic Years 1993-97
The Albion Band

HTD Records HTD CD 74 (CD, UK, 1997)
Transatlantic Records TRACD313 (CD, UK, October 1999)

Musicians

Ashley Hutchings, acoustic bass guitar, electric bass guitar, spoken word, vocals;
Chris While, vocals, acoustic guitar, percussion;
Julie Matthews, vocals, acoustic guitar, keyboards;
Simon Nicol, acoustic guitar, dulcimer, vocals;
Ashley Reed, fiddle, vocals;
Chris Leslie, fiddle, vocals;
Joe Broughton, fiddle;
Bridgwater Brass [17]: Russell Gray, Neil Hewson, cornet; Robert Fulcher, tenor horn; Thomas Wyss, tuba; William Millar, euphonium; conducted by Goff Richards

Tracks

  1. Albion Heart (4.51)
  2. Reels: The Gaspé Reel / Sam's Slammer / Imogen's Ridge (4.03)
  3. The Devil in Me (4.08)
  4. Rainbow over the Hill (3.03)
  5. Dancer to the Drum (4.41)
  6. Ivory Tower (3.02)
  7. The Foresters / Nicol's Real Ale Polka / The Seven Stones (5.16)
  8. The Willow (5.38)
  9. Along the Pilgrim's Way (4.05)
  10. Head-Smashed-In-Buffalo-Jump / Head-Smashed-In-Reel (5.22)
  11. Appalachian Front-Porch Game (4.16)
  12. We Lie (5.04)
  13. White Water Running (4.18)
  14. Circle Round the Sun (4.42)
  15. The Oak (3.25)
  16. Bedtime at Bryn Rhodyn (4.37)
  17. Thirty Six Miles Away From the Sea (4.05)

Tracks 5, 7, 12 from Acousticity (1993);
Tracks 1, 3, 11 from Albion Heart (1995);
Tracks 2, 6, 9, 13, 14 from Demi Paradise (1996);
Track 4 from The Guv'nor Vol 2 (1995);
Track 15 from The Guv'nor Vol 3 (1995);
Track 8 from The Guv'nor Vol 4 (1996);
Track 10 from The Guv'nor's Big Birthday Bash (1995);
Tracks 16 recorded live in concert in May 1997;
Tracks 17 written and recorded for the BBC Radio programme “Tales from the Towpath”, the story of the Manchester Ship Canal.