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June Tabor: Abyssinians (Topic 12TS432)

Abyssinians
June Tabor

Topic Records 12TS432 (LP, UK, 1983)
Shanachie 79038 (LP, USA, 1984)
Topic Records TSCD432 (CD, UK, 1989)
Shanachie 79038 (CD, USA, September 1991)

June Tabor: Abyssinians (Topic TSCD432)

Produced by Andrew Cronshaw;
Recorded at Moor Green Studios, engineer Robin Brown;
Track [9] recorded at Southern Studios, engineer John O'Conner;
Sleeve concept, design and layout: June Tabor, Andrew Cronshaw and Tony Engle;
Front sleeve painting by Dale Gottlieb: Women With Three Abyssinians;
Hand lettering by Sandy McFarlane

Musicians

June Tabor, vocals;
Dave Bristow, keyboards;
Martin Simpson, guitar;
Ric Sanders, violin

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. The Month of January (Roud 175; Laws P20; G/D 6:1176) (4.05)
  2. The Scarecrow (5.10)
  3. One Night As I Lay on My Bed (Roud 672) (2.24)
  4. She Moves Among Men (The Bar Maid's Song) (3.32)
  5. Lay This Body Down (Roud 11839) (2.51)
  1. A Smiling Shore (3.05)
  2. The Bonny Boy (Roud 293; G/D 6:1141; Henry H215) (2.50)
  3. I Never Thought My Love Would Leave Me (Roud 1049) (4.11)
  4. The Bonny Hind (Roud 205; Child 50) (4.46)
  5. The Fiddle and the Drum (2.34)

All tracks trad. arr. June Tabor except
Track 2 Lal & Mike Waterson;
Track 4 Bill Caddick;
Track 6 Andrew Cronshaw;
Track 9 trad. arr. Peta Webb / June Tabor;
Track 10 Joni Mitchell