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That's Not the Way It's Got to Be

Leon Rosselson, Roy Bailey: That's Not the Way It's Got to Be (Acorn CD251)

That's Not the Way It's Got to Be
Leon Rosselson, Roy Bailey

Acorn Records CF251 (LP, UK, 1975)
Fuse Records CF251 (LP, UK, 1979)
Paredon Records PARA 1036 (LP, USA , 1981)
Smithsonian Folkways PAR01036 (CD/download, USA, 200x)

Leon Rosselson, Roy Bailey: That's Not the Way It's Got to Be (Paredon PARA 1036)

The Parendon LP is sometimes referred to by the subtitle on the album cover, Songs of Life from a Dying British Empire.

Produced collectively;
Recorded on 16 track at Acorn Studios, December 1974;
Acorn sleeve design by Bill Beech and Tony Riley;
Paredon cover photo by Laurel Roth

Liner notes (PDF) at Smithsonian Global Sound

Musicians

Leon Rosselson, Roy Bailey, Martin Carthy, John Kirkpatrick, Sue Harris, Firoz Shapur

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. School Taught Me (0.17)
    Leon Rosselson, vocals
  2. Streets of London (2.10)
    Roy Bailey, vocals; Leon Rosselson, Martin Carthy, guitar
  3. Time and Motion Study (1.09)
    Leon Rosselson, vocals
  4. I Just Can't Wait (4.46)
    Roy Bailey, vocals; John Kirkpatrick, concertina
  5. Coats Off for Britain (5.37)
    Leon Rosselson, vocals; Roy Bailey, piano, chorus; John Kirkpatrick, accordion, chorus; Sue Harris, Martin Carthy, chorus; Firoz Shapur, French horn
  6. High in Control Rooms (0.37)
    Leon Rosselson, vocals, guitar
  7. The Ant and the Grashopper (2.40)
    Roy Bailey, vocals; Leon Rosselson, vocals, guitar; Martin Carthy, guitar
  8. The Rose of York (3.28)
    Roy Bailey, vocals, guitar
  1. Plan (That's Not the Way It's Got to Be) (3.47)
    Leon Rosselson, vocals, guitar; Roy Bailey, vocals; John Kirkpatrick, jew's harp, accordion, chorus; Sue Harris, oboe, chorus; Martin Carthy, chorus
  2. They're Going to Build a Motorway (3.17)
    Leon Rosselson, vocals, guitar
  3. Punch and Judy Man (3.54)
    Roy Bailey, vocals, guitar; Leon Rosselson, guitar
  4. Perspectives (3.01)
    Leon Rosselson, vocals, guitar
  5. The World Turned Upside Down (6.45)
    Leon Rosselson, vocals, piano, guitar; Roy Bailey, vocals; Martin Carthy, guitar

The Paredon LP and its Smithsonian Global Sound reissue have the first and last tracks on Side 2 swapped.

On all songs words and music by Leon Rosselson except
Track 2 words John Hasted, music trad. Irish;
Track 3 words Adrian Mitchell;
Track 4 words Ian Campbell, music John Dunkerley;
Track 8 words and music Leslie Hale, Ken Thompson;
Track 11 words and music John Conolly