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The World Turned Upside Down

Leon Rosselson: The World Turned Upside Down (Fuse CFCD077)

The World Turned Upside Down
Rosselsongs 1960-2010
Leon Rosselson

PM Press PMA 014-2 / Fuse Records CFCD077 (4 CD, USA/UK, October 3, 2011)

Recorded by Ali Gavan at Transmission Studios, Hove, England, October 27, 2009;
Mixed by ali Gavan and Robb Johnson, November 8, 2009;
Mastered by Andy Le Vien at RMS Studios, Crystal Palace, England

Musicians

Leon Rosselson, vocals, guitar;
Frankie Armstrong, Roy Bailey, Mark Bassey, Steve Berry, Billy Bragg, Martin Carthy, Howard Evans, Clare Lintott, Chris Foster, Sue Harris, Paul Jayasinha, John Kirkpatrick, Elizabeth Mansfield, Janet Russell, Ruth Rosselson, Fiz Shapur, Dave Swarbrick, Miranda Sykes, Roger Williams, The Three City Four, The Oyster Band, and The Sheffield Socialist Choir all contribute.

Tracks

CD 1: The Sixties

  1. Conversation on a Mobile (2.08)
    Leon Rosselson, vocals, guitar
  2. H-A-N-G-O (3.37)
    Leon Rosselson, vocals, guitar
  3. Across the Hills (2.10)
    Liz Mansfield, vocals; Leon Rosselson, vocals, guitar; Martin Carthy, vocals
  4. Battle Hymn of the New Socialist Party (3.08)
    Leon Rosselson, vocals; Fiz Shapur, keyboards
  5. Tim McGuire (3.28)
    Leon Rosselson, vocals, guitar, mandolin
  6. Stand Firm (2.54)
    Leon Rosselson, vocals, guitar
  7. I Dreamed I Was Walking Alone (2.33)
    The Three City Four with Martin Carthy, guitar
  8. Do You Remember? (2.51)
    The Three City Four with Martin Carthy, guitar
  9. Coming Home to You (3.44)
    Leon Rosselson, vocals, guitar; Martin Carthy, guitar
  10. Dead Men Never Die (3.44)
    Leon Rosselson, vocals, guitar; Martin Carthy, guitar
  11. Flower Power = Bread (3.31)
    Leon Rosselson, vocals, guitar
  12. Palaces of Gold (3.29)
    Leon Rosselson, vocals, guitar
  13. Invisible Married Breakfast Blues (2.02)
    Liz Mansfield, vocals; Leon Rosselson, Martin Carthy, guitars
  14. She Was Crazy, He Was Mad (4.19)
    Leon Rosselson, vocals, guitar
  15. The Ugly Ones (3.48)
    Leon Rosselson, vocals; Fiz Shapur, keyboards
  16. Why Does It Have to Be Me? (3.03)
    Liz Mansfield, vocals; Leon Rosselson, vocals, guitar; Fiz Shapur, piano; plus chorus of assorted children
  17. Kangaroos Like to Hop (2.26)
    Leon Rosselson, vocals, guitar
  18. Jumbo the Elephant (4.47)
    Leon Rosselson, vocals, guitar
  19. Brass Band Music (3.23)
    Leon Rosselson, vocals, guitar; Martin Carthy, guitar
  20. Topside Down Party (4.33)
    Leon Rosselson, vocals, guitar; Martin Carthy, guitar

CD 2: The Seventies

  1. The Ant and the Grasshopper (2.37)
    Roy Bailey, vocals; Leon Rosselson, vocals, guitar; Martin Carthy, guitar
  2. One Two Three (1.48)
    Leon Rosselson, vocals, guitar, glockenspiel; Chris Foster, vocals, guitar; Liz Mansfield, vocals; plus chorus of children
  3. The Word Market (7.32)
    Leon Rosselson, vocals, guitar; Martin Carthy, guitar
  4. Song of the Mother Xmas Union (1.37)
    Leon Rosselson, vocals, guitar
  5. They're Going to Build a Motorway (2.50)
    Leon Rosselson, vocals, guitar
  6. Plan (4.06)
    Roy Bailey, vocals; Leon Rosselson, vocals, guitar; John Kirkpatrick, jew's harp, button accordion, chorus; Sue Harris, oboe, chorus; Martin Carthy, chorus
  7. The Man Who Puffs the Big Cigar (4.23)
    Roy Bailey, vocals; Martin Carthy, guitar, backing vocals; Fiz Shapur, piano, French horn; Leon Rosselson, glockenspiel, backing vocals
  8. Don't Get Married, Girls (3.24)
    Leon Rosselson, vocals, guitar, moog synthesiser
  9. In the Park (3.14)
    Roy Bailey, vocals; Leon Rosselson, piano, guitar, mellotron, moog synthesiser; Martin Carthy, harmonics, moog synthesiser
  10. It Goes On (2.30)
    Liz Mansfield, vocals; Fiz Shapur, keyboards
  11. We Sell Everything (3.39)
    Leon Rosselson, vocals; Martin Carthy, guitar
  12. Let Your Hair Hang Down (1.45)
    Roy Bailey, vocals; Leon Rosselson, Martin Carthy, guitars
  13. The World's Police (4.22)
    Leon Rosselson, Roy Bailey, vocals; Fiz Shapur, piano, French horn
  14. On Her Silver Jubilee (6.12)
    Leon Rosselson, vocals, guitar; John Kirkpatrick, button accordion
  15. Perspectives (3.03)
    Leon Rosselson, vocals, guitar
  16. Stand Up for Judas (7.04)
    Roy Bailey, vocals; Fiz Shapur, piano, trumpet, French horn; Martin Carthy, guitar, drum
  17. Whoever Invented the Fishfinger (3.27)
    Leon Rosselson, vocals, guitar; Sue Harris, oboe; Fiz Shapur, piano, French horn
  18. Abiezer Coppe (5.27)
    Roy Bailey, vocals; Leon Rosselson, vocals, guitar, piano; Martin Carthy, guitar, chorus; Fiz Shapur, French horn
  19. The World Turned Upside Down Parts 1 & 2 (6.11)
    Leon Rosselson, vocals, guitar, piano; Martin Carthy, guitar; Ruth Rosselson, vocals

CD 3: The Eighties

  1. Not Quite But Nearly (2.46)
    Leon Rosselson, vocals, guitar; Martin Carthy, guitar
  2. Story Line (4.20)
    Leon Rosselson, vocals; Howard Evans, trumpet; Fiz Shapur, French horn; Roger Williams, trombone; Steve King, synthesiser
  3. Jackboot Democrats (3.56)
    Leon Rosselson, vocals; Fiz Shapur, piano, synthesiser
  4. Who Reaps the Profits? Who Pays the Price? (6.45)
    Frankie Armstrong, Roy Bailey, vocals; Leon Rosselson, vocals, guitar; Fiz Shapur, synthesiser
  5. Flying High Flying Free (4.14)
    Liz Mansfield, vocals; Chris Foster, guitar; Ruth Rosselson, flute; Fiz Shapur, keyboards
  6. It Wasn't Me, I Didn't Do It (2.55)
    Leon Rosselson, vocals; Fiz Shapur, piano; Steve Berry, bass
  7. Bringing the News From Nowhere (6.28)
    Frankie Armstrong, Roy Bailey, vocals; Leon Rosselson, vocals, guitar; Martin Carthy, guitar; Howard Evans, trumpet; Fiz Shapur, French horn; Roger Williams, trombone
  8. Ballad of a Spycatcher (5.28)
    Leon Rosselson, vocals ; Billy Bragg, electric guitar; The Oyster Band: Alan Prosser, electric guitar; John Jones, melodeon; Ian Kearey, electric bass; Ian Telfer, fiddle; Russel Lax, percussion
  9. Skin (2.04)
    Leon Rosselson, vocals, guitar; Fiz Shapur, piano; chorus of children
  10. Susie (7.43)
    Leon Rosselson, vocals; Fiz Shapur, piano
  11. I Heard It on The Radio (3.02)
    Leon Rosselson, vocals, guitar; Fiz Shapur, synthesiser; Martin Carthy, electric guitar
  12. Wo sind die Elefanten? (5.20)
    Leon Rosselson, vocals, guitar; Martin Carthy, guitar
  13. Song of the Old Communist (5.40)
    Leon Rosselson, vocals, guitar; Martin Carthy, guitar
  14. Whatever Happened to Nannerl? (4.32)
    Leon Rosselson, vocals; Fiz Shapur, piano
  15. General Lockjaw Briefs the British Media (3.23)
    Leon Rosselson, vocals; Fiz Shapur, piano
  16. Out of the Fire and Smoke of History (4.05)
    Leon Rosselson, Liz Mansfield, vocals; Martin Carthy, guitar, vocals; Dave Swarbrick, fiddle
  17. The Voice That Lives Inside You (3.35)
    Frankie Armstrong, Roy Bailey, Leon Rosselson, vocals; John Kirkpatrick, button accordion

CD 4: The Nineties to 2010

  1. Sing a Song to Please Us (2.43)
    Leon Rosselson, vocals, guitar
  2. The Song of Martin Fontasch (4.31)
    Leon Rosselson, vocals, guitar; Martin Carthy, guitar
  3. A Very Busy Man (4.28)
    Liz Mansfield, vocals; Martin Carthy, guitar
  4. Harry's Gone Fishing (6.41)
    Leon Rosselson, vocals, guitar; Mark Bassey, trombone; Paul Jayasinha, trumpet; Claire Lintott, French horn
  5. It's Just the Song (4.36)
    Leon Rosselson, vocals, guitar; Fiz Shapur, keyboards; Martin Carthy, Liz Mansfield, Ruth Rosselson, harmony vocals
  6. Money Matters (4.20)
    Leon Rosselson, vocals, guitar; Fiz Shapur, keyboards
  7. The Ghost of Georges Brassens (3.48)
    Leon Rosselson, vocals, guitar; Miranda Sykes, bass
  8. The Wall That Stands Between (6.49)
    Leon Rosselson, vocals, guitar
  9. Like Love (2.56)
    Leon Rosselson, vocals, guitar
  10. General Lockjaw Briefs the Troops (As Recorded By a Sceptical Soldier) (2.04)
    Leon Rosselson, vocals, guitar
  11. Postcards from Cuba (7.49)
    Leon Rosselson, vocals, guitar; Martin Carthy, guitar, harmony vocals; Fiz Shapur, keyboards; Paul Jayasinha, trumpet
  12. Song of the Olive Tree (3.51)
    Janet Russell, vocals, guitar
  13. My Father's Jewish World (5.56)
    Leon Rosselson, vocals, guitar
  14. Where Are the Barricades? (3.22)
    Leon Rosselson, vocals, guitar
  15. Talking Democracy Blues (6.19)
    Leon Rosselson, vocals, guitar
  16. The Power of Song (5.41)
    The Sheffield Socialist Choir conducted by Vsl Regan; choral arrangement by Leon Rosselson