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Topic 12T118 (LP, UK, 1966)
A.L. Lloyd, vocals;
Alf Edwards, English concertina [3, 7, 8, 10, 14];
Dave Swarbrick, fiddle [1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14]
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Tracks 2, 4-6, and 9-13 have been reissued in 1994 on the CD
Classic A.L. Lloyd.
Tracks 3, 7, and 8 have been reissued in 1994 on the Australian CD The Old Bush Songs.
Tracks 1 and 14 are yet unreleased on CD.
Sydney Carter's review is from Gramophone, December 1966:
A.L. Lloyd is considered by some to be the best singer, as well as the soundest scholar, of the English folk revival. Those nurtured on 'pop' folk may find his singing a little too traditional to suit their taste, though even they might succumb to Jack Orion or As Shickered As He Could Be on First Person, Topic 12T118. This personal selection of the songs which he likes best are all either British or Australian. Beside the two I have mentioned they include Farewell Nancy, Reynardine, a fine early version of St James's Hospital and A. L. Lloyd's own adaptation of Sovay, the Female Highwayman which Martin Carthy has been singing lately. He is accompanied by Alf Edwards on the concertina and Dave Swarbrick on the fiddle. For me this is the best and most interesting record of the month.