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Martin Carthy: Essential (Topic TSCD770D)

Essential
Martin Carthy

Topic Records TSCD770D (2 CD, UK, May 9, 2011)

A definitive 2 CD set celebrating Martin Carthy's 70th birthday with 34 tracks providing a complete career overview.

Musicians

Martin Carthy, vocals, guitar;
For other musicians see the original records.

Tracks

CD 1CD 2
  1. Scarborough Fair (Roud 12; Child 2; G/D 2:329) (3.25)
  2. The Broomfield Hill (Roud 34; Child 43; G/D 2:322; Henry H135) (4.33)
    both from Martin Carthy (1965)
  3. Lord Franklin (Roud 487; Laws K9; G/D 1:16; Henry H815) (3.35)
    from Second Album (1966)
  4. Byker Hill (Roud 3488) (2.54)
    from Byker Hill (1967)
  5. The Bee's Wing (tune) (2.04)
    from No Songs (1967)
  6. Poor Murdered Woman (Roud 1064) (2.48)
    from But Two Came By… (1968)
  7. Seven Yellow Gypsies (Roud 1; Child 200; G/D 2:278; Henry H124) (5.10)
  8. Prince Heathen (Roud 3336; Child 104; G/D 7:1497) (6.53)
    both from Prince Heathen (1969)
  9. The January Man (3.14)
  10. His Name Is Andrew (5.12)
    both from Landfall (1971)
  11. King Henry (Roud 3967; Child 32) (6.18)
  12. Skewbald (Roud 456; Laws Q22) (3.40)
    both from Sweet Wivelsfield (1974)
  13. The Bedmaking (Roud 1631) (3.10)
  14. Geordie (Roud 90; Child 209; G/D 2:249) (3.40)
    both from Crow of Horn (1976)
  15. Lovely Joan (Roud 592) (1.49)
  16. Siege of Delhi (tune) (4.18)
    both from Because It's There (1979)
  17. The Prickle-Holly Bush (Roud 144; Child 95; G/D 2:248) (4.04)
    from Green Fields (1981)
  18. I Sowed Some Seeds (Roud 914) (3.06)
    from Out of the Cut (1982)
  1. The Devil and the Feathery Wife (Roud 12551) (4.47)
    from Out of the Cut (1982)
  2. The Maid and the Palmer (Roud 2335; Child 21) (5.31)
  3. Sovay (Roud 7; Laws N21; Henry H35) (2.09)
    both from Brass Monkey (1983)
  4. The Dominion of the Sword (Roud V3219) (3.37)
  5. Bill Norrie (Roud 53; Child 83; G/D 2:214) (5.13)
  6. A Stitch in Time (2.46)
    all three from Right of Passage (1988)
  7. Work Life Out to Keep Life In (2.35)
    from Hard Cash (1990)
  8. A Question of Sport (3.40)
    from Life and Limb (1990)
  9. Rackabello (Roud 29; Child 18) (3.48)
    from Common Tongue (1996)
  10. Sir Patrick Spens (Roud 41; Child 58; G/D 1:17) (5.38)
  11. Georgie (Roud 90; Child 209; G/D 2:249) (3.18)
    both from Signs of Life (1998)
  12. Famous Flower of Serving Men (Roud 199; Child 106; G/D 1:163) (10.11)
    from Waiting for Angels (2004)
  13. Mermaid (Roud 124; Child 289; G/D 1:27) (4.12)
    from Straws in the Wind (2006)
  14. The Maid of Australia (Roud 1872) (5.09)
    from Flame of Fire (2004)
  15. Christ Made a Trance (Roud 2112) (5.06)
    from Holy Heathens and the Old Green Man (2006)
  16. The Harry Lime Theme (tune) (3.33)
    from Waiting for Angels (2004)

All tracks trad. arr. Martin Carthy except
Track 9 Dave Goulder;
Track 10 David Ackles;
Track 22 trad., new words Martin Carthy;
Track 24 Mike Waterson;
Track 26 Martin Carthy;
Track 34 Anton Karas