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Martin Carthy: Signs of Life

Martin Carthy: Signs of Life (Topic TSCD503)

Signs of Life
Martin Carthy

Topic Records TSCD503 (CD, UK, 1998)

Recorded and mixed at Panda Sound, Robin Hood's Bay, North Yorkshire;
Engineered by Oliver Knight;
Produced by Martin Carthy and Oliver Knight;
Mixed by Martin Carthy, Oliver Knight and Tony Engle;
Photography by Tom Howard. Digital graphic design by John Haxby, Edinburgh.

Musicians

Martin Carthy, guitar, mandolin, vocals
with
Eliza Carthy, fiddle [1, 3, 7, 9];
Chris Parkinson, harmonica [10]

Tracks

  1. New York Mine Disaster, 1941 (3.39)
  2. Georgie (Roud 90; Child 209; G/D 2:249) (3.18)
  3. Sir Patrick Spens (Roud 41; Child 58; G/D 1:17) (5.38)
  4. The Deserter (Roud 493) (3.59)
  5. Heartbreak Hotel (2.47)
  6. The Bonny Hind (Roud 205; Child 50) (3.36)
  7. The Wife of Usher's Well (Roud 196; Child 79) (4.04)
  8. John Parfit (2.25)
  9. Barbary Ellen (Roud 54; Child 84; G/D 6:1193; Henry H236) (6.40)
  10. Hong Kong Blues (2.42)
  11. The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll (5.03)
  12. Prince Heathen (Roud 3336; Child 104; G/D 7:1497) (7.55)
  13. Jim Jones in Botany Bay (Roud 5478) (3.23)

All tracks trad. arr. Martin Carthy pub Topic Records Ltd except
Track 1 Barry & Maurice Gibb; BMG Music;
Track 5 Mae Axton / Tommy Durden / Elvis Presley; EMI Harmonies;
Track 8 James Flynn; Copyright Control;
Track 10 Hoagie Carmichael; Larry Spier Inc. / Chappell Music;
Track 11 Bob Dylan; Special Rider Music / Sony ATV