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Martin Carthy: The Collection

Martin Carthy: The Collection (Green Linnet GLCD 1136)

The Collection
Martin Carthy

Green Linnet GLCD 1136 (CD, USA, 1993)

“The definitive Martin Carthy Collection with all tracks selected by Martin Carthy from his solo albums” [CD sleeve notes]

Cover Photo: Brad Stanton;
Design and Art Direction: Brian Wittman/Wittman Design

Musicians

Martin Carthy, vocals, guitar;
John Kirkpatrick, accordion [13], concertina [3, 15];
Howard Evans, trumpet [3, 13], flugelhorn [15];
Richard Thompson, guitar [15];
Bruce Rowlands, drums [10]

Tracks

  1. Palaces of Gold (5.00)
  2. The Cottage in the Wood (Roud 608; G/D 5:983) (6.12)
  3. I Sowed Some Seeds (Roud 914) (3.06)
  4. Eggs in Her Basket (Roud 377; G/D 2:307) (3.24)
  5. Locks and Bolts (Roud 406; Laws M13; G/D 5:1012) (3.13)
  6. Bill Norrie (Roud 53; Child 83; G/D 2:214) (5.13)
  7. Swaggering Boney (tune) (2.42)
  8. Willie's Lady (Roud 220; Child 6; G/D 2:346) (7.17)
  9. The Banks of the Nile (Roud 950; Laws N9; G/D 1:99; Henry H238a) (4.07)
  10. Siege of Delhi (tune) (4.18)
  11. Company Policy (Roud 10; Child 12; G/D 2:209; Henry H814) (3.54)
  12. Lord Randall (Roud 10; Child 12; G/D 2:209; Henry H814) (4.12)
  13. Lovely Joan (Roud 592) (3.11)
  14. The Song of the Lower Classes (4.43)
  15. Old Horse (Roud 513) (3.47)

Track 2 is from Sweet Wivelsfield (1974)
Tracks 1, 5, and 8 are from Crown of Horn (1976)
Tracks 7, 10, 12, and 13 are from Because It's There (1979)
Tracks 3, 14, and 15 are from Out of the Cut (1982)
Tracks 4, 6, 9, and 11 are from Right of Passage (1988)

All tracks trad. arr. Martin Carthy except
Track 1 Leon Rosselson;
Track 7 Martin Carthy