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Martin & Eliza Carthy: The Moral of the Elephant

Martin & Eliza Carthy: The Moral of the Elephant (Topic TSCD587)

The Moral of the Elephant
Martin & Eliza Carthy

Topic Records TSCD587 (2 CD, UK, June 2, 2014)

Happiness / The Queen of Hearts
Martin & Eliza Carthy

Topic Records STOP2587 (7" single, UK Record Store Day, April 19, 2014)

Martin & Eliza Carthy: Happiness (Topic STOP2587)

Produced by Eliza Carthy, Martin Carthy and Oliver Knight;
Recorded by Oliver Knight at Panda Sound, Robin Hood's Bay;
Notes by Eliza Carthy and Martin Carthy;
Photography by Elly Lucas;
Design by Cally

Musicians

Martin Carthy, vocals, guitar;
Eliza Carthy, vocals, violin, hand bells

Tracks

  1. Her Servant Man (Roud 539; Laws M15; G/D 5:1003; Henry H668) (4.18)
  2. Happiness (4.18)
  3. Blackwell Merry Night (Roud 1529) (5.20)
  4. Queen Caraboo (3.08)
  5. Grand Conversation on Napoleon (Roud 1189) (5.41)
  6. The Elephant (6.33)
  7. Waking Dreams (Awake, Awake) (Roud 22620; Laws M4) (3.53)
  8. Bonny Moorhen (4.54)
  9. The Queen of Hearts (Roud 3195) (3.05)
  10. Monkey Hair (4.01)
  11. Died for Love (Sweet William) (Roud 273; Laws K12; G/D 6:1245) (4.36)

Tracks 1, 3-5, 7-9 trad. arr. Martin & Eliza Carthy;
Track 2 Molly Drake;
Track 6 from the poem The Blind Men and the Elephant by John Godfrey Saxe (1816-1887);
Track 10 Michael Marra;
Tracks 11 trad. arr. Mike Waterson, Martin & Eliza Carthy

Promo video

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