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Martin Carthy: Waiting for Angels

Martin Carthy: Waiting for Angels (Topic TSCD527)

Waiting for Angels
Martin Carthy

Topic Records TSCD527 (CD, UK, September 2004)

Recorded and produced by Eliza Carthy and Bent Ivitsky at Bamboo, Borders, except
Tracks 5, 9, and 10 recorded by Oliver Knight at Panda Sound, Robin Hood's Bay;
Cover photograph by Tom Howard;
Design and photo graphics by John Haxby.

The The Harry Lime Theme was previously released on The Carthy Chronicles. Also, the Martin Carthy anthology The Definitive Collection has a previously unreleased instrumental track, The Banks of the Nile, that was supposed to be on this new album but has been left out now.

Musicians

Martin Carthy, guitar, vocals;
Donald Hay, drums, percussion [1, 4, 6-7];
Christine Hanson, cello [7];
Martin Simpson, slide guitar [2, 5];
Paul Sartin, oboe [2];
Ben Ivitsky, percussion [1], viola [7], trombone [8], creaking [6];
Conrad Ivitsky, double bass [1];
Toby Shippey, trumpet [6, 8];
Eliza Carthy, fiddle & melodeon [1], octave fiddles [4], and harmonium [8]

Tracks

  1. The Foggy Dew (Roud 558; Laws O3; G/D 7:1496) (5.07)
  2. Bonny Woodhall (Roud 3778; G/D 5:947; Henry H476) (3.42)
  3. James Hatley (Roud 4022; Child 244) (7.10)
  4. Young Morgan (Roud 5369) (4.24)
  5. The Royal Lament (tune) (4.18)
  6. A Ship to Old England Came (Roud 1424) (4.17)
  7. Waiting for Angels (tune) (4.03)
  8. Bold General Wolfe (Roud 624; Laws A1) (3.26)
  9. Bloody Fields of Flanders / MacGregor of Rora (tunes) (5.23)
  10. The Harry Lime Theme (tune) (3.33)
  11. Famous Flower of Serving Men (Roud 199; Child 106; G/D 1:163) (10.11)

All titles trad. arr. Martin Carthy except
Track 1 trad. arr. Martin Carthy / Ben Ivitsky;
Track 2 Geordie Hamilton;
Track 6 trad. arr. Martin Carthy / Donald Hay;
Track 7 Martin Carthy;
Track 10 Anton Karas;
Track 11 new words Martin Carthy, tune trad. arr. Martin Carthy.