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Peter Bellamy Sings the Barrack-Room Ballads of Rudyard Kipling

Peter Bellamy Sings the Barrack-Room Ballads of Rudyard Kipling (Green Linnet SIF 1002)

Peter Bellamy Sings the Barrack-Room Ballads of Rudyard Kipling
Peter Bellamy

Green Linnet SIF 1002 (LP, USA, 1976)
Free Reed Records FRR 014 (LP, UK, 1977)

Peter Bellamy Sings the Barrack-Room Ballads of Rudyard Kipling (Free Reed FRR 014)
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Produced by Bill Leader at Nest Studios, Birmingham;
Booklet notes and design by Peter Bellamy and Lois Lipton;
Front cover idea by Peter Bellamy after John Lockwood Kipling

Note: In 1990 Peter Bellamy re-recorded all songs from this album for his cassette Soldiers Three.

Musicians

Peter Bellamy, vocals [1-12], Anglo concertina [1, 6, 9];
Chris Birch, fiddle [3-4, 8, 10], harmony vocals [5, 7, 9];
Tony Hall, melodeon [3, 12]

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Tommy (3.55)
  2. Soldier, Soldier (3.10)
  3. Mandalay (5.37)
  4. Troopin' (2.35)
  5. Cells (4.36)
  6. Danny Deever (3.56)
  1. Bill 'Awkins (1.26)
  2. Shillin' a Day (2.49)
  3. Loot (5.26)
  4. The Widow at Windsor (3.14)
  5. The Widow's Party (2.52)
  6. Gunga Din (5.30)

Tracks 1-2, 5, 7-10 words Rudyard Kipling, music Peter Bellamy;
Tracks 3-4, 6, 11-12 words Rudyard Kipling, music trad. arr. Peter Bellamy

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Soldiers Three

Peter Bellamy: Soldiers Three (private issue)

Soldiers Three
Peter Bellamy

private issue (cassette, UK, 1990)

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This privately issued cassette contains settings of Kipling's Barrack-Room Ballads, including re-recordings of all songs from the Free Reed LP Peter Bellamy Sings the Barrack-Room Ballads of Rudyard Kipling.

Recorded by Nigel Schofield in January and February 1990

Musicians

Peter Bellamy, vocals, Anglo concertina [2, 4, 7, 11, 13-14, 16, 18, 20, 22], drum [18];
Jamie O'Dwyer, fiddle [1b, 9, 19, 21];
Brian Stafford, uilleann pipe drones [5];
Maggie Boyle, vocals [6, 10];
Keith Marsden, vocals [8, 15], chorus [3, 12];
Steve Tilston, John Wade, chorus [3, 12]

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Two by Two / The Widow at Windsor (3.58)
  2. Tommy (3.38)
  3. The Young British Soldier (5.03)
  4. Route Marchin' (4.22)
  5. Shillin' a Day (2.40)
  6. Soldier, Soldier (6.04)
  7. That Day (3.55)
  8. Bill 'Awkins (1.24)
  9. Ford o' Kabul River (3.17)
  10. The Widow's Party (3.09)
  11. Loot (4.51)
  12. The Baynit and the Butt (0.34)
  13. Private Ortheris' Song (3.30)
  1. Gunga Din (4.48)
  2. Cells (4.29)
  3. Cholera Camp (7.06)
  4. The Ladies (3.42)
  5. Follow Me 'Ome (4.34)
  6. Gentlemen Rankers (5.49)
  7. Danny Deever (3.52)
  8. Troopin' (3.29)
  9. Mandalay (5.54)

All tracks lyrics Rudyard Kipling, music Peter Bellamy except
Tracks 10, 14, 17, 20-22 lyrics Rudyard Kipling, music trad. arr. Peter Bellamy

Tracks 2, 6, 16 and 20 were included in 1999 on Wake the Vaulted Echoes;
Tracks 3-4, 7, 12-13, 17, 19 were included in 2012 on the CD reissue of Barrack-Room Ballads

Sleeve Notes by Peter Bellamy

This collection was specially recorded to complement the New Victoria Theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme's 1990 production of Tony Perrin's play Soldiers Three, based on Rudyard Kipling's soldier tales and barrack room ballads. Nine of the songs are original to this production, the other fifteen being new recordings of settings which first appeared on some of my previous albums. The texts of all poems have been used in their entirety except for The Young British Soldier which had to be shortened for reasons of space.

My gratitude to the musicians and singers who assisted me, and above all to Nigel Schofield without whose unstinting generosity of time, patience and skill the project would have been impossible.

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The Widow's Uniform

Brian Peters, Dave Webber, John Morris, John O'Hagan, Anni Fentiman: The Widow's Uniform (Realisations REAL CD 0101)

The Widow's Uniform
Barrack Room Ballads & other soldiers poems of Rudyard Kipling
as set to traditional tunes by Peter Bellamy

Brian Peters, Dave Webber, John Morris, John O'Hagan, Anni Fentiman

Realisations REAL CD 0101 (CD, UK, 1995)

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Recorded at Redditch by Realisations;
Mastered at Cambridge by Sound Recording Technology;
Cover artwork by Amar-Deep Kumar

Musicians

Brian Peters, vocals [1-3, 6, 11-12, 15], harmony vocals [4, 10, 16], melodeon [1-3, 6, 8, 11, 14], harmonium [15];
Dave Webber, vocals [2, 4-5, 8-10, 14, 16], concertina [14];
John Morris, vocals [5, 7, 13], harmony vocals [4, 9-10, 14, 16];
John O'Hagan, vocals [7], harmony vocals [4, 9-10, 14, 16];
Anni Fentiman, vocals [12, 15], harmony vocals [4, 9-10, 14, 16];
George Faux, mandolin [2], fiddle [7, 11], viola [7];
Fi Fraser, fiddle [7, 14], clarinet [15]

Tracks

  1. [BP] The Widow at Windsor (3.44)
  2. [BP, DW] Back to the Army Again (4.02)
  3. [BP] Tommy (4.11)
  4. [DW] Ford o' Kabul River (3.17)
  5. [DW, JM] Bill 'Awkins (1.23)
  6. [BP] Danny Deever (4.31)
  7. [JM, JOH] Troopin' (3.20)
  8. [DW] Mandalay (6.06)
  9. [DW] The Young British Soldier (7.27)
  10. [DW] Cells (3.35)
  11. [BP] Gentlemen Rankers (5.14)
  12. [AF, BP] Soldier, Soldier
  13. [JM] That Day (6.49)
  14. [DW] Follow Me 'Ome (4.50)
  15. [AF, BP] The Widow's Party (3.34)
  16. [DW] Recessional (2.56)

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Peter Bellamy Sings the Barrack-Room Ballads of Rudyard Kipling

Peter Bellamy Sings the Barrack-Room Ballads of Rudyard Kipling (Fellside FECD253)

Peter Bellamy Sings the Barrack-Room Ballads of Rudyard Kipling
Peter Bellamy

Fellside Recordings FECD253 (2 CD, UK, October 1, 2012)

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Tracks [1-12] produced by Bill Leader at Nest Studios, Birmingham, 1977;
Tracks [13-14] recorded by Paul Adams, produced by Stalky & Co (Paul Adams and Peter Bellamy), 1982;
Track [19] recorded and produced by Paul Adams, 1991;
Tracks [15-18, 20-24] recorded by Nigel Schofield, 1990;
Booklet notes and design by Peter Bellamy and Lois Lipton;
Front cover idea by Peter Bellamy after John Lockwood Kipling

Musicians

Peter Bellamy, vocals [1-24], Anglo concertina [1, 6, 9, 14, 17-19, 22-23];
Chris Birch, fiddle [3-4, 8, 10, 13-14], harmony vocals [5, 7, 9, 14];
Tony Hall, melodeon [3, 12];
Horward Parker, drum [14];
Jamie O'Dwyer, fiddle [21, 23];
Keith Marsden, chorus vocals [15-16], vocals [24];
Steve Tilston, Nigel Schofield, chorus vocals [15-16]

Tracks

CD 1 (Barrack-Room Ballads) CD 2 (mostly from Soldiers Three)
  1. Tommy (4.02)
  2. Soldier, Soldier (3.16)
  3. Mandalay (5.45)
  4. Troopin' (2.40)
  5. Cells (4.41)
  6. Danny Deever (4.04)
  7. Bill 'Awkins (1.31)
  8. Shillin' a Day (2.55)
  9. Loot (5.33)
  10. The Widow at Windsor (3.20)
  11. The Widow's Party (2.56)
  12. Gunga Din (5.35)
  1. Ford o' Kabul River (3.25)
  2. Follow Me 'Ome (5.05)
  3. The Young British Soldier (5.03)
  4. The Baynit and the Butt (0.34)
  5. That Day (3.55)
  6. Private Ortheris' Song (3.30)
  7. Cholera Camp (6.04)
  8. The Ladies (3.42)
  9. Gentlemen Rankers (5.45)
  10. Route Marchin' (4.22)
  11. Back to the Army Again (5.06)
  12. Bill 'Awkins (alternative version) (1.21)

All tracks words Rudyard Kipling, music Peter Bellamy except
Tracks 3-4, 6, 11-12, 17, 22 words Rudyard Kipling, music trad. arr. Peter Bellamy;
Tracks 13-14 are from Keep on Kipling;
Tracks 15-18, 20-22 are from Soldiers Three;
Track 23 may be a recording out-take from Soldiers Three;
Track 24 is an alternate version to the one on Soldiers Three