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Both Sides Then

Peter Bellamy: Both Sides Then (Topic 12TS400)

Both Sides Then
British and American Songs
Peter Bellamy

Topic Records 12TS400 (LP, UK, 1979)
Fledg'ling Records FLE 1002 (CD, UK, 1992)

Peter Bellamy: Both Sides Then (Fledg'ling FLE 1002)
Peter Bellamy: Both Sides Then (Topic TSCD582)

Topic Records TSCD582 (CD, UK, October 26, 2009)

Produced by Peter Bellamy, much guided by Nic Kinsey, who was also the engineer;
Recorded at Livingston Studios, London;
Front cover: “The Snuff Taker” by Peter van de Bellman, courtesy of the Victoria Street Gallery, Norwich;
Back cover photograph by Valerie Grosvenor Myer;
Sleeve layout by Tony Engle;
Notes by Peter Bellamy.
The CD reissue notes contain a Peter Bellamy obituary by Martin Carthy

Musicians

Peter Bellamy, vocals [1-15], vocal harmonies [11], concertina [1-2, 5-6, 9-10, 13], guitar [14];
Bill Shute, guitar [5];
Dave Swarbrick, fiddle [1, 4, 8, 13], chorus [13];
Anthea Bellamy, chorus [3], vocal harmonies [7, 15];
The Watersons, chorus [3], vocal harmonies [7, 11, 15];
Lisa Null, vocal harmonies [5];
Louis Killen, vocal harmonies [9];
Royston Wood, Heather Wood, vocal harmonies [11]

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Barbaree (Roud 134; Child 285; Laws K33; G/D 1:38) (3.20)
  2. The Trees They Do Grow High (Roud 31; Laws O35; G/D 6:1222) (4.43)
  3. The Lord Will Provide (2.10)
  4. The Gallant Frigate Amphitrite (Roud 4706; Henry H539) (3.48)
  5. A-Roving on a Winter's Night (Roud 3601; G/D 8:1540) (3.28)
  6. Derry Gaol (Roud 896; Laws L11; Henry H705) (4.40)
  7. Long Time Travelling (Roud 5732) (2.40)
  1. The Shepherd of the Downs (Roud 1215) (3.40)
  2. The House Carpenter (Roud 14; Child 243; G/D 2:332) (4.42)
  3. When I Die (Roud 7697) (2.45)
  4. Edmund in the Lowlands (Roud 182; Laws M34; G/D 2:189; Henry H113) (4.50)
  5. Around Cape Horn (Roud 2048) (2.30)
  6. The Turfman from Ardee (Roud 5187) (2.55)
  7. Amazing Grace (Roud 5430) (4.40)
CD Bonus Track
  1. The Maid of Australia (Roud 1872) (3.45)
    from the Both Sides Then recording sessions, but first released on Fair Annie and Flash Company

All tracks trad. arr. Peter Bellamy

Track 1 was included on the LP The Good Old Way (1980);
Tracks 5, 7, 9 were reissued on the Free Reed 3CD Peter Bellamy anthology, Wake the Vaulted Echoes (1999);
Track 13 was included in the Free Reed 4CD Dave Swarbrick anthology, Swarb (2003);
Track 15 was included in the Watersons' anthology The Definitive Collection (2003)