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The Young Tradition: Galleries (Transatlantic TRA 172)

Galleries
The Young Tradition

Transatlantic TRA 172 (LP, UK, 1968)
Vanguard VSD 79295 (LP, USA, 1968)

Galleries Revisited
The Young Tradition

Transatlantic TRA SAM 30 (LP, UK, 1973)

The Young Tradition: Galleries Revisited (Transatlantic TRA SAM 30)
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Produced by Bill Leader;
Recorded at Livingston Studios, Barnet, London, 1968;
Augmented arrangements by Dolly Collins;
Notes by Heather Wood

Musicians

Heather Wood, vocals [2-4, 6, 8, 10-11, 13-14, 17-18], whistle;
Royston Wood, vocals [2-3, 6-8, 10-11, 15, 17-18], tabour, tambourine;
Peter Bellamy, vocals [2-3, 5-7, 9-11, 14, 17-18], whistle, guitar, concertina

with The Early Music Consort [3, 18] :
    David Munrow, shawm,
    Rod and Adam Skeaping, viol,
    Christopher Hogwood, percussion;
Dolly Collins, portative organ;
Dave Swarbrick, fiddle, mandolin [16];
Sandy Denny, piano [16]

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Intro: Ductia (0.58)
    An air which Peter picked up somewhere in his travels. The title, you will note, is a pun.
  2. The Barley Straw (Roud 19112) (2.15)
    From the singing of Harry Cox of Norfolk, this is a typical song of rural seduction.
  3. What If a Day (2.13)
    The arrangement for Thomas Campion's art song is by Dolly Collins, who should surely be recognised as an excellent English composer, although she is best known to the folk scene as Shirley's sister.
  4. The Loyal Lover (Roud 578) (1.15)
    This version is from Lucy Broadwood's collection of West Country songs.
  5. Entr'acte: Stones in My Passway (1.00)
    We thought that everyone would realise that this was a joke, but no, some people actually complained about the scratches. Listen carefully; they revolve at 78 rpm, and come from an old record of military marches.
  6. Idumea (Roud 6678) (2.07)
    An America Sacred Harp hymn.
  7. The Husbandman and the Servingman (Roud 873) (1.43)
    There is very limited tradition of harmony singing in England: a notable example is the Copper family of Sussex. This song comes from the Cantwell brothers of Oxford.
  8. The Rolling of the Stones (Roud 38; Child 49) (0.54)
    This is a fragment of a longer ballad, and was learned from the singing of Oscar Brand.
  9. The Bitter Withy (Roud 452) (2.18)
    Peter learned this version from Audrey Coppard. It gives a far more believable picture of Jesus Christ than most of the ballads of his childhood.
  10. The Banks of the Nile (Roud 950; Laws N9; G/D 1:99; Henry H238a) (2.09)
    This is a song that all of us knew, but no specific version was used as the basis for the one recorded here; in fact, much of the arrangement developed as we were in the process of recording it.
  1. Wondrous Love (Roud 5089) (2.46)
    Another Sacred Harp hymn.
  2. Medieval Mystery Tour (2.14)
    The mystery is in deciding which of the three tunes is by Bert Jansch and John Renbourn (no prizes).
  3. Divertissement: Upon the Bough (0.30)
    This is Heather's musical setting of a short poem by A.P.H. which appeared in Punch. It is supposedly written by a little old lady who is anti-“blood sports”. Listen carefully, and apply your knowledge of natural history.
  4. Ratcliff Highway (Roud 493) (1.56)
    Pete says that this is a collation (which I always thought was something to eat) of several versions.
  5. The Brisk Young Widow (Roud 2438) (1.43)
    Heather learned this from School Radio - remember Singing Together with William Appleby? Royston, as they say, got it from her.
  6. Interlude: The Pembroke Unique Ensemble (1.01)
    Pembroke for Wales (don't ask me why: it meant something at the time), unique because there was only Swarb on multi-tracked fiddle & mandolin (and Sandy Denny very discreetly, way down in the bass register, on piano) and ensemble because it was fairly together. The tune is Soldiers Three.
  7. John Barleycorn (Roud 164; G/D 3:559) (2.24)
    From the Cecil Sharp collection. One of the many songs which we picked up by a process of osmosis.
  8. The Agincourt Carol (Roud V29347) (4.38)
    King Henry V was so appalled by the cost in lives of the victory of Agincourt thet he forbade it to be made the subject of song, but the author of this carol was spared because of the quality of his verse. Well, it's a nice story. This song was something of an endurance test for the musicians who played it straight through without a break. David Munrow, on shawm, practically collapsed afterwards.

All tracks trad. arr. Wood, Bellamy, Wood except
Tracks 1, 16, 18 anon.;
Track 3. Thomas Campion, arr. Dolly Collins;
Track 5 Robert Johnson;
Track 6 Charles Wesley, A. Davidson;
Track 11 Rev. Robert Segrave;
Track 12 anon, anon, Bert Jansch, John Renbourn;
Track 13 words A.P.H., music Heather Wood

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Royston Wood & Heather Wood: No Relation

Royston Wood & Heather Wood: No Relation (Transatlantic TRA 342)

No Relation
Royston Wood & Heather Wood

Transatlantic TRA 342 (LP, UK, 1977)
Guimbarda TS-38010 (LP, Spain, 1978)

Royston Wood & Heather Wood: No Relation (Guimbarda TS-38010)
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Produced by Royston Wood and Tony Platt;
Recorded at Pebble Beach Studios, Worthing, Jan 1977 by Tony Platt and Eli Perl

Musicians

Heather Wood, vocals [1-8, 11];
Royston Wood, vocals [1-2, 4-8, 9a, 11], English concertina [9b, 10]

with
Peter Bellamy, vocals [2, 4, 8];
Pennie Harris, vocals [3], hammered dulcimer [6, 10];
Tony Hall, melodeon [6, 9ab];
Simon Nicol, acoustic guitar [6], electric guitar [10];
Pete Kirtley, electric guitar [6, 10], mandolin [6, 9b], acoustic guitar [7];
Ashley Hutchings, bass guitar [6, 10]

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. A Shepherd of the Downs (Roud 1215) (5.06)
  2. Come Ye That Fear the Lord (Roud 16371) (3.05)
  3. Foolish, Incredibly Foolish (2.30)
  4. Bold Benjamin-O (Roud 2632) (2.35)
  5. The Bold Astrologer (Roud 1598) (1.58)
  6. St Patrick's Breastplate (4.26)
  1. The Cutty Wren (Roud 236) (3.25)
  2. Will You Miss Me? (Roud 4440) (2.29)
  3. The Cellar Door / Lovin' Bessie (8.25)
  4. Chaconne in G Minor (1.49)
  5. Gloria Laus (2.45)

Tracks 1-2, 4-8, 11 trad. arr. Royston Wood, Heather Wood;
Track 3 Heather Wood;
Track 9a words John Clare, music Royston Wood;
Track 9b Royston Wood;
Track 10 Louis Couperin (1626-1661) arr. Royston Wood

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Galleries / No Relation

The Young Tradition: Galleries / Royston Wood & Heather Wood: No Relation (Castle ESMCD 461)

Galleries / No Relation
The Young Tradition / Royston Wood & Heather Wood

Castle Music ESMCD 461 (CD, UK, 1997)

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This is a compilation of The Young Tradition's LP Galleries and EP Chicken on a Raft and most of Royston Wood & Heather Wood's LP No Relation.

Tracks

The Young Tradition: Galleries The Young Tradition: Chicken on a Raft
  1. Intro: Ductia (0.58)
  2. The Barley Straw (Roud 19112) (2.15)
  3. What If a Day (2.13)
  4. The Loyal Lover (Roud 578) (1.15)
  5. Entr'acte: Stones in My Passway (1.00)
  6. Idumea (Roud 6678) (2.07)
  7. The Husbandman and the Servingman (Roud 873) (1.43)
  8. The Rolling of the Stones (Roud 38; Child 49) (0.54)
  9. The Bitter Withy (Roud 452) (2.18)
  10. The Banks of the Nile (Roud 950; Laws N9; G/D 1:99; Henry H238a) (2.09)
  11. Wondrous Love (Roud 5089) (2.46)
  12. Medieval Mystery Tour (2.14)
  13. Divertissement: Upon the Bough (0.30)
  14. Ratcliff Highway (Roud 493) (1.56)
  15. The Brisk Young Widow (Roud 2438) (1.43)
  16. Interlude: The Pembroke Unique Ensemble (1.01)
  17. John Barleycorn (Roud 164; G/D 3:559) (2.24)
  18. The Agincourt Carol (Roud V29347) (4.38)
  1. Chicken on a Raft (3.31)
  2. Randy Dandy-O (Roud 4702) (2.37)
  3. Shanties: (5.26)
    Fire Maringo /
    Hanging Johnny (Roud 2625) /
    Bring 'em Down /
    Haul on the Bowline (Roud 652; G/D 1:1)

Royston Wood & Heather Wood: No Relation

  1. A Shepherd of the Downs (Roud 1215) (5.06)
  2. Come Ye That Fear the Lord (Roud 16371) (3.05)
  3. Foolish, Incredibly Foolish (2.30)
  4. Bold Benjamin-O (Roud 2632) (2.35)
  5. The Bold Astrologer (Roud 1598) (1.58)
  6. St Patrick's Breastplate (4.26)
  7. The Cutty Wren (Roud 236) (3.25)
  8. Will You Miss Me? (Roud 4440) (2.29)
  9. Gloria Laus (2.45)