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Tell It Like It Was

Peter Bellamy: Tell It Like It Was (Trailer LER 2089)

Tell It Like It Was
Peter Bellamy

Trailer LER 2089 (LP, UK, 1975)

A “fringe folk” album: with Peter Bellamy's words to traditional tunes and vice versa, plus four contemporary songs.

Recorded at Nest Studios, Birmingham by Jake Commander;
Produced by Bill Leader;
Sleeve photograph by Janet Kerr;
Portraits, by Piero da Bellini (ca. 1475), reproduced by kind permission of the Victoria Street Gallery, Norwich;
Sleeve design by Peter Bellamy

Musicians

Peter Bellamy, vocals [1-13], guitar [1, 8], concertina [2, 4, 6-7, 9, 11];
Chris Birch, fiddle [1, 4, 8, 12], guitar [12], harmony vocals [2, 5];
Anthea Bellamy, harmony vocals [2]

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Ramblin' Robin (Roud V5416) (2.25)
  2. All in a Day (2.29)
  3. The Parson's Peaches (2.59)
  4. The Ballad of Judas (3.53)
  5. Farewell to the Land (4.30)
  6. Nostradamus (4.41)
  1. On Board a Ninety-Eight (Roud 1461) (4.07)
  2. Ward the Pirate (Roud 224; Child 287; G/D 1:39) (2.32)
  3. Courting Too Slow (Roud 1918; Laws P5) (3.30)
  4. The Burning (Roud 45; Child 65G) (3.25)
  5. The Bold Privateer (Roud 1000; Laws O32; Henry H514) (2.58)
  6. Fiddler's Hill (5.46)
  7. Goodbye (1.08)

Tracks 1, 7, 9-11 words trad., tune Peter Bellamy;
Track 2 Alex Glasgow;
Tracks 3, 5, 12 words Peter Bellamy, tune trad.;
Tracks 4, 13 Peter Bellamy;
Track 6 Al Stewart;
Track 8 trad.