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The Maritime England Suite

Peter Bellamy: The Maritime England Suite (private issue)

The Maritime England Suite
Peter Bellamy

private issue (cass., UK, 1982)

The Maritime Suite
We Have Fed Our Sea for a Thousand Years
Songs of the Sea from the Saxons to the 19th Century
Peter Bellamy

Fellside Recordings FECD284 (CD, UK, November 30, 2018)

Peter Bellamy: The Maritime Suite (Fellside FECD284)

Recorded live at Wensum Lodge in Norwich;
Broadcast by the BBC as We Have Fed Our Sea on Folk on 2 in two parts on December 28, 1982 and February 15, 1983
According the the notes in Wake the Vaulted Echoes, “an additional, unrecorded, flute part written by Dolly Collins, is preserved in a partial manuscript at the Fellside Archives.” However, Paul Adams stated in the booklet of the CD reissue that he does not have such a manuscript.

CD audio restored and mastered by Paul Adams;
Artwork by Mary Blood;
Front cover picture HMS Victory from the Paladin Archive

CD reissue track samples

Musicians

Peter Bellamy, vocals, Anglo concertina [CD 15, 17];
Dolly Collins, piano;
Ursula Pank, cello;
Louis Killen, vocals [CD 19]

Tracks

Cassette Side 1Cassette Side 2
  1. Introduction (instrumental) (1.28)
  2. Song of the Red War-Boat (3.33)
  3. Sir Patrick Spens (Roud 41; Child 58; G/D 1:17) (4.22)
  4. Sir Andrew Barton (Roud 104; Child 167) (3.38)
  5. The Spanish Armada (2.14)
  6. The Zealous Puritan (3.25)
  7. The Dutch in the Medway (3.39)
  1. We Have Fed Our Sea (5.05)
  2. Andrew Rose & the Cruel Ship's Captain (Roud 623; G/D 1:6) (3.49)
  3. The Death of Nelson (Roud 18837) (3.28)
  4. The British Man of War (Roud 372) (3.05)
  5. You Gentlemen of England (Roud 18526) (4.04)
  6. The China Clipper (2.37)

All tracks trad. arr. Peter Bellamy except
Tracks 2, 7-8 words Rudyard Kipling, music Peter Bellamy;
Track 5 words John O'Keefe (1747-1833), music Arthur M. Goodhart;
Track 6 words anon., 1639, music Peter Bellamy;
Track 12 John Philips, 17th century;
Track 13 words Kathleen Tardif, music Peter Bellamy

Tracks 4, 8, and 10 were included in 1999 on Wake the Vaulted Echoes

CD TracksCD Bonus Tracks
  1. Prelude (Part 1) (instrumental) (1.34)
  2. Song of the Red War-Boat (4.06)
  3. Sir Patrick Spens (Roud 41; Child 58; G/D 1:17) (4.59)
  4. Sir Andrew Barton (Roud 104; Child 167) (3.30)
  5. The Spanish Armada (2.27)
  6. The Zealous Puritan (3.47)
  7. The Dutch in the Medway (4.06)
  8. Prelude (Part 2) (instrumental) (1.14)
  9. We Have Fed Our Sea (4.13)
  10. Andrew Rose & the Cruel Ship's Captain (Roud 623; G/D 1:6) (4.07)
  11. The Death of Nelson (Roud 18837) (3.45)
  12. The British Man of War (Roud 372) (3.23)
  13. You Gentlemen of England (Roud 18526) (4.16)
  14. The China Clipper (3.00)
  1. On Board a 98 (Roud 1461) (3.40)
  2. The Drowned Sailor (Roud 185; Laws K18; G/D 1:20) (3.47)
  3. The Bold Privateer (Roud 1000; Laws O32; Henry H514) (3.05)
  4. Big Steamers (2.34)
  5. Warlike Seamen (Roud 690; G/D 1:41; Henry H560) (3.02)

All tracks from Paul Adams' collection of miscellaneous Peter Bellamy tapes, and arranged by Peter Bellamy

Tracks 15, 17 words trad., music Peter Bellamy;
Track 16, 19 trad.;
Track 18 words Rudyard Kipling, music Peter Bellamy

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See also the discussion of the Maritime England Suite at the Mudcat Café.