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Anthems in Eden

Shirley & Dolly Collins: Anthems in Eden (Harvest SHVL 754)

Anthems in Eden
Shirley & Dolly Collins

EMI Harvest SHVL 754 (LP, UK, July 1969)
Harvest/Capitol SKAO 370 (LP, USA, 1969)
See for Miles SEE57 (LP, UK, 1985)
Harvest CDEMS 1477 (CD, UK, 1994)

Shirley & Dolly Collins: Anthems in Eden (See for Miles SEE57)
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Instrumental settings by Dolly Collins;
Recorded at EMI, Abbey Road, London, 1969;
Produced by Austin John Marshall;
Musical director: David Munrow;
Engineer: Peter Mew

Musicians

Shirley Collins, vocals;
Adam Skeaping, bass viol, violone;
Rod Skeaping, rebec, treble and bass viol;
Oliver Brookes, bass viol;
Michael Laird, cornet;
Richard Lee, descant and treble recorder;
Alan Lumsden, sackbut;
Christopher Hogwood, harpsichord;
Dolly Collins, organ;
Gillian Ried, bells;
David Munrow, soprano and alto crumhorn, bass rackett, tenor sordun, treble recorder;
Chorus “The Home Brew” (Michael Clifton, Ray Worman, John Fordham) plus Royston Wood, Steve Ashley, John Morgan

Tracks

Side 1: A Song Story (Medley)Side 2
  1. A Beginning (2.00)
  2. A Meeting: Searching for Lambs (Roud 576; Henry H548) (2.47)
  3. A Courtship: The Wedding Song (Roud 381; G/D 5:980) (4.03)
  4. A Denying: The Blacksmith (Roud 816) (3.57)
  5. A Forsaking: Our Captain Cried All Hands (Roud 602) (2.52)
  6. A Dream: Lowlands (Roud 681; Henry H469) (2.35)
  7. A Leavetaking: Pleasant & Delightful (Roud 660; Laws O30) (5.14)
  8. An Awakening: Whitsun Dance (2.48)
  9. A New Beginning: Staines Morris (Roud V18894) (1.54)
  1. Rambleaway (Roud 171; G/D 7:1485) (4.23)
  2. Ca' the Ewes (Roud 857; G/D 5:1014; Henry H175) (3.28)
  3. God Dog (3.25)
  4. Bonny Cuckoo (Roud 24351) (1.56)
  5. Nellie the Milkmaid (Roud 1606) (2.42)
  6. Gathering Rushes in the Month of May (Roud 899; G/D 7:1493) (3.31)
  7. Gower Wassail (Roud 209) (2.52)

All tracks trad. arr. Shirley & Dolly Collins except
Track 8 trad. arr. Shirley & Dolly Collins, lyrics Austin John Marshall;
Track 11 trad. Robert Burns / arr. Shirley & Dolly Collins;
Track 12 Robin Williamson

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Amaranth

Shirley & Dolly Collins: Amaranth (Harvest SHSM 2008)

Amaranth
including the Anthems in Eden suite
Shirley Collins

EMI Harvest SHSM 2008 (LP, UK, August 1976)

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Side A recorded at Sound Techniques Studio, London, and Spaceward Studio, Cambridge, 1975/76;
Produced by Ashley Hutchings;
Engineered by Vic Gamm;
Tracks 2 and 5 engineered by Vic Gamm and Gary Lucas

Side B is a reissue of the Anthems in Eden suite, see above.

Musicians

Shirley Collins, vocals;
John Rodd, Anglo concertina [1, 3, 4, 6];
John Watchham, Anglo concertina [6];
John Kirkpatrick, melodeon [3], button accordion [6];
Terry Potter, mouth organ [3, 6];
Christopher Hogwood, virgials [1];
Simon Nicol, acoustic guitar [1], electric guitar [4, 6];
Pat Donaldson, electric bass guitar [1, 4];
Ashley Hutchings, acoustic bass guitar [3], electric bass guitar [6];
Dave Mattacks, drums [1, 3, 4, 6], regals [4];
Roger Brenner, alto sackbut [1];
Colin Sheen, Paul Beer, tenor sackbut [1];
Martin Nicholls, bass sackbut [1, 4];
John Sothcott, vielle [2, 5], recorder [5];
Dave Busby, Mike Clifton, Dots Daultrey, Stuart Hollyer, Roger Ridgen, Ada Turnham, dancing and vocals: the Albion Morris Men perform the Bledington Stick Dance Black Joker to Shirley's song

For the musicians on the Anthems in Eden suite see above.

Tracks

Side 1Side 2: Anthems in Eden suite
  1. Fare Thee Well, My Dearest Dear (Roud 1035) (3.27)
  2. C'est La Fin / Pour Mon Cuer (2.16)
  3. Bonny Kate (Roud 1633) (3.25)
  4. Adieu to All Judges and Juries (Roud 300) (3.10)
  5. Edi Beo Thu, Hevene Quene (3.43)
  6. Black Joker / Black, White, Yellow and Green (Roud 9212) (3.23)
  1. A Beginning (2.00)
  2. A Meeting: Searching for Lambs (Roud 576; Henry H548) (2.47)
  3. A Courtship: The Wedding Song (Roud 381; G/D 5:980) (4.03)
  4. A Denying: The Blacksmith (Roud 816) (3.57)
  5. A Forsaking: Our Captain Cried All Hands (Roud 602) (2.52)
  6. A Dream: Lowlands (Roud 681; Henry H469) (2.35)
  7. A Leavetaking: Pleasant & Delightful (Roud 660; Laws O30) (5.14)
  8. An Awakening: Whitsun Dance (2.48)
  9. A New Beginning: Staines Morris (Roud V18894) (1.54)

All tracks trad. arr. Shirley & Dolly Collins except
Tracks 1, 3, 6 trad. arr. Shirley Collins;
Tracks 2, 5 anon. arr. Shirley Collins / John Sothcott;
Track 4 trad. arr. Shirley Collins / John Rodd;
Tracks 14 trad. arr. Shirley & Dolly Collins, lyrics Austin John Marshall

Sleeve Notes by Shirley Collins

The Anthems in Eden suite was conceived in 1968. It was intended to give a picture of England “before the Fall” - that is, up to the Great War, when the maypole, which had once been the centre of so many village greens, was replaced by the memorial stone.

The suite was recorded for Harvest in the following year, and it brought together for the first time folk-song and hitherto rarely heard early-music instruments. It was a considerable undertaking, and, looking back, it amazes me that we even managed to get it all completed - both the suite and a collection of separate songs for the reverse side - within the two part-days that were allocated. We owed much to the incredible vitality of the late David Munrow.

When it was decided recently to reissue this album, I asked Harvest if they would allow me to record a new side to accompany the suite. This they agreed to.

I intend this to be my last record, and for this reason, the new items I have recorded cover all the aspects of the music I love best.

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Anthems in Eden (CD)

Shirley & Dolly Collins: Anthems in Eden (BGO BGOCD442)

Anthems in Eden
Shirley & Dolly Collins

BGO BGOCD442 (CD, UK, 1999)

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This is a compilation of the two LPs Anthems in Eden and Amaranth. For recording details and musicians see the notes for the LPs.

Tracks

  1. A Song Story (Anthems in Eden suite) (28.10)
    1. A Beginning (2.00)
    2. A Meeting: Searching for Lambs (Roud 576; Henry H548) (2.47)
    3. A Courtship: The Wedding Song (Roud 381; G/D 5:980) (4.03)
    4. A Denying: The Blacksmith (Roud 816) (3.57)
    5. A Forsaking: Our Captain Cried All Hands (Roud 602) (2.52)
    6. A Dream: Lowlands (Roud 681; Henry H469) (2.35)
    7. A Leavetaking: Pleasant & Delightful (Roud 660; Laws O30) (5.14)
    8. An Awakening: Whitsun Dance (2.48)
    9. A New Beginning: Staines Morris (Roud V18894) (1.54)
  2. Rambleaway (Roud 171; G/D 7:1485) (4.23)
  3. Ca' the Ewes (Roud 857; G/D 5:1014; Henry H175) (3.28)
  4. God Dog (3.25)
  5. Bonny Cuckoo (Roud 24351) (1.56)
  6. Nellie the Milkmaid (Roud 1606) (2.42)
  7. Gathering Rushes in the Month of May (Roud 899; G/D 7:1493) (3.31)
  8. Gower Wassail (Roud 209) (2.52)
  9. Fare Thee Well, My Dearest Dear (Roud 1035) (3.27)
  10. C'est La Fin / Pour Mon Cuer (2.16)
  11. Bonny Kate (Roud 1633) (3.25)
  12. Adieu to All Judges and Juries (Roud 300) (3.10)
  13. Edi Beo Thu, Hevene Quene (3.43)
  14. Black Joker / Black, White, Yellow and Green (Roud 9212) (3.23)