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A Christmas Caper

Maddy Prior & The Carnival Band: A Christmas Caper(Park PRK CD124)

A Christmas Caper
The Best of
Maddy Prior & The Carnival Band

Park Records PRK CD124 (CD, UK, December 10, 2012)

A compilation of 25 years of Maddy Prior & The Carnival Band

Mastered by Bob Prowse at Park Media Studio;
Album coordination by John Dagnell;
Design by Gwen Morgan

Musicians

Maddy Prior, Andrew Watts, Andrew ‘Jub’ Davis, Giles Lewin, Steno Vitale, Steve Banks

Past members:
Bill Badley, Charles Fullbrook, Raph Mizraki

Guest musicians on [20]:
Louisa Fuller, violin;
Benjamin Kaminski, viola;
Kath Sharman, cello;
John Spiers, melodeon;
Peter Cowdrey trombone

Tracks

  1. I Saw Three Ships (Roud 700) (3.46)
  2. While Shepherds Watched (Roud 936) (3.05)
  3. Angels from the Realms of Glory (Roud 8358) (3.11)
  4. God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen (Roud 394) (4.35)
  5. Monsieur Charpentier's Christmas Swing (2.19)
  6. Joy to the World (Roud 23690) (2.43)
  7. See Amid the Winter's Snow (Roud 27069) (4.06)
  8. Poor Little Jesus (Roud 10067) (2.22)
  9. Blake's Cradle Song (3.12)
  10. Coventry Carol (Roud 19028) (3.25)
  11. The Boar's Head (Roud 22229) (3.06)
  12. Ding Dong Merrily On High (2.30)
  13. The Holly and the Ivy (Roud 514) (3.15)
  14. Personent Hodie (2.55)
  15. Cradle Song (3.25)
  16. Bright Evening Star (3.24)
  17. Hark Hark What News (Roud 389) (1.46)
  18. Away in a Manger (Roud 25304) (1.49)
  19. The Carnal and the Crane (Roud 306; Child 55) (4.15)
  20. Bring Us in Good Ale (Roud 203; G/D 3:590) big band mix (3.44)
  21. La Danse Carree
  22. The Quiet Way Home (3.46)

Tracks 3-4, 12-14 are from A Tapestry of Carols (1987);
Tracks 1-2, 5-8, 11, 15, 18 are from Carols and Capers (1991);
Tracks 10 are from Carols at Christmas (1998);
Track 21 is from Hoi Polloi (1999);
Tracks 17, 19 are from Gold, Frankincense & Myrhh (2001);
Tracks 16, 20 are from Ringing the Changes (2007);
Track 9 is from Vaughan Williams: Carols, Songs & Hymns (2010)