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Maddy Prior & The Girls: Bib & Tuck

Maddy Prior & The Girls: Bib & Tuck (Park PRK CD61)

Bib & Tuck
Maddy Prior & The Girls

Park Records PRK CD61 (CD, UK, June 2002)

Park Records announced Maddy's recent tour with:

Maddy goes back to basics with this new all-female acoustic trio.

Joining Maddy are her daughter Rose Kemp, at 17 already a blossoming singer and songwriter in her own right, and Abbie Lathe on vocals, guitar, keyboards and whistle.

With an emphasis on vocal harmony, the three will be turning their talents to a variety of traditional and contemporary material—drawing on Maddy's long and varied career, with gems from the Silly Sisters vaults, original songs from Maddy, Rose and Abbie, and a few surprises.

Recorded at Lofty Towers and The Warehouse Studios, Oxford;
Produced by Tony Poole with Maddy Prior, Rose Kemp and Abbie Lathe;
Engineered by Tony Poole and Steve Watkins;
Mastered by Denis Blackham at Country Masters;
Sleeve design by Chris Sands

Musicians

Maddy Prior, Rose Kemp, vocals;
Abbie Lathe, vocals, guitar, keyboards, whistle

Tracks

The Cotton Triangle
  1. Accappella Stella (2.17)
  2. I Am the World (2.06)
  3. A Stitch in Time (2.51)
  4. Hush Hush (3.18)
  5. Rain (4.15)
  6. Sweet Thames Flow Softly (4.43)
  7. Down in the Valley (1.51)
  8. I Need You to Turn to (3.10)
  9. Drop of Blood (3.36)
  10. Sparkling Rills (1.48)
  11. True Colours (3.22)
  1. Blow Boys Blow (Roud 703; G/D 1:2) (2.18)
  2. The Dead Are Not Dead (1.06)
  3. Homeless (1.46)
  4. Haul Her Away (Roud 395) (2.03)
  5. Cotton Fields (Roud 11662) (3.12)
  6. Blow the Man Down (Roud 2624) (1;18)
  7. Cropper Lads (2.51)
  8. Doffin' Mistress (Roud 2133) (1.25)
  9. Liverpool Judies (Roud 928) (4.25)

Track 1 Rick Kemp;
Tracks 2, 9 Rose Kemp;
Track 3 Mike Waterson;
Track 4 Jim McLean;
Track 5 Abbie Lathe;
Track 6 Ewan MacColl;
Track 7 Maddy Prior, Rick Kemp, Abbie Lathe;
Track 8 Elton John, Bernie Taupin;
Tracks 10, 15, 18, 20 trad. arr. Maddy Prior, Rick Kemp, Abbie Lathe, Poole;
Track 11 Kelly, Steinberg;
Tracks 12, 17, 19 trad. arr. Maddy Prior, Rick Kemp, Abbie Lathe;
Track 13 translation from French poem “Chants d'ombre Suivis de Hosties Nores”;
Track 14 Paul Simon, Joseph Shabalala;
Track 16 Huddie Ledbetter