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Long Shadows

[Maddy Prior]

Originally from Maddy Prior’s first solo album Woman in the Wings, Maddy re-recorded this song for the seasons cycle on the album Year. This recording appeared also on her compilation Memento. A live recording from the Maddy Prior, Family & Friends Christmas tour of 1999 was released on the CD Ballads and Candles. Maddy Prior commented in the latter album’s sleeve notes:

In the late Seventies, I spent a couple of months each winter in the Lake District, and I wrote this song, one of my first, while snowed in.

Musicians on Woman in the Wings:
Maddy Prior, vocals;
Andy Roberts, guitar;
Barriemore Barlow, drums

Musicians on Year:
Maddy Prior, vocals;
Nick Holland, piano keyboards, Hammond BVs;
Richard Lee, double bass;
Mick Dyche, acoustic guitars;
Martin Loveday, cello;
John Dochary, bass BVs


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