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Lal Waterson & Oliver Knight: A Bed of Roses

Lal Waterson & Oliver Knight: A Bed of Roses (Topic TSCD505)

A Bed of Roses
Lal Waterson & Oliver Knight

Topic Records TSCD505 (CD, UK, 1999)

Lal Waterson died while recording this album with her son Oliver Knight; it was finished by him alone.

Recorded by Panda Sound at Robin Hood’s Bay;
Engineered by Oliver Knight;
Produced by Oliver Knight & Lal Waterson;
Edited by Ray Williams;
Original rose photographs by Máté Gibb Photography;
Digital design / photo manipulation by John Haxby, Art Surgery.

Special thanks to George, Marry, Joe & Nigel, Norma, Martin & Mike, Tony Engle, Ray Williams, No Masters Co-operative and all the musicians. Lal Waterson and Olver Knight


Lal Waterson: vocals;
Oliver Knight: guitar;
Charles O’Connor: strings [2];
Maria Gilhooley (Marry Waterson): vocals [3];
Jody Stecher: mandolin [4];
Chopper: cello [6];
Alice Kinloch: trombone [9];
Jo Freya: tenor saxophone [9]


  1. Memories (2.43)
  2. Foolish One (4.00)
  3. Just a Note (1.42)
  4. Columbine (4.06)
  5. At First She Starts (2.45)
  6. Bath Time (4.52)
  7. Train to Bay (4.03)
  8. Long Vacation (3.21)
  9. Party Games (3.28)
  10. Together (4.50)
  11. Migrating Bird (1.17)
  12. Lullaby (3.30)

All tracks Lal Waterson & Oliver Knight except
Track 3 Ewan MacColl;
Track 5 Lal Waterson;
Tracks 7 and 12 tune Oliver Knight


Thanks to John Haxby for permission to use the images of the CD cover.