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Norma Waterson & Eliza Carthy: Anchor (Topic TSCD594)

Norma Waterson & Eliza Carthy with the Gift Band

Topic Records TSCD594 (CD, UK, 1 June 2018)
Vinyl180 VIN180LP135 (2 LP, UK, 1 June 2018)

Producd by Neill MacColl and Kate St John;
Recorded by Mattie Foulds at the Congo (Fisherhead Congregational Church), Robin Hood's Bay, Yorkshire;
Additional recording at Caribou, Atticus and Hillcrest;
Mastered by Calum Malcolm;
Photography, design and layout by Elly Lucas


Norma Waterson: vocals [1, 3, 5, 7-8, 11-13];
Eliza Carthy: vocals, [2, 4-7, 10-11, 13], violin, Octave violin;
Martin Carthy: vocals [4, 7, 9, 13], guitar;
Phil Alexander: piano, accordion, bandoneon, Congo organ, backing vocals;
David Delarre: acoustic and electric guitar, banjo, mandoin, backing vocals;
David ‘Demus’ Donnelly: bass, backing vocals;
Neill MacColl: acoustic and electric guitar, banjo, guitaret, harmonica, backing vocals;
Kate St John: oboe, cor anglais, accordion, alto saxophone, backing vocals;
Erin Anderson, Joanie Crump, Joe Gilhoolie, Johnny Mohun, Hardeep Singh Kohli, Ann Waterson, Marry Waterson, Izzy Curran-Carthy: additional backing vocals


LP Side 1LP Side 2
  1. Strange Weather (4.00)
  2. The Elfin Knight (Roud 12; Child 2; G/D 2:329) (3.54)
  3. The Beast (3.51)
  1. The Widow's Party (5.59)
  2. Lost in the Stars (4.35)
  3. The Galaxy Song (2.25)
LP Side 3LP Side 4
  1. Shanty of the Whale (5.14)
  2. The Beast in Me (3.45)
  3. Scarborough Fair (Roud 12; Child 2; G/D 2:329) (3.02)
  1. Nelly Was a Lady (Roud 4273) (7.37)
  2. Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star (Roud 7666) (2.41)
Digital release bonus tracks
  1. The Wild Colonial Boy (Roud 677; Laws L20; Henry H750) (4.33)
  2. We Have an Anchor (3.39)

Track 1 Tom Waits, Kathleen Brennan;
Tracks 2, 9, 11-12 trad.;
Track 3 Michael Marra;
Track 4 Rudyard Kipling, Peter Bellamy;
Track 5 Kurt Weill, Maxwell Anderson;
Track 6 Eric Idle, John Du Prez;
Track 7 KT Turnstall;
Track 8 Nick Lowe;
Track 10 Stephen Foster;
Track 13 Priscilla Jayne Owens, W.J. Kirkpatrick


The Elfin Knight


The Gift Band Interview: Eliza Carthy on Norman Waterson, working at The Globe and Martin Carthy’s new version of Scarborough Fair by Jon Wilks of Grizzly Folk