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Tracks 11, 13 and 14 were re-released on the CD reissue of For Pence and Spicy Ale (as tracks 16, 4 and 11). Tracks 1 and 2 were re-released on the Green Fields CD and tracks 4 and 8 on the compilation CD Round Cape Horn.
The LP Mike Waterson was reissued on CD in 1999 with two additional tracks from the Watersons' LP A Yorkshire Garland.
Recorded by John Gill at Riverside Studios, London, January 1977;
Produced by Tony Engle 1977;
CD extra tracks produced by Bill Leader 1966;
LP photograph by Davey O'Donnell;
LP sleeve design by Tony Engle;
CD photograph by Keith Morris;
CD sleeve designed at the Art Surgery
Mike Waterson: vocals;
Lal and Norma Waterson: chorus [1, 6, 8, 10, 13];
Maria Waterson, Jim Eldon: chorus [1, 6, 8, 13];
Rod Stradling: chorus [6, 13];
John Harrison: chorus 
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|CD Bonus Tracks|
All tracks trad. arr. Mike Waterson
Sleeve Notes by A. L. Lloyd
Mike Waterson. He comes from Hull and now lives on a farm on the North Yorkshire moors with his singing sisters and their families. Admirers of the Watersons group (and who, hearing them sing, is not?) know Mike's tone as a most valuable ingredient in their fine and peculiar ensemble sound. But we're not so used to Mike solo, the naked voice, as offered on this record. What we hear is a unique singer with a sly approach to a song, at first disconcerting, then utterly convincing, whether it's a music-hall bit or a big classic ballad. No cheating here, no mock sincerity or false geniality. Just the bloke himself with that dark yellow voice (and what a handsome colour it turns out to be, once you're used to it) and that arrow-straight sense of what make a song really tell. Here's Mike Waterson, then. Enjoy then.