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The Transports: A Ballad Opera By Peter Bellamy

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Compact Disc (Audio)
No of Discs:
2
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Available
Release Date:
29-03-2004
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Barcode:
5016700952025
Packaging:
Hard Back book
Catalog Number:
FRDCD2122
The Transports: A Ballad Opera By Peter Bellamy
The Transports: A Ballad Opera By Peter Bellamy

Description

It's just over 25 years since the release of Peter Bellamy's masterwork "The Transports - A Ballad Opera", now recognized as one of the true masterpieces of the Folk Revival. Its 1977 vinyl release, in a lavish gatefold sleeve with bound libretto, large poster and detailed history, gained plaudits around the world, including "Folk LP of the year". It was recently cited in both Mojo magazine's "Top 100 Recordings of the 20th Century" and BBC 2's "Best folk albums of the 20th Century". CD1 of this lavish Silver Edition box-set features the original 1977 recordings carefully re-mastered for the first time. There's a fine archive of photographs of these original sessions included in the set's 136 page booklet. Martin Carthy, Nic Jones, Mike & Norma Waterson, A L Lloyd, June Tabor and Cyril Tawney and many more. CD2 of the set was recorded during 2003. Some of Peter's closest friends and admirers have revisited and reinterpreted his classic collection of Transport songs. With startling performances from the likes of Damien Barber, John Kirkpatrick, Steve Tilston, Grace Notes, Witches of Elswick, Tom McConville, Pete Morton, Coope, Boyes & Simpson and members of Bacca Pipes Folk Club. Fairport Convention provide a lively interpretation of the "Convicts Wedding Dance" and the 5 part linking ballad that Peter wrote for himself and Dave Swarbrick is here performed by Simon Nicol and Chris Leslie.

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. Overture - The Transports Ensemble
  3. The Ballad of Henry & Susannah 1 - Peter Bellamy & Dave Swarbrick
  4. Us Poor Fellows - Nic Jones
  5. The RobberÃâ€s Song - A L Lloyd
  6. The Ballad of Henry & Susannah 2 - Peter Bellamy & Dave Swarbrick
  7. The Leaves in the Woodland - June Tabor
  8. The Ballad of Henry & Susannah 3 - Peter Bellamy & Dave Swarbrick
  9. I Once Lived in Service - Norma Waterson
  10. The Ballad of Norwich Gaol - Martin Winsor
  11. Sweet Loving Friendship - Mike & Norma Waterson
  12. The Ballad of Henry & Susannah 4 - Peter Bellamy & Dave Swarbrick
  13. The Black and Bitter Night - Mike Waterson
  14. The Humane Turnkey 1 - Martin Carthy
  15. The Plymouth Mail - Vic Legg
  16. The Humane Turnkey 2 - Martin Carthy
  17. The Green Fields of England - The Watersons
  18. Roll Down - Cyril Tawney
  19. The Still & Silent Ocean - Mike & Norma Waterson
  20. The Ballad of Henry & Susannah 5 - Peter Bellamy & Dave Swarbrick
  21. Dance: The ConvictsÆWedding - The Transports Ensemble
  22. Black & Bitter Night - Cockersdale
  23. Raking the Embers - Jim Lawton
  24. The Ballad of Henry & Susannah 1 - Simon Nicol & Chris Leslie
  25. Us Poor Fellows - David Jones
  26. The RobberÃâ€s Song - Joel Griffiths
  27. The Ballad of Henry & Susannah 2 Simon Nicol & Chris Leslie
  28. The Leaves in the Woodland - Grace Notes
  29. The Ballad of Henry & Susannah 3 Simon Nicol & Chris Leslie
  30. I Once Lived in Service - Witches of Elswick
  31. The Ballad of Norwich Gaol - Chris Sugden
  32. Sweet Loving Friendship - Laura Hockenhull & Pete Morton
  33. The Ballad of Henry & Susannah 4 - Simon Nicol & Chris Leslie
  34. The Black and Bitter Night - Damien Barber & John Kirkpatrick with The Wilsons & Grace Notes
  35. The Humane Turnkey (1 & 2) - Mal Jardine with Jamie OÃâ€Dwyer
  36. The Plymouth Mail - John Roberts
  37. The Green Fields of England - Coope Boyes & Simpson
  38. Roll Down - KimberÃâ€s Men
  39. The Still & Silent Ocean - Steve Tilston with Tom McConville
  40. The Ballad of Henry & Susannah 5 - Simon Nicol & Chris Leslie
  41. Dance: The Convicts Wedding - Fairport Convention
  42. Black Concertina - Tim Moon
  43. Roll Down (Excerpt) - Peter Bellamy
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