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The Label Is Not Removable

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The Label Is Not Removable
The Label Is Not Removable


A 3 CD box-set tracing the first 25 years of Free Reed Records. Compiled by Nigel Schofield (who co-produced both the Martin Carthy and Peter Bellamy box sets). Included are classic tracks out-takes and rarities, and an excellent booklet with tales of theearly years, rare pictures and a complete discography. Spread across this three CD set are source singers and musicians like Seamus Ennis, Micho Russell, father figures of the folk revival such as A.L. Lloyd, Bob Davenport, Eddie Upton, great names ofthe folk boom including Nic Jones, June Tabor, Peter Bellamy, Martin Carthy, Mike Waterson, Vin Garbutt, John Kirkpatrick, Robin & Barry Dransfield, Dave Swarbrick and great bands like Old Swan Band, Plain Capers and Roaring Jelly.


  1. Name
  2. Cells - Peter Bellamy
  3. Mandalay - Barrie Roberts
  4. Springtime in Battersea - Tommy Williams
  5. Let The Come To Ireland - Eddie Butcher
  6. Salamanca/Duke Gordon - Seamus Ennis
  7. Tumbling Through The Hay - Joe Holmes & Len Graham
  8. Silver Wedding March - Nellie Power
  9. Divide The Cally Fair - Micho Russell
  10. Woodland Flowers - Tommy Williams
  11. Woodland Flowers - Gordon Cutty
  12. Woodland Flowers/Oscar Wood's Jig - Old Swan Band
  13. Molly Brannigan - Joe Holmes & Len Graham
  14. Lady Of The Lake/Buffalo Girls - Tufty Swift
  15. Leaving Liverpool - Col Sanderson's Memorial Concertina Band
  16. I Sowed Some Seeds - Robin And Barry Dransfield
  17. The Hiring Fair - Eddie Butcher
  18. The Hiring Fair - Fairport Convention
  19. Trumpet Hornpipe - Tony Hall
  20. Paddy Lay Back - The Spinners (& Neil Wayne)
  21. Shallow Brown - Tony Hall
  22. Thorkild's Song - Peter Bellamy & Sharon & The Students
  23. The Gas Almost Works - John Kirkpatrick
  24. Godfather's Tune/He Played His Ukelele As The Ship Went Down/Mickey's Son And Daughter - Flowers &am
  25. Just As The Tide Was Flowing - Tony Hall/Nic Jones
  26. There's Comfort In A Drop Of Gin - Eddie Upton
  27. Dambuster's March - Michael Hebbert
  28. McCaffery - Sue Harris
  29. Mandalay - Peter Bellamy
  30. Down The Moor - Eddie Butcher
  31. King Of The Gypsies - Old Swan Band
  32. Cold Blow And A Rainy Night - Robin And Barry Dransfield
  33. Star Of The County Down/Boot-Dance/Jenny Lind - Michael Hebbert
  34. Put On Your Tat-ta, Little Girlie - Sue Harris
  35. Two Little Girls In Blue - Flowers & Frolics
  36. Monk's March/Feldtown Processional - John Kirkpatrick
  37. Abbots Bromley Horn Dance - Trotto
  38. Winster Gallop/Four Hand Reel/Dark Girl Dressed In Blue - Old Swan Band
  39. Pleasant Ballad Of John Barleycorn - Peter Wood
  40. Tip Top Polka - Tufty Swift
  41. My Ding-a-ling/Lily The Pink - City Of Liverpool Concertina Band
  42. Huntsman's Chorus/John Ryan's/Broom's Reel - Flowers & Frolics
  43. Nellie The Elephant - Bernard Wrigley
  44. Davie - Berie Parry
  45. The Robber's Song - ("Abe Carman") A.L. Lloyd
  46. Vincent - Vin Garbutt
  47. Man Of The Earth - Berie Parry
  48. Ten Thousand Miles Away/The Wind That Shakes The Barley - Tony Hall & Nic Jones
  49. Golden Tango - Gordon Cutty
  50. Candlelight And Wine - Noel Murphy
  51. Jogging Along With My Reindeer - John Kirkpatrick
  52. Family Christmas - Roaring Jelly
  53. Morris Ponk The Ticker Fixer - Robin And Barry Dransfield
  54. Curley Headed Ploughboy/The Quaker/Three Around Three - Old Swan Band
  55. Holland's Meat Pies Ebony Eyes - Les Barker
  56. My Bonny Lad - Marie Robson
  57. Black And Bitter Night ("Henry Cabell")- Wike Waterson
  58. Us Poor Fellows ("The Father") - Nic Jones
  59. The Titanic - Micho Russell
  60. Mandalay - Old Song Festival Chorus
  61. If Stories Were Made Of Gold - Bernie Parry And Tony Taffinder
  62. Mr Wheatstone's Lap-top (Bonus Track)
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