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Folk, Acoustic
Second Wave Music Ltd
April 20, 2018

Format: Compact Disc



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Coming into port on 20 April, a big new haul from Britain's best shanty men with their new album 'Sole Mates'. They've had films made about them, books written about them, graced some of Britain's finest stages, and put Britain's greatest broadcaster, David Attenborough, under their spell. You're as likely to hear them at the Royal Albert Hall as you are in their own Cornish fishing village, and they're back with a new album, Sole Mates, released via The Orchard on 20 April.

'Sole Mates', rolling with the tides of time and history, is the Fisherman's Friends in the round and in the raw, pure and unadulturated, sounding just as you would hear them down on the Platt one Friday night in the balmy summer, balancing pint and pasty in hand. As popular as ever, veterans of Glastonbury's Pyramid Stage as well as The Royal Albert Hall and many a BBC Radio Two Folk Award night, as well as more than a few sessions at Port Isaac's Golden Lion pub, the secret to the shanty men's longevity is not hard to find; it's all about the audience.

"Our live performances are fun, an engagement with people, and that's half of it," says Cleavie. "People see this group of friends clearly having a good time together, and that has a slightly nostalgic appeal, because people's lives can be quite fractured these days, in terms of keeping in touch with the people they grew up with. We represent a continuity."

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Key Value
Catalogue number FFCD01
Barcode 5060463415969
Number of items 1
Packaging type Digipak
Imported No
Weight 100g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 142mm x 10mm x 125mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. Blow the Man Down -
2. Oh You New York Girls -
3. Jamaica Farewell / Green Banana Johnny -
4. Whip Jamboree -
5. The Leaving of Liverpool -
6. The Bonny Ship the Diamond -
7. Being a Pirate -
8. Stormalong John -
9. Cap'n Stormio -
10. Strike the Bell -
11. Fire Down Below -
12. The Mermaid -
13. The Padstow Leaving Shanty -