The Moral Of The Elephant

Martin Carthy & Eliza Carthy

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Folk, English Folk
June 2, 2014

Format: Compact Disc



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Mojo Folk Album Of The Year 2014 (No.4).

The first album as a duo by the father and daughter of folk's most celebrated family, performing a wide selection of sublime songs.

Produced by Eliza, Martin and Oliver Knight, this wonderful album captures the essence of a continuing singing and performing tradition that weaves a thread through the Waterson/Carthy dynasty. Eliza and Martin constantly shape and interpret words and tunes into something fresh, yet recognizable as the product of two lives bonded not only by family ties, but by the music that lives with them and through them.

The songs here range from reworkings of the traditional - 'Her Servant Man', the majestic 'Grand Conversation On Napoleon', 'Bonny Moorhen' - through interpretations of the more modern - 'Happiness' and Michael Marra's 'Monkey Hair' to a new Eliza Carthy tune set to the poetry of John Godfrey Saxe - 'The Elephant'. Perhaps most affecting is the wonderful tribute to Mike Waterson, in using his unique arrangement of 'Died For Love' to close a beautifully played and beautifully sung collection of songs.

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Catalogue number TSCD587
Barcode 0714822058728
Number of items 1
Packaging type Digipak
Imported No
Weight 62g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 142mm x 7mm x 125mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. Her Servant Man 04:18
2. Happiness 04:18
3. Blackwell Merry Night 05:20
4. Queen Caraboo 03:08
5. Grand Conversation On Napoleon 05:41
6. The Elephant 06:33
7. Waking Dreams (Awake, Awake) 03:53
8. Bonny Moorhen 04:54
9. The Queen Of Hearts 03:05
10. Monkey Hair 04:01
11. Died For Love 04:36