The Fair Essex


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Folk, Folk-Rock
Goodform Records
December 9, 2016

Format: Compact Disc



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When first released in 2007 this album was heralded as 'Unconditionally Mighty' by MOJO Magazine. Since then Mawkin have gone on to produce critically acclaimed albums and performances culminating in their self-produced and critically acclaimed album 'The Ties That Bind'. Their 'unapologetically energetic' approach and DIY ethic surprised critics, fans and welcomed new audience members describing them as a 'modern day Fairport'.

With a host of rebel rousing folk songs and instrumentals the band modernise traditional folk material with their own touch and have since excited audiences with their artillery of loud, boisterous, foot stomping live sets. Critics of the album suggested that Mawkin might fill the 'Bellowhead shaped hole' so it seemed only natural to support them on their farewell tour of 2016 amongst a flurry of key festivals and UK tour dates.

The band members have a wealth of other musical experience between them with brothers David and James's involvement with Eliza Carthy and Norma Waterson, Jim Moray, Topette!, and the two providing stand-in support for members of Bellowhead. Nick Cooke is Kate Rusby and False Lights' melodeon player, is a professional mastering engineer and has worked with some of the most iconic producers in our lifetime. Lee Richardson, who's former background was in dance music, is an award winning producer of TV, advertising and trailer music.

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Key Value
Catalogue number MKN002R
Barcode 0880992153416
Number of items 1
Packaging type Slip Sleeve
Imported No
Weight 300g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 125mm x 125mm x 123mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. The Magic Mawkin/The Wonderful Discovery Of Bob Smee 04:57:00
2. Leaving Britanny 03:30:00
3. Something About Tents/A Tent Deficit Syndrome 05:02:00
4. Banks Of Dee/The Brown Velvet Waltz 06:01:00
5. Trip To Berwick/Not A Natural Dancer 04:46:00
6. Woods Waltz/Le Mas Noyer 04:40:00
7. Alexanders Hornpipe 02:28:00
8. French Set 03:47:00
9. Monday Morning/Jack Lavenders No. 1/Cleaveland Park 04:11:00
10. Salsenette (Slight Return) 01:50:00
11. The Glorious 13th/Unknown 03:46:00
12. Horses Never Smile/The Villagers 06:12:00