The Journey (4CD)

Ralph McTell

of discs
4
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Temp Out Of Stock
Delivery Estimate
5-10 days
Genre
Folk
Label
Leola
Released
October 2, 2006

Format: Compact Disc

£40.00

 

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Description

A stunning deluxe long-form box set, chronicling Ralph McTell's extraordinary career to date comprehensively over 4 full CDs. One of the greatest storytellers, Ralph McTell is now celebrating 40 years on the road. Known for his virtuoso guitar style, he is primarily a prolific and gifted songwriter. With a style that invites you into a unique world, he weaves a narrative that is both significant and poignant. Ralph won an Ivor Novello Award for his songwriting as long ago as 1974. In 2002 he was presented with the BBC Radio2 Folk Lifetime Achievement Award.

Far more than a "Best of" this is a must have collection of rare and archive material. Includes a rare recording of the classic composition "Streets Of London". 66 tracks chronicle Ralph's career from the first private recordings in 1965 to songs recorded especially for this project in summer 2006.

30 tracks are previously unreleased ? including rare outtakes, live performances and demo recordings. Over 150 hours of live recordings were reviewed to make the selections here. The four CDs are accompanied by a sumptuous full colour book featuring a foreword by Rory McGrath, essays on Ralph's songwriting and guitar playing, a full discography and detailed time line, together with many previously unpublished photographs.

Compiled and researched by David Suff who also produced the acclaimed box sets: A Boxful Of Treasures - Sandy Denny, Mighty River Of Song - The Watersons, Always - June Tabor and Within Sound - Shirley Collins.
Guest musicians include Bruce Barthol (Country Joe & the Fish), James Burton (Elvis Presley, Emmylou Harris), Rod Clements (Lindisfarne), Billy Connolly, Hank DeVito (Emmylou Harris).

More Info

Key Value
Catalogue number OLABOX60
Barcode 5060079134094
Number of items 4
Packaging type Box Set
Imported No
Weight 702g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 142mm x 10mm x 125mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. Drybone Shuffle -
2. The Bells of Rhymney -
3. Girls From The North Country -
4. Pasadena -
5. Nannna's Song -
6. The Mermaid and the Seagull -
7. Spiral Staircase -
8. Michael in the Garden -
9. Summer Come Along -
10. Factory Girl -
11. Too Tight Rag -
12. The Ferryman -
13. Viola Lee Blues -
14. Birdman -
15. Barges -
16. Zimmerman Blues -
17. Summer Lightning -

Disc 2

Track Listing — Disc 2

Song Title Time
1. Streets of London -
2. (Hey Babe) Would I Lie To You -
3. Grande Affaire -
4. Ladies Love Outlaws -
5. Tequila Sunrise -
6. Marie -
7. River Rising Moon High -
8. Weather the Storm -
9. Promises -
10. Love Grows -
11. A Leaf Must Fall -
12. Blues Run the Game -
13. Red Apple Juice -
14. Messrs, Stephenson And Watt -
15. Water Of Dreams -
16. Alexi -

Disc 3

Track Listing — Disc 3

Song Title Time
1. Bentley And Craig -
2. Hands Of Joseph -
3. Kenny The Kangaroo -
4. Old Puggy Mearns -
5. I Like Rubbish -
6. Drybone Shuffle -
7. Keeping The Night At Bay -
8. From Clare to Here -
9. Can't Be Satisfied -
10. Hesitation Blues -
11. Stealin' -
12. Slip Shod Tap Room Dance -
13. Prison Wall Blues -
14. That'll Do Babe -
15. Summer Girls -
16. The Setting -
17. Jesus Wept -

Disc 4

Track Listing — Disc 4

Song Title Time
1. Peppers And Tomatoes -
2. Rue De La Montaigne St. Genevieve -
3. Georgia On My Mind -
4. Girl from the North Country -
5. Nanna's Song -
6. Up -
7. Easter Lilies -
8. Let Me Down Easy -
9. I'm Satisfied -
10. Stagolee -
11. In The Jailhouse -
12. Still in Dreams -
13. A Feather Fell -
14. Michelle -
15. Don't Think Twice (It's Alright) -
16. Red and Gold -