Gentle Men (2CD + Hardback Book)

Robb Johnson

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Folk, Singer Songwriter
November 11, 2013

Format: Compact Disc



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Double CD featuring Robb Johnson with Roy Bailey, Barb Jungr, Jude Abbott, Jenny Carr and John Forrester complete with 120 page Book, written by Robb Johnson, telling the story of his grandfathers and their families before, during and after the First World War (ie: spans 1893 - 2014).

With more than 50 illustrations (b/w and colour) from his personal collection, as well as photos specially taken for the book by his son, Hari Johnson. Lyrics are integrated throughout with an 'Afterword' by the author on the experience of writing his family history and its relevance to the current day.

Deluxe casebound edition (9in x 6in, portrait) Limited edition of just 500 copies.

Press Quotes

'with vocals by Johnson, Roy Bailey and Barb Jungr, and the often upbeat, jaunty melodies are inspired by music hall, hymns or marching songs, and set to variously bleak, angry and poignant lyrics. A folk classic.'

Robin Denselow The Guardian ****

"(Gentle Men)...this brilliant piece of work"

Ian Clayton, broadcaster and author ('Our Billie')

"Magnificent suite of songs"

Vic Smith EDS

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Key Value
Catalogue number IRR089
Barcode 5036265000740
Number of items 2
Imported No
Weight 416g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 150mm x 25mm x 225mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. Grandfathers -
2. A Gentleman Always Wants Horses -
3. Three Brothers -
4. An English Heaven -
5. And Then The Trumpet Sounded -
6. Home By Christmas (1) -
7. Deeper Than Dugouts (1) -
8. RSM Schofield Is My Shepherd -
9. Deeper Than Dugouts (2) -
10. At The Mercy Of The Guns -
11. Dead Man's Pennies (1) -
12. Soldier On -
13. Bloody Medals -
14. Empty Chair -

Disc 2

Track Listing — Disc 2

Song Title Time
1. Noni & The Golden Serenaders -
2. The Boy Of My Dreams -
3. When Harry Took Me To Ypres -
4. Sweet Dreams -
5. The Silence Of The Salient -
6. When You're Seven Years Old -
7. The Whistle -
8. The Music From Between The Wars -
9. Hindsight -
10. Home By Christmas (2) -
11. Dead Man's Pennies (2) -
12. Making The Gardens Grow -
13. Nobody's Enemy -