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For Pence & Spicy Ale

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During the mid 1960s The Watersons were the biggest thing on the British Folk Scene. This wonderfully original and highly influential group consisted of a brother, two sisters (Mike, Norma & Lal Waterson) and their cousin John Harrison. After few years off, the group reformed with Martin Carthy replacing Harrison and their 1975 comeback album 'For Pence And Spicy Ale' marked a triumphant return to form. Two music papers (Melody Maker, NME) judged it Folk Album of the Year, and it was hailed by critics and audiences alike as perhaps the best and most complete Watersons album. This re-release has been completely re-mastered from the original studio tapes and is housed in a beautiful digipack case with, for the first time on CD, the original track listing and running order. Songs and performances are simply too consistently good to single out any one for particular praise. Suffice it to say, between the jubilant opening song and the closing hymn are some of the most honest and stirring performances ever committed to record. This is the pinnacle of their prolific career - a wonderful collection of passionate solo voices and inspired harmonies. Ageless songs + sharp sense of adventure certified Genius.


  1. Name
  2. Country Life
  3. Swarthfell Rocks
  4. Barney
  5. Swinton May Song
  6. Bellman
  7. Adieu, Adieu (The Flash Lad)
  8. Apple-Tree Wassail Song
  9. Sheepshearing
  10. Three Day Millionaire
  11. King Pharim
  12. T Stands for Thomas
  13. Malpas Wassail Song
  14. Chickens In The Garden
  15. The Good Old Way
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