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By Gloucester Docks I Sat Down and Wept

Ashley Hutchings: By Gloucester Docks I Sat Down and Wept (Paradise and Thorns PAT1)

By Gloucester Docks I Sat Down and Wept
A Love Story
Ashley Hutchings

Paradise and Thorns PAT1/CDPAT1 (LP/CD, UK, September 1987)
Talking Elephant TECD236 (CD, UK, November 11, 2013)

Ashley Hutchings: By Gloucester Docks I Sat Down and Wept (Talking Elephant TECD236)
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Recorded at Millstream Studio, Cheltenham, in 1986;
(In the Cafe recorded at Limelight, Cheltenham);
Engineered by Mick Dolan;
Produced by Ashley Hutchings;
Mastered at Town House, London;
Album cover photos by Peckham's of Stroud;
Back-drop painted by Mike Kingston;
Clown's make-up by Jane Astbury;
Typesetting by Sean Clark.

The Performers

His voice: Michael Pennington (speech), Ashley Hutchings (singing)
Her voice: Marilyn Cutts (speech), Polly Bolton (singing)

Christine Collister, vocals, lead vocals on [1];
Clive Gregson, vocals;
Pete Zorn, bass guitar, alto and soprano saxes, flute, and doctor, acupuncturist and priest on [15];
Graeme Taylor, electric and acoustic guitars;
Phil Beer, electric and acoustic guitars, fiddle;
Dave Mattacks, drums, percussion;
Dave Whetstone, acoustic guitar, melodeon, concertina;
John Shepherd, electric piano, synthesisers;
Steve Ashley, harmonica [8];
Mick Doonan, Irish pipes, whistles

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Prologue–I Dreamed a Dream (Died for Love) (2.51)
  2. Ring on Her Finger (4.12)
  3. Dancing Under the Rose–Again (4.14)
  4. What! Must I Now Make an Enemy / Under the Rose (1.32)
  5. Keep You Warm (4.30)
  6. Ten Reasons Why They Should Be Together (0.40)
  7. At the Women's Institute Dance / Flower Arranging (1.26)
  8. We Walked in God's Country (2.09)
  9. A Letter / Small Town Romance (1.44)
  1. Don't Look Back (2.30)
  2. In the Cafe (1.02)
  3. Brief Encounters (5.54)
  4. Westonbirt Sonnet / T Stands for Thomas (1.01)
  5. My Dearest / To Ireland I Made My Way (3.31)
  6. Lies (2.41)
  7. My Dear Fried / Dives and Lazarus–The Blacksmith (3.16)
  8. I Don't Go Dancing Any More (2.52)
  9. Love, Stuff and Nonsense (0.44)
  10. Epilogue–Died for Love (1.23)

Tracks 1-3, 8, 10, 12, 17 Ashley Hutchings;
Track 4b trad.;
Track 5 Ashley Hutchings, Dave Whetstone;
Track 7b Phil Beer;
Track 9b Richard Thompson;
Track 13b, 16b, 19 trad. arr John Shepherd;
Track 14b, 15 Ashley Hutchings, John Shepherd

Sleeve Notes

Love, Stuff and Nonsense is from Elizabeth Smart's classic work of poetic prose By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept. It is reproduced by kind permission of Jay Landesman. By Grand Central Station is available in paperback and those who have not read it are recommended to do so as soon as possible. Nearly all the other words on this album have been written by me. The exceptions are a few of Shakespeare's in Westonbirt Sonnet and those spoken over To Ireland I Made My Way. The person who composed the latter would wish to remain anonymous I'm sure. This lack of recognition is compensated for by the fact that I dedicate this album to her. For all the marvellous and frequently devoted work put in by the performers—my undying thanks. Special mentions for Polly, DM, Phil, John and Pete. Also for Sian who put up with me (albeit briefly) during this most difficult birth.

[Ashley Hutchings]

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By Gloucester Docks I Sat Down and Wept–Live

Ashley Hutchings: By Gloucester Docks I Sat Down and Wept–Live (Road Goes On Forever RGF/AHCD 005

By Gloucester Docks I Sat Down and Wept–Live
Ashley Hutchings All Stars

Albino ALB009 (Cass, UK, 1994)
Road Goes On Forever RGF/AHCD 005 (CD, UK, 1999)

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Recorded on the Zipper Mobile in June 1988;
Mixed at Woodworm Studios, Oxfordshire, England, July 1988;
Engineered by Mick Dolan (assisted by Jeffrey Zipper and Tim Matyear);
Produced by Mick Dolan, Dave Mattacks and Ashley Hutchings

Musicians

Polly Bolton, lead vocals;
Clive Gregson, vocals, guitar;
Ashley Hutchings, lead vocals, bass guitar;
Dave Mattacks, drums;
John Shepherd, keyboards;
Pete Zorn, vocals, saxophones, whistle, acoustic guitar

Tracks

Tracks 1-3 are bonus tracks of the Roas Goes On Forever CD reissue

  1. Kitty Come Down the Lane (3.28)
  2. Ninety Miles an Hour (4.07)
  3. I Only Wanna Dance With You (3.14)
  4. I Dreamed a Dream (3.20)
  5. Ring on Her Finger (4.08)
  6. Dancing Under the Rose–Again (4.49)
  7. St Valentine's Day Sonnet (0.53)
  8. We Walked in God's Country (2.04)
  9. A Letter (1.22)
  10. Don't Look Back (2.36)
  11. In the Cafe (0.51)
  12. Brief Encounters (3.28)
  13. Westonbirt Sonnet (1.16)
  14. To Ireland I Made My Way (3.30)
  15. Lies (2.19)
  16. Ballad in Plain D (2.19)
  17. Love, Stuff and Nonsense (0.40)
  18. I Dreamed a Dream (1.50)

All tracks Ashley Hutchings except
Track 2 Blair, Don Robertson;
Tracks 14, 15 Ashley Hutchings / John Shepherd;
Track 16 Bob Dylan, Ashley Hutchings;
Track 17 Elizabeth Smart