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Coope Boyes & Simpson: What We Sing

Coope Boyes & Simpson: What We Sing (No Masters NMCD50)

What We Sing
Coope Boyes & Simpson

No Masters NMCD50 (CD, UK, 1999)

Photographs by Val Carman;
Cover concept and design by Bryan Ledgard

Musicians

Barry Coope, Jim Boyes & Lester Simpson, vocals;
Katherine Coope, Fi Fraser, Charlotte Greenhough, Jack James, Alistair Massey, vocals [6];
Norbert Detaeye, vocals [15]

Tracks

  1. Make It Mend It (3.03)
  2. Rufford Park Poachers (Roud 1759) (3.03)
  3. Broken Hearted Among the Pines (4.17)
  4. The Levelution (2.44)
  5. Like Another Rolling Stone (2.53)
  6. Homeland (3.53)
  7. Unison in Harmony (2.41)
  8. Hush My Babe (The Dunstan Lullaby) (Roud 8885) (1.25)
  9. Lay Me Low (2.40)
  10. Falling Slowly (3.13)
  11. Lloyd George's Beer / Robert Patrick Weston & Bert Lee (2.58)
  12. Sprig of Thyme (Roud 3; G/D 6:1180) (3.27)
  13. Who Will Blow the Candle Out? (3.28)
  14. Polly on the Shore (2.59)
  15. Only Remembered (3.20)
  16. Jerusalem Revisited (4.51)
  17. Ten Thousand Miles (Roud 422) (2.35)

Tracks 1, 6, 10, 14 Lester Simpson;
Tracks 2, 8, 12 trad.;
Tracks 3-4, 7, 16 Jim Boyes;
Track 5 Michael Marra;
Tracks 9, 15 trad. / John Tams;
Track 11 Francis Day & Hunter;
Track 13 John Tams;
Track 15 words Horatius Bonar, John Tams, music Ira D. Sankey;
Tracks 17 trad. / Nic Jones / Coope Boyes & Simpson

Track 7, 14 from Funny Old World (NMCD3, 1993);
Tracks 1, 3, 5 from Here (1995);
Track 15 from We're Here Because We're Here (NMCD8, 1995);
Tracks 2, 10 from Falling Slowly (NMCD9, 1996);
Track 9 from Passchendaele Suite (NMCD10, 1996);
Tracks 12, 17 from Hindsight (NMCD11, 1998);
Track 8 from A Garland of Carols (NMCD13, 1998);
Tracks 4, 6 from Where You Belong (NMCD15, 1999);
Tracks 11, 13, 16 recorded at Meadow Farm Studio, Derbyshire, 1999