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Ewan MacColl: The Definitive Collection

Ewan MacColl: The Definitive Collection (Highpoint HPO6006)

The Definitive Collection
Ewan MacColl

Highpoint Recordings HPO6006 (CD, UK, 2003)

All tracks recorded by Bill Leader;
Compilation by Tony Engle and Simon Geal;
Photography by Brian Shuel;
Design by Tony Engle

Musicians

Ewan MacColl, vocals;
Peggy Seeger, banjo [7, 14], concertina [20], guitar [1-2, 4-5, 8, 11, 16-17, 20];
Alf Edwards, concertina [12, 19]

Tracks

  1. The Manchester Angel (Roud 2741) (3.12)
  2. To the Beggin' I Will Go (Roud 286; G/D 3:488) (2.36)
  3. Sheep Crook and Black Dog (Roud 948; Henry H30a) (2.30)
  4. Fourpence a Day (Roud 2586; TYG 107) (1.14)
  5. Oh, Dear Me (The Jute Mill Song) [Mary Brooksbank] (Roud 2585) (1.15)
  6. The Collier Laddie (Roud 3787; G/D 5:991) (5.24)
  7. The Calton Weaver (Roud 883; G/D 3:603; Henry H745) (2.12)
  8. Morrissey and the Russian Sailor (Roud 2150; Laws H18) (3.49)
  9. Turpin Hero (Roud 621; Laws L10) (2.38)
  10. Jimmy Wilson (3.23)
  11. The Black Velvet Band (Roud 2146) (3.59)
  12. Hughie the Graeme (Roud 84; Child 191; G/D 2:271) (4.39)
  13. Baron of Brackley (Roud 4017; Child 203; G/D 2:234) (5.05)
  14. Wae's Me for Prince Charlie (Roud 16902) (3.55)
  15. The Sheep-Stealer (I Am a Brisk Lad) (Roud 1667) (1.35)
  16. Farewell to Sicily (Roud 10501) (2.44)
  17. The Young Trooper Cut Down in His Prime (Roud 2; Laws Q26; G/D 7:1404; Henry H680) (4.24)
  18. The Press Gang (Roud 662) (1.58)
  19. The “Sweet Kumadie” (Roud 122; Child 286; G/D 1:37) (4.23)
  20. Homeward Bound (Roud 18905) (3.32)

Tracks 1-3, 15, 18, 20 are from The Manchester Angel (12T147, 1966);
Track 4 is from Shuttle and Cage (10T13, 1957) and Steam Whistle Ballads (12T104, 1964);
Tracks 5-7 are from Second Shift (10T25, 1958) and Steam Whistle Ballads (12T104, 1964);
Track 8 is from A.L. Lloyd, Ewan MacColl: Gamblers and Sporting Blades (TOP71, 1962);
Tracks 9-11 are from Chorus from the Gallows (12T16, 1960);
Tracks 12-13, 19 are from A.L. Lloyd, Ewan MacColl: English and Scottish Folk Ballads (12T103, 1964);
Track 14 is from The Jacobite Rebellions (12T79, 1962);
Track 16-17 are from Barrack Room Ballads (12T26, 1958) and Bundook Ballads (12T130, 1965)