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Spriguns of Tolgus: Jack With a Feather

Spriguns of Tolgus: Jack With a Feather (Background HBG122/9)

Jack With a Feather
Spriguns of Tolgus

Alida Star Recordings ASC 7755 (LP, UK, 1975)
Background HBG122/9 (CD, UK, 1993)

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Produced by Mike Morton;
Recorded at Alida Star Recordings;
Sleeve notes by Michael Grosvenor-Myer

Musicians

Mandy Morton: vocals, 12-string guitar, dulcimer [2], bongos [8];
Rick Thomas: vocals, acoustic guitar, mandolin, dulcimer [8];
Chris Russon: electric guitar, 12-string guitar [4], acoustic guitar [8], mandolin [11];
Mike Morton: bass guitar

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Lambton Worm (Roud 2337) (4.10)
  2. Let No Man Steal Your Thyme (Roud 3; G/D 6:1180) (2.57)
  3. Derby Ram (Roud 126; G/D 3:645; TYG 59) (2.46)
  4. Jigs: Rakes of Malo / St Patrick's Day / The Ten Penny Bit (3.52)
  5. Flodden Field (Roud 2862; Child 168) (6.41)
  1. Trooper's Nag (Roud 1613) (3.40)
  2. Curragh of Kildare (Roud 583; G/D 6:1104) (4.48)
  3. Keys of Canterbury (Roud 573) (3.34)
  4. The Twa Magicians (Roud 1350; Child 44; G/D 2:334) (4.03)
  5. Seamus the Showman (2.48)
  6. Barren Banks of Aden (tune) (1.14)

All tracks trad. except
Track 1 C.M. Leumaine;
Track 5 words trad., additional music Mandy Morton, Rick Thomas
Track 9 trad., music Mandy Morton
Track 10 Tim Hart

> Folk > Records > Spriguns: Revel Weird and Wild

Spriguns: Revel Weird and Wild

Spriguns: Revel Weird and Wild (ACME ADLP1045)

Revel Weird and Wild
Spriguns

Decca SKL 5262 (LP, UK, 1976)
ACME ADLP1045/ADCD1045 (LP/CD, UK, 2005)

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Produced and mixed by Tim Hart;
Recorded by Alan Leeming and Adrian Martins at Decca Studios, Tollington Park, London;
Cover concept and design by Mike and Sonja Collins;
Back cover photography by Bruce Atkins

Musicians

Mandy Morton: lead vocals, acoustic guitar;
Tom Ling: electric violin, vocals;
Dick Powell: electric guitar, keyboards, vocals;
Mike Morton: bass guitar, vocals;
Chris Woodcock: drums

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Trysting Tree (4.04)
  2. Outlandish Knight (Roud 21; Child 4; G/D 2:225; Henry H163) (4.35)
  3. Sir Colvin (Roud 479; Child 61) (5.57)
  4. Piscie Song (4.05)
  1. Nothing Else to Do (Roud 1265) (3.01)
  2. Hasberry Howard (tune) (2.55)
  3. Lord Lovell (Roud 48; Child 75; G/D 6:1232) (4.50)
  4. Laily Worm (Roud 3968; Child 36) (3.19)
  5. When Spring Comes In (Roud 439) (3.08)

All tracks by Mandy Morton except
Tracks 3-4 Mandy Morton, Dick Powell;
Track 5 Mandy Morton, Mike Morton, Dick Powell;
Tracks 6 Tom Ling, Dick Powell

> Folk > Records > Spriguns: Time Will Pass

Spriguns: Time Will Pass

Spriguns: Time Will Pass (ACME ADLP1045)

Time Will Pass
Spriguns

Decca SKL 5286 (LP, UK, 1977)
ACME ADLP1045/ADCD1044 (LP/CD, UK, 2005)

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Produced by Sandy Robertson;
Recorded by Dererk Varnals and Graig Thomson at Decca Studios, Tollington Park, London;
Cover concept and design by Mike and Sonja Collins;
Photography by Bruce Atkins

Musicians

Mandy Morton: lead vocals, acoustic guitar;
Tom Ling: electric violin, vocals;
Wayne Morrison: lead guitar, acoustic guitar, mandolin, vocals;
Dick Powell: electric guitar, keyboards, vocals;
Mike Morton: bass guitar, vocals;
Lea Nicholson: concertina;
Dennis Dunstan: drums, percussion

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Dean Men's Eyes (3.52)
  2. All Before (2.50)
  3. For You (3.42)
  4. Time Will Pass (2.34)
  5. White Witch (3.10)
  1. Blackwaterside (Roud 6319) (5.19)
  2. You're Not There (2.57)
  3. Devil's Night (2.58)
  4. Letter to a Lady (5.12)

All tracks written by Mandy Morton except
Track 6 trad.

> Folk > Records > Mandy Morton and Spriguns: Magic Lady

Mandy Morton and Spriguns: Magic Lady

Mandy Morton and Spriguns: Magic Lady (English Garden ENG1011)

Magic Lady
Mandy Morton and Spriguns

Banshee Records BAN 1011 (LP, UK, 1978)
English Garden ENG1011 (CD, UK, 1993)

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Recorded at Spaceward Studios in June 1978;
Mastered at Abbey Road Studios;
Produced by Mandy Morton and Mike Kemp for Spaceward Productions.

Musicians

Mandy Morton: lead vocals, acoustic guitar;
Tom Ling: electric and acoustic violins, harpsichord;
Byron Giles: electric and acoustic guitars, vocals;
Mike Morton: bass guitar, vocals;
Alex Cooper: drums and percussion.

with guests:
Tim Hart: dulcimer and vocals;
Graeme Taylor: electric guitar;
Gordon Folkard: concertina and cello;
Sarah Folkard: viola;
Gaynor Roberts: backing vocals [2]

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Magic Lady (2.29)
  2. Music Prince (3.19)
  3. According to Matthew (3.29)
  4. Little in Between (1.36)
  5. Goodbye the Day (4.25)
  6. Silence Do the Rest (3.01)
  1. The Lady (3.13)
  2. White Ship (2.45)
  3. Witchfinder (3.41)
  4. Gypsy Glass (3.48)
  5. Ghost of a Song (2.59)
  6. Winter Storms (2.58)
  7. Magic Lady (reprise) (0.53)

All songs written by Mandy Morton;
Track 12 is not on the original LP

> Folk > Records > Mandy Morton Band: Valley of Light

Mandy Morton Band: Valley of Light

Mandy Morton Band: Valley of Light (English Garden ENG1016)

Valley of Light
Mandy Morton Band

Banshee Records BAN 1013 (LP, UK, 1983)
English Garden ENG1016 (CD, UK, 1996)

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Produced by Mandy Mordon;
Recorded by Mike Kemp at Spaceward Studios, England;
Photography by Chris Morton;
Sleeve desigh by Anna Llinares

Musicians

Mandy Morton: lead vocals, acoustic guitar;
Simon Wheeler Hunt: lead guitar, synthesiser, vocals;
Sean Boucousis: bass guitar, vocals;
Dominic Green: drums and percussion;
Gaynor Griffiths: vocals;
David Griffiths: acoustic guitar [9]

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. I Need Your Love (3.18)
  2. Valley of Light (2.32)
  3. Time Machine (4.47)
  4. No Reason (2.30)
  5. Somebody to Love (4.15)
  1. Ice Queen (4.05)
  2. Not for Sale (2.21)
  3. Chosen Few (6.17)
  4. Natural Born (for Polly and William) (5.04)

All songs written by Mandy Morton except
Track 5 Darby Slick

> Folk > Records > Mandy Morton & Spriguns: After the Storm

Mandy Morton & Spriguns: After the Storm

Mandy Morton & Spriguns: After the Storm (Cherry Red CRSEGBOX104)

After the Storm
Complete Recordings
Mandy Morton & Spriguns

Cherry Red Records CRSEGBOX104 (6 CD + DVD, UK, 11 February 2022)

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Compiled by Mandy Morton;
Overseen for Cherry Red by John Reed;
Remastered by Oli Hemingway ar The Wax Works;
Design by Lara Findlay

Musicians

See the original albums

Tracks

CD 1

Spriguns of Tolgus: Jack With a Feather (1975)

  1. Lambton Worm (Roud 2337) (4.10)
  2. Let No Man Steal Your Thyme (Roud 3; G/D 6:1180) (2.58)
  3. Derby Ram (Roud 126; G/D 3:645; TYG 59) (2.46)
  4. Jigs: Rakes of Malo / St Patrick's Day / The Ten Penny Bit (3.52)
  5. Flodden Field (Roud 2862; Child 168) (6.44)
  6. Trooper's Nag (Roud 1613) (3.41)
  7. Curragh of Kildare (Roud 583; G/D 6:1104) (4.49)
  8. Keys of Canterbury (Roud 573) (3.36)
  9. The Twa Magicians (Roud 1350; Child 44; G/D 2:334) (4.04)
  10. Seamus the Showman (2.49)
  11. Barren Banks of Aden (tune) (1.18)

All tracks trad. except
Track 1 C.M. Leumaine;
Track 5 words trad., additional music Mandy Morton, Rick Thomas
Track 9 trad., music Mandy Morton
Track 10 Tim Hart

Spriguns of Tolgus: Rowdy Dowdy Day (1974)

  1. Let No Man Steal Your Thyme (Roud 3; G/D 6:1180) (2.48)
  2. The Jolly Tinker (Roud 863) (2.21)
  3. The Laily Worm and the Mackerel (Roud 3968; Child 36)
  4. Spanish Ladies (Roud 687) (2.17)
  5. Matty Groves (Roud 52; Child 81) (7.31)
  6. The Trees They Do Grow High (Roud 31; Laws O35; G/D 6:1222) (3.15)
  7. Three Drunken Maidens (Roud 252) (2.48)
  8. Scotia Reel (2.06)
  9. Keys of Canterbury (Roud 573) (3.11)
  10. Sir Brian Botany (3.04)
  11. Trooper’s Nag (Roud 1613) (3.37)
  12. Cuckoo's Nest (Roud 1506, 5407) (2.35)

All tracks trad. except
Track 21 A.A. Milne, music Rick Thomas

CD 2

Spriguns: Revel Weird and Wild (1976)

  1. Trysting Tree (4.04)
  2. Outlandish Knight (Roud 21; Child 4; G/D 2:225; Henry H163) (4.38)
  3. Sir Colvin (Roud 479; Child 61) (5.59)
  4. Piscie Song (4.06)
  5. Nothing Else to Do (Roud 1265) (3.01)
  6. Hasberry Howard (tune) (2.57)
  7. Lord Lovell (Roud 48; Child 75; G/D 6:1232) (4.51)
  8. Laily Worm (Roud 3968; Child 36) (3.20)
  9. When Spring Comes In (Roud 439) (3.09)

All tracks by Mandy Morton except
Tracks 3-4 Mandy Morton, Dick Powell;
Track 5 Mandy Morton, Mike Morton, Dick Powell;
Tracks 6 Tom Ling, Dick Powell

CD 3

Spriguns: Time Will Pass (1977)

  1. Dean Men's Eyes (3.50)
  2. All Before (2.48)
  3. For You (3.40)
  4. Time Will Pass (2.32)
  5. White Witch (3.08)
  6. Blackwaterside (Roud 6319) (5.18)
  7. You're Not There (2.55)
  8. Devil's Night (2.55)
  9. Letter to a Lady (5.14)

Bonus tracks, previously unreleased

  1. White Witch (acoustic) (2.59)
  2. Blackwaterside (Roud 6319) (alternative version) (5.19)
  3. Letter to a Lady (acoustic) (3.17)
  4. Time Will Pass (acoustic, Mandy Morton and Wayne Morrison) (1.36)

All tracks written by Mandy Morton except
Tracks 6, 11 trad.

CD 4

Mandy Morton and Spriguns: Magic Lady (1978)

  1. Magic Lady (2.29)
  2. Music Prince (3.20)
  3. According to Matthew (3.30)
  4. Little in Between (1.40)
  5. Goodbye the Day (4.25)
  6. Silence Do the Rest (3.02)
  7. The Lady (3.11)
  8. White Ship (2.46)
  9. Witchfinder (3.40)
  10. Gypsy Glass (3.53)
  11. Ghost of a Song (2.59)
  12. Winter Storms (2.57)
  13. Magic Lady (reprise) (0.55)

Bonus track

  1. Winter Storms (Mandy Morton and Chris Mills) (2.57)

All songs written by Mandy Morton

CD 5

Mandy Morton: Sea of Storms (1980)

  1. Maybe One Day (3.51)
  2. After the Storm (3.49)
  3. Black Nights (3.07)
  4. Compline Anthem (0.52)
  5. Victoria by the Window (2.50)
  6. Ghost of Christmas Past (4.09)
  7. Twisted Sage (4.03)
  8. Wake up the Morning (3.17)
  9. Silas the Silent (3.33)
  10. Land of the Dead (3.40)
  11. Warriors’ Grave (0.40)
  12. The Sculptor (3.53)

Bonus track

  1. Ghost of Christmas Past (single mix) (2.57)

CD 6

Mandy Morton Band: Valley of Light (1983)

  1. I Need Your Love (3.22)
  2. Valley of Light (2.36)
  3. Time Machine (4.50)
  4. No Reason (2.35)
  5. Somebody to Love (4.21)
  6. Ice Queen (4.09)
  7. Not for Sale (2.26)
  8. Chosen Few (6.23)
  9. Natural Born (for Polly and William) (5.01)

Bonus tracks, by Spriguns, from the Time Will Pass recording sessions (1977)

  1. Skeleton Rock (3.40)
  2. Flying High (2.49)

All songs written by Mandy Morton except
Track 5 Darby Slick

DVD

Mandy Morton Band: Live in Cambridge 1979

  1. Black Nights (3.09)
  2. Twisted Sage (4.30)
  3. Skeleton Rock (3.28)
  4. Marmeel Rant (4.34)
  5. Somebody to Love (4.31)

All songs written by Mandy Morton except
Track 4 trad. arr. Thomas Ling;
Track 5 Darby Slick