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Marc Block: The Hawthorn Spring

Marc Block: The Hawthorn Spring (Hairpin HAIRPIN003)

The Hawthorn Spring
Marc Block

Hairpin Records HAIRPIN003 (CD, UK, 15 April 2014)

Marc Block: The Hawthorn Spring (Hairpin HAIRPIN003)
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Engineered, produced and mixed by Ich Mowatt at Sounding Post, Nottingham;
Mastered by JP Braddock at Formation Audio;
Photography and album design by Elly Lucas

Musicians

Marc Block: vocals, guitar [2, 6, 9], bodhrán [4, 8];
Seth Tinsley: guitar [1, 3-4, 7, 10, 12], double bass [1-5, 7-10, 13], backing vocals [8];
Alex Cumming: accordion [1-5, 7-11], backing vocals [3, 8];
Elly Lucas: fiddle [2-3, 5, 10, 13], viola [4-5, 7, 9-11], backing vocals [3, 8, 10];
Jay Leivers: guitar [5, 8, 10], electric guitar [4, 7];
Will Pound: harmonica [7-8];
Roy Bailey: backing vocals [2, 5];
Lucy Ward: backing vocals [2, 5, 7]

Tracks

  1. The Bonny Boy (Roud 293; G/D 6:1141; Henry H215) (3.51)
  2. I Live Not Where I Love (Roud 593) (4.04)
  3. Windswept Islands (4.42)
  4. Sule Skerry (Roud 197; Child 113) (6.31)
  5. Tony's Song (5.08)
  6. The Ballad of Penny Evans (3.10)
  7. A Foggy Lullaby (4.03)
  8. High Water (for Charley Patton) (4.39)
  9. These Dismays (4.26)
  10. Monday-Morning Blues (4.51)
  11. A Sailor's Life (Roud 273; Laws K12; G/D 6:1245) (4.17)
  12. The Handsome Lad (3.53)
  13. Greenwood Laddie (Roud 2123) (2.25)
  14. Quiet (digital download bonus track) (2.54)

Tracks 1-2, 11, 13 trad. arr. Marc Block;
Tracks 3, 5, 7, 9-10, 12 Marc Block;
Track 4 trad. / Marc Block;
Track 6 Steve Goodman;
Track 8 Bob Dylan;
Track 14 Paul Simon

> Folk Music > Records > Marc Block: Brisk & Breezy

Marc Block: Brisk & Breezy

Marc Block: Brisk & Breezy (Glasspool GLASSPOOL001)

Brisk & Breezy
Marc Block

Glasspool Music GLASSPOOL001 (CD, UK, 7 October 2016)

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Produced by Marc Block;
Engineered and co-produced by George French and Huw Jones at Paper Stone Studios, Nottingham;
Mixed by Huw Jones;
Mastered by J P Braddock at Formation Audio;
Designed by Frank Duffy;
Photography by James Fagan

Musicians

Marc Block: lead and backing vocals, guitar, bouzouki, harmonica, bodhrán, djembe and other assorted percussion;
Martin Bentley: double bass, [1-9, 11-13];
Rachel Delicata: backing vocals, [3, 7, 9, 10, 13];
George French: keyboard, [2, 8, 12]

Tracks

  1. My Young Man (4.31)
  2. The Black Dog (4.51)
  3. Eco Street (5.12)
  4. Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard (3.07)
  5. Summertime (3.14)
  6. The Old Fool (4.04)
  7. Hard Times of Old England (Roud 1206) (4.14)
  8. Two Steps Back (4.14)
  9. Cradle of Sunshine (3.15)
  10. Hal An Tow (Roud 1520) (2.41)
  11. The Moon and My Sisters (3.37)
  12. Fool For a Face (2.52)
  13. Eyes Wide (4.32)
  14. Vincent (4.25)

All tracks written by Marc Block except
Track 4 Paul Simon;
Track 5 George and Ira Gershwin / Dorothy and DuBose Heyward;
Track 7 trad. arr. Marc Block, Corinna Male, Roy Bailey;
Track 10 trad. / Marc Block;
Track 14 Don McLean

> Folk Music > Records > Marc Block: Faerie Fire E.P.

Marc Block: Faerie Fire E.P.

Marc Block: Faerie Fire E.P. (Glasspool GLASSPOOL002)

Faerie Fire E.P.
Marc Block

Glasspool Music GLASSPOOL002 (DL EP, UK, 20 July 2020)

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Produced by Tom A. Wright and Marc Block;
Recorded and mixed by Tom A. Wright at Powered Flight Music, Sheffield, except
parts by Simon Dumpleton recorded by Simon Dumpleton;
Mastered by Nick Cooke at Nick Cooke Mastering;
Cover portrait ‘The Weeping Minstrel’ and booklet design by Chris Butler;
Additional photography by Tom Diana Koukoulis

Musicians

Marc Block: vocals, bouzouki [2-4], guitar [5], djembe [1];
Shokti: djembe [1];
Debra Cadabra; djembe [1];
Tom A. Wright: guitars [4], bass [1, 5], synthesiser [1], djembe [1], drums [5], chorus vocals [1];
Simon Dumpleton: accordion [2, 4], piano [2, 3], keyboard [3], chorus vocals [1];
Ian Brown: guitar [3], Gina Le Faux: fiddle [4], chorus vocals [1];
Nancy Kerr: fiddle [5], chorus vocals [1], backing vocals [5];
James Fagan: bouzouki [5], acoustic guitar [5], Rock God guitar [5], chorus vocals [1], backing vocals [5];
Sheils Chandra: drone vocals [1];
Doug Eunson, Rowan Franck, Sandra Kerr, Sarah Matthews, Nick Simons, Martin Simpson: chorus vocals [1]

Tracks

  1. Faerie Fire (4.03)
  2. I’ve Got It Bad (Elton’s Song) (3.18)
  3. Not Dark Yet (4.59)
  4. Sudden Waves (3.43)
  5. Red and Green (4.38)

Track 1 words Marc Block, music trad. Our Meeting Is Over (Roud 5716);
Track 2 words Tom Robinson, music Elton John;
Track 3 Bob Dylan;
Track 4 words Les Barker, music Ronald Jamieson;
Track 5 Rob Johnson

> Folk Music > Records > Marc Block: Faerie Fire Dances

Marc Block: Faerie Fire Dances

Marc Block: Faerie Fire Dances (Glasspool GLASSPOOL003)

Faerie Fire Dances
Marc Block

Glasspool Music GLASSPOOL003 (CD, UK, 28 October 2020)

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Produced by Tom A. Wright and Marc Block;
Recorded and mixed by Tom A. Wright at Powered Flight Music, Sheffield, except
parts by Simon Dumpleton recorded by Simon Dumpleton,
parts by Doug Eunson, Sarah Matthews and Jo May recorded by Doug Eunson at Old Hall Farm Studio, Derby;
Mastered by Nick Cooke at Nick Cooke Mastering;
Cover portrait ‘The Weeping Minstrel’ and booklet design by Chris Butler;
Additional photography by Tom Diana Koukoulis

Folk Radio UK review by John O'Regan

Musicians

Marc Block: vocals, bouzouki [2, 5, 8, 10, 12], guitar [3-4, 6-7, 9, 11-12], djembe [1, 10];
Shokti: djembe [1, 10];
Debra Cadabra; djembe [1, 10];
Tom A. Wright: electric guitar [7-8, 12], bass [1-3, 5-6, 8], synthesiser [1], Rhodes piano [5], djembe [1, 10], drums [3, 5-8, 12], percussion [3, 12], chorus vocals [1], backing vocals [10];
Sarah Matthews: fiddle [2], viola [10], chorus vocals [1], backing vocals [2, 10];
Doug Eunson: melodeon [2], hurdy-gurdy [10], chorus vocals [1], backing vocals [2, 10];
Martin Simpson: banjo [3], guitar [5, 7], chorus vocals [1];
Simon Dumpleton: accordion [8, 10-11], keyboard [3, 7, 9, 12], piano [9], tambourine [12], chorus vocals [1];
Nancy Kerr: fiddle [4, 6], chorus vocals [1], backing vocals [4, 6, 10];
James Fagan: bouzouki [4, 6], guitar [4], acoustic guitar [6], Rock God guitar [6], chorus vocals [1], backing vocals [4, 6];
Jo May: balafon [5], congas [5], percussion [5];
Gina Le Faux: fiddle [11], chorus vocals [1], backing vocals [10-11];
Sandra Kerr: autoharp [9-10, 12], chorus vocals [1], backing vocals [10];
Sheils Chandra: drone vocals [1];
The Ganges Orchestra: drone [10];
Nick Simons: spoken words [10], chorus vocals [1];
Rowan Franck: chorus vocals [1], backing vocals [10]

Tracks

  1. Faerie Fire (4.03)
  2. We Tend Our Gardens (5.26)
  3. Happy-Alone (3.58)
  4. The Sailor Home from the Sea (3.33)
  5. Your Love Be Mine (5.36)
  6. Red and Green (4.40)
  7. I See Beauty Everywhere (3.47)
  8. Never Stop Singing (3.43)
  9. Lost Boy (Beloved) (4.21)
  10. Solstice in Avalon (7.32)
  11. Harry Kellswater (6.02)
  12. Faerie Dust and Johnny Allday (5.26)

Track 1 words Marc Block, music trad. Our Meeting Is Over (Roud 5716);
Track 2 words Marc Block, music trad. A Fair Maid Walking (Roud 264);
Track 3 words Kevin Qweaver Jackson, music Marc Block;
Track 4 words Dorothy Hewett, music Bill Berry;
Tracks 5, 7-8, 12 Marc Block;
Track 6 Rob Johnson;
Track 9 Soul Summers;
Track 10 words Dux Dido, music Marc Block;
Track 11 words Marc Block, music trad. Kellswater (Roud 916)

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