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Vision & Revision: The First 80 Years of Topic Records (Topic TXCD597)

Vision & Revision
The First 80 Years of Topic Records
Various Artists

Topic Records TXCD597/TXLP597 (2 CD/2 LP, UK, 31 May 2019)

2019 marks the 80th birthday of Topic Records, the oldest independent record label in the world. As part of its celebrations, on May 31, the label will release a landmark album, Vision & Revision: The First 80 Years of Topic Records—a deluxe double CD and gatefold vinyl of the cream of British folk artists interpreting a song of their choice from Topic’s vast back catalogue.

Curated by Glen Johnson and Michael Mastranglo
Mastered by Calum Malcolm
Design and layout by Oskar Design

Tracks

CD 1 / LP Side 1CD 1 / LP Side 2
  1. Martin Simpson: Beaulampkin (Roud 6; Child 93; G/D 2:187; Henry H735) (4.07)
  2. Peggy Seeger: Jack Frost (3.51)
  3. John Smith: She Moves Through the Fair (Roud 861; Henry H141) (3.46)
  4. Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker: The Banks of Sweet Primeroses (Roud 586; G/D 8:1841) (3.41)
  5. Oysterband: Seven Gypsies (Roud 1; Child 200; G/D 2:278; Henry H124) (3.33)
  1. Nancy Kerr: Searching for Lambs (Roud 576; Henry H548) (2.36)
  2. Sam Lee: The Deserter (Roud 493; G/D 1:83) (3.45)
  3. Kitty MacFarlane: Go Your Way (4.19)
  4. Lisa O'Neill: As I Roved Out (Roud 3479; G/D 6:1165) (4.46)
  5. Chris Wood: Fable of the Wings (6.04)
CD 2 / LP Side 3CD 2 / LP Side 4
  1. The Oldham Tinkers: Dirty Old Town (3.52)
  2. Rachael McShane & The Cartographers: Workers' Song (3.25)
  3. Richard Thompson: The Light Bob's Lassie (Roud 1645; G/D 4:725) (3.10)
  4. Olivia Chaney: Polly Vaughan (Roud 166; Laws O36; Henry H114) (4.52)
  5. Martin Carthy: Napoleon's Dream (Roud 1538) (4.51)
  1. Lisa Knapp: I Wish My Love Was a Cherry (Roud 8738) (4.47)
  2. Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys: Shawnee Town (3.10)
  3. Emily Portman & Rob Harbron: The Bay of Biscay (Roud 22567) (4.03)
  4. Eliza Carthy & Olivia Chaney: Nancy of Yarmouth (Roud 407) (3.27)
  5. Lankum: The Sea Captain (Roud 3376) (7.25)

All tracks trad. except
Track 2 Mike Waterson;
Track 8 Anne Briggs;
Track 10 Keith Christmas;
Track 11 Ewan MacColl;
Track 12 Ed Pickford;
Track 17 Dillon Bustin