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Tam Lin

Frankie Armstrong, Brian Pearson, Blowzabella, Jon Gillaspie: Tam Lin (Plant Life PLR063)

Tam Lin
Frankie Armstrong, Brian Pearson, Blowzabella, Jon Gillaspie

Plant Life PLR063 (LP, UK, 1984)

Recorded at Ideal Sound Recorders, London;
Musical arrangements by Jon Gillaspie;
Engineer: Charles Gray;
Artwork and design: Janina Lech


Frankie Armstrong: vocals [1a, 4b, 5, 8, 10-12], backing vocals [2-3, 6];
Brian Pearson: vocals [2-3, 6-7, 9-10, 12], backing vocals [2];

    Dave Roberts: melodeon, side drum, backing vocals;
    Cliff Stapleton: hurdy-gurdy, alto renaissance recorder;
    Jon Swayne: B-flat and E-flat whistles, alto, tenor & bass renaissance recorders, musette, soprano saxophone, Flemish and Macedonian bagpipes, soprano shawm, bombarde, piano, tapan, backing vocals;
    Dave Shepherd: fiddle, viola d’amore, lyra da braccio;
    Dave Armitage: bassoon, baroque bassoon, backing vocals;
    Paul James: sopranino & soprano rauschpfeifen, Flemish bagpipes, alto, tenor & bass renaissance recorders, soprano saxophone, string drum, tapan, backing vocals

Jon Gillaspie: piano, harmonium, bassoon, soprano & alto baroque recorders, bass renaissance recorder, clavinet, synthesisers, vocoder, syn-drums, drums, percussion, backing vocals


Side 1

  1. Tam Lin (Roud 35; Child 39; G/D 2:330) (9.02) / Fanfare: Tam Lin (0.40)
  2. The Four Seasons / Danse du Printemps (3.13)
  3. Lady Margaret (2.02)
  4. Andante from the “Vilnius Suite” / Christmas Lady / Menschenverächter-Tango (4.09)
  5. Song of the Second Serving Maid (7.02)

Side 2

  1. The Ride (3.17)
  2. In the Garden (3.08)
  3. Owl (1.08)
  4. The Queen of Air and Darkness (4.28)
  5. Holding Song (2.46)
  6. Parting (3.07)
  7. Earth, Air, Fire, Water (3.13)

Track 1a trad. arr. Frankie Armstrong;
Track 1b trad. arr. Paul James, Dave Shepherd;
Tracks 2a, 6, 8, 11 Brian Pearson;
Track 2b Cliff Stapleton;
Tracks 3, 4b, 12 Frankie Armstrong, Brian Pearson;
Tracks 4a, 4c Jon Gillaspie;
Tracks 5, 10 Frankie Armstrong;
Track 7 music trad. arr. Jon Gillaspie, Paul James; words Brian Pearson;
Track 9 music trad. arr. Jon Swayne; words Brian Pearson