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A Word in Your Ear “Plus”

Ashley Hutchings: A Word in Your Ear “Plus” (Talking Elephant TECD047)

A Word in Your Ear
Ashley Hutchings

Albino ALB006 (cassette, UK, 1991)

A Word in Your Ear “Plus”
Ashley Hutchings

Talking Elephant TECD047 (CD, UK, 18 November 2002)

A Word in Your Ear

Recorded at Post House Music, East Peckham, Kent, 1991;
Engineered by George Althaus;
Produced by Ashley Hutchings

Extracts from “The View from Pa's Piano Stool”

These are 9 bonus tracks on the A Word in Your Ear “Plus” CD reissue. (Two more tracks from The View from Pa's Piano Stool have been reissued previously on The Guv'nor Vol 4.)

Recorded at Livingston Studios, North London, December 1992;
Engineered by Ben Jones;
Produced by Ashley Hutchings;
Colour photo by Greg Hutchings


A Word in Your Ear

Ashley Hutchings, speech;
Phil Beer, guitar, fiddle, mandolin, mandocello;
Julie Matthews, keyboards;
with Caroline Fenton as “Rosalind”

Extracts from “The View from Pa's Piano Stool”

Len Hutchings, piano, organ, synthesiser;
Ashley Hutchings, speech


A Word in Your Ear

Words Music
1. Coming in to Land (Ashley Hutchings)
Sonnet Number 113 (William Shakespeare)
2. On Seeing Grace Slick Unexpectedly in a 1987 Television Rock Spectacular (Ashley Hutchings)
3. The Language of Flowers (including words from William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream and from Love Potions, by Josephine Addison)
Time Does Not Bring Relief (Edna St Vincent Millay)
Kitty Comes Down the Lane (Ashley Hutchings)
Yellow Dress (Phil Beer, Ashley Hutchings)
4. Excerpts from The Woodlanders (Thomas Hardy) The Woodlands of England (Ashley Hutchings, Dave Whetstone)
5. Excerpts from Lark Rise (Flora Thompson) Till the Time We Meet Again (trad. arr. Ashley Hutchings)
Laura's Song (Ashley Hutchings, Cathy Lesurf)
6. George Collins (trad. collected by Peter Kennedy from Enos White and transmitted by Shirley Collins) Geoff Collins (Ashley Hutchings)
7. The Passionate Shepherd to His Love (Christopher Marlowe)
Come Live With Me and Be My Love (Ashley Hutchings)
8. Horoscope of Thomas Chatterton (Sibly)
An Ancient poem called The Battle of Hastings (Thomas Chatterton)
Dear Chatterton (Ashley Hutchings)
9. The Garden (from The Task, by William Cowper)
Excerpt from Hope (William Cowper)
Sunday in the Rain (Ashley Hutchings, Dave Whetstone)
10. Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard (Thomas Gray) Wolfe (Ashley Hutchings)
11. The Broken Heart (John Donne)
The Triple Foole (John Donne)
Loving in Truth (Sir Philip Sidney)
Heart (Ashley Hutchings, Dave Whetstone)
12. Excerpt from By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept (Elizabeth Smart)
St Valentine's Day Sonnet (Ashley Hutchings)
To Ireland I Made My Way (Ashley Hutchings, John Shepherd)
13. Excerpt from As You Like It (William Shakespeare) 'T' Stands for Thomas (trad.)
14. Excerpt from Brief Encounter (Noel Coward)
Meeting Point (Louis Macniece)
Brief Encounters (Ashley Hutchings)
15. My Cat, Jeoffrey (Christopher Smart)
16. As One Who Knows Love's Hidden Truth (Ashley Hutchings)
17. Excerpt from Little Gidding (T.S. Eliot) Ash on an Old Man's Sleeve (Ashley Hutchings)
18. Excerpt from V (Thomas Pynchon) The Rose and the Rock (Ashley Hutchings, Dave Whetstone)
19. Excerpt from The Iceman Cometh (Eugene O'Neill) Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow (Ashley Hutchings, Dave Whetstone)
20. Excerpt from Cries and Whispers (Ingmar Bergman) Words (Ashley Hutchings, Dave Whetstone)
21. Excerpt from a Poem on Vladimir Nabokow (John Whitworth) Words (Ashley Hutchings, Dave Whetstone)

The songs referenced to in the “Music” column are on the albums:
Wolfe on Light Shining (1982);
The Woodlands of England, Heart, Words, and Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow on Under the Rose (1984);
The Task, Till the Time We Meet Again, and The Rose and the Rock on Stella Maris (1987);
Laura's Song on The Wild Side of Town (1987);
To Ireland I Made My Way, 'T' Stands for Thomas, and Brief Encounters on By Gloucester Docks I Sat Down and Wept (1987);
Pat Nevin Flew in on a Wing and a Prayer on As You Like It (1988);
Kitty Come Down the Lane, Geoff Collins, and Ash on an Old Man's Sleeve on Give Me a Saddle, I'll Trade You a Car (1989);
Yellow Dress on 1990 (1990)

Extracts from “The View from Pa's Piano Stool”

  1. Instrumental
  2. We used to play Hopscotch …
  3. To buy a wireless set …
  4. The first use to which a child might put his nascent reading power …
  5. The wind blow ghastly round the market square …
  6. Instrumental
  7. During World War II, the Royal Air Force took a day off to stage their own little battle on the ground …
  8. I have referred to those particularly dirty nest boxes …
  9. Thus, though we cannot make our son stand still …