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The Albion Band: Demi Paradise

The Albion Band: Demi Paradise (HTD CD 54)

Demi Paradise
The Albion Band

HTD Records HTD CD 54 (CD, UK, March 1996)
Transatlantic TRACD337 (CD, UK)
Castle Music America CMACD541 (CD, USA, 2002)

The Albion Band: Demi Paradise (CMACD541)

Recorded at Courtyard Recording Studio, Stockport, England, December 1995 and January 1996
Engineered by Tim Woodward;
Produced by the Albion Band;
Sleeve design by Brian Ledgard, Ledgard Jepson


Ashley Hutchings: acoustic bass guitar, vocals;
Julie Matthews: keyboards, acoustic guitar, vocals;
Simon Nicol: acoustic guitars, vocals;
Chris Leslie: fiddle, vocals;
Chris While: acoustic guitar, percussion, vocals


  1. Don’t Let Me Come Home a Stranger (4.18)
  2. Ivory Tower (3.02)
  3. Along the Pilgrim’s Way (4.05)
    (Composed for the TV series Ridgeriders)
  4. My Secret Place (3.45)
  5. Reels: The Gaspé Reel / Sam’s Slammer / Imogen’s Ridge (4.03)
  6. Young Man Cut Down in His Prime (Roud 2; Laws Q26; G/D 7:1404; Henry H680) (4.23)
  7. When She Sings in the Kitchen (3.48)
  8. White Water Running (4.18)
  9. Sea of Sorrow (3.31)
  10. Jigs: The Switchback / The New Book / The Slippery Slope (2.57)
  11. This Blessed Plot (5.22)
  12. Circle Round the Sun (4.42)

Track 1 R. Williams, J. Clark;
Track 2 Ashley Hutchings, Julie Matthews;
Tracks 3, 7 Ashley Hutchings, Chris While;
Tracks 4, 8, 9 Julie Matthews;
Tracks 5a Trad. arr. Chris Leslie;
Tracks 5b,c, 10 Chris Leslie;
Track 6 Julie Matthews, Chris While;
Track 11 Ashley Hutchings with words from William Shakespeare’s play Richard II in the final verse
Track 12 Chris While