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Ashley Hutchings: The Riot of Spring

Ashley Hutchings: The Riot of Spring (Talking Elephant TE264)

The Riot of Spring
and other historical dramas, large and small
Ashley Hutchings et al.

Talking Elephant TECD264 (CD, UK, 29 September 2014)

This is a compilation of tracks from old HTD/Talking Elephant albums with one new song.

Compiled by Ashley Hutchings and Paul Hopkinson at Foudry Recording Studio, Chesterfield, Derbyshire;
Original artwork by Mick Toole

Musicians

Ashley Hutchings, Joe Topping, Ruth Angell [1];
Albion Band [2, 4, 6-8, 13, 15, 17];
Lark Rise Band [3, 9-10];
Ridgeriders [5, 14, 16];
Cecil Sharp Centenary Collective [11-12]

Tracks

  1. [AH, JT, RA] The Riot of Spring (6.25)
  2. [AB] Battle of the Somme (2.07)
  3. [LRB] Bonny Labouring Boy (Roud 1162; Laws M14; Henry H576) (5.16)
  4. [AB] I'm a Poor Dressmaker (3.40)
  5. [RR] Betteshanger Treasure (2.38)
  6. [AB] A Chromosome or Two (4.13)
  7. [AB] Ivory Tower (3.04)
  8. [AB] I'm Going Away, Love (5.22)
  9. [LRB] The Day Came When the Doctor Called in the Relieving Officer (1.43)
  10. [LRB] John Barleycorn (Roud 164; G/D 3:559) (2.28)
  11. [CSCC] Matty Groves (Roud 52; Child 81) (5.27)
  12. [CSCC] The Trees They Do Grow High (Roud 31; Laws O35; G/D 6:1222) (3.31)
  13. [AB] Seven Strong Spires (7.17)
  14. [RR] Michael Morey's Hump (1.57)
  15. [AB] The Party's Over (5.28)
  16. [RR] Ill Omens (4.59)
  17. [AB] Two Thousand Years Is a Very Long Time (4.42)

Track 1 new recording (2014);
Track 2-3 are from Lark Rise to Candleford (1980);
Tracks 4, 13 are from An Evening with The Albion Band (2002);
Tracks 5, 14 are from Ridgeriders (1999);
Track 6 is from Happy Accident (1998);
Track 7 is from Demi Paradise (1996);
Track 8 is from Before Us Stands Yesterday (1999);
Tracks 9-10 are from Lark Rise Revisited (2008);
Tracks 11-12 are from As I Cycled Out on a May Morning (2003);
Track 15 is from 1990 (1990);
Track 16 is from Ridgeriders in Concert (2001);
Track 17 is from Christmas Album (1999)