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June Tabor: Always (Topic TSFCD4003)

Always
June Tabor

Topic Records TSFCD4003 (4CD, UK, February 2005)

This is a comprehensive anthology of June Tabor's career up to now, in a 4 CD box with many rare, live and previously unreleased recordings and a 48 page booklet with many historical photographs and extensive notes. Very careful attention has been paid to the re-mastering which has brought new life to the recordings.

Tracks

CD A

  1. The Seeds of Love (Roud 3; G/D 6:1180)
    June Tabor, vocals; Huw Warren, piano; Mark Emerson, viola;
    recorded live at the Electric Theatre, Guildford, March 13, 2004
  2. The King of Rome [Dave Sudbury]
    June Tabor, vocals; Dave Bristow, wind and keyboard controlled synthesiser;
    from Aqaba, 1988
  3. Hard Love [Bob Franke]
    June Tabor, vocals; Huw Warren, piano; Mark Lockheart, soprano saxophone; Dudley Philips, double bass; Bosco de Oliveira, percussion;
    from Angel Tiger, 1992
  4. Casey's Last Ride [Kris Kristofferson]
    June Tabor, vocals; with the Creative Jazz Orchestra: Huw Warren, piano; Oren Marshall, tuba; Richard Iles, trumpet; Liam Kirkman, trombone; John Higginbotham, bass trombone; Alan Tokeley, French horn;
    recorded live at the Purcell Room, London, October 4, 1998
  5. What Will We Do? (Roud 16879)
    June Tabor, Maddy Prior, vocals;
    from No More to the Dance, 1988
  6. Skewball (Roud 456; Laws Q22)
    June Tabor, vocals; Huw Warren, piano; Mark Emerson, violin;
    recorded live at Germanstown Academy, Philadelphia, March 30, 1996
  7. While Gamekeepers Lie Sleeping (Roud 363)
    June Tabor, vocals; Flynn, canine distraction;
    recorded live at the Jesse Boot Centre, Nottingham, 1986;
    a different recording appears on Airs and Graces, 1976
  8. The Week Before Easter (Roud 154; G/D 6:1198)
    June Tabor, vocals;
    recorded in Edinburgh by Andrew Cronshaw, September 1971
  9. Strange Affair [Richard Thompson]
    June Tabor, vocals; Martin Simpson, guitar, slide guitar; Ric Sanders, violin; Dave Bristow, piano; Jon Davie, bass;
    from A Cut Above, 1980
  10. Sir Patrick Spens (Roud 41; Child 58; G/D 1:17)
    June Tabor, vocals; Huw Warren, piano; Mark Emerson, viola; Tim Harries, double bass;
    from An Echo of Hooves, 2003
  11. Gypsum Davey (Roud 1; Child 200; G/D 2:278)
    June Tabor, vocals; Huw Warren, piano; Mark Emerson, violin;
    recorded live at Schlachthof, Bremen, February 9, 1995
  12. Buried in Kilkenny (Roud 10; Child 12; G/D 2:209)
    June Tabor, Maddy Prior, vocals;
    recorded live at Burnley Mechanics, October 1988
  13. Behind the Wall [Tracy Chapman]
    June Tabor, vocals;
    recorded live at the Radway Cinema, Sidmouth, July 1988
  14. Zaida's Poem [words Morris Stock, tune Huw Warren]
    June Tabor, vocals; Huw Warren, piano; Mark Lockheart, soprano saxophone; Maria Lamburn, viola; Steve Berry, bass; Jo Townsend, violin;
    recorded live at the Electric Cinema, London, March 1990
  15. Young Johnstone (Roud 56; Child 88; G/D 8:1929)
    June Tabor, vocals; Martin Simpson, guitar;
    recorded live at St Paul's Folk Club, Oxford, October 21, 1986
  16. Mississippi Summer [Si Kahn]
    June Tabor, vocals; with the Oysterband: John Jones, melodeon, vocals; Ian Telfer, fiddle; Chopper, bass; Alan Prosser, guitar, vocals; Russell Lax, drums, percussion;
    from Freedom and Rain, 1990
  17. A Place Called England [Maggie Holland]
    June Tabor, vocals; Huw Warren, piano; Mark Emerson, viola; Dudley Philips, double bass; Mark Lockheart, Andy Schofield, saxophone; Mark Bassey, Liam Kirkman, trombone; Richard Iles, trumpet; Jim Rattigan, French horn; Richard Fox, tuba; Iain Dixon, bass clarinet;
    from A Quiet Eye, 1999

CD B

  1. I Never Thought My Love Would Leave Me (Roud 1049) [trad. arr. June Tabor]
    June Tabor, vocals; Martin Simpson, guitar; Dave Bristow, keyboards;
    from Abyssinians, 1983
  2. Beat the Retreat [Richard Thompson]
    June Tabor, vocals; Martin Carthy, acoustic guitar; James Burton, electric guitar; David Lindley, electric slide guitar; Danny Thompson, double bass; D J Bonebrake, drums;
    from Beat the Retreat, 1994
  3. Fine Horseman [Lal Waterson]
    June Tabor, vocals; with the Creative Jazz Orchestra: Huw Warren, piano; Oren Marshall, tuba; Richard Iles, trumpet; Iain Dixon, clarinet; Alan Tokeley, French horn;
    recorded live at the Purcell Room, London, October 4, 1998
  4. The Overgate (Roud 866)
    June Tabor, vocals; Martin Simpson, guitar; Jon Gillaspie, recorders;
    recorded for a BBC John Peel session on January 24, 1978;
    from On Air, 1998
  5. The Fair Maid of Wallington (Roud 59; Child 91)
    June Tabor, vocals;
    from The First Folk Review Record, 1974
  6. Meditation [Antonio Carlos Jobim, Newton Mendonca, Norman Gimbel]
    June Tabor, vocals; Huw Warren, piano;
    recorded live at Kreissparkasse Syke, Germany, September 11, 1998
    a different recording appears on Some Other Time, Hannibal HNCD1347, 1989
  7. Geordie (Roud 90; Child 209; G/D 2:249)
    June Tabor, vocals; Martin Carthy, guitar;
    from Silly Sisters, 1976
  8. All This Useless Beauty [Declan MacManus]
    June Tabor, vocals; Huw Warren, piano; Mark Emerson, viola; Mark Lockheart, saxophone; Dudley Philips, double bass;
    recorded at BBC TV centre, London for the Late Show BBC2 TV, December 1, 1992
    a different recording appears on Angel Tiger, 1992
  9. Love Henry / The Cherokee Shuffle (Roud 47; Child 68)
    June Tabor, vocals; Mark Emerson, violin;
    from Circle Dance, 1990
  10. Illusions [Friedrich Holländer]
    June Tabor, vocals; Huw Warren, piano; Mark Lockheart, tenor saxophone;
    recorded live in Bruges, February 5, 1994
  11. Four Loom Weaver (Roud 937)
    June Tabor, vocals;
    recorded in Walthamstow by Alan White, July 1972
    a different recording appears on Silly Sisters, 1976
  12. I Will Put My Ship in Order (Roud 402; G/D 4:792)
    June Tabor, vocals; Huw Warren, piano; Mark Emerson, viola; Dudley Philips, double bass; Mark Lockheart, saxophone; Mark Bassey, Liam Kirkman, trombone; Richard Iles, trumpet; Jim Rattigan, French horn; Richard Fox, tuba; Andy Schofield, alto saxophone; Iain Dixon, clarinet;
    from A Quiet Eye, 1999
  13. Cold and Raw / (Roud 3007) / Down the Hill [trad. arr. Andy Cutting, Mark Emerson]
    June Tabor, vocals; Huw Warren, piano; Andy Cutting, accordion; Mark Emerson, viola;
    recorded live at Bath Festival, May 21, 1990
  14. The Nurse, Dorothy Nicol / The Long Long Trail / The Reaper [Lyn McDonald / Stoddard King, Alonzo “Zo” Elliott / Bill Caddick]
    June Tabor, vocals; Mark Emerson, accordion;
    from We Died in Hell - They Called It Passchendaele, MAP CD93004, 1992
  15. And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda [Eric Bogle]
    June Tabor, vocals;
    from Airs and Graces, 1976
  16. Maybe Then I'll Be a Rose [Les Barker, Savourna Stevenson]
    June Tabor, vocals; Huw Warren, piano; Mark Emerson, violin;
    from Rosa Mundi, 2001

CD C

  1. April Morning (Roud 1546)
    June Tabor, vocals; Andy Cutting, accordion; Mark Emerson, viola;
    from Aleyn, 1997
  2. Johnny o' Bredislee (Roud 69; Child 114; G/D 2:250) / Glory of the West [trad. arr. June Tabor, Huw Warren, Mark Emerson]
    June Tabor, vocals; Huw Warren, accordion; Mark Emerson, viola;
    recorded live at Germanstown Academy, Philadelphia, March 30, 1996
    a different recording appears on Aleyn, 1997
  3. Singing the Travels (Roud 873)
    June Tabor, Maddy Prior, vocals; Martin Carthy, guitar, drum; Danny Thompson, double bass; Tony Hall, melodeon; Johnny Moynihan, bouzouki; Andy Irvine, mandolin;
    from Silly Sisters, 1976
  4. Waiting for the Lark [Bill Caddick]
    June Tabor, vocals; Huw Warren, cello; Mark Emerson, viola;
    from Against the Streams, 1994
  5. Ten Thousand Miles (Roud 422)
    June Tabor, vocals; Huw Warren, piano; Mark Lockheart, saxophone; Mark Emerson, viola; Dudley Philips, double bass; Bosco de Oliveira, percussion;
    from Angel Tiger, 1992
  6. Hunting the Cutty Wren [Les Barker]
    June Tabor, Martin Carthy, lead argument; Norma Waterson, Lesley Davies, Alison Younger, Eliza Carthy, backing argument;
    from Oranges and Lemmings, 1989
  7. Willie Taylor (Roud 158; Laws N11; G/D 1:169)
    June Tabor, vocals; Martin Simpson, guitar;
    recorded live at the Ormskirk Festival, March 1985
  8. Bonny May (Roud 92; Child 217; G/D 4:838)
    June Tabor, vocals; Nic Jones, guitar; Jon Gillaspie, recorders;
    from Airs and Graces, 1976
  9. Aqaba [Bill Caddick]
    June Tabor, vocals; Dave Bristow, synthesiser; Martin Simpson, guitar, mandola; Ric Sanders, violins;
    from Aqaba, 1988
  10. Anachie Gordon (Roud 102; Child 239; G/D 5:1021)
    June Tabor, vocals; Mark Emerson, drone, viola;
    recorded live at McCabe's Guitar Shop, Santa Monica, March 21, 1991
  11. Reynardine (Roud 397; Laws P15; G/D 2:333)
    June Tabor, Maddy Prior, vocals; Huw Warren, synthesiser; Dan Ar Braz, guitar;
    recorded live at Burnley Mechanics, October 1988
  12. Dashing Away With the Smoothing Iron (Roud 869)
    June Tabor, Maddy Prior, vocals; Huw Warren, accordion; Dan Ar Braz, guitar;
    recorded live at Burnley Mechanics, October 1988
  13. Pharaoh [Richard Thompson]
    June Tabor, vocals; with Filarfolket: Ale Möller, bouzouki; Ellika Frisell, Tina Johannson, Thomas Ringdahl, Katarina Olsson, Sten Källman, Lars Bongren, percussion;
    recorded live at Bridport Arts Centre, August 10, 1989;
    a different recording appears on A Quiet Eye, 1999
  14. Belle Rose [trad.]
    June Tabor, vocals; Huw Warren, piano; Mark Emerson, violin; Richard Bolton, cello;
    from Rosa Mundi, 2001
  15. Will Ye Go to Flanders? (Roud 8544)
    June Tabor, vocals; Huw Warren, piano; Mark Emerson, violin;
    recorded at Christchurch Studio, Bristol, January 23, 1998 for the Flanders Field Museum, Ypres, Belgium;
    a different recording appears on We Died in Hell - They Called It Passchendaele, MAP CD93004, 1992
  16. Shallow Brown (Roud 2621)
    June Tabor, vocals; Huw Warren, piano; Mark Emerson, viola; Dudley Philips, double bass; Mark Lockheart, soprano saxophone;
    from Aleyn, 1997
  17. Now I'm Easy [Eric Bogle]
    June Tabor, vocals; Jon Gillaspie, piano; Rick Kemp, bass; Nigel Pegrum, drums; Doug Morter, guitar;
    from Ashes and Diamonds, 1977

CD D

  1. Mrs Rita [Richard Thompson]
    June Tabor, vocals; Richard Thompson, guitar; Danny Thompson, double bass;
    from the BBC Radio 1 documentary The Last Shift;
    a different recording appears on Hard Cash, 1990
  2. All Tomorrow's Parties [Lou Reed]
    June Tabor, vocals; with the Oysterband: John Jones, vocals; Ian Telfer, viola; Chopper, bass, cello; Alan Prosser, guitar; Russell Lax, drums, percussion;
    from Freedom and Rain, 1990
  3. The Wind and Rain (Roud 8; Child 10; G/D 2:213) / The Falls of Richmond [trad.]
    June Tabor, vocals; Mark Emerson, viola; Giles Lewin, violin;
    recorded live in Dorsten, Germany, April 1991
  4. Bonnie James Campbell (Roud 338; Child 210)
    June Tabor, vocals; Huw Warren, piano; Tim Harries, double bass;
    from An Echo of Hooves, 2003
  5. A Proper Sort of Gardener [Maggie Holland]
    June Tabor, vocals; Andy Cutting, accordion; Mark Emerson, viola;
    from Aleyn, 1997
  6. The Royal Oak (Roud 951; G/D 1:40)
    June Tabor, vocals;
    recorded by Tony Engle at Shackleford Social Centre, March 26, 1972
    previously unreleased out-take from Stagfolk Live, 1972
  7. False, False (Roud 8276)
    June Tabor, vocals; Huw Warren, piano; Mark Lockheart, clarinet; Mark Emerson, viola; Dudley Philips, double bass; Andy Cutting, accordion;
    from Against the Streams, 1994
  8. Roseville Fair [Les Barker, Bill Staines]
    June Tabor, vocals;
    out-take from Les Barker's Yelp!, 2003
  9. Eights and Aces [Bill Caddick]
    Bill Caddick, June Tabor, vocals; Phil Langham, button accordion;
    from Bill Caddick's The Wild West Show, 1986
  10. The Baker [Savourna Stevenson]
    June Tabor, vocals; Savourna Stevenson, harp; Danny Thompson, double bass;
    from Singing the Storm, 1996
  11. This Is Always [Harry Warren, Mark Gordon]
    June Tabor, vocals; Huw Warren, piano;
    from Some Other Time, 1989
  12. Queen Cruelty [Les Barker / trad. arr. June Tabor, Mark Emerson]
    June Tabor, vocals; Mark Emerson, viola;
    recorded live at a Mrs Ackroyd Band concert at the Stanwyx Theatre Carlisle, 1998
  13. Joe Peel [Peter Bond]
    June Tabor, vocals; Dave Bristow, piano;
    from A Cut Above, 1980
  14. All Our Trades Are Gone [Mick Fitzgerald]
    June Tabor, vocals; Huw Warren, cello; Mark Emerson, violin;
    recorded live at Schlachthof, Bremen, February 9, 1995
    a different recording appears on Angel Tiger, 1992
  15. Virginia's Bloody Soil (Roud 2802)
    June Tabor, vocals; Martin Simpson, guitar;
    recorded at Dorking Folk Club, December 12, 1979
  16. Hug Pine [Dudu Pukwana]
    Huw Warren, piano; Mark Emerson, viola;
    recorded live at Funkhaus Köln, November 18, 2001
  17. The Late Passenger / Unicorns [C S Lewis / Bill Caddick]
    June Tabor, vocals; Huw Warren, piano; Mark Emerson, viola; Tim Harries, double bass;
    recorded live at the Holywell Music Room, Oxford, March 12, 2004;
    a different recording appears on A Cut Above, 1980

Note: According to the PDF document with the album's liner notes thet used to be on Topic Records' website, CD D, track 12 was originally planned to be A Cold Wind from the BBC 2 serial Spyship instead of the present track 13, Joe Peel. Sadly this track has been left out and is still unavailable on CD.