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Quercus: Quercus (ECM 2276)


ECM Records ECM 2276 (CD, UK, 22 March 2013)

Recorded live at the Anvil in Basingstoke in March 2006 by Paul Sparrow;
Edited by Mike Mower;
Mixed by Jan Erik Kongshaug and Manfred Eicher at Rainbow Studio;
Produced by Manfred Eicher, Iain Ballamy and Huw Warren;
Photos by Jan Kricke;
Design by Sascha Kleis


June Tabor: vocals;
Iain Ballamy: tenor and soprano saxophones;
Huw Warren: piano


  1. Lassie Lie Near Me (Roud V39584) (5.09)
  2. Come Away Death (6.31)
  3. As I Roved Out (Roud 3479; G/D 6:1165) (5.56)
  4. The Lads in Their Hundreds (5.35)
  5. Teares (3.54)
  6. Near But Far Away (7.27)
  7. Brigg Fair (Roud 1083) (2.25)
  8. Who Wants the Evening Rose (4.41)
  9. This Is Always (4.35)
  10. A Tale from History (The Shooting) (4.31)
  11. All I Ask of You (8.03)

Track 1 words Robert Burns, music trad. arr. June Tabor, Iain Ballamy, Huw Warren;
Track 2 words William Shakespeare, music trad. / Iain Ballamy;
Track 3 trad. arr. June Tabor, Iain Ballamy, Huw Warren;
Track 4 words Alfred Edward Housman, music George Butterworth arr. Iain Ballamy;
Track 5 music Huw Warren, inspired by John Dowland;
Track 6 words trad. adapted June Tabor, music Iain Ballamy;
Track 7 trad. arr. June Tabor;
Track 8 words Les Barker, music Yosef Hadar;
Track 9 words Mack Gordon, music Harry Warren;
Track 10 David Ballantine;
Track 11 words Gregory Norbet adapted Les Barker, music Gregory Norbet arr. Iain Ballamy and Django Bates