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The World Turned Upside Down

Leon Rosselson: The World Turned Upside Down (Fuse CFCD077)

The World Turned Upside Down
Rosselsongs 1960-2010
Leon Rosselson

PM Press PMA 014-2 / Fuse Records CFCD077 (4 CD, USA/UK, 3 October 2011)

Recorded by Ali Gavan at Transmission Studios, Hove, England, 27 October 2009;
Mixed by ali Gavan and Robb Johnson, 8 November 2009;
Mastered by Andy Le Vien at RMS Studios, Crystal Palace, England

Musicians

Leon Rosselson: vocals [1-26, 28, 31, 33-35, 37-43, 45-67, 69-71], backing vocals [27], guitar [1-3, 5-6, 9-14, 16-26, 28-29, 32, 34-35, 37-40, 43, 46, 48, 50-52, 57-58, 60-71], mandolin [5], glockenspiel [22, 27], moog synthesiser [28-29] piano [29, 38-39], mellotron [29];
Liz Mansfield: vocals [3, 13, 16, 22, 30, 44, 55], harmony vocals [61];
Martin Carthy: vocals [3, 7-8, 55], harmony vocals [29, 61, 67], backing vocals [27], chorus [26, 38], guitar [7-10, 13, 19-21, 23, 27, 31-32, 36, 38-40, 46, 51-52, 55, 58-59, 67], electric guitar [50], moog synthesiser [29], drum [36];
Fiz Shapur: keyboards [4, 15, 30, 44, 53-54, 61-62, 67], piano [16, 27, 33, 36-37, 42, 45, 48-49], synthesiser [42-43, 50], French horn [27, 33, 36-38, 41, 46], trumpet [36];
The Three City Four: vocals [7-8];
Children: chorus [16, 22, 48];
Roy Bailey: vocals [21, 26, 29, 32-33, 43, 56];
Chris Foster: vocals [22], guitar [22, 44];
John Kirkpatrick: jew's harp [26], button accordion [26, 34, 56], chorus [26];
Sue Harris: oboe [26, 37], chorus [26];
Ruth Rosselson: vocals [39], harmony vocals [61], flute [44];
Howard Evans: trumpet [41, 46];
Roger Williams: trombone [41, 46];
Steve King: synthesiser [41];
Frankie Armstrong: vocals [43, 46, 56];
Steve Berry: bass [45];
Billy Bragg: electric guitar [47];
The Oyster Band (Alan Prosser: electric guitar, chorus; John Jones: melodeon, chorus; Ian Kearey: electric bass; Ian Telfer: fiddle; Russel Lax: percussion) [47];
Dave Swarbrick: fiddle [55];
Mark Bassey: trombone [60];
Paul Jayasinha: trumpet [60, 67];
Clare Lintott: French horn [60];
Miranda Sykes: bass [63];
Janet Russell: vocals [68], guitar [68];
The Sheffield Socialist Choir, conducted by Val Regan [72]

Tracks

CD 1: The Sixties

  1. Conversation on a Mobile (2.08)
  2. H-A-N-G-O (3.37)
  3. Across the Hills (2.10)
  4. Battle Hymn of the New Socialist Party (3.08)
  5. Tim McGuire (3.28)
  6. Stand Firm (2.54)
  7. I Dreamed I Was Walking Alone (2.33)
  8. Do You Remember? (2.51)
  9. Coming Home to You (3.44)
  10. Dead Men Never Die (3.44)
  11. Flower Power = Bread (3.31)
  12. Palaces of Gold (3.29)
  13. Invisible Married Breakfast Blues (2.02)
  14. She Was Crazy, He Was Mad (4.19)
  15. The Ugly Ones (3.48)
  16. Why Does It Have to Be Me? (3.03)
  17. Kangaroos Like to Hop (2.26)
  18. Jumbo the Elephant (4.47)
  19. Brass Band Music (3.23)
  20. Topside Down Party (4.33)

CD 2: The Seventies

  1. The Ant and the Grasshopper (2.37)
  2. One Two Three (1.48)
  3. The Word Market (7.32)
  4. Song of the Mother Xmas Union (1.37)
  5. They're Going to Build a Motorway (2.50)
  6. Plan (4.06)
  7. The Man Who Puffs the Big Cigar (4.23)
  8. Don't Get Married, Girls (3.24)
  9. In the Park (3.14)
  10. It Goes On (2.30)
  11. We Sell Everything (3.39)
  12. Let Your Hair Hang Down (1.45)
  13. The World's Police (4.22)
  14. On Her Silver Jubilee (6.12)
  15. Perspectives (3.03)
  16. Stand Up for Judas (7.04)
  17. Whoever Invented the Fishfinger (3.27)
  18. Abiezer Coppe (5.27)
  19. The World Turned Upside Down Parts 1 & 2 (6.11)

CD 3: The Eighties

  1. Not Quite But Nearly (2.46)
  2. Story Line (4.20)
  3. Jackboot Democrats (3.56)
  4. Who Reaps the Profits? Who Pays the Price? (6.45)
  5. Flying High Flying Free (4.14)
  6. It Wasn't Me, I Didn't Do It (2.55)
  7. Bringing the News From Nowhere (6.28)
  8. Ballad of a Spycatcher (5.28)
  9. Skin (2.04)
  10. Susie (7.43)
  11. I Heard It on The Radio (3.02)
  12. Wo sind die Elefanten? (5.20)
  13. Song of the Old Communist (5.40)
  14. Whatever Happened to Nannerl? (4.32)
  15. General Lockjaw Briefs the British Media (3.23)
  16. Out of the Fire and Smoke of History (4.05)
  17. The Voice That Lives Inside You (3.35)

CD 4: The Nineties to 2010

  1. Sing a Song to Please Us (2.43)
  2. The Song of Martin Fontasch (4.31)
  3. A Very Busy Man (4.28)
  4. Harry's Gone Fishing (6.41)
  5. It's Just the Song (4.36)
  6. Money Matters (4.20)
  7. The Ghost of Georges Brassens (3.48)
  8. The Wall That Stands Between (6.49)
  9. Like Love (2.56)
  10. General Lockjaw Briefs the Troops (As Recorded By a Sceptical Soldier) (2.04)
  11. Postcards from Cuba (7.49)
  12. Song of the Olive Tree (3.51)
  13. My Father's Jewish World (5.56)
  14. Where Are the Barricades? (3.22)
  15. Talking Democracy Blues (6.19)
  16. The Power of Song (5.41)