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Life and Limb

Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick: Life and Limb (Topic TSCD491)

Life and Limb
Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick

Special Delivery (Topic Records) SPD/SPDCD 1030 (LP/CD, UK, 1990)
Green Linnet GLCD 3052 (CD, USA, 1991)
Topic Records TSCD491 (CD, UK, ca. 1994)

“This album is dedicated to the memory of A.L. Lloyd, friend and teacher.”

The album title comes from the song A Question of Sport.

Tracks 1-8 were recorded live on February 23, 1990 at Focal Point, St. Louis, MO, USA; engineer Paul D. Stamler.
Track 9 was recorded live at McCabe's Guitar Shop, Santa Monica, CA, USA, on February 17, 1990; engineered by Bob Carlson, production manager John Cheleu.

Production master prepared by Dave Kenny at Ideal Sound Recorders, London
Mastered by Tim Young at CBS
Photography by Andrew Cleal, design by Rodeo

Musicians

Martin Carthy, vocals, guitar;
Dave Swarbrick, fiddle

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Sovay (Roud 7; Laws N21; Henry H35) (3.35)
  2. The Begging Song (Roud 286; G/D 3:488) (4.30)
  3. Bows of London (Roud 8; Child 10; G/D 2:213) (6.02)
  4. The Pepperpot / Sailing into Walpole's Marsh / Bunker Hill (tunes) (4.44)
  5. A Question of Sport (3.40)
  1. Oh Dear Oh (Roud 870; G/D 7:1367) (2.49)
  2. Carthy's March / The Lemon Tree (tunes) (4.42)
  3. Lochmaben Harper (Roud 85; Child 192; G/D 2:270) (6.39)
  4. Byker Hill (Roud 3488) (7.28)

All tracks trad. arr. Martin Carthy, Dave Swarbrick except
Tracks 4a, 7 Dave Swarbrick;
Track 5 Martin Carthy

From the same tour but released on Swarb!

  1. Ship in Distress (Roud 807) (5.04)
    live at McCabe's Guitar Shop, Santa Monica, California, February 17, 1990
  2. Carthy's March / The Lemon Tree (4.34)
    live at Carson's, Cincinnati, February 27, 1990