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A Sample of The Ian Campbell Folk Group

The Ian Campbell Folk Group: A Sample of The Ian Campbell Folk Group (Transatlantic TRA 128)

A Sample of The Ian Campbell Folk Group
The Ian Campbell Folk Group

Transatlantic Records TRA EP 128 (EP, UK, 1965)

Musicians

Ian Campbell, Lorna Campbell, vocals;
Brian Clark, guitar, autoharp;
Dave Swarbrick, fiddle, mandolin;
John Dunkerley, banjo, guitar

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. The Times They Are A-Changin' (3.05)
  2. Cushy Butterfield (2.25)
  3. The Keel Row (Roud 3059; G/D 4:771) (1.38)
  1. The Apprentice's Song (2.04)
  2. Instrumental Medley (0.00)

Track 1 single (TRA SP 6);
Track 2 from Coaldust Ballads (TRA 123);
Track 3, 4 from This Is the Ian Campbell Folk Group (TRA 100);
Track 5 from Across the Hills (TRA 118)

Sleeve Notes

This record is just what the title suggests. It contains five samples of the Campbells taken from their three L.P.'s and one of their singles on the Transatlantic label. Bob Dylan's The Times They Are A-Changin' became a big hit for the group and served to bridge the gap between their more tradition-oriented folk followers and their many pop fans. Cushy Butterfield, The Keel Row and the Instrumental Medley however, show the Campbell Group handling traditional material in their own unique way, the first of these tunes featuring Ian, the second Lorna and the instrumental medley giving Dave Swarbrick, John Dunkerley and Brian Clark a splendid showcase for their talents. The Apprentice's Song demonstrates not only Brian's excellence as a solo singer but also Ian's talent as a writer of contemporary material.