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The Watersons - Compilations and Collaborations
This is a list of recordings with Watersons tracks or participation by Waterson family members.
EPs and singles
- Various Artists, The Folksound of Britain, EP, HMV 7EG 8911, 1965
- The Watersons sing Holbeck Moor Cockfight
Lal and Mike Waterson, Rubber Band / Red Wine and Promises, single, Transatlantic BIG 507, 1972
- Richard & Linda Thompson, Don’t Renege on Our Love, single, Hannibal HNS 703, 1982
- The Watersons sing backing vocals.
- Various Artists, The Folksound of Britain, LP, HMV CLP 1910, 1965
- The Watersons sing The Ploughboy
- Various Artists, New Voices, Topic 12T125, 1965
- five tracks by The Watersons
Various Artists, Folk Songs: An Anthology (Topic Sampler No 2), LP, Topic TPS145, 1966
Various Artists, Men at Work (Topic Sampler No. 3), LP, Topic TPS166, 1966
Various Artists, Folk Songs: A Collection of Ballads & Broadsides (Topic Sampler No 6), LP, Topic TPS201, 1970
Various Artists, Sea Songs and Shanties (Topic Sampler No 7), LP, Topic TPS205, 1971
- Shirley Collins and the Albion Country Band, No Roses, LP, Pegasus PEG 7, 1971
- Lal and Mike Waterson sing on The White Hare
- Various Artists, Electric Muse: The Story of Folk into Rock, 4 LP, Island / Transatlantic Folk 1001, 1975
- one track by Mike and Lal Waterson, Magical Man from Bright Phoebus
Various Artists, Kertalg 74, LP, Barclay BAR 90 011, 1974
Various Artists, Folkfestival '76 Dranouter, LP, Parsifal FOL 2000/181, 1976
- Peter Bellamy, The Transports, 2 LP, Free Reed 021/022, 1977
- Seven tracks with The Watersons, including I Once Lived in Service, sung by Norma Waterson, Sweet Loving Friendship (Mike and Norma), The Black and Bitter Night (Mike), The Green Fields of England (Peter Bellamy and Dolly Collins, with Mike and Norma backup), and The Still and Silent Ocean (Mike and Norma).
Various Artists, 6. Folk-Festival auf der Lenzburg, 2 LP, VoxPop 4005/6, 1977
- Peter Bellamy, Both Sides Then, LP, Topic 12TS400, 1979
- The Watersons sing on The Lord Will Provide, Long Time Travelling, When I Die, and Amazing Grace.
Various Artists, The Good Old Way, LP, Topic TPSS412, 1980
- Richard & Linda Thompson, Shoot Out the Lights, Hannibal HNBL 1303, 1982
- The Watersons sing backing vocals on Man in Need, Back Street Slide, and Don’t Renege on Our Love.
Various Artists, Sounds of Yorkshire, LP, Music From York, HAR 844, 1985
The Mrs Ackroyd Band, Oranges and Lemmings, cassette/CD, Mrs Ackroyd Records DOG 007, 1990
Richard Thompson et al, Hard Cash, LP/CD, Special Delivery SPD/SPDCD 1027, 1990
The Holme Valley Tradition, Will’s Barn, cassette, EFDSS VWML 002, 1987
Various Artists, From the Humber to the Tweed, cassette, Whitby Folk Week, WFW 25, 1991
- Various Artists, The Transports at Whitby, cassette, RED 011, 1993
- A memorial concert for Peter Bellamy with Eliza, Martin, and Norma
Les Barker, Some Love, CD, Mrs Ackroyd Records DOG 009, 1992
Peter Bellamy, Both Sides Then, CD, Fledgling FLE 1002, 1992
Various Artists, Voices: English Traditional Songs, CD, Fellside FECD87, 1992
Various Artists, Ballades et shanties des matelots anglais: Anthologie des chansons de mer, Volume 6, CD, Le Chasse-Marée SCM 030, 1994
Various Artists, Blow the Man Down: A Collection of Sea Songs and Shanties, CD, Topic TSCD464, 1993
The Mrs Ackroyd Band, Gnus and Roses, CD, Mrs Ackroyd Records DOG 010, 1994
Various Artists, No Masters Voice, CD, No Masters NMVCD4, 1994
Various Artists, Out on the Rolling Sea, CD, Hokey Pokey HPR 2004.2, 1994
Various Artists, Troubadours of British Folk Vol. 1, CD, Rhino R2 72160, 1995
Various Artists, English and Scottish Folk Ballads, CD, Topic TSCD480, 1996
Various Artists, New Electric Muse: The Story of Folk into Rock, 3 CD, Castle Music ESB CD 416, 1996
- Various Artists, The Season Round, CD, Topic TSCD700, 1996
- Twelve Watersons tracks
Various Artists, The Voice of Folk, CD, Topic TSCD705, 1996
Various Artists, New Electric Muse, Volume 2, 3 CD, Castle Music ESB CD 517, 1997
Various Artists, The Rough Guide to English Roots Music, CD, World Music RGNET 1018 CD, 1998
- Various Artists, Round Cape Horn: Traditional Songs of Sailors, Ships and the Sea, CD, Topic TSCD499, 1998
- featuring Ewan MacColl, A. L. Lloyd, Mike Waterson, The Watersons, Frankie Armstrong, Roy Harris, Louis Killen, Peter Bellamy and Cyril Tawney
- Various Artists, Bespoke Songs, Lost Dogs, Detours & Rendezvous: The Songs of Elvis Costello, CD, WEA/Atlantic/Rhino, ca. 1998.
- Norma Waterson sings on track 17, The Birds Will Still Be Singing.
- Peter Bellamy, Wake the Vaulted Echoes, 3 CD compilation, Free Reed FRTCD14, 1999
- The Watersons sing on The Green Fields of England from The Transports (1977), on Long Time Travelling from Both Sides Then (1979) and on Shallow Brown, recorded in 1983, previously unreleased.
- Various Artists, English Originals, CD, Topic TSCD706, 1999
- This compilation celebrates Topic Records’ sixtieth birthday. includes five tracks by or including Waterson family members.
- Various Artists, The Folk Collection, 2 CD, Topic TSCD707/8, 1999
- This compilation also celebrates Topic Records’ sixtieth birthday. includes eleven tracks by or including Waterson family members.
Various Artists, The Wings of Butterflies, CD, Mrs Ackroyd Records DOG 013, 1999
Various Artists, And We'll All Have Tea… English Folk Anthology, 2 CD, Proper / Retro R2CD 40-106, 2000
Various Artists, Tanz- & Folkfest Rudolstadt 2000, CD, HeiDeck HD20005, 2000
Various Artists, Voices in Harmony: English Traditional Songs, CD, Fellside FECD158, 2001
- Various Artists, The Folk Awards, CD, Topic TSCD850, 2001
- includes Waterson:Carthy’s Raggle Taggle Gypsies and Norma Waterson’ The Flower of Sweet Strabane
- Various Artists, A Woman’s Voice: First Person Singular, CD, Topic TSCD521, 8 October 2001
- includes five tracks by and/or including Waterson family members.
- Various Artists, A Christmas Celtic Sojourn, CD, Rounder 11661-7042-2, 2001
- includes The Ditchling Carol from Waterson:Carthy’s Broken Ground
- Coope Boyes & Simpson, Twenty-Four Seven, CD, No Masters NMCD20, 2002
- includes two songs by Mike Waterson.
- Various Artists, The Acoustic Folk Box, 4 CD, Topic TSFCD 4001, 2002
- includes eight tracks by and/or including Waterson family members.
- Various Artists, Heart of England Volume Two, 2CD, Teenage Cancer Trust TCTCD 102/103, 2002
- Waterson:Carthy sing a previously unreleased live version of Black Muddy River
Various Artists, Song Links: A Celebration of English Traditional Songs and Their Australian Variants, 2 CD, Fellside FECD176D, 2003
Various Artists, Evolving Tradition 4, CD, Mrs Casey MCRCD4002, 2004
Various Artists, Folk Festival: A Celebration of Music Recorded at the Sidmouth International Festival, 2 CD, Gott Disks GOTTBOX 011, 2004
Various Artists, The English Collection, CD, Highpoint HPO6010, 2004
Various Artists, Our Folk Music Heritage, CD, Honest Jon's HJRCD19, 2005
Various Artists, Rubber Folk, CD, Gott GOTTCD035, 2006
Various Artists, Three Score and Ten: 70 Years of Topic Records, 7 CD, Topic TOPIC70, 2009
- Derrick Knight (director), Travelling for a Living, video, 1966
- This video was reissued on DVD in 2004 as part of the Watersons anthology Mighty River of Song.
- Ken Russell (dir. and starring), In Search of English Folk Music, film, 1998
- The film was broadcast Channel 4 in the UK 31 August 1998, and in Australia on SBS in November 1998. Liza and the Kings of Calicutt are seen performing at the 1997 Cropredy Festival, and Martin, Norma, Liza and Saul Rose sing Stars in My Crown in a country churchyard.
Many thanks to David Suff especially, whose work this page is based on - and also to Greer Gilman and Bob Hudson. Also to Alan St Paul.