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The Watersons: Green Fields

The Watersons: Green Fields (Topic 12TS415)

Green Fields
The Watersons

Topic Records 12TS415 (LP, UK, 1981)
Topic Records TSCD500 (CD, UK, 1998)

The Watersons: Green Fields (Topic TSCD500)

Produced by Tony Engle;
Recorded at Gateway Studio in April 1980;
Engineer: Dave Ward;
Photography by Keith Morris;
LP cover design by Tony Engle;
CD cover design John Haxby;
Notes by A.L. Lloyd

Green Fields was reissued on CD in 1998 with three additional tracks: Tracks 4, The Wensleydale Lad, and 10, The Brisk Lad, are from Mike Waterson (1977), and track 9, The Unfortunate Lass, is from A True Hearted Girl (1977).

Musicians

Martin Carthy, Norma, Mike and Lal Waterson: vocals

LP Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Stormy Winds (Roud 284) - group (3.10)
  2. Sedgefield Fair (Roud 294) - group, Mike lead (2.15)
  3. Fare Thee Well, Cold Winter (Roud 1034/803) - Lal & Norma (2.32)
  4. Young Banker (Roud 3321) - group (3.12)
  5. While Gamekeepers Lie Sleeping (Roud 363) - Mike (2.43)
  6. The Prickle-Holly Bush (Roud 144; Child 95; G/D 2:248) - group, Martin lead (4.04)
  7. We'll All Go A-Hunting Today (Roud 1172) - group (7.08)
  1. Hares in the Old Plantation (Roud 363) - group (3.16)
  2. Rosebuds in June (Roud 812) - group (3.15)
  3. The Furze Field (Roud 1037) - Mike & Martin (3.10)
  4. I Went to Market (Roud 544; G/D 8:1666) - group, Mike lead (3.34)
  5. Three Pretty Maidens (Roud 290) - Lal & Norma (2.07)
  6. The Lincolnshire Shepherd (Roud 1469) - group, Mike lead (4.49)
  7. The Brave Ploughboy (Roud 1205) - group, Mike lead (3.00)

CD tracks

  1. Stormy Winds (Roud 284) - group (3.10)
  2. Sedgefield Fair (Roud 294) - group, Mike lead (2.15)
  3. Fare Thee Well, Cold Winter (Roud 1034/803) - Lal & Norma (2.32)
  4. The Wensleydale Lad (Roud 21176) - Mike & chorus (3.25)
  5. Young Banker (Roud 3321) - group (3.12)
  6. While Gamekeepers Lie Sleeping (Roud 363) - Mike (2.43)
  7. The Prickle-Holly Bush (Roud 144; Child 95; G/D 2:248) - group, Martin lead (4.04)
  8. We'll All Go A-Hunting Today (Roud 1172) - group (7.08)
  9. The Unfortunate Lass (Roud 2; Laws Q26) - Norma (4.25)
  10. The Brisk Lad (Roud 1667) - Mike (2.07)
  11. Hares in the Old Plantation (Roud 363) - group (3.16)
  12. Rosebuds in June (Roud 812) - group (3.15)
  13. The Furze Field (Roud 1037) - Mike & Martin (3.10)
  14. I Went to Market (Roud 544; G/D 8:1666) - group, Mike lead (3.34)
  15. Three Pretty Maidens (Roud 290) - Lal & Norma (2.07)
  16. The Lincolnshire Shepherd (Roud 1469) - group, Mike lead (4.49)
  17. The Brave Ploughboy (Roud 1205) - group, Mike lead (3.00)

Acknowledgements

Image of the CD cover used with permission from John Haxby.
Thanks to Greer Gilman for all of the words to the songs.