Battle of the Field

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Studio album by The Albion Band
Released 1976
Recorded Sound Techniques and Island Studio
Genre Folk-rock
Label Island Records
Producer John Wood
The Albion Band chronology
No Roses
(1971)
Battle of the Field
(1976)
The Prospect Before Us
(1977)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Battle of the Field is a folk-rock album by the Albion Country Band, recorded in summer 1973 immediately prior to the band's breakup and only released in 1976 following public demand.

The album was produced and engineered by John Wood, and was recorded at Sound Techniques Studio and Island Studio, St Peter's Square, London. The album cover was designed by Ian Logan Associates with photographs by Keith Morris, and the original LP sleeve notes were by Rod McShane.

Track listing[edit]

(all tracks trad. arr. Carthy/Harris/Hutchings/Kirkpatrick/Nicol/Swallow except "Albion Sunrise" and "New St. George" composed by Richard Thompson)

  1. Albion Sunrise
  2. Morris Medley: Mouresque / London Pride / So Selfish Runs The Hare (song) / Maid Of The Mill / Sheriff's Ride
  3. I Was A Young Man
  4. New St. George (song) / La Rotta (instrumental)
  5. Gallant Poacher
  6. Cheshire Rounds / The Old Lancashire Hornpipe (instrumentals)
  7. Hangèd I Shall Be
  8. Reaphook And Sickle
  9. Battle Of The Somme (instr)

Personnel[edit]

with

  • Dave Mattacks - percussion on Reaphook And Sickle
  • Martin Nicholls, John Iveson, Colin Sheen, Paul Beer - Sackbuts on Gallant Poacher

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