Shearwater (album)

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Shearwater
Studio album by Martin Carthy
Released 1972
Recorded 1972
Genre Folk
Label Pegasus, Mooncrest, Castle Music
Producer Terry Brown
Martin Carthy chronology
Landfall
(1971)
Shearwater
(1972)
Sweet Wivelsfield
(1974)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]

Shearwater is an album by Martin Carthy, released in 1972 on the Pegasus label as PEG12. It was re-released on vinyl in 1973/74 by Mooncrest as CREST25. The album was re-issued on CD in 1995, by Mooncrest, as CRESTCD 008 and then again, in March 2005 by Castle Music, as CMQCD1096.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All songs traditional.

  1. "I Was a Young Man" (Roud 1572) – 2:46
  2. "Banks of Green Willow" (Roud 172; Child 24) – 4:31
  3. "Handsome Polly-O" (Roud 545) – 2:31
  4. "Outlandish Knight" (Roud 21; Child 4) – 5:25
  5. "He Called for a Candle" – 2:49
  6. "John Blunt" (Roud 115; Child 275) – 3:25
  7. "Lord Randall" (Roud 10; Child 12) – 4:34
  8. "William Taylor" (Roud 158; Laws N11) – 3:42
  9. "Famous Flower of Serving Men" (Roud 199; Child 106) – 9:23
  10. "Betsy Bell and Mary Gray" (Roud 237; Child 201)– 1:33

Additional tracks on the 2005 Castle CD[edit]

The Castle CD reissue has three bonus tracks from the BBC Radio 1 John Peel session recorded on 22 May 1972 at the Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Avenue, London, broadcast on 30 May 1972:

  1. "The False Lover Won Back" (Roud 201; Child 218) - 4.12
  2. "King Henry" (Roud 3867; Child 32) - 5.42
  3. "Trimdon Grange" (Roud 3189) - 4.06

Personnel[edit]

  • Terry Brown - producer (for September Productions Ltd)
  • Jerry Boys - engineer

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shearwater (album) at AllMusic
  2. ^ "Martin Carthy: Shearwater". mainlynorfolk.info. Retrieved 13 June 2013.