The Garden of Jane Delawney

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The Garden of Jane Delawney
Studio album by Trees
Released 24 April, 1970
Recorded early 1970
Label CBS
Producer Bias Boshell
Trees chronology
The Garden of Jane Delawney
(1970)
On the Shore
(1970)
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The Garden of Jane Delawney is the debut album of British folk rock band Trees. Whilst nearly every song on the album appears to be a traditional folk song, this is actually only the case for about half of them, the others having been penned for the album by front-man Bias Boshell. The title track is a particularly good example of his apparent talent for writing songs that sounded like they had existed for hundreds of years as folk songs.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Bias Boshell except where noted.

  1. "Nothing Special" (Boshell, Unwin Brown, Barry Clarke, David Costa, Celia Humphris) – 4:31
  2. "The Great Silkie" (traditional) – 5:15
  3. "The Garden of Jane Delawney" – 4:19
  4. "Lady Margaret" (traditional) – 7:14
  5. "Glasgerion" (traditional) – 5:18
  6. "She Moved Thro' the Fair" (traditional) – 8:09
  7. "Road" – 4:36
  8. "Epitaph" – 3:26
  9. "Snail's Lament" – 4:40

Covers[edit]

  • Françoise Hardy covered "The Garden of Jane Delawney" on her album If You Listen.
  • All About Eve covered "The Garden of Jane Delawney" as a B-Side to their single "What Kind of Fool" in 1988. They also did a similar interpretation of "She Moved Through the Fair".
  • Dark Sanctuary, a French goth/neo-classical band, also covered "The Garden of Jane Delawney" on their album Exaudi Vocem Meam - Part I, released in 2005.
  • Ygdrassil, a Dutch folk band, covered "The Garden of Jane Delawney" on their album Easy Sunrise (2005).