Children of the Sun (The Sallyangie album)

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Children of the Sun
Children of the Sun (original).jpg
Studio album by The Sallyangie
Released 1969 (1969)
Recorded August 1968
Genre Folk
Length 42:59
Label Transatlantic (UK), Warner Bros/Seven Arts (USA)
Producer Nathan Joseph
Re-issue cover
Re-issued cover
Mike Oldfield chronology
Children of the Sun
(1969)
Tubular Bells
(1973)
Sally Oldfield chronology
Children of the Sun
(1969)
Water Bearer
(1978)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Children of the Sun is the 1969 album by British folk duo The Sallyangie; siblings Mike and Sally Oldfield. The album was produced by Nathan Joseph, founder of the record label Transatlantic Records. The album was reissued in 2002, with bonus tracks and a second disc, and again reissued on 26 September 2011 by Esoteric Recordings.[2]

The album pre-dates Mike Oldfield's debut solo album, Tubular Bells, by 4 years and Sally Oldfield's Water Bearer by 9 years.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Mike and Sally Oldfield

Original release[edit]

  1. "Strangers" – 1:32
  2. "Lady Mary" – 3:41
  3. "Children of the Sun" – 4:56
  4. "A Lover for All Seasons" – 3:42
  5. "River Song" – 3:40
  6. "Banquet on the Water" – 4:28
  7. "Balloons" – 5:28
  8. "Midsummer Night's Happening" – 4:08
  9. "Love in Ice Crystals" – 3:00
  10. "Changing Colours" – 0:21
  11. "Chameleon" – 2:20
  12. "Milk Bottle" – 0:31
  13. "Murder of the Children of San Francisco" – 4:00
  14. "Strangers (reprise)" – 1:12

Re-issue[edit]

Disc 1
  1. "Strangers" (1:17)
  2. "Lady Mary" (3:43)
  3. "Children of the Sun" (5:06)
  4. "A Lover for All Seasons" (3:43)
  5. "River Song" (3:41)
  6. "Banquet on the Water" (4:44)
  7. "Balloons" (5:29)
  8. "Midsummer Night's Happening" (4:12)
  9. "Love in Ice Crystals" (3:06)
  10. "Changing Colours" (0:25)
  11. "Chameleon" (2:26)
  12. "Milk Bottle" (0:35)
  13. "The Murder of the Children of San Francisco" (4:00)
  14. "Twilight Song" (2:35)
  15. "The Song of the Healer" (3:03)
  16. "Strangers" (1:13)
Disc 2
  1. "Children of the Sun" (minus intro) (4:11)
  2. "Mrs Moon and the Thatched Shop" (6:18)
  3. "Branches" (6:54)
  4. "A Sad Song for Rosie" (2:14)
  5. "Colours of the World" (2:30)
  6. "Two Ships" (3:17)
  7. "Child of Allah" (Only on the 2011 reissue) (2:55)
  8. "Lady Go Lightly" (Only on the 2011 reissue) (3:03)

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Sallyangie - Children of the Sun review at AllMusic
  2. ^ "The Sallyangie - Children of the Sun". Esoteric Recordings. 2011. Retrieved 2012-01-03. 

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