The Garden of Jane Delawney

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The Garden of Jane Delawney
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Studio album by Trees
Released 24 April 1970
Recorded early 1970
Genre Folk rock, progressive folk
Length 47:28
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

Bonus Tracks

  1. She Moved Thro' the Fair (demo)
  2. Pretty Polly (demo)
  3. Black Widow (2008)
  4. Little Black Cloud Suite (2008)

Personnel[edit]

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).

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