The Prospect Before Us

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The Prospect Before Us
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Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 1977
RecordedSound Techniques and Olympic
GenreFolk, British folk rock
LabelEMI Harvest
ProducerAshley Hutchings, Simon Nicol
The Albion Dance Band chronology
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The Prospect Before Us is a British folk rock album, by The Albion Dance Band, which was released in 1977 on the EMI Harvest label.

The album was produced by Ashley Hutchings and Simon Nicol and was engineered by Vic Gamm. It was recorded at Sound Techniques Studio and Olympic (including live dances at Olympic), London. There are several instrumental tracks. The album cover was designed by Dave Dragon, based on an idea by Pete Scowther.

Track listing[edit]

Side 1[edit]

  1. "Uncle Berhard's"/"Jenny Lind" (instrumental) - 3:44
  2. "The Hunt Is Up" - 1:51
  3. "Varsoviana" (instrumental) - 2:42
  4. "Masque" (instrumental) - 1:00
  5. "Huntsman's Chorus" - 4:25
  6. "Minuet" (instrumental) - 2:05
  7. "Wassail Song" - 2:11
  8. "Picking of Sticks"/ "The Old Mole" (instrumental) - 3:39

Side 2[edit]

  1. "Merry Sherwood Rangers" (live version) - 3:18
  2. "La Sexte Estampie Real" (instrumental) - 1:51
  3. "I Wish I was Single Again" - 3:42
  4. "The Whim" (instrumental) - 3:29
  5. "Hopping Down in Kent" - 2:44
  6. "Horse's Brawl" (instrumental) - 3:40

1993 CD bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "On Christmas Night All Christians Sing" (The Sussex Carol)
  2. "Merry Sherwood Rangers" (studio version)



  1. ^ McDonald, Steven. "The Albion Dance Band – The Prospect Before Us". AllMusic.