The Works (Spiers and Boden album)

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The Works
Studio album by Spiers and Boden
Released 11 July 2011
Recorded December 2010 - Early 2011
Genre Folk
Length 52:09
Label Navigator Records
Producer Andy Bell
Spiers and Boden chronology
The Works

The Works is the sixth album by folk duo Spiers and Boden. It was made to celebrate 10 years working together. It features re-recorded tracks from their previous albums. The album also features a number of special guests.[1][2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Tom Padget"
  2. "Horn Fair"
  3. "Gooseberry Bush/Laudanum Bunches"
  4. "The Birth of Robin Hood"
  5. "The Cheshire Waltz"
  6. "Brown Adam"
  7. "Rochdale Coconut Dance"
  8. "Old Maui"
  9. "Haul Away"
  10. "Bold Sir Rylas"
  11. "Prickle-Eye Bush"


Personnel Instruments Tracks
Jon Boden vocals, fiddle, guitar, Stomp Box All
John Spiers vocals, melodeon, concertina All
Nancy Kerr vocals, fiddle Tom Padget, Old Maui
James Fagan vocals, Bouzouki Tom Padget, Old Maui
Sam Sweeney Percussion, fiddle Tom Padget, The Birth of Robin Hood, The Cheshire Waltz, Haul Away
Hannah James clogging, accordion Tom Padget, The Birth of Robin Hood
Maddy Prior vocals Horn Fair, Bold Sir Rylas
Martin Carthy guitar Gooseberry Bush/Laudanum Bunches, Prickle-Eye Bush
Eliza Carthy vocals, fiddle The Birth of Robin Hood, Haul Away, Bold Sir Rylas
Andy Cutting melodeon The Cheshire Waltz, Bold Sir Rylas
Martin Simpson guitar Horn Fair, Brown Adam
Fay Hield vocals Old Maui, Haul Away, Bold Sir Rylas, Prickle-Eye Bush
Ian Giles vocals Old Maui, Haul Away, Bold Sir Rylas, Prickle-Eye Bush
Peter Coe vocals Old Maui, Haul Away, Bold Sir Rylas, Prickle-Eye Bush
David Kosky Tenor Banjo Haul Away

Limited edition[edit]

500 copies of the album have been made to celebrate their 10th anniversary, these have been available to purchase at some concerts on the 2011 Spring tour. The sleeve notes on the album are written by Colin Irwin, it is not known if regular edition will also contain the same ones.


  1. ^ The Works (Media notes). Spiers and Boden. 2011. 
  2. ^ "Navigator Records: Bella Hardy - Songs Lost & Stolen (& more) :: Proper Music Distribution". MyNewsletterBuilder. Retrieved 2012-03-15.