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Martin Carthy, Shearwater

Audio CD

Disk ID: 146761

Disk length: 41m 52s (10 Tracks)

Original Release Date: 2005

Label: Unknown

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Tracks & Durations

1. I was a young man 2:49
2. Banks of green willow 4:40
3. Handsome Polly - O 2:35
4. Outlandish Knight 5:32
5. He called for a candle 2:54
6. John Blunt 3:29
7. Lord Randall 4:49
8. William Taylor 3:49
9. Famous flower of serving men 9:31
10. Betsy Bell and Mary Gray 1:39

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Martin Carthy recorded "Shearwater" in 1971 for the British Pegasus label after just having left Steeleye Span. In addition to Carthy's driving and powerful guitar playing, the album also features his first experiments with overdubbing. Passionate love, jealousy, greed anger, the desire for revenge and remorse are all apparent in the songs, which also features Carthy's quintessential and epic "Famous Flower Of Serving Men" as well as a guest vocal performance by Steeleye Span's Maddy Prior on "Betsy Bell And Mary Gray."

This re-mastered edition of the album also features tracks recorded for a Radio One John Peel session from May 1972.

Other Versions

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Tracks: 10, Disk length: 40m 46s (-2m 54s)

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