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Shirley Collins and the Albion Country Band

The Front Cover
Coming In
Shirley Collins and the Albion Country Band
Claudy Banks [4:37]
The Little Gypsy Girl [2:16]
Banks Of The Bann [3:38]
Murder Of Maria Marten [7:28]
Van Diemen's Land [4:59]
Just As The Tide Was A 'Flowing [2:13]
The White Hare [2:43]
Hal-An-Tow [2:54]
Poor Murdered Woman [4:17]
A Little Music or The Delights of Harmony
Anthems In Eden
Notes and Things
The Back Cover

Shirley Collins - vocal
Ashley Hutchings - electric bass , percussion
Richard Thompson - electric guitar, lead electric guitar , slide electric guitar , acoustic 12 string guitar.
Simon Nicol - electric guitar, acoustic guitar, vocal chorus.
Dave Mattacks - drums, sticks
Ian Whiteman - piano
Roger Powell - drums
Tim Renwick - electric guitar, acoustic 12 string guitar
Lol Coxhill - alto saxophone
Maddy Prior - vocal harmony
Dave Bland - concertina, hammer dulcimer
Tony Hall - melodeon
John Kirkpatrick - accordian
Dolly Collins - piano
Nic Jones - vocals and last fiddle solo
Barry Dransfield - fiddle, vocal chorus
Francis Baines - hurdy gurdy
Alan Cave - bassoon
Alan Lumsden - ophicleide
Steve Migden - French horn
Colin Ross - Northumbrian small pipes
Royston Wood - vocal , vocal chorus
Lal Waterson - vocals
Mike Waterson - vocals
Gregg Butler - serpent
Trevor Cozier - Jew's harp

Most of the tracks of course only have a subset of the above playing (typically Shirley Collins with 6-8 backing musicians). The principal contributors are Ashley Hutchings (on eight of the nine tracks), Richard Thompson and Simon Nicol (seven tracks each), Roger Powell (drums on six tracks), and Dave Bland (concertina or hammer dulcimer on six tracks). Lal & Mike Waterson sing on "The White Hare".

No Roses 1971 [click for larger image]
Pegasus 7 (LP, UK, 1971)

After the release of No Roses in 1971, there was little question of the band which made it going on tour, although a very few dates were played by a subset of the lineup (Shirley Collins, Ashley Hutchings, Richard Thompson, John Kirkpatrick and Royston Wood) as a last-minute substitute for a short tour by Shirley & Dolly Collins which had been previously booked.

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