Peter Bellamy The Transports: A Ballad Opera by Peter Bellamy

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Format: CD  (2 Discs)
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  • Released: March 29, 2004
  • Label: Free Reed Imports

Entertainment Reviews:

Q - 12/92, p.144
4 Stars - Excellent - "...In effect a folk opera, it was his best achievement, something to be detailed in any discussion of a folk revival..."

Tracks:

  • 1.Overture
  • 2.Ballad of Henry & Susannah - 1
  • 3.Us Poor Fellows
  • 4.Robber's Song
  • 5.Ballad of Henry & Susannah - 2
  • 6.Leaves in the Woodland
  • 7.Ballad of Henry & Susannah - 3
  • 8.I Once Lived in Service
  • 9.Ballad of Norwich Gaol
  • 10.Sweet Loving Friendship
  • 11.Ballad of Henry & Susannah - 4
  • 12.Black and Bitter Night
  • 13.Humane Turnkey - 1
  • 14.Plymouth Mail
  • 15.Humane Turnkey - 2
  • 16.Green Fields of England
  • 17.Roll Down
  • 18.Still & Silent Ocean
  • 19.Ballad of Henry & Susannah - 5
  • 20.Dance: The Convicts Wedding
  • 21.Black & Bitter Night
  • 22.Raking the Embers
  • 23.Ballad of Henry & Susannah - 1
  • 24.Us Poor Fellows
  • 25.Robber's Song
  • 26.Ballad of Henry & Susannah - 2
  • 27.Leaves in the Woodland
  • 28.Ballad of Henry & Susannah - 3
  • 29.I Once Lived in Service
  • 30.Ballad of Norwich Gaol
  • 31.Sweet Loving Friendship
  • 32.Ballad of Henry & Susannah - 4
  • 33.Black and Bitter Night
  • 34.Humane Turnkey 1 & 2
  • 35.Plymouth Mail
  • 36.Green Fields of England
  • 37.Roll Down
  • 38.Still & Silent Ocean
  • 39.Ballad of Henry & Susannah - 5
  • 40.Dance: The Convicts Wedding
  • 41.Black Concertina
  • 42.Roll Down

Product Description:

Personnel includes: Peter Bellamy, June Tabor, Martin Carthy, Nic Jones, The Watersons (vocals); Dave Swarbrick (violin); Oliver Brookes (cello); Philippa Davies (flute); Sophia Wilson (oboe).
Recorded in 1977. Includes liner notes by Eric Fowler.
This release presents British singer/songwriter Peter Bellamy's folk opus.
The remastered edition includes a bonus disc.
Spine-tingling close harmonies, a compelling storyline, original songs, and a cast of British folk luminaries (Martin Carthy, Nic Jones, June Tabor, and Norma Waterson, to name a few) distinguish Peter Bellamy 's 1977 "ballad opera," the musical presentation of a true story about Australian convicts who meet and fall in love while imprisoned. This classic song cycle has been reissued with an expanded track list and liner notes.
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  • UPC: 5016700952025
  • Shipping Weight: 1.70/lbs (approx)
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