Peter Bellamy The Transports: A Ballad Opera by Peter Bellamy

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CD Details

  • Released: June 24, 2008
  • Label: Free Reed Us Release

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.The Ballad of Henry & Susannah 1
  • 3.Us Poor fellows
  • 4.The Robber s Song
  • 5.The Ballad of Henry & Susannah 2
  • 6.The Leaves in the WoodlanD
  • 7.The Ballad of Henry & Susannah 3
  • 8.I Once Lived in Service
  • 9.The Ballad of Norwich Gaol
  • 10.Sweet Loving Friendship
  • 11.The Ballad of Henry & Susannah 4
  • 12.The Black and Bitter Night
  • 13.The Humane Turnkey - 1
  • 14.The Plymouth Mail
  • 15.The Humane Turnkey 2
  • 16.The Green Fields of England
  • 17.Roll Down
  • 18.The Still & Silent Ocean
  • 19.The Ballad of Henry & Susannah 5
  • 20.Dance: The Convicts Wedding
  • 21.Dance: The Convicts Wedding

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.
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: 020286120520
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