- Released: February 14, 2006
- Label: Tantobie Records
Q - 3/96, p.964 Stars
- Excellent - "...one of his finest efforts to date, with the band in great form and the arrangements tremendous..."
Sing Out! - 4-5-6/96, p.140
"...celebrates working-class life in the coal patches of Northumbria, and laments its destruction in a post-Thatcher wake....The arrangements are as interesting as the material is important, and the tunes memorable....a triumphant recording from start to finish."
- 1.Sons of the Century
- 2.Sweep Horizons Clean
- 3.Cake in the Morning
- 4.The Guilts
- 5.Alibi Child
- 6.Song of the Indian Lass
- 9.Dry Season Land
- 10.Bait Up
- 12.Homefires / Felton / Here's the Tender Coming
- 13.Banners Gathering / Slogans of Labour
- 14.Weave and Worry
- 15.Big Meeting Day
- 16.An Everlasting Drum
- 17.A Long Walk Home
- 18.Ready for Tomorrow
Jez Lowe & The Bad Pennies: Jez Lowe (vocals, guitar, cittern, harmonica,
whistle); Bob Surgeoner (vocals, slide guitar, banjo, accordion, keyboards,
acoustic bass, percussion); Billy Surgeoner (vocals, fiddle, whistle, saxophone, keyboards, acoustic bass, programming); Bev Sanders (vocals, whistle, percussion).
Additional personnel: Graham Bell (didgeridoo).
Recorded at Fellside Studio, Workington, Cumbria, England in March and April 1995.
All songs written by Jez Lowe except "Workhouse" (Lowe/Sanders/Surgeoner) and
Personnel: Jez Lowe (vocals, whistling, guitar, cittern, harmonica); Billy Surgeoner (vocals, whistling, fiddle, keyboards); Bev Sanders (vocals, whistling, percussion); Bob Surgeoner (vocals, slide guitar, banjo, accordion, keyboards, double bass); Jacinta Howard (vocals); Graham Bell (didjeridu).
Recording information: Northern Recording Studios, Consett, England (02/1994-03/1994).