Martin Carthy But Two Came By

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  • Released: March 9, 2009
  • Originally Released: 2002
  • Label: Topic Records

Entertainment Reviews:

Dirty Linen - 12/94-1/95, p.62
"...[one of the] best albums from Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick's historic and ground breaking collaborations of the late sixties..."


  • 1.Ship in Distress
  • 2.Banks of Sweet Primroses
  • 3.Jack Orion
  • 4.Matt Hyland
  • 5.White Hare
  • 6.Lord of the Dance
  • 7.Poor Murdered Woman
  • 8.Creeping Jane
  • 9.Streets of Forbes
  • 10.Long Lankin
  • 11.Brass Band Music

Product Description:

Personnel: Martin Carthy (vocals, guitar); Martin Carthy (fiddle).
Recorded in 1968. Includes liner notes by Martin Carthy.
Personnel: Martin Carthy (vocals, guitar); Dave Swarbrick (violin).
Liner Note Author: Martin Carthy.
Arranger: Martin Carthy.
Fans of Fairport Convention or Steeleye Span will find the clean, stripped down, spirited performances here a revelation: The beautiful, original "Lord of the Dance" (which transforms the Shaker hymn "Simple Gifts" into something wonderful in its own right), a delightfully ominous reading of "The White Hare," a lively "Banks of Sweet Primroses" (which, in various forms, became part of the repertories of numerous folk-rock revival bands), and, most impressive of all, a dazzling rendition of "Jack Orion." Carthy's voice (featured acapella on the beautiful "Creeping Jane" and the ominous "Lord Lankin") is a very fine instrument, he gets a surprisingly rich sound from his single guitar, and Swarbrick's violin is all the support he really needs. And lest anyone doubt that this record was done during England's flower-power era, check out the acoustic psychedelic-folk version of Leon Rosselson's "Brass Band Music." ~ Bruce Eder

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