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Burning Bright - The Ashley Hutchings Story (Free Reed)

The godfather of English folk-rock is boxed as only Free Reed can, with 4 CDs covering his entire history as solist, band leader and founder, theatrical empressario, producer and explorer. Includes a hefty 156 page book, plus bonuses and surprises.

   

CDs:
Ashley's Almanac
Dance and Drama
Authored by Ashley
Trad: arr. Hutchings
Mail in bonus CD Visions of the Daughters of Albion (does not ship with this package, it comes direct from the label)
Also Included: The Ashley Hutchings Story

The record label says:
Our first 2005 Release is this major career-retrospective and celebration of the life and music of Ashley Hutchings, the "Godfather of Folk-Rock" ! Released for his 60th Birthday, the lavish Box-set features four full length themed and bookletted CDs, huge full colour book and rare picture archive, plus an extra 5 th 'write-in' free CD.

Though oft compiled, the massive and complex output of Ashley Hutchings has never been considered in its entirety until now. For the first time, Free Reed brings together a complete career overview from his first professional group Fairport Convention to Rainbow Chasers, his latest band.

Here are the classic recordings, the rare album tracks and the unreleased gems from Ashley's own archive that, in over 90 tracks, together show just why he truly us both the Godfather and the Guv'nor of Folk-Rock.

It's a tribute that all fans of Ashley Hutchings and his music will treasure! This glorious celebration...

  • Offers the very first complete overview of Ashley's career
  • Includes all the classic and crucial tracks, many both rare and previously un-released
  • Includes a wealth of previously unavailable tracks - genuine rarities!
  • Has a companion 136-page full colour Book featuring many unseen pictures from his long career, with a superb career overview and fine track-notes by folk-historian and archivist Nigel Schofield
  • Was put together with Ashley's approval and extensive co-operation, including unprecedented access to his archives of early demos, out-takes, stage and concert recordings, and recent work-in progress

    Tracks:
    • 1 - Working Underground - Ashley Hutchings & Friends, Unreleased recording, 2004
    • 2 - Coming in to Land - Ashley Hutchings, from: A word in your ear, 1991
    • 3 - This Blessed Plot - Judy Dunlop & Barry Coope, from: Human Nature, 2003
    • 4 - New St George / La Rotta - Albion Country Band, from: Live Recording, 1972
    • 5 - Albion Heart - Albion Band, from: Live Version, 1995
    • 6 - Telstar - Ashley Hutchings Big Beat Combo, from: Twangin' 'n' a-Traddin', 1994
    • 7 - Eternal Circle - Ashley Hutchings & Friends, from: Shaftesbury Hall, 1989
    • 8 - It Takes a Lot to Laugh (excerpt) - Fairport Convention, from: Live, June 1968, 1968
    • 9 - Mr Lacey - Fairport Convention, from: What we did on our Holidays, 1969
    • 10 - Come All Ye - Fairport Convention, from: Island, 1969
    • 11 - One Night as I Lay On My Bed - Steeleye Span, from: Hark! The Village Wait, 1970
    • 12 - Albion Sunrise - Albion Country Band, from: Battle of the Field, 1973
    • 13 - Poor Old Horse - Albion Band, from: Loughborough, 1978
    • 14 - Time to Ring Some Changes - Albion Band with Cathy Lesurf, from: previously unreleased, 1986
    • 15 - Along the Pilgrim's Way - Albion Band, from: Demi Paradise, 1996
    • 16 - The Party's Over - Albion Band, from: 1990, 1990
    • 17 - Angelina - Ashley Hutchings All Stars, from: Live Recording, 1988
    • 18 - Abandoned Love - Ashley Hutchings & Friends, from: Live at Winchester, 1989
    • 19 - Wings - Albion Band, from: Single version, 1998
    • 20 - About Dawn - Rainbow Chasers, unreleased: from "Some Colours Fly", 2004
    • 1 - Loose Hornpipe/Dancing till Monday Comes Around - Albion Dance Band, from: Live recording, 1988 -
    • 2 - Gloucester Hornpipe/Mr Trill's Song - The Morris On Show - Live, from: Huntingdon Hall, 2004 -
    • 3 - Sharp on Morris (excerpt) - Albion Christmas Band, from: An Albion Christmas, 2003 -
    • 4 - Staines Morris - from Morris On, from: Morris On, 1972 -
    • 5 - Tunes from Terpsichore (excerpt) - Albion Band, from: Live Recording, 1979 -
    • 6 - William Prynne (edit|) - Bernard Hepton, from: Compleat Dancing Master, 1974 -
    • 7 - Medley: The Lark in the Morning /Rakish Paddy / Foxhunter's Jig / Toss the Feathers - Fairport Convention, from: Liege & Lief, 1969 -
    • 8 - Dowd's favourite/10 float/Musical priest - Steeleye Span, from: Live Session Recording, 1970 -
    • 9 - Princess Royal - Albion Country Band, from: July 4th, 1972 -
    • 10 - Shepherds Hey/Orange in Bloom/The Quaker - The Morris On Show - Live, from: June 18 / Huntingdon Hall, 2004 -
    • 11 - Boz (edit) - Michael Hordern, from: Compleat Dancing Master, 1974 (plus) High Level Hornpipe, Sawdust Band, from: Live Recording, 1976 -
    • 12 - Spirit of the dance/Shooting - Albion Band, from: Italian Concert, 1981 -
    • 13 - Cup o' tea vs Batter Pudding - Ashley Hutchings, from: Batter Pudding for John Keats, 1996 -
    • 14 - Rapid Polka - The Ashley Hutchings Dance Band, from: Batter Pudding for John Keats, 1996 -
    • 15 - Soldier's Joy - Albion Band, from: Cheltenham Concert, 1990 -
    • 16 - Twistin' til Monday comes around/Twistin' Welsh Girls - The Ashley Hutchings Big Beat Combo, from: Twangin' 'n' a-Traddin', 1994 -
    • 17 - Ring on her Finger - Ashley Hutchings' All Stars, from: By Gloucester Docks I Sat Down and Wept (live), 1988 -
    • 18 - To Ireland I made my Way - Ashley Hutchings' All-Stars, from: Lark Rise to Candleford, 1988 -
    • 19 - The Elements Lament - Albion Band, from: from "Key to the North" (Live), 1988 -
    • 20 - We Sing Allelujah - Albion Band, from: Live Recording, 1981 -
    • 21 - Rattlebone (edit) - Ashley Hutchings, from: Rattlebone & Ploughjack, 1976 -
    • 22 - Wooden O - Albion Band, from: Happy Accident, 1998 -
    • 23 - Maria Marten - Shirley Collins, from: No Roses, 1971 -
    • 1 - On seeing Grace Slick - Ashley Hutchings, from: Live Recording, 1990 -
    • 2 - If it feels good You Know it Can't be Wrong - Fairport Convention, from: Live Session Out-take, 1969 -
    • 3 - Dancing to the drummer's beat - AH Dance Band, A Batter Pudding for John Keats, 1996 -
    • 4 - Crocodile Line - Albion Band, from: Albion Heart, 1995 -
    • 5 - When my son has grown - Albion Band, from: Road Movies, 2001 -
    • 6 - Head-smashed-in-buffalo-jump - Albion Band, from: The Guv'nor's Big Birthday Bash, 1995 -
    • 7 - The rose and the rock - Albion Band, from: Live Recording, 1988 -
    • 8 - Press Gang - Albion Band, from: 5, 1999 -
    • 9 - Nothing can turn the tide - Albion Band, from: Xmas Album, 1985 -
    • 10 - The Shipwreck - Albion Band, from: Live recording, 1988 -
    • 11 - Our stolen season - Emily Slade, from: Human Nature, 2003 -
    • 12 - We lie - Albion Band, from: Guv'nor version, 1993 -
    • 13 - Brief Encounters - Chris While & Polly Bolton, from: The Guv'nor's Big Birthday Bash, 1995 -
    • 14 - Ivory Tower - Albion Band, from: Demi Paradise, 1996 -
    • 15 - Kitty come down the lane - Albion Band, from: Give me a saddle, I'll Trade you a Car, 1989 -
    • 16 - Brambles on a Hill - Rainbow Chasers, from: from "Some Colours Fly", 2004 -
    • 17 - Along the downs - Ridgeriders, from: Ridgeriders, 1999 -
    • 18 - I'm a poor dress maker - Nesreen Shah, from: Street Cries, 2001 -
    • 19 - Lovely Joan - Martin Carthy, from: Because it's there, 1979 -
    • 20 - Bargees (excerpt) - Keith Christmas, from: Love Beyond Deals, 1996 -
    • 21 - The crow in the cradle - Judy Dunlop, from: My Arms are a Cradle, -
    • 1 - A Calling On Song - Steeleye Span, from: Hark! The Village Wait, 1971 -
    • 2 - Appalachian Front Porch Game - Albion Band, from: Live recording, 1995 -
    • 3 - Pine Mountain (excerpt) - Ashley Hutchings, from: From: 'An evening with Cecil Sharp and Ashley Hutchings' Specially recorded for this set, 2005 -
    • 4 - Matty Groves - Cecil Sharp Centenary Collective, from: As I cycled out on a May Morning, 2004 -
    • 5 - She moves through the fair - Fairport Convention, from: unreleased out-take, 1969 -
    • 6 - Doin' Time to Fit your Crime - Coope Boyes Simpson/John Tams, from: Street Cries, 2001 -
    • 7 - Rambleaway - Albion Band, from: 1990, 1990 -
    • 8 - Didn't he Ramble - Albion Band, from: Live Recording, 1993 -
    • 9 - Gallant poacher - Albion Country Band, from: Battle of the field, 1973 -
    • 10 - Jack-in-the-green on Saturday Night - , from: Great Grandson of Morris On, 2004 -
    • 11 - Hopping Down in Kent - Tam version, from: Live recording, London, 1977 -
    • 11 - Hopping Down in Kent - Shirley version, from: session recording, 1976 -
    • 12 - Cuckoo's Nest - from Morris On, from: Morris On, 1972 -
    • 13 - Horn Fair - Etchingham Steam Band, from: Live recording, 1974 -
    • 14 - Captain Coulston - Steeleye Span, from: Ten Man Mop, 1971 -
    • 15 - Flandyke Shore - Albion Band, from: Acousticity On Tour, 1993 -
    • 16 - Wolfe - Albion Band, from: Archive Live recording, 1990 -
    • 17 - Rebecca Johnson - Albion Band, from: Albion Heart, 1995 -
    • 18 - He ran out of Road - Albion Band, from: Road Movies, 2000 -
    • 19 - Claudy Banks - Various Artists, from: 100 Years of British Folk Music - Radio Broadcast, 1999 -
    • 20 - Somerset Wassail - Albion Christmas Band, from: An Albion Xmas, 2003

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