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But Two Came By

  • 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
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): TSCD 343

  • Credits

    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

  • Critic 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..."
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