Veteran have compiled this 2 CD retrospective spanning Fred Jordan’s entire recording career. All of the tracks on ‘A Shropshire Lad’ are field recordings made in the pub, in his home or at a folk club and are presented here on CD for the first time. There has obviously been an enormous amount of research gone into this project evident in the extensive biographical sleeve notes included within, making this an essential collection certainly worth owning.
Tracks: CD1 Six Pretty Maids, Turmot-Hoeing, The Field Of Barley, Talk About Singing, The Jolly Waggoner, Barbara Allen, The Dark Eyed Sailor, The Worst Girl In The School, The Faithful Sailor Boy, Polly’s Father Lived In Lincolnshire, The Poor Gypsy Maid, John Barleycorn, The Banks Of The Sweet Primroses, An Acre Of Land, Down The Green Groves, The Royal Albert, When The Frost Is On The Pumpkin, Three Old Crows, We Shepherds Are The Best Of Men, Down The Road, We’re All Jolly Fellows That Follow The Plough.
CD2 The Seeds Of Love, The Volunteer Organist, The Bonny Bunch Of Roses, The Horn Of The Hunter, The Black Sheep Of The Family, The Banks Of Claudy, The Galway Shawl, The Spinning Wheel, The Rigs Of Rye, The Saucy Sailor, The Bonny Boy, The Ship That Never Returned, The Recruited Collier, Foggy Foggy Dew, Sweet William, The Benefit Concert, The Gypsy’s Warning, The Rose Of Allendale, The Old Armchair, Napoleon Bonaparte, The Farmer’s Boy.