No Roses

Folk℗ 1971 Sanctuary Records Group Ltd., a BMG Company
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No Roses is an album by Shirley Collins and the Albion Country Band. It was recorded at Sound Techniques, and Air Studios in London, in the summer of 1971. It was produced by Sandy Roberton and Ashley Hutchings. It was released in October 1971 on the Pegasus label.
It is very unusual to have 27 musicians and singers on an album of traditional folk songs. It happened because people simply dropped in during recording sessions and were asked to join in. "The Murder of Maria Marten", a lengthy song about the Red Barn Murder, is broken into segments, with parts of British folk rock alternating with more traditional parts featuring Shirley Collins' voice and a hurdy-gurdy drone. Shirley Collins had used a similar technique on "One Night As I Lay on My Bed" on "Adieu to Old England".
Some songs, for instance Poor Murdered Woman and Murder of Maria Marten, feature large parts of the Fairport Convention line-up of late 1969. In fact, Fairport Convention member Ashley Hutchings appears on all, Simon Nicol and Richard Thompson on eight, and Dave Mattacks on three of the nine songs on this album.

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Songs
1
Claudy Banks4:34
2
The Little Gypsy Girl2:13
3
Banks of the Bann3:36
4
Murder of Maria Marten7:24
5
Van Dieman's Land4:57
6
Just As the Tide Was a 'Flowing2:09
7
The White Hare2:42
8
Hal-An-Tow2:51
9
Poor Murdered Woman4:19
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Genres
Total length
34:45
Tracks
9
Released
September 1, 2016
Label
℗ 1971 Sanctuary Records Group Ltd., a BMG Company
File type
MP3
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