Friday, December 22, 2017

Peter Bellamy - The Barrack-Room Ballads of Rudyard Kipling [1976 England] @320


2012 Remaster - 2 CDs

Peter Bellamy made a name for himself setting Rudyard Kipling’s poems to music and turning them into rather fine songs. Most of Peter’s settings have appeared on CD now, but his classic collection of the Barrack Room ballads has never been reissued in its entirety. 
Fellside acquired the rights to the master tapes and now presents it in full with the aded bonus of a further selection Peter was working on when he died.

CD1
01 - Tommy
02 - Soldier Soldier
03 - Mandalay
04 - Troopin'
05 - Cells
06 - Danny Deever
07 - Bill 'awkins
08 - Shillin' A Day
09 - Loot
10 - The Widow At Windsor
11 - The Widow's Party
12 - Gunga Din

CD2
01 - Ford O' Kabul River
02 - Follow Me 'ome
03 - Young British Soldier
04 - The Baynit And The Butt
05 - That Day
06 - Private Ortheris' Song
07 - Cholera Camp
08 - The Ladies
09 - Gentlemen Rankers
10 - Route Marching
11 - Back To The Army Again
12 - Bill 'awkins (Alernative Version) Bonus Track

Peter Bellamy: Vocals, Concertina, Music By.
Chris Birch: Fiddle, Harmony Vocals.
Tony Hall: Melodeon.
Rudyard Kipling: Words by.

2 comments:

CrimsonKing said...

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Eric said...

For over 50 years I have had a recording of songs based on the Barrack-Room Ballads, sung by Norman Cordon. It is still a favorite of mine so I am looking forward to hearing what I assume will be a very different take on the subject. Thank you

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