FTX-146 - SONGS OF OUR TIME & PLACE - Sydney Carter & Donald Swann

An evening concert of songs, poems and tunes composed and performed by Sydney Carter and Donald Swann in 1961. For Sydney this was before "Lord of the Dance" fame and before he found himself being described as a hymn-writer. Donald had just lost his performing partner, Michael Flanders, and the two of them agreed to work together for a number of informal evenings in the London area. Each item is prefaced by an explanation and background to their compositions.

THERE'S A BIRD ON MY HEAD - DOWN BELOW - THE BRITISH MUSEUM WALTZ (DS with piano) - PUTTING OUT THE DUSTBINS IN THE GRAYS INN ROAD - MARCH: COMING DOWN FROM ALDERMASTON - THE DEVIL - CRUCIFIXION BALLAD: FRIDAY MORNING - 3 SONGS WITHOUT WORDS - WILL SOMEBODY TELL ME HOW? Or THE RAT RACE - A MIXED UP OLD MAN - THE GIRL AT THE BRITISH COUNCIL or WHY YOU COME NO MORE? - WICKED LADY CHATTERLEY - GIRL IN A BIG HOTEL - SOCIALISM IN OUR TIME - I MET MY LOVE THE OTHER DAY - THE CROW ON THE CRADLE - AN INTERPLANETARY CAROL

 

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