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Carter, Sydney: Lord of the Dance and other songs and poems CD

£10.25

CD to accompany the Lord of the Dance Songbook

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Description

Sydney Carter’s Lord of the Dance CD is a brilliant compilation that matches the finest work of this much-loved songwriter with some of the leading lights in contemporary music.

The distinguished musicians and performers appearing on the disc include Sarah-Jane Morris, Why?, Norma Winstone, The Kingdom Choir, Martyn Joseph, Whirling Pope Joan, Matt Redman, Ian Shaw, Isla Blair, Carrie and David Grant and The Swingle Singers. Sydney Carter himself reads two of his own poems.

It has been the inspiration of producers Craig McLeish and Jeremy Taylor to intertwine the most popular songs – and a few unfamiliar gems – with some of Carter’s searching poetry. With great sensitivity, the essential religious content of his words, whether sung or spoken, has been faithfully preserved, along with a sense of the music’s origins in folksong and dance. At the same time, Carter’s universal message about matters of doubt and faith is proclaimed in terms of the plenitude of contemporary sound resources, and the rich plurality of musical styles that is the hallmark of our present age.

Tracks

  1. My Believing Bones [0.36]
  2. Lord of the Dance lotd.mp3 [3.55]
  3. Doubting Tom [0.27]
  4. Present Tense [2.20]
  5. What is Impossible [0.56]
  6. Pluck the Rose [3.26]
  7. Run the Film Backwards [1.30]
  8. Come Holy Harlequin [2.12]
  9. Judas and Mary judas.mp3 [3.42]
  10. The New Song [0.43]
  11. Bird of Heaven [4.42]
  12. Robinson Crusoe [0.14]
  13. After Six and All Day Sunday [0.46]
  14. By This Sea [0.37]
  15. Green like the Leaves [4.49]
  16. Future in the Past [1.01]
  17. Shake and Shiver [2.33]
  18. Christ’s Hospital [1.38]
  19. Creator of the Living [6.28]
  20. Reversal [0.34]
  21. Julian of Norwich [3.31]
  22. In Coram Fields [0.34]
  23. One More Step oms.mp3 [3.38]
  24. Interview [0.50]
  25. Like the Snow [6.50]
  26. This Black Light [0.48]

Total Playing Time [59’58”]

Recording Details

POETRY
Performed by Isla Blair and Jeremy Taylor
Recorded and edited at Startrack Studios, Wapping. Engineer: Kirsten Woolf

POETRY
Performed by Sydney Carter
Recorded at Cedarsound. Engineer: M. Lindup

LORD OF THE DANCE
Clip: lotd.mp3
The Kingdom Choir: Wayne Ellington, Karen Gibson, Elaine Simpson, Colette Watson-Blythe
Arrangement and Programming: Craig McLeish
Vocal Arrangement: Karen Gibson Bass: Nick Beggs, Keyboards: Nicky Brown, Guitar: Sagat Guirey, Drums: Thomas Lang, Percussion: Dominic Scott-Barrett, Trumpet: Steve Dawson, Saxes: Mike Haughton, Trombone: Pete Thoms
Recorded and mixed at Startrack Studios, Wapping. Engineers: Michael Wolff and Anders Kålmark

PRESENT TENSE
The Swingle Singers
Arrangement: Craig McLeish
Recorded and mixed at Startrack Studios, Wapping. Engineers: Michael Woolf and D.D. Stader

PLUCK THE ROSE
Norma Winstone
Arrangement and Programming: Craig McLeishSpanish Guitar: Sagat Guirey, Flute: Mike Haughton, Fretless Bass: Nick Beggs, Electric Piano: Nicky Brown, Drums: Thomas Lang, Percussion: Dominic Scott-Barratt
Recorded and mixed at Startrack Studios, Wapping. Engineers: Michael Wolff and Anders Kålmark

COME HOLY HARLEQUIN
Why?
Arrangement and Backing Vocals: Craig McLeish
Vocals and Mandolin: Nick Parker, Guitar and Backing Vocals: Ant Parker, Bass: Steve Barnard, Drums: Andy Davis, Violin: Ed Harnett
Recorded and mixed at Warehouse Studios, Oxford. Engineers: Neil Costello, Nigel Palmer, Steve Watkins, Vicky Whitehead

JUDAS AND MARY
Clip: judas.mp3
Martyn Joseph
Arranged by Martyn Joseph and Craig McLeish
Produced and performed by Martyn Joseph at MJ’s Attic. Martyn Joseph appears courtesy of Grapevine Records.

BIRD OF HEAVEN
Sarah-Jane Morris
Arranged by Craig McLeish
Guitar: Matt Backer, Drums: Roy Dodds, Tenor Saxophone: Mornington Lockett, Piano: James Pearson, Acoustic Bass: Dudley Phillips, Percussion: Kwaku Dzidzornu
Recorded and mixed at Snake Ranch Studios, Chelsea. Engineer: Gerry O’Riordan. Sarah-Jane Morris appears courtesy of Irma Records.

AFTER SIX AND ALL DAY SUNDAY
Why?
Arranged by Why?
Vocals and Guitar: Ant Parker, Mandolin: Nick Parker, Bass: Steve Barnard, Drums: Andy Davis, Violin: Ed Harnett
Recorded and mixed at Warehouse Studios, Oxford. Engineers: Neil Costello, Nigel Palmer, Steve Watkins, Vicky Whitehead

GREEN LIKE THE LEAVES
Carrie and David Grant
Arrangement and programming: Craig McLeish
Bass: Nick Beggs, Keyboards: Nicky Brown, Guitar: Sagat Guirey, Flute: Mike Haughton, Drums: Thomas Lang, Rainsticks and Finger-clicks: Thomas Lang and Dominic Scott-Barratt
Recorded and mixed at Startrack Studios, Wapping. Engineer: Michael Wolff

SHAKE AND SHIVER
The Swingle Singers
Arrangement: Mark Williams
Egg shaker: Dominic Scott-Barrett

CREATOR OF THE LIVING
Matt Redman
Arrangement and programming: Craig McLeish
6-string Bass: Nick Beggs, Acoustic Guitar: Sagat Guirey, Tenor Saxophone: Mike Haughton, Drums: Thomas Lang, Piano and Electric Guitar: Craig McLeish
Recorded and mixed at Startrack Studios, Wapping. Engineers: Michael Woolf, Anders Kålmark and D.D. Stader

JULIAN OF NORWICH
Ian Shaw
Arrangement: Craig McLeish
Guitar: Matt Backer, Drums: Roy Dodds: Tenor Saxophone: Mornington Lockett, Piano: James Pearson, Acoustic Bass: Dudley Phillips, Percussion: Kwaku Dzidzornu
Recorded and mixed at Snake Ranch Studios, Chelsea. Engineer: Gerry O’Riordan

ONE MORE STEP
Clip: oms.mp3
Francis Holland Junior Choir
Soloists: Anna Gould, Jessica Lord, Clare Robson, Kayleigh Thadani
Arrangement and programming: Craig McLeish
Saxes: Ben Castle, Trombone: Scott Stroman, Drums and Percussion: Dominic Scott-Barratt
Recorded and mixed at Startrack Studios, Wapping. Engineers: Michael Woolf and D.D. Stader

LIKE THE SNOW
Whirling Pope Joan
Arrangement, Hurdy-Gurdy and Keyboards: Nigel Eaton, Vocal: Julie MurphyGuest artists:– Mandolin: Nick Parker, Viola: Ed Harnett, Drums: Dominic Scott-Barratt, Bass Guitar and Ocarina: Craig McLeish
Recorded and mixed at Warehouse Studios, Oxford. Engineers: Neil Costello, Nigel Palmer, Steve Watkins, Vicky Whitehead

Premastering and editing by Kirsten Woolf at Startrack Studios
Final mastering by Denis Blackham at Country Masters
Concept and sequencing by Jeremy Taylor
Produced by Jeremy Taylor and Craig McLeish

All songs and poems copyright Stainer & Bell Ltd, 23 Gruneisen Road, London, N3 1DZ England
All Rights Reserved

Cover portrait © 1995 Hans Schwarz. Painted to celebrate Sydney Carter’s 80th birthday. Reproduced by kind permission of the artist.

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