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Wednesday, 10 January 2018
Happy New Year and the Latest News from Topic Records
HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM TOPIC RECORDS
Topic Records would like to wish everyone a very Happy New Year. 2018 will see further releases from Topic Records …An introduction to series, plus exclusive offers, news on more releases and Topics plans for our 80th year birthday in 2019.
This month Topic Records celebrates some very special birthdays
Nic Jones (Born 9th January 1947) In 1980 Topic Records released the album ‘Penguin Eggs’ by Nic Jones, widely regarded as one of the best Folk albums of its time and some say Nic Jones finest work. This, however, is only one of a few solo albums Nic Jones recorded prior to a serious car accident that would mean English Folk music would be robbed of one of the finest singer/songwriters this country had seem. Still a timeless classic, Penguin Eggs features such classic tracks as ‘Canddee-i-o’ which was also released as a vinyl 7 inch single and classic cuts like ‘The Humpback Whale’ and ‘Farewell To The Gold’.
Mike Waterson (17th January 1941 - 22nd June 2011) Quite simply one of the leading figureheads of the folk revival of the 1960’s. A member of the highly regarded and influential Watersons vocal group with his sisters Lal and Norma Waterson and John Harrison. Mike Waterson would go on to record with both the Watersons group and as a solo artist, releasing an eponymous classic solo LP on Topic, 'Mike Waterson' which featured the track 'Tamlyn'.
Mike also went onto write and record the classic Bright Phoebus album with Elaine (Lal) Waterson.
Check out the Watersons/Waterson Carthy An Introduction to release coming in March for great tracks featuring Mike Waterson.
Frankie Armstrong (12th January) Frankie Armstrong first recorded for Topic in 1965 after being invited by Bert Lloyd who as director of Topic Records was putting together an album of erotic songs with Anne Briggs, called 'The Bird in the Bush' (12T135, 1966). She went on to record two further two albums for Topic 'Lovely on the Water', (Topic 12TS 216, 1972) and 'Songs and Ballads', (Topic 12TS 273 1975)
Coming 9th February 2018 two new Topic Records releases
Topic Records are happy to announce the next two NEW releases on 9th February 2018. June Tabor - An introduction to (TICD003) 15 specially selected tracks from one of the greatest voices on Topic Records.
Track listing: While Gamekeepers Lie Sleeping, The Band Played Waltzing Matilda, The Devil and Bailiff McGlynn, No Man’s Land / Flowers of The Forest, Unicorns, The Scarecrow, Aqaba, Hedger & Ditcher, Shallow Brown, A Place Called England, Maybe Then I’ll Be A Rose, Oh! Alas, I Am In Love, The Rigs of Rye, Finisterre, The Dark End Of The Street.
Anne Briggs - An introduction to (TICD004) 15 specially selected tracks from Anne Briggs, a true original from the modern folk revival the late 1960's, early 1970's.
Track listing: The Recruited Collier, The Doffing Mistress, Polly Vaughan, Rosemary Lane, Gathering Rushes In The Month Of May, The Stonecutter Boy, Blackwater Side, Go Your Way (My Love), The Cuckoo, Reynardine, Young Tambling, Maa Bonny Lad, Sing A Song For You, The Bonambuie, Tongue In Cheek