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The Fivepenny Piece Discography

The Best Folk Album in The World...Ever!
Various Artists

EMI Gold 7243 5 77114 2 5

Release Date: 19 April 2004

Well, with The Fivepenny Piece on it, it's got to be the best, hasn't it! But any album with that title is going to have an impossible task to live up to its name. However, this is an interesting and eclectic compilation which should appeal to a lot of people - and at only around £6.99 for a double CD with 40 tracks, it's right good value. While it includes tracks by many stalwarts of the folk scene: Richard Thompson, The Corries, Bert Jansch, The Dubliners, to name just a few; a few eyebrows might be raised at the inclusion of Jethro Tull, The Band and Jeff Beck!

The tracks date from the 1960s right up to the present, and some classic tracks are included as well as many lesser-known ones. It's also great to see some perhaps less widely-known artists of the calibre of Leo Kottke, Dory Previn, and Loudon Wainwright III represented, too. The Houghton Weavers also appear - a pity it's the Rose of Tralee rather than a proper Lanky track, but you can't have it all!

It is hoped that the inclusion of Watercolour Morning on this album helps to raise the Fivepenny Piece's profile with the listening public, and put more weight behind our campaign to get EMI to release the rest of the band's back catalogue!

Disc 1

  1. Where Have All The Flowers Gone? (The Kingston Trio)
  2. Catch The Wind (Donovan)
  3. Early Morning Rain (Gordon Lightfoot)
  4. Blowin' In The Wind (The Seekers)
  5. Homeward Bound (Peter & Gordon)
  6. December Dream (The Stone Poneys)
  7. Everybody's Talkin' (Fred Neil)
  8. Seven Drunken Nights (The Dubliners)
  9. I Shall Be Released (The Band)
  10. Greensleeves (Jeff Beck)
  11. Where Do You Go To My Lovely (Peter Sarstedt)
  12. A Foresaking - Our Captain Cried (Shirley & Dolly Collins)
  13. Willard (John Stewart)
  14. The Iron Maiden (Barclay James Harvest)
  15. Lady Elenore (Lindisfarne)
  16. Mythical Kings & Iguanas (Dory Previn)
  17. Poor Boy (Leo Kottke)
  18. Love Song To A Girl In An Old Photo (Artie Traum)
  19. The Highway Kind (Townes Van Zandt)
  20. Thick As A Brick Edit No. 1 (Jethro Tull)
Disc 2
  1. Folk Song (David Gray)
  2. The Money Game (Alan Hull)
  3. The Picture (Loudon Wainwright III)
  4. The Stolen Child (The Waterboys)
  5. She Moved Through The Fair (Feargal Sharkey)
  6. Maybe It's Imaginary (Kirsty MacColl)
  7. Year Of The Cat (Al Stewart)
  8. Bye Bye Baby (McGuinn, Clark & Hillman)
  9. Nightingale (Clifford T Ward)
  10. Guantanamera (The Spinners)
  11. All Around My Hat (Steeleye Span)
  12. The Isle Of Skye (The Corries)
  13. Blues Run The Game (Bert Jansch)
  14. Watercolour Morning (The Fivepenny Piece)
  15. Poor Old Horse (The Albion)
  16. Rose of Tralee (The Houghton Weavers)
  17. Scarborough Fair (Joaquim Sanchez & The Pipes Of The Enamorates)
  18. A Sailor's Life (Sheila Chandra)
  19. Le Valse Des Belugas (La Bottine Souriante)
  20. Jimmy Shands (Richard Thompson)
The Fivepenny Piece CD cover


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