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Alfred Edward Housman/Samuel West: A Shropshire Lad

Track List

>1887 From Clee To Heaven the Beacon Burns
>Loveliest of Trees, the Cherry Now
>Recruit: Leave Your Home B ehind, Lad, The
>Reveille: Wake: the Silver Dusk Returning
>Oh See How Thick the Goldcup Flowers
>When the Lad For Longing Sighs
>When Some Stood Up From Ludlow
>'Farewell To Barn and Stack and Tree'
>On Moonlit Heath and Lonesome Bank
>March: the Sun At Noon To Higher Air
>On Your Midnight Pallet Lying
>When I Watch the Living Meet
>When I Was One-and-Twenty
>There Pass the Careless People
>Look Not In My Eyes, For Fear
>It Nods and Curtseys and Recovers
>Twice a Week the Winter Thorough
>Oh, When I Was In Love With You
>To an Athlete Dying Young
>Oh Fair Enough Are Sky and Plain
>Bredon Hill: In Summertime On Bredon
>Street Sounds To the Soldi ers' Tread, The
>Lads In Their Hundreds To Ludlow Come In For the Fair, The
>Say, Lad, Have You Things To Do?
>This Time of Year a Twelvemonth Past
>Along the Fields As We Came By
>'is My Team Ploughing'
>Welsh Marches: High the Va nes of Shrewsbury Gleam, The
>Lent Lily: 'Tis Spring; Co me Out To Ramble, The
>Others, I Am Not the First
>On Wenlock Edge the Woods' In Trouble
>From Far, From Eve and Morning
>If Truth In Hearts That Perish
>New Mistress, The
>On the Idle Hill of Summer
>White In the Moon the Long Road Lies
>As Through the Wild Green Hills of Wyre
>Winds Out of the West Land Blow, The
>'Tis Time, I Think By Wenlock Town
>Into My Heart an Air That Kills
>In My Own Shire, If I Was Sad
>Merry Guide: Once In the W ind of Morning, The
>Immportal Part: When I Mee t the Morning Beam, The
>Shot? So Quick, So Clean and Ending?
>If It Chance Your Eye Offend You
>Bring, In This Timeless Grave To Throw
>Carpenter's Son: 'Here the Hangman Stops His Cart', The
>Be Still, My Soul, Be Still; the Arms You Bear Are Brittle
>Think No More, Lad; Laugh, Be Jolly
>Clunton and Clunbury, Clungunford and Clun
>Loitering With a Vacant Eye
>Far In a Western Brookland
>True Lover: the Lad Came T o the Door At Night, The
>With Rue My Heart is Laden
>Westward On the High-Hilled Plains
>Day of Battle: 'Far I Hear the Bugle Blow', The
>You Smile Upon Your Friend To-Day
>When I Came Lost To Ludlow
>Isle of Portland: the Star -Filled Seas Are Smooth To-Night, The
>Now Hollow Fires Burn Out To Black
>Hughley Steeple: the Vane On Hughley Steeple
>'Terence, This is Stupid Stuff'
>I Hoed and Trenched and Weeded

Album Remarks & Appraisals:

... this fine production captures perfectly [Housman] strong, melodic beat and decisive rhyme, and his wonderful way with words. Samuel West's... voice and reading are true to Housman... West, you feel, reads poetry as it should be read - confidently, with ease and conviction, as if all the world spoke in meter and rhyme.

Album Notes

Personnel: Samuel West (spoken vocals).

Liner Note Author: David Timson.

Recording information: Motivation Sound Studios, London.

Editor: Malcolm Blackmoor.


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