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Ashley's Almanac
A Hutchings History
FRCD 51

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On What WINGS did he aspire?

Using key recordings as route markers, we cycle out through 35 years of Ashley's career.

The story begins in London's Fortis Green as The Ethnic Shuffle Orchestra evolve into Fairport Convention - and comes up-to-date, thirty-six years later, when Ashley's in Derbyshire, still hatching plans and bands, recently including The Cecil Sharp Centenary Collective , The Albion Christmas Band , The 'Great-Grandson of Morris On' Band and Rainbow Chasers.

Along the way, we encounter the three most influential (and most variously-populated) folk rock bands in the world!!

Guests on this CD - which largely features previously-unreleased live, session and broadcast performances - include 'the usual suspects ' ? Fairports down the years, various Steeleyes , and a wealth of Albions - plus choice tracks from the All-Stars , Judy Dunlop & Barry Coope , new music from Rainbow Chasers ? and Prof Lacey and Friends .

Mr Hutchings intercedes at various junctures with words and songs to progress the tale.

1 Working Underground Ashley Hutchings & Friends, Unreleased recording, 2004
2 Coming in to Land Ashley Hutchings, from: A word in your ear, 1991
3 This Blessed Plot Judy Dunlop & Barry Coope, from: Human Nature, 2003
4 New St George / La Rotta Albion Country Band, from: Live Recording, 1972
5 Albion Heart Albion Band, from: Live Version, 1995
6 Telstar Ashley Hutchings Big Beat Combo, from: Twangin' 'n' a-Traddin', 1994
7 Eternal Circle Ashley Hutchings & Friends, from: Shaftesbury Hall, 1989
8 It Takes a Lot to Laugh (excerpt) Fairport Convention, from: Live, June 1968, 1968
9 Mr Lacey Fairport Convention, from: What we did on our Holidays, 1969
10 Come All Ye Fairport Convention, from: Island, 1969
11 One Night as I Lay On My Bed Steeleye Span, from: Hark! The Village Wait, 1970
12 Albion Sunrise Albion Country Band, from: Battle of the Field, 1973
13 Poor Old Horse Albion Band, from: Loughborough, 1978
14 Time to Ring Some Changes Albion Band with Cathy Lesurf, from: previously unreleased, 1986
15 Along the Pilgrim's Way Albion Band, from: Demi Paradise, 1996
16 The Party's Over Albion Band, from: 1990, 1990
17 Angelina Ashley Hutchings All Stars, from: Live Recording, 1988
18 Abandoned Love Ashley Hutchings & Friends, from: Live at Winchester, 1989
19 Wings Albion Band, from: Single version, 1998
20 About Dawn Rainbow Chasers, unreleased: from "Some Colours Fly", 2004
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