Classic rock and folk music label Talking Elephant are all geared up for celebrating the summer festival season with the release of the first in a four part CD collection titled Talking Elephant’s Festival Of Folk. Their historical connection with folk music started with local folk clubs in Kent before later going on to promote Fairport Convention in the mid eighties.
For this new compilation they called on the services of fantasy artist Peter Pracownik to design the album cover featuring the pied piper (pictured above), each cover will play out a theme and connect with each other. He has previously designed covers for The Yardbirds, The Albion Band and Caravan.
The album features tracks from the likes of Fairport Convention, Little Johnny England, Phil Beer, Cyril Tawney The Albion Band and more as well as number of live tracks (see full tracklisting below).
1. Mary Jane – Eve
2. Fairport Convention – Wood and the Wire
3. Little Johnny England – Widdecombe Fair
4. Phil Beer – Blind Fiddler
5. Andy Steele – This Years Summer Progress
6. Kimbers Men – Don’t Take the Heroes
7. The Larkrise Band – Theme to Larkrise
8. Eggibred – Hiring Fair
9. Cyril Tawney – Five Foot Flirt
10. Rainbow Chasers – Brambles on a Hill
11. Amazing Blondel – Benidictus (Live)
12. Fairport Convention – Red & Gold (Live)
13. Little Johnny England – Sparrow Club
14. The Albion Band – Big Yellow Taxi (Live)
Talking Elephant’s Festival Of Folk Vol 1 is released on 29th July 2013
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