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61-track, 4-CD set explores the experimental side of the British folk scene, from the folk-rock era to the present. Includes new and unreleased recordings from Imagined Village (the first new music from the band in 9 years, with vocals from Eliza Carthy), Justin Adams, and Stick In The Wheel, unreleased songs from Maddy Prior and Lavinia Blackwall, and rare demos from Sandy Denny and Richard and Linda Thompson.

The remarkable cast also includes everyone from Shirley Collins and Fairport Convention to Billy Bragg, June Tabor and Oysterband, Eliza Carthy, Jim Moray, Olivia Chaney, Spiro, Lau, Jon Boden, Martyn Bennet, Capercaillie, Stick In The Wheel, Sam Lee, Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita, Yorkston Thorne Khan and many more. 

Compiled by writer and broadcaster Robin Denselow, who also wrote the 24-page sleeve notes, the boxset is released to coincide with publication of the book of the same title (on Omnibus) - which is an updated version of the celebrated story of the folk-rock era The Electric Muse, first published in 1975. This boxset brings together an extraordinary cast of great musicians for the first time, and tells the story of how British traditional music has been re-worked with influences not just from rock but from punk, rap, electronica, big band brass, and sounds and styles from around the world.

"You can't hurt this stuff by messing with it" - Martin Carthy.

1.Sweet Greens and Blues 1964 (home recording) - Shirley Collins and Davy Graham

2.Gilderoy - Shirley and Dolly Collins

3.Crowlink - Shirley Collins

4.St Patrick Spens 1989 (live) - Fairport Convention

5.The Festival Bell - Fairport Convention

6.The World Is A Wonderful Place (demo) - Richard and Linda Thompson

7.Who Knows Where The Time Goes'?' (solo home demo) - Sandy Denny

8.The Quiet Joys of Brotherhood - Imagined Village (vocals Eliza Carthy)

9.A Sailor's Life - Lavinia Blackwall

10.John The Gun - Maddy Prior

11.Dark Morris Song - Steeleye Span

12.Harvest - Steeleye Span

13.What Do You Do In The Day'?' - John Kirkpatrick

14.I Got New Shoes  - Albion Dance Band     

15.My Dearest / To Ireland I Made My Way - Ashley Hutchings

16.She Moved Through The Fair - Justin Adams

17.The Ship In Distress - Andrew Cronshaw 

18.The Maid and the Palmer - Brass Monkey  

19.Alright Jack - Home Service

20.I Am The Common Man - Battlefield Band

21.Between The Wars - Billy Bragg

22.Hal-an-Tow - Oysterband

23.Susie Clelland - June Tabor and The Oyster Band

24.The Recruiting Sergeant - The Levellers

25.Plough The Speed - Edward II

26.Inexile - Capercaillie

27.Greenwood Laddie/Mrs Caprons Reel/Tune - Eliza Carthy

28.Worcester City - Eliza Carthy

29.Ale House - Martyn Bennett

30.Early One Morning - Jim Moray

31.Lucy Wan - Jim Moray

32.England, Half English - Billy Bragg and The Blokes

33.Cold Haily Rainy Night - Imagined Village 

34.My Son John - Imagined Village

35.Four Loom Weaver - Ian King

36.Bonnie Bunch of Roses - June Tabor & Oysterband

37.I'll Show You Wonders - June Tabor and Oysterband

38.Saint Monday - Lau

39.Les Bras De Mer - Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita

40.Send Her To Holloway - The Rails

41.Far In Distant Lands - False Lights

42.A Gay Goshawk - Carole Pegg & Radik Tulush

43.Believing is Seeing - Rab Noakes

44.False Bride - Olivia Chaney

45.Willie O'Winsbury - Offa Rex

46.House On A Hill - Olivia Chaney

47.Searching For Lambs - Peter Knight's Gigspanner Big Band

48.You Know Me - Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band

49.The Copper Suite - Spiro

50.Sweet Thames Flow Softly - Jon Boden & The Remnant Kings

51.Sacred Earth - Sharon Shannon 

52.Hichki - Shooglenifty & Dhun Dhora

53.The Shearing's Not For You - Yorkston Thorne Khan 

54.The Water Is Wide - Lizabett Russo

55.Bristol Slaver - Show of Hands

56. Rigs of the Time - Lunatraktors

57.Villon Song - Stick In The Wheel

58.Top Knot - Stick In The Wheel

59.100,000 Years/ Brisk Lad - Stick In The Wheel

60.Spencer The Rover - Sam Lee

61.The Tan Yard Side - Sam Lee, Lisa Knapp and the Nightingale



June 2021

Various Artists - The Electric Muse Revisited - The Story Of Folk Into Rock And Beyond (Boxset) (4CD)

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