Shirley Collins and The Albion Band

English singer of mainly traditional songs and folk-rock band.

(Ashley Hutchings has recorded with Fairport Convention and Steeleye Span. Richard Thompson has recorded with Fairport Convention, Nick Drake, Albion, Ashley Hutchings, John Kirkpatrick, the group called 'French Frith, Kaiser and Thompson', The Golden Palaminos, The GPs, The Bunch, Danny Thompson, with his wife as 'Richard and Linda Thompson', Philip Pickett, Robert Plant, JJ Cale, Bonnie Raitt and as solo artist.)
(Shirley Collins (also known as Shirley Hutchings) has recorded with Dolly Collins, Davy Graham, The Young Tradition and solo.)
(Royston Wood also recorded with The Young Tradition)
(The name "Albion" was first used for the band that accompanied Shirley Collins on "No Roses". Since then the name has varied (Albion Country Band; The Albion Dance Band; The Albion Band))


No Roses1971 PegasusPEG 7
[Reissue]1972 Philips6303 046
[Reissue]1976 B & CCREST 11
[Reissue] (vinyl)1976 AntillesAN 7017
[Reissue] (CD)1991 MooncrestCD 011
[Reissue] (vinyl)2004 Earmark42059
[Reissue] 2004Castle CMRCD951

Anthology - Waterson:Carthy, Barry Dransfield, A.L. Lloyd, Anne Briggs, Shirley Collins and Albion Band, Steeleye Span, Fairport Convention, Incredible String Band, Magna Carta, Lindisfarne, Sandy Denny, Oak, Richard Thompson et al.

Title. year. Label. number.
Anthology of English Folk (5 CDs) 2006 Deja Vu 5X 026

Various artists - Shirley Collins, Sweeney's Men, Vashti Bunyan, Mr Fox, Ewan MacColl, Isla Cameron, Bert Jansch, Fairport Convention, Donovan, Incredible String Band, Jan Dukes de Grey et al.

Title. year. Label. no
Anthems in Eden: An Anthology of British and Irish Folk 1966 - 1978 (4 CDs)2006Castle MusicCMXBX 1030

Album Tracks.

No Roses. Recorded 1971. Released on vinyl in 1971 on Pegasus (PEG 7). Re-issued on vinyl in 1974 on Mooncrest (CREST 11). Released on CD in 1991 on BGO. Re-released on CD in 2004 on Castle.
Running time 35 minutes 04 seconds. Shirley Collins (vocals), Ashley Hutchings (electric bass guitar), Richard Thompson (electric guitar, acoustic 12-string guitar), Maddy Prior (vocals), Colin Ross (Northumbrian small pipes), Simon Nicol (electric guitar), Lal and Mike Waterson (vocals), Royston Wood (vocals), Barry Dransfield (fiddle), Dave Bland (concertina, hammer dulcimer), Ian Whitman (piano), Roger Powell (drums), Lol Coxhill (alto saxophone), Alan Cave (bassoon), Tony Hall (melodeon), Dave Mattacks (sticks, drums), Dolly Collins (piano), John Kirkpatrick (accordion), Nic Jones (vocals and fiddle), Tim Renwick (electric guitar, acoustic 12-string guitar), Francis Baines (hurdy-gurdy), Alan Lumsden (ophicleide), Royston Woods (vocals), Steve Migden (French horn), Roger Powell (drums), Trevor Crozier (Jew's harp)

1. Claudy BanksR & B Copper
2. Little Gipsy GirlTrad
3. Banks of The BannTrad
4. Murder of Maria MartenTrad
5. Van Dieman's LandTrad
6. Just As The Tide Was A'FlowingTrad
7. White HareTrad
8. Hal-An-TowTrad
9. Poor Murdered WomanTrad

Last updated on 18/04/2010