Folk Songs Of Olde England, Vol. 2 and Folk Songs Of Olde England, Vol. 1 could be sold as a single unit. They are extremely similar. Very old Folk Songs (some of them straight from the 18th century) and one Modern Song by John Conolly, performed by the First generation of Modern Folk Musicians. This was recorded in a very simple fashion (Many times it is Vocals only, and even the ones accompanied it is with a Fiddle or Banjo) as they did not have the funds or a contract with a major Label (Both Vol. 1 and 2 were released on the Tepee Records Label). Just to add some more pieces of information to the mix, they were recorded in Tony Pike Studios, located in Putney, and were produced by none other than the owner of the Studio himself, Tony Pike. The Studio was actually a Room in Pike's House. Concluding, Vol. 2 is a continuation of the first Volume, only recorded in Stereo and with a new song out of the 13 in the Album.
Best Tracks - "My Son John", "Earl Richard", "Paddy Stole The Rope", "The Gardener", "Queen Eleanor's Confession", "Copshawholme Fair" and "Capt. Wedderburn's Courtship". Maddy Prior's Voice is simply fantastic and suits Tim Hart's voice very well. Even a-capella songs sound good and complete, not lacking anything. They are at their best, in this Album.
Tim Hart & Maddy Prior (Folk Songs Of Olde England, Vol. 2 Personnel):
- Tim Hart - Vocals, Guitar, Fiddle, Banjo.
- Maddy Prior - Vocals, 5-String Banjo.
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