Shirley Collins Photograph Katie Vandyck

"Shirley Collins is without doubt one of
England's greatest cultural treasures"


Billy Bragg

The Harvest Years

Issued on CD in 2008.

A double CD of the three Harvest albums 'Anthems in Eden', 'Love Death and the Lady', and 'Amaranth', plus three Albion Dance Band tracks.

CD 1

  • Beginning
  • Meeting - Searching For Lambs
  • Courtship - The Wedding Song
  • Denying - The Blacksmth
  • Forsaking - Our Captain Cried
  • Dream - Lowlands
  • Leavetaking - Pleasant and Delightful
  • Awakening - Whitsun Dance*
  • New Beginning - The Staines Morris
  • Rambleway
  • Ca' The Yowes**
  • God Dog***
  • Bonny Cuckoo
  • Nellie The Milkmaid
  • Gathering Rushes In The Month Of May
  • Gower Wassail
  • Sailor From Dover
  • Young John****
  • Short Jacket And White Trousers
  • Bold Fisherman+

All tracks trad arr Shirley and Dolly Collins except:

* Trad arr Shirley and Dolly Collins lyrics A.J. Marshall
** Trad Burns trad arr Shirley and Dolly Collins
*** Williamson
**** Words trad arr Shirley and Dolly Collins Tune Shirley Collins
+Trad arr Bob Copper

CD 2

  • Death And The Lady
  • Glenlogie**
  • Oxford Girl
  • Are You Going To Leave Me
  • Outlandish Knight
  • Go From My Window*
  • Young Girl Cut Down In Her Prime
  • Geordie
  • Salisbury Plain
  • Fair Maid Of Islington
  • Six Dukes
  • Polly On The Shore*
  • Plains Of Waterloo
  • Fare Thee Well My Dearest Dear
  • C'est La Fin/Pour Mon Coe
  • Bonny Kate
  • Adieu To All Judges And Juries
  • Edi Beo Thu Hevene Quene
  • Black Joker/Black White Yellow And Green
  • Gallant Hussar
  • Hopping Down In Kent

All tracks trad arr Shirley and Dolly Collins except:

* Trad arr Shirley Collins and Peter Wood
** Words trad arr Shirley and Dolly Collins Tune Shirley Collins

Additional musicians:

Dolly Collins, Dave Mattacks, John Sothcott, David Munrow, John Fordham, Michael Laird, John Rodd, Roger Brenner, John Kirkpatrick, Royston Wood, John Morgan, Richard Lee, Christopher Hogwood, Colin Sheen , Terry Potter, Steve Ashley, Adam Skeaping, Alan Lumsden, Simon Nicol, Paul Beer, Ashley Hutchings , Mike Clifton, Roddy Skeaping, Gillian Reid, Pat Donaldson, Martin Nicholls, John Watcham, Ray Worman, Oliver Brookes, Albion Morris Men, Eleanor Sloan, Terry Cox, Peter Wood, Phil Pickett, Michael Gregory, John Tams