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New Briton Gazette, Vol. 2

Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger
New Briton Gazette, Vol. 2

Husband-and-wife folk duo Ewan MacColl (1915–1989) and Peggy Seeger (b. 1935) present the second volume of their collection of original “contemporary British songs.” While a majority of the melodies are traditional tunes originating from various nations, the lyrics are entirely those of MacColl and Seeger. Various topics are presented in song on this album, including traffic problems in London, fishing, the garment industry, and desire in a relationship. MacColl’s song, “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face,” originally written for Seeger, later became a Grammy-winning smash hit for American soul/pop singer Roberta Flack. Lyrics and inspiration information for all tracks are included in the liner notes.

Track Listing

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The Banks They Are Rosy Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 5:16
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Rosalie Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 2:49
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103
March With Us Today Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 3:36
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Lullabye for the Times Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 2:14
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105
No Agents Need Apply Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 3:34
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106
The Printer's Trade Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 3:47
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107
The Ballad of Jimmy Wilson Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 3:28
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The Big Hewer Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 3:38
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202
The Shoals of Herring Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 3:27
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203
The Young Birds Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 3:25
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204
Needle and Thread Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 1:43
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205
Hey Ho! Cook and Rowe! Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 2:35
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The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 2:39
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Come Live With Me Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 3:46
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When I Was Young Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 2:32
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