“Musical Score From The Film: Whaler Out Of New Bedford” by Ewan MacColl - album review

features in: Album Chart of 1962Album Chart of the Decade: 1960s

TJR says

Another interesting project for the in-demand Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger, the fifth “A-list” album of 1962 for Ewan. Inspired by Benjamin Russell's 1848 panoramic painting which was, incredibly, 8 feet high and 1800 feet long, the film “Whaler Out of New Bedford” was produced by Francis Thompson, documentary film maker of New York, and written and photographed by Adam Giffard. Peggy Seeger and Ewan MacColl were commissioned to arrange the film score, and provide supplementary songs. The soundtrack cast includes: Ewan MacColl (vocals), A.L. Lloyd (vocals), Peggy Seeger (vocals, banjo, guitar, autoharp), Alf Edwards (concertina, oracina), Dave Swarbrick (fiddle) Louis Killen (chorus), Charles Parker (chorus), Joe Higgins (chorus), John Reavey (chorus), Ian Logan (chorus). Philip F. Purrington (curator of the Whaling Museum in New Bedford, Massachusetts) provides whaling commentary.

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A [23:04] 6.0.png Ewan MacColl - Whaler Out Of New Bedford: A Musical Score From The Film (Traditional) Folk
B1 [03:40] 6.4.png Ewan MacColl - The Fitting Out (Traditional) Folk
B2 [01:16] 6.4.png Ewan MacColl - Boney (Traditional) Folk
B3 [02:45] 6.8.png Ewan MacColl - The Bark Gay Head (Traditional) Folk
B4 [03:21] 6.1.png Ewan MacColl - The Boston-Come-All-Ye (Traditional) Folk
B5 [03:27] 5.3.png Ewan MacColl - The Coast Of Peru (Traditional) Folk
B6 [02:23] 7.3.png Ewan MacColl - Mary Ann (Traditional) Folk
B7 [02:56] 6.5.png Ewan MacColl - Desolation (Traditional) Folk
B8 [01:53] 5.6.png Ewan MacColl - A Hundred Years On The Eastern Shore (Traditional) Folk
B9 [02:12] 5.8.png Ewan MacColl - Homeward Bound (Traditional) Folk

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