The Wild Side Of Town

Caught Riding A Bicycle.....
The Alchemist Of Electric Morris
Fairport Convention
Steeleye Span
No Roses
Battle of the Field
The Compleat Dancing Master
The Etchingham Steam Band
Morris On
The Prospect Before Us
Live At The BBC: 1977/1982
Rattlebone and Ploughjack
Kickin' Up The Sawdust
Rise Up Like The Sun
Lark Rise To Candleford
Light Shining
Shuffle Off !
Under The Rose
A Christmas Present From The Albion Band
Stella Maris
The Wild Side Of Town
Live At The Cambridge Folk Festival
I Got New Shoes
An Hour with Cecil Sharp & Ashley Hutchings
Give Me a Saddle, I'll Trade You a Car
Sway With Me
Before Us Stands Yesterday
Christmas Album
Along The Downs
Street Cries
The BBC Sessions
An Evening With The Albion Band
Human Nature
As I Cycled Out On A May Morning
Visions of The Daughters of Albion
The Albion Band: The Final Round Up
Some Colours Fly
The Knitting Song and About Dawn
Rainbow Chasers Alive and Well
A Brilliant Light
The Albion Christmas Band
Albion Links


The Wild Side of Town. 1987

The Wild Side of Town
The Albion Band with Chris Baines

Celtic Music CM/CMC 042 (LP/cassette, UK, November 1987)
Celtic Music CMCD 042 (CD, UK, December 1997)

Recorded at Magritte Studios, Harmondsworth, Middlesex, September 1987
Engineered and produced by Eric Hine
Photo David W. Macdonald
Design: Sean Clark and Dave Bulmer
Industrial scene: Wendy de Russet

Cathy Lesurf - vocals, bodhran, tambourine
Phil Beer - electric guitar, acoustic guitar, fiddle, mandolin, vocals
Eric Hine - keyboards
Ashley Hutchings
- electric bass
Trevor Foster - drums, percussion
Chris Baines- vocals, spoons

Bill & Pete Zorn - backing vocals, brass
Paul Nieman - trombone
Andy Grappy - tuba
Pete Whyman - clarinet
Steve Waterman - trumpet

song credits

Tracks 1, 10 Cathy Lesurf
Track 2 Cathy Lesurf arr. Eric Hine
Track 3 words Ashley Hutchings, tune Cathy Lesurf arr. Eric Hine
Tracks 4, 7 Phil Beer
Tracks 5, 13 Chris Baines
Track 6 words Ashley Hutchings, tune Cathy Lesurf
Track 8 words Ashley Hutchings, tune Dave Whetstone
Track 9 words Ashley Hutchings, tune Phil Beer
Track 10 new lyric adaption Cathy Lesurf; original tune Jimmy McHugh, original words Harold Adamson
Track 12 words Chris Baines, tune Cathy Lesurf arr. Eric Hine

How To Make A Wildlife Garden. Chris Baines (2000)

Sleeve Notes

Chris Baines is a tireless champion of urban wildlife, who has done a great deal to bring city people closer to the nature on their doorstep. With his books and T.V. programmes he has converted millions to the idea of wildlife gardening, and The Wild Side of Town has taken that campaign over the fence and into the parks and open spaces beyond.

The great strength of the Albion Band has always been in marrying the voices of our largely rural past to the innovative sounds of new urban music. They have created a style which has always been a beacon for anyone with a love of British traditional music - be they performers or audience.

Chris Baines felt the Albion Band were the ideal musicians to write and perform the music for his T.V. series, The Wild Side of Town, since he too is trying to bring the best of traditional British countryside into the spaces of our modern towns and cities.

Now Chris and the Band have taken their partnership much further. They have combined their talents to create all these new songs which celebrate the wildlife that lives in towns, highlighting the pressure it is under in a very inspiring way.

Harvest Anthem
Butterfly Galliard /
Falling Star
I Was The Child
Another World In
The Night
Fox On The Rails /
Dance Of The Starlings
My Beautiful Bomb Pit
Why Have You Stolen
Our Earth?


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