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Human Nature

Nature and Human Nature
The Wild Side of Town
Bird-Watching
Harvest Anthem
Laura's Song
Butterfly Galliard / Falling Star
I Was The Child
Another World In The Night
Fox On The Rails /Dance Of The Starlings
Woodlands Of England
See This Lake, Son?
My Beautiful Bomb Pit
Comin' In On A Wing And A Prayer
Tomorrow's Too Late
Why Have You Stolen Our Earth?
Human Nature
Stand Quite Still
If There's No Other Way
The Rockery Rock
This Blessed Plot
Don't Clear That Corner Away
Art Nouveau
Brambles on a Hill
Our Stolen Season
Good King Henry
You Never Know Where We Have Been
Harvest Will Come
Just Human Nature
The Albion River Hymn: prelude
The Albion River Hymn
Sweet Themmes Run Softly
Three Men in a Boat
Down The Stream The Swans All Glide.
Swan-Upping Song
The Sheep Shearing Song
The Building of Our Bridge
Twickenham Ferry
Letters
Still On The Wild Side of Town
Rumour Hill
Life on the River
Horse Music
Yellow Taxi / New Jerusalem
Dragonfly
Lemady / Arise and Pick a Posy
Foxy Comes to Town
The Wind in The Willows
John Moore (1907-1967)
Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey
Gilbert White (1720-1793)
Landlines

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Human Nature
A Collection of New Songs Observing the Human Relationship With Creatures and Plants

Ashley Hutchings

Ashley Hutchings

  1. Stand Quite Still (3:53)
    Steve Knightley, lead vocals; Pete Zorn, backing vocals; Ken Nicol, acoustic & electric guitars; John Shepherd, keyboard; Nip Heeley, drums
  2. If There's No Other Way (5:19)
    Polly Bolton, lead & harmony vocals; Ken Nicol, acoustic guitar; John Shepherd, keyboard; Joe Broughton, violin; Robin Wilson, violin; Jo Hamilton, viola; Anna Picken, cello; String arrangement by Joe Broughton
  3. The Rockery Rock (3:09)
    Rory “King Bee” McLeod, lead vocals; Ken Nicol, acoustic & electric guitars, mandolin; Pete Zorn, alto & baritone saxophones; Johnny Wood, upright slap bass; Nip Heeley, drums
  4. This Blessed Plot (4:16)
    Judy Dunlop, lead vocals; Barry Coope, lead vocals; Coope Boyes & Simpson, vocal chorus; John Shepherd, keyboard; Martin Bassersby, leader, cornet; Matthew Challendet, flugelhorn; Norman Horton, cornet; Vicki Wilmott, tenor horn; Ged Hankock, euphonium; Mike Sampson, baritone horn; James Pickering, tuba; Arrangement for brass by John Shepherd and Martin Bassersby
  5. Don't Clear That Corner Away (3:09)
    Ralph McTell, lead vocals, acoustic guitar; Ken Nicol, lead vocals, acoustic guitar
  6. Art Nouveau (3:01)
    Barry Coope, lead vocals; Ken Nicol, acoustic guitar; Joe Broughton, violin; Robin Wilson, violin; Jo Hamilton, viola; Anna Picken, cello; String arrangement by Joe Broughton
  7. Brambles on a Hill (5:17)
    Kellie While, lead & harmony vocals; Joe Broughton, violins, acoustic guitar; John Shepherd, keyboard; Ashley Hutchings, electric bass; Nip Heeley, drums
  8. Our Stolen Season (3:56)
    Emily Slade, lead vocals, acoustic guitar; John Shepherd, keyboard;
  9. Good King Henry (2:55)
    Pete Morton, lead vocals; Joe Broughton, acoustic guitar; Pete Zorn, whacky minstrel's gallery (baritone sax, recorder, triangle, alto sax, slide whistle, flexitone)
  10. You Never Know Where We Have Been (3:44)
    Blair Dunlop, lead & harmony vocals; Pete Zorn, backing vocals; Joe Broughton, fiddles; Simon Care, melodeon; Ken Nicol, acoustic guitar, mandolin; Ashley Hutchings, acoustic bass
  11. Harvest Will Come (4:28)
    Ken Nicol, lead vocals, acoustic guitar, sampling; Martin Bassersby, leader, cornet; Matthew Challendet, flugelhorn; Norman Horton, cornet; Vicki Wilmott, tenor horn; Ged Hankock, euphonium; Mike Sampson, baritone horn; James Pickering, tuba; Arrangement for brass by Andrew Keeling
  12. Just Human Nature (4:00)
    Ashley Hutchings, lead vocals, electric bass; Jennie Sawdon, backing vocals; Joe Broughton, electric guitar; Kellie While, acoustic guitar; John Shepherd, keyboard; Nigel Corbett, fiddle; Nip Heeley, drums, percussion

Tracks 1, 3, 5, 6, 11 Ashley Hutchings, Ken Nicol (Albino Music / Copyright Control)
Tracks 2, 7, 9 Joe Broughton, Ashley Hutchings (Copyright Control / Albino Music)
Tracks 4, 8, 10, 12 Ashley Hutchings (Really Wicked)
Tracks 4, 8, 10, 12 Ashley Hutchings (Albino Music)

Recorded at Foundry Recording Studios, Chesterfield, Derbyshire in the Winter of 2002/03
Engineer: Paul Hopkinson, assisted by Mick Twelves
Producer: Ashley Hutchings
Track 11 was partly recorded and mixed by Ken Nicol at MVS Sound, Preston, Lancastershire
Booklet design by Malcom Holmes for Johnny Boy Productions
All photos taken by Carlos Guarita from the “Theatre of the Seasons” Exhibition, Carlos Guarita
(P) & 2003 Talking Elephant

Human Nature 2003 [click for larger image]
Talking Elephant TECD053 (CD, UK, 2003)

Stand Quite Still (3:53)
 
 
If There's No Other Way (5:19)

 
The Rockery Rock (3:09)

 
This Blessed Plot (4:16)

 
Don't Clear That Corner Away(3:09)
 
 
Art Nouveau (3:01)
 
 
Brambles on a Hill (5:17)
 
 
Our Stolen Season (3:56)

 
Good King Henry (2:55)
 
 
You Never Know Where We Have Been (3:44)

 
Harvest Will Come (4:28)

 
Just Human Nature (4:00)

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landscape, history, folklore,
feasts and festivals, all
intertwined with nature and us
who are at the end of the day all one

Archaeologists excavating a
17th century site in Cornwall, England
have found 22 mysterious,
rectangular pits lined with
swan feathers, according to
the dig's overseer, Jacqui Wood.

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