2011 : The January Man: Live in Belfast, 1978

Martin Carthy

01 : The Rainbow
02 : The Worcestershire Wedding (The Old Woman All Clothed In Grey)
03 : William & Nancy
04 : The Trees They Grow So High
05 : Willie’s Lady
06 : Johnny Sands
07 : The Green Wedding
08 : The Siege Of Delhi
09 : The Plains Of Waterloo
10 : The Harvest Feast Song
11 : Prince Heathen
12 : The January Man
13 : The Bonny Black Hare

First released in the UK 24 January 2011 by Hux Records HUX119

Belfast Japan

Also released on CD in Japan with Obi strip 25 January 2011 by MSI MSIG0709.

Martin Carthy: vocals, guitar

All tracks Traditional, arr. Martin Carthy except:
12 : Dave Goulder

Recorded by Geoff Harden at the Sunflower Folk Club, Belfast, 20th October 1978
Licensed courtesy of Colin Harper
Mastered by Cormac O’Kane

Photographs courtesy of the estate of Keith Morris www.keithmorrisphoto.co.uk
Design by www.alexsmee.com

Hux thanks: Martin Carthy, Colin Harper, Graeme Thomson, Clare Morris, Ian Anderson

Pre-release publicity notes:

Despite a solo career spanning several decades, ‘The January Man’ is the first ever official release of a Martin Carthy live solo album, and is released with Carthy’s full approval.

This towering performance, recorded in FM quality in 1978, shows an artist who was a legend even then and whose brilliance is merely underlined with the passing of time. Limited edition digipack includes booklet with extensive liner notes featuring reminiscences from Carthy himself. Recorded at the Sunflower Folk Club, Belfast, 20th October 1978

2 Responses to 2011 : The January Man: Live in Belfast, 1978

  1. […] to fans both old and new. The pre-release promotional blurb for the forthcoming album “The January Man: Live in Belfast, 1978” claims it to be “the first ever official release of a Martin Carthy live solo […]

  2. […] UPDATE: I had a longish debate online with Ian Anderson of fRoots about the date of the Keith Morris cover shot. I was convinced it was from the Tupholme Manor Park concert on 24 July 1971 (which just happens to have been my third birthday) but Ian was unsure. He has access the the Morris archive and pointed out that there are unusually no shots of Steeleye Span from the same show, which one might have expected if Keith was there and shooting Carthy and Swarb. Some time later I bumped into Ian at Martin’s 70th birthday concert and at the backstage aftershow he asked Martin directly about the shot (I’d have asked him myself but didn’t get an invite!). Martin confirmed that the shot was from Tupholme Manor Park and that Keith had been commissioned specifically to shoot Carthy and Swarb at that gig for an album cover. This must have been for either this album or the more common Pegasus Selections release and dates this album at late-1971 at the very earliest. On a tangential note, shots from this same concert feature on four different earthy album covers: The Topic reissue of Prince Heathen; The Pegasus Selections; The Transatlantic/festival Selections; The live archive album The January Man: Live in Belfast, 1978 […]

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