FolkWorld #70 11/2019
© Topic Records

Topic Records

»Celebrating the First 80 Years of Topic Records«

Vision & Revision

Vision & Revision: The First 80 Years of Topic Records
Tracklisting: Martin Simpson - Beaulampkin | Peggy Seeger - Jack Frost | John Smith - She Moves Through The Fair | Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker - The Banks Of The Sweet Primroses | Oysterband - Seven Gypsies | Nancy Kerr - Searching For Lambs | Sam Lee - The Deserter | Kitty Macfarlane - Go Your Way | Lisa O’Neill - As I Roved Out | Chris Wood - Fable Of The Wings | The Oldham Tinkers - Dirty Old Town | Rachael McShane & The Cartographers - Workers’ Song | Richard Thompson - The Light Bob’s Lassie | Olivia Chaney - Polly Vaughan | Martin Carthy - Napoleon’s Dream | Lisa Knapp - I Wish My Love Was a Cherry | Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys - Shawnee Town | Emily Portman & Rob Harbron - Bay Of Biscay | Eliza Carthy & Olivia Chaney - Nancy Of Yarmouth | Lankum - The Sea Captain

Various Artists "Vision & Revision: The First 80 Years of Topic Records", Topic Records, 2019

Sam Kelly

Artist Video Sam Kelly @ FROG

John Smith

Artist Video John Smith @ FROG

Must-have double 2 CD/double vinyl compilation finds the cream of British folk music revisiting songs from the treasure trove of Topic’s back catalogue

As part of its 80th anniversary celebrations, Topic have released this landmark album, ‘Vision & Revision: The First 80 Years Of Topic Records’ - a deluxe double CD and gatefold vinyl of the cream of British folk artists interpreting a song of their choice from Topic’s vast back catalogue.

Includes 20 newly recorded, never-before-released tracks by Martin Simpson, Richard Thompson, Lankum, Peggy Seeger, John Smith, Sam Lee, Martin Carthy, Olivia Chaney, Lisa O’Neill, Oysterband, Nancy Kerr, Chris Wood, Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker, Lisa Knapp, Kitty Macfarlane, Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys, Emily Portman & Rob Harbron, Rachael McShane & The Cartographers, Eliza Carthy & Olivia Chaney and The Oldham Tinkers.

This double album comes in CD and vinyl formats, both housed in a special deluxe, debossed, silver foil-blocked gatefold sleeve. The vinyl issue is limited to 1000 copies only. A digital version of the album is also available.

Photo Credits: (1)-(2) Topic Records , (3) Sam Kelly, (5) Peggy Seeger, (7) John Smith, (9) Chris Wood, (10) Josienne Clark, (12) Kitty MacFarlane, (13) Martin & Eliza Carthy, (14) Olivia Chaney, (15) Rachael McShane, (16) Nancy Kerr, (17) Lisa Knapp (unknown/website); (4) Richard Thompson, (6) John Jones (Oysterband), (8) Martin Simpson, (11) Sam Lee (by Walkin' Tom).

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