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sledge 04 Apr 01 - 05:09 AM
GUEST,Roger the skiffler 04 Apr 01 - 05:34 AM
Fiolar 04 Apr 01 - 06:17 AM
Margaret V 04 Apr 01 - 08:26 AM
wes.w 04 Apr 01 - 08:50 AM
Jim Dixon 04 Apr 01 - 10:58 AM
GUEST,Roger the skiffler 04 Apr 01 - 11:05 AM
GUEST,Margaret V at work 04 Apr 01 - 11:40 AM
GeorgeH 04 Apr 01 - 11:52 AM
mousethief 04 Apr 01 - 11:55 AM
sledge 04 Apr 01 - 12:47 PM
GUEST,eric@johansen.co.uk 04 Apr 01 - 01:37 PM
GUEST,Margaret V at work 04 Apr 01 - 04:33 PM
Tig 04 Apr 01 - 04:46 PM
Garry Gillard 05 Apr 01 - 06:15 AM
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Subject: help, larkrise to candleford
From: sledge
Date: 04 Apr 01 - 05:09 AM

Does anybody in Mudcatdom have or know of a copy of this cd (cdscd4020) recorded by Keith Dewhurst and the Albion Band that may be for sale. It has to be the cd and not the vinyl version as I have not had a turntable for years.

For those out there who have not heard of it before, it is a musical interpretation of three books written by Flora Thompson in the early part of this centry detailing her chilhood in rural England in the closing years of the 19thC. The trilogy is available from Penguin as Lark rise to Candlford and I recomend anyone to read it. I read it for the first time last summer, and re-read it almost immediatley. A truley beautiful book thats very easy to get lost in.

Cheers

Sledge


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Subject: RE: help, larkrise to candleford
From: GUEST,Roger the skiffler
Date: 04 Apr 01 - 05:34 AM

Sorry, can't help with the music but attending a promenade performance of the National Theatre production (London) with the Albion band was an unforgettable exoperience (especially when we, the audience, were the wheat mowed down by actors with scythes)
RtS


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Subject: RE: help, larkrise to candleford
From: Fiolar
Date: 04 Apr 01 - 06:17 AM

I have a tape of a vinyl which I recorded many years ago. It contains such tracks as "John Dory", "The Day Thou Gavest", "Dare to be a Daniel" and "Jacob's Well" among others. As I remember, "Lark Rise" was all the rage in the late 70s. Try allmusic.com which may point you in the direction of whether it has been made into a CD.


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Subject: RE: help, larkrise to candleford
From: Margaret V
Date: 04 Apr 01 - 08:26 AM

I saw a production of it in 1983 at a theater in Islington (am I remembering the Almeida correctly, I wonder?). Most enjoyable even though we didn't get to be the wheat... I'd love to know if the music is available as well. Margaret


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Subject: RE: help, larkrise to candleford
From: wes.w
Date: 04 Apr 01 - 08:50 AM

Later Flora Thompson writings are almost as good, and refelect her life after marriage, as the wife of a postmaster in the rural parts of Surrey.


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Subject: RE: help, larkrise to candleford
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 04 Apr 01 - 10:58 AM

I agree that "Lark Rise to Candleford" is a great book. It's surprising that no one mentioned it in either Best book you ever read. or Best Book Pt 2. Two other good books in the same category are "Crowdie and Cream," by Finlay J. Macdonald, and "Cider with Rosie," by Laurie Lee. They are also memoirs of childhood in the western isles of Scotland, and in rural England, respectively.


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Subject: RE: help, larkrise to candleford
From: GUEST,Roger the skiffler
Date: 04 Apr 01 - 11:05 AM

Just looked aat the Albion Band's output on Amazon. There is no track listing for the CD "Songs from the shows" but if you enlarge the screenshot of the cover it includes unspecified items from "Candleford".
RtS


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Subject: RE: help, larkrise to candleford
From: GUEST,Margaret V at work
Date: 04 Apr 01 - 11:40 AM

I did have a look at allmusic.com as suggested, and the listing for "Lark Rise" would indicate there's no CD... Margaret


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Subject: RE: help, larkrise to candleford
From: GeorgeH
Date: 04 Apr 01 - 11:52 AM

Margaret V - it certainly was released on CD, although our copy is only vinyl (and isn't for sale, although IMO it's nowhere near as good a realisation of the stage show as the album done for The Mysteries . . )

Also - it's sleeve attributions are, I am assured (by one of those listed there) somewhat less than accurate).

Why are you after a copy, Sledge?

G.


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Subject: RE: help, larkrise to candleford
From: mousethief
Date: 04 Apr 01 - 11:55 AM

There's a copy on gemm.com. Here's the blicky:

blicky

Good luck!

Alex


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Subject: RE: help, larkrise to candleford
From: sledge
Date: 04 Apr 01 - 12:47 PM

Thanks for the feedback chaps and chapesses.

There was indeed a cd realease of larkrise, i did borrow a copy for a while last year but the owner must have seen the gleam in my eye. :0) It was released by Virgin as cdscd 4020 around 1989/90.

The reason I would like it was the simple fact of enjoyment, spoken word and song evokes the book wonderfully which I think I'll read again when I get back. As for needing it on cd, I'm a bit of a completeist and obsess about things like this.

Thanks for the Gemm link Alex, I tried via allstars before, dismal faliure and rockhouse don't really appear to have it, though they say they did last October.

Again, Many thnaks

Stuart


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Subject: RE: help, larkrise to candleford
From: GUEST,eric@johansen.co.uk
Date: 04 Apr 01 - 01:37 PM

I have it on cd. I don't know what the pc approach to copying unavailable stuff is but I have a cd writer. Backchannel me.

Eric


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Subject: RE: help, larkrise to candleford
From: GUEST,Margaret V at work
Date: 04 Apr 01 - 04:33 PM

Sorry for the wrong information. I misunderstood the format at allmusic.com. Margaret


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Subject: RE: help, larkrise to candleford
From: Tig
Date: 04 Apr 01 - 04:46 PM

If you contact Roots Records they published a cassette of the Criterion Theatre's production of Lark Rise with Peeping Tom doing the music. Graham Bradshaw may have some copies left.


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Subject: RE: help, larkrise to candleford
From: Garry Gillard
Date: 05 Apr 01 - 06:15 AM

Tony Rees and I have a page for Lark Rise (LP) on our Guvnor site: we didn't know about the CD release.

Garry


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Subject: RE: help, larkrise to candleford
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Dec 01 - 11:38 AM


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Subject: RE: help, larkrise to candleford
From: robinia
Date: 06 Dec 01 - 05:25 AM

Didn't know that Larkrise to Candleford had inspired a CD so I can't help you there, but if you liked Flora Thompson's taste of rural England and haven't read Precious Bane (by Mary Web) you're missing something. Her music is already in the words.


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