Tracks 1 to 13 comprise the original 1970 album. Tracks 14 to 17 are bonus tracks for this CD reissue. This version was reissued on Fledg'ling Records in 2003. Other Versions (5 of 6) View All.
Shirley Elizabeth Collins MBE (born 5 July 1935) is an English folk singer who was a significant contributor to the English Folk Revival of the 1960s and 1970s. She often performed and recorded with her sister Dolly, whose accompaniment on piano and portative organ created unique settings for her sister's plain, austere singing style. Shirley Collins and her older sister, Dolly, grew up in the Hastings area of East Sussex in a family which kept alive a great love of traditional song.
Discography: Shirley Collins. The Sweet Primeroses (Remastered) (2019). Richie Song (Original Mix) (2019). Classics By Shirley Collins, Vol. 2 (2017). 1 (2017).
The opening ''Death And The Lady'' recounts the struggle of a woman with the reaper. This is one album that'll still be as relevant in a hundred years time. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Licence. 1 Death & The Lady.
The album was produced by Austin John Marshall, Shirley's husband at the time. Rejected love plays a part in some songs, and this might echo the fact that Shirley and Austin were on the verge of divorcing each other. Arrangements are provided by Dolly Collins (Shirley's sister), who plays flute-organ and piano, and gives a minor key accompaniment to some songs. It is almost as if the singer and the instrumentalists are in different worlds
The album was produced by Austin John Marshall, Shirley's husband at the time. It is almost as if the singer and the instrumentalists are in different worlds
Death & The Lady 4:09 Glenlogie 3:48 The Oxford Girl 2:00 Are You Going To Leave Me? 2:54 The Outlandish Knight 5:05 Go From My Window 2:36 Young Girl Cut Down In Her Prime 3:42 Geordie 4:59 Salisbury Plain 2:41 Fair Maid Of Islington 2:18 Six Dukes 2:30 Polly On The Shore 3:10 Plains Of Waterloo 8:04. Songs learnt from their grandfather and from their mother's sister, Grace Winborn, were to be important in the sisters' repertoire throughout their career. On leaving school, at the age of 17, Collins enrolled at a teachers' training college in Tooting, south London. However, the album was not released to the public until 1995. Collins's seminal recording is considered by many to be Anthems in Eden, released in 1969.
|1||Death & The Lady||4:06|
|3||The Oxford Girl||1:59|
|4||Are You Going To Leave Me?||2:52|
|5||The Outlandish Knight||5:04|
|6||Go From My Window||2:35|
|7||Young Girl Cut Down In Her Prime||3:42|
|10||Fair Maid Of Islington||2:17|
|12||Polly On The Shore||3:10|
|13||Plains Of Waterloo||8:00|
- Distributed By – Pinnacle
- Licensed From – EMI Records Ltd.
- Manufactured By – MPO
- Arranged By, Piano, Organ [Flute-organ] – Dolly Collins
- Brass [Sackbut] – Alan Lumsden
- Concertina – Peter Wood (tracks: 6, 12)
- Double Bass [Bass Viol] – Roderick Skeaping
- Double Bass [Violone, Bass Viol] – Adam Skeaping
- Engineer – Philip Macdonald*
- Harpsichord – Christopher Hogwood
- Percussion – Terry Cox
- Photography By – Allan Willmoth
- Producer – Austin John Marshall
- Rebec – Eleanor Sloan
- Recorder – John Fordham
- Voice – Shirley Collins
NotesOriginally issued on LP record in 1970. Early CD-issue from the end of 1980's/early 1990's. A later CD-reissue came with bonus tracks.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode (Text): 5 017261 200013
|SHVL 771||Shirley & Dolly Collins||Love, Death & The Lady (LP, Album)||Harvest||SHVL 771||UK||1970|
|7243 8 29860 2 7||Shirley & Dolly Collins||Love, Death & The Lady (CD, Album, RE)||Harvest||7243 8 29860 2 7||UK||1994|
|TOCP-71567||Shirley & Dolly Collins||Love, Death & The Lady (CD, Album, Ltd, RE)||Harvest||TOCP-71567||Japan||2013|
|FLED 3039||Shirley & Dolly Collins||Love, Death & The Lady (CD, Album, RE)||Fledg'ling Records||FLED 3039||UK||2003|
|BGOCD1||Shirley & Dolly Collins||Love, Death & The Lady (CD, Album, RE)||BGO Records||BGOCD1||UK||Unknown|