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Posted By: Susan of DT
25-Nov-07 - 09:19 AM
Thread Name: Topic Records Folk Songs Of Britain
Subject: RE: Topic Records Folk Songs Of Britain
Here is a comparison of the LPs and CDs for the Child ballad records. There have bee extra cuts added to the CDs, but a couple of cuts from the LPs have disappeared. The lengths of the songs are given on the CDs and are mostly quite short. I would be surprised, Shimrod, if anyone rereleasing the LPs onto CDs would go back to the original field recordings to get the whole song, rather than rereleasing what was on the LPs and the original field recordings may have been short (to save recording materials). The titles of the songs are often different between the LP and CD, but are clearly the same singer of the same song.

Volume 1:
Elfin Knight both LP 2 singers, CD 1
False Knight on the Road both LP 1 singer, CD 2
Outlandish Knight both LP 2 singers, CD 1
Douglas Tragedy CD only, 1 singer
Two Sisters both LP 1 singer, CD 3
Lord Randall both 5 singers each
Edward both LP 3 singers, CD 4
King Orpheo both 1 singer each
Cruel Mother both LP 1 singer, CD 3
Broomfield Wager both 1 singer each
Captain Wedderburn both different 1 singer each
Two Brothers both LP 1 singer, CD 2
King's Daughter CD only, one singer
Lord Bateman both 2 singers each
Lord Thomas & Fair Ellen both 1 singer each
Lord Lovel both 1 singer each
Lord Gregory both 1 singer each
Little Musgrave CD 1 singer
Barbara Allen both 6 singers each
George Collins both 1 singer each
False Lamkin both different 1 singer each
Prickelly Bush both LP 1 singer, CD 2
Bailiff's Daughter CD 1 singer
Flower Servingmen CD 1 singer

I'll do volume 2 later. And Songs of Seduction. Do I need to list the singers on each cut? This is getting to be work. Before I realized some singers were different, I thought all I had to check was the titles.