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Thread #126835   Message #2836413
Posted By: The Borchester Echo
11-Feb-10 - 03:28 PM
Thread Name: Show Of Hands - over the top?-Arrogance, Ignorance
Subject: RE: Show Of Hands - over the top?-Arrogance, Ignorance
Ah, so you want to talk about the Albion Band now? The OP started this thread off complaining about SoH's vid so I really think you ought to ask him before changing it so radically, or even demanding its closure. Though, of course, you don't HAVE to read it, nor say anything at all . . .

Your "informant" is, however, sadly adrift. The Albion Band was formed as a loose conglomeration of musicians to back Shirley Collins on No Roses during the recording in the Island Studios in 1972. I still have my white label. Then a core band comprising Simon Nicol, Steve Ashley, Sue Draheim, Dave Mattacks and Ashley Hutchings toured. Just because your amateur snapper took these shots in 1974 does this line-up (it's hard to decipher who is in it) suddenly become "original". The Albion Band had, after all, even more line-ups than Hedgehog Pie.