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Thread #104095   Message #3632293
Posted By: GUEST,Guest
11-Jun-14 - 06:58 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: The Shores of Normandy (Jim Radford)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Shores of Normandy (Jim Radford)
The CD available from Chantycabin is probably the late Rod Shearman's "Off to Sea Again". It's a good album but his version of the Shores of Normandy is a little slow for my liking. 'Trim Rig & a Doxy' have also recorded this track on one of their albums (probably also available from Chantycabin) but I haven't heard it. The only version by Jim himself which might be available to purchase is on a CD by the St John's School History Society (produced in co-operation with the Normandy Veterans' Association) but I don't know if this is still available. For those who are also interested in naval or military history there is of course the 'Mayday Tugs of War' documentary film on DVD which features this song and which tells the little-known story of the Wartime rescue Tug Service.

Jim has made various other recordings of his song but none released commercially - he is not a professional singer after all.