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Mystery track on Nic Jones album 'Noah's Ark Trap'

07 May 09 - 12:34 PM (#2626361)
Subject: Nic Jones: Noah's Ark Trap mystery track
From: GUEST,Ian cookieless

I have just finished transferring my old wonderful Nic Jones LPs to CD, and was reminded of the mystery track on The Noah's Ark Trap. On side 2, after Miles Weatherhill and before Isle of France, is a fiddle-led tune that is unlisted on the sleeve. I don't recognise it. Does anyone know what it is?


07 May 09 - 01:38 PM (#2626432)
Subject: RE: Nic Jones: Noah's Ark Trapmystery track
From: The Borchester Echo

The short answer is no and my Ark tape disintegrated long ago so I can't play it. However, Miles Weatherill & Sarah Bell was originally a Halliard song on which Dave Moran did the lead vocal. They got it from a John Foreman Broadside and the tune used is a joint Nic Jones / Dave Moran composition. Later, Nic changed it around a bit and my guess is that the fade-out tune was one of his own. It isn't used on The Last Goodnight recording from 1968 so it's fair to assume that it developed and got incorporated during the 70s as a result of performance.


07 May 09 - 02:35 PM (#2626463)
Subject: RE: Nic Jones: Noah's Ark Trapmystery track
From: Bonzo3legs

"as a result of performance"

presumably she means a live track!


07 May 09 - 02:51 PM (#2626474)
Subject: RE: Nic Jones: Noah's Ark Trapmystery track
From: The Borchester Echo

I scarcely thought it was necessary to to add after "performance" the explanation that nine years elapsed between the disbanding of The Halliard and the recording of Noah's Ark Trap by Nic Jones as a solo artist.

Though clearly for some there is such a need . . .


07 May 09 - 03:04 PM (#2626482)
Subject: RE: Nic Jones: Noah's Ark Trapmystery track
From: GUEST,Winger

Consider yourself rapped over the knuckles, young Bonzo3legs.

And get rid of that chewing gum too!


07 May 09 - 03:13 PM (#2626487)
Subject: RE: Nic Jones: Noah's Ark Trapmystery track
From: GUEST,Ian cookieless

Hmph. I wonder why Nic called the album The Noah's Ark Trap as the idea or wording isn't part of any track on the album (correct me if I've missed something). I wonder idly if the uncredited tune could be the unlisted title track. Perhaps we'll never know. Or perhaps someone has the album and can name that tune in one.


07 May 09 - 03:32 PM (#2626502)
Subject: RE: Nic Jones: Noah's Ark Trapmystery track
From: Brian Peters

It's a chess strategy!


07 May 09 - 03:37 PM (#2626508)
Subject: RE: Nic Jones: Noah's Ark Trapmystery track
From: The Sandman

and a better track title than the Sicilian Defence.


07 May 09 - 03:41 PM (#2626514)
Subject: RE: Nic Jones: Noah's Ark Trapmystery track
From: Art Thieme

Alas, sad to say the boat was a trap. Animal rightists would've never let it leave on it's mission!

Art


07 May 09 - 09:02 PM (#2626775)
Subject: RE: Nic Jones: Noah's Ark Trapmystery track
From: Reinhard

I don't know the name of the reel at the end of Miles Weatherhill either but in a comment way down in this Time Has Told Me blog entry you can find a download link for the album.


21 Jul 11 - 04:30 PM (#3192188)
Subject: Noahs Ark Trap LP Aailability
From: GUEST,Donleitcholennon

I have this truly superb lp ,I bought it second hand and it is in v.good condition,but I would love to own a mint condition copy...where can I get one theres none on ebay ?????


21 Jul 11 - 06:23 PM (#3192247)
Subject: RE: Mystery track on Nic Jones album 'Noah's Ark Trap'
From: Stower

Donleitcholennon, I picked up my copy as a record fair. Sorry I can't be more directive.


19 Aug 12 - 01:27 AM (#3392079)
Subject: RE: Mystery track on Nic Jones album 'Noah's Ark Trap'
From: GUEST

It's a hop-jig, not a reel, and it's sometimes called "Mickey Doherty's" (which it was named on the Boys of the Lough's "Wish You Were Here" album).