TOPIC RECORDS CELEBRATES 75 YEARS OF INDEPENDENCE AND GREAT RECORDED FOLK MUSIC
Topic Records – classic definitive folk recordings of traditional and contemporary folk music, from English, Scottish & Irish folk singers & musicians.
Topic’s impressive catalogue includes some of the classic folk albums of all time, recorded by the likes of Martin Carthy, The Waterson family, June Tabor, John Tams, Dick Gaughan, Nic Jones, Anne Briggs, Brass Monkey, John Kirkpatrick, Martin Simpson, Eliza Carthy, The Copper Family, Linda Thompson, Shirley Collins, Ewan MacColl, A.L. Lloyd and many more.
Topic is a winner of BBC Radio’s “Good Tradition” Award
for the preservation and promotion of traditional and roots music.
In February 2007 the original members of PENTANGLE received a BBC Radio 2 Lifetime Achievement Award from Sir David Attenborough. On 29th June 2008, exactly 40 years since the recording of their monumental live album Sweet Child at the Royal Festival Hall, they returned to the very same venue to begin their first British tour since 1973.
FINALE was recorded live during the 2008 tour and sees the original line-up revisit their classic repertoire. The beautifully recorded and packaged 2CD set captures the band in a series of scintillating performances. Bert Jansch supervised the mixing and sequencing and John Renbourn prepared the album masters before their untimely deaths in 2011 and 2015 respectively.
“Finale is a magnificent record in all respects. Treasure this set, for we’ll not see the like of Pentangle again.” David Kidman, FolkRadioUK
CD one ~ 1 Let No Man Steal Your Thyme, 2 Light Flight, 3 Mirage, 4 Hunting Song, 5 Once I Had A Sweetheart, 6 Market Song, 7 In Time, 8 People On The Highway, 9 House Carpenter, 10 Cruel Sister.
CD two ~ 1 The Time Has Come, 2 Bruton Town, 3 A Maid That’s Deep In Love, 4 I’ve Got A Feeling, 5 The Snows, 6 Goodbye Pork Pie Hat, 7 No More My Lord, 8 Sally Free And Easy, 9 Wedding Dress, 10 Pentangling, 11 Will The Circle Be Unbroken.