Traditional and contemporary folk from the British Isles

ON THE EDGE TSCD806 

A radio-ballad about the teenagers in England and Scotland by Ewan MacColl, Charles Parker & Peggy Seeger

Just as groups like The Beatles were about to redefine youth culture, the radio-ballad team produced this powerfully revealing account of the lives and dreams of British teenagers. MacColl harked back to the ancient song-form of the quest ballad to create a match with the frankness and sincerity of the young people interviewed.

1  I’ve always kept a diary…
2  The tale of the children of a troubled world…
3  What is it like, the world outside…
4  I find it very difficult to talk to my parents…
5  Where is the child who would climb on my knee…
6  Yes sir, no sir, goodbye…
7  What have you got to worry about?
8  I got me tight black jeans…
9  The world that I know, it has vanished and gone…
10  I’ve had thoughts…
11  Why should you be lonely…
12  It actually gives me a thrill…
13  Frankly, the idea of intercourse and sex revolts me…
14  I think we should be getting married…
15  In a world like this, everything changes so rapidly..
16  The tale of the children of the troubled world…
17  Life has got everything to offer..

Script, song lyrics and music: Ewan MacColl with Peggy Seeger
Orchestration and musical direction: Peggy Seeger
Actuality recording: Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger with Charles Parker
Production: Charles Parker

Singers:
Lorna Campbell, Ray Fisher, Louis Killen, Ewan MacColl, Gordon McCulloch, Peggy Seeger
Instrumentalists:
Jim Bray double bass 
Brian Daly acoustic and electric guitars
 Alf Edwards English concertina
 Ronnie Hughes trumpet
 Alfie Kahn harmonica, clarinet, piccolo, flute 
Tony Martin bongo drums
 Colin Ross Northumbrian pipes, fiddle
 Peggy Seeger autoharp, guitar, 5-string banjo, mountain dulcimer

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