Anne Briggs, a free spirit of the 1960s, was also one of the most distinctive and influential singers on the folk scene.

‘If I hadn’t heard her,’ says June Tabor, ‘I’d have probably done something entirely different.’
“She was,” writes Colin Harper in his accompanying biographical essay, “as the best of the music itself was, sexy, wild, mysterious, otherworldly and vulnerable all at the same time.”

A Collection gathers scattered tracks from rare compilations together with her eponymous Topic album of 1971.

Anne Briggs vocal, guitar (13 & 16), bouzouki (15 & 21)
Johnny Moynihan bouzouki (15)
Ray Fisher vocal (12)

1  The Recruited Collier
2  The Doffing Mistress
3  She Moves Through the Fair
4  Let No Man Steal Your Thyme
5  Lowlands
6  My Bonny Boy
7  Polly Vaughan
8  Rosemary Lane
9  Gathering Rushes in the Month of May
10  The Whirly Whorl
11  The Stonecutter Boy
12  Martinmas Time
13  Blackwater Side
14  The Snow It Melts the Soonest
15  Willie O’Winsbury
16  Go Your Way
17  Thorneymoor Woods
18  The Cuckoo
19  Reynardine
20  Young Tambling
21  Living By the Water
22  Maa Bonny Lad

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