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Over the past five decades Martin Carthy has been one of the most persistent and dedicated practitioners of English traditional music. He has been an essential figure in most of the significant developments in folk music during that time. To chronicle his career is to discuss the rich and diverse history of the English folk song revival since the early 1960s. His early work was an inspiration ... Read more in Amazon's Martin Carthy Store

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  • Audio CD (4 Oct. 1981)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Topic Records
  • ASIN: B00000590H
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 177,835 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Nothing Rhymed
2. May Song
3. Swaggering Boney
4. Lord Randal
5. Long John Old John And Jackie North
6. Jolly Tinker
7. Lovely Joan
8. Three Cripples
9. Siege Of Dehli
10. Death Of Young Andrew

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An acclaimed 1979 solo recording from the magisterial Martin Carthy. With his musical thinking enriched by a period with the folk-rock pioneers Steeleye Span, Martin Carthy approached this 1979 album (produced by Ashley Hutchings of Fairport Convention and Steeleye Span) with fresh ideas and new collaborators such as trumpeter Howard Evans and John Kirkpatrick on accordion and concertina.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By D. J. H. Thorn VINE VOICE on 28 July 2007
Format: Audio CD
Made at the close of the 1970s, 'Because It's There' seems to be one of those albums that passes everyone by, yet Carthy displays his prowess on guitar throughout on what is a fine selection of material. The instrumentals, 'Swaggering Boney' and 'The Siege Of Delhi' showcase his distinctive style. On 'Lord Randall' he delivers a poignant, unaccompanied vocal. 'Long John, Old John and Jackie North' is the centre piece, an engaging tale on which the pace never flags, though 'Andrew' is the longest track and just as impressive. There's humour and sex in 'Three Cripples' and 'Jolly Tinker' and, of course, there's the contemporary odd track out, 'Nothing Rhymed,' a Gilbert O' Sullivan song. Carthy sometimes comes up with these surprises. Yet another winner.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Marcia TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 9 Jan. 2012
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
The great Martin Carthy recorded this fabulous album in 1979 after being involved in various projects including the last two albums by Steeleye Span. This album was produced by another great folk legend, Ashley Hutchings. But that is not the only other famous person to give input to this album. Also present is John Kirkpatrick on accordion and concertina, Howard Evens on trumpet and Bruce Rowlands on drums.
The result is a very original and exciting solo album for Martin Carthy. This album has clear influence from the period working with Steeleye Span and the Albion Band via Ashley Hutchings. And yet this is much like the previous Carthy albums. In other words this is like the previous albums but it has a unique quality with addition sound from other people. This is not a folk rock album. In fact the addition of brass and drums is done very tastefully and just adds colour to the familiar sound of Martin on guitar and vocals.
It is a landmark album. The sound will be later used again when Martin is involved in the group Brass Monkey in the early 80s but that's another story.
Also there is another unique thing about this album. It begins with a pop song by Gilbert O'Sullivan. "Nothing Rhymed" is an unusual choice for a song to be recorded by Carthy but he does give it a very original slant. It is clear from the structure of the song that this is a pop song, not a folk song, but it sounds good in the hands of Carthy. And the acoustic feel sounds quite different to the drums and sweeping strings of the original O'Sullivan recording. We get kirkpatrick on accordion.
The album offers a different version of songs previously visited on earlier albums. "Lord Randall" gets welcome new interpretation.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By D. Parker on 14 April 2007
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This was another transitional album by Martin Carthy. The backing band comprised of John Kirkpatrick on accordions and concertinas and also had a brass section which later led to the band "Brass Monkey".

There was one contemporary song "Nothing Rhymed" by Gilbert O'Sullivan. What a choice and what a rendition, a much under rated writer and one of his best songs. Martins guitar playing just gets better. A new arrangement of an old favourite from his first album "Lovely Joan" recieves a brass arrangement along with the usual stunning guitar.

Another old favourite is another version of "Henry my Son" where Henry goes to visit his fiance who proceeds to poison him.

The final song is "The Death of Young Andrew" a marathon traditional ballad telling the story of a young girl being mistreated by a suitor (Young Andrew) followed by her death. subsequently the girls siblings set out to search for him and eventually find him and then.... well that would spoil it wouldn't it? Enough to say just himself on guitar on this track with those open tunings is brilliant.
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By Chutch on 26 Feb. 2015
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Martin Carthy "Because its There." 13 Sept. 2008
By Kaione "Reg" - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This C.D. takes you back through the years of the "Carthy Music"
Very good re production of his work and well worth purchasing.
Plasy it on Surround Sound, close your eyes and listen to the voice, the guitar and enjoy.
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