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The Harvest Years

Shirley & Dolly Collins Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (4 Aug 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: EMI Records
  • ASIN: B001AI93XG
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 84,909 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Disc 1:

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Listen  1. A BeginningShirley & Dolly Collins 2:02£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. A Meeting - Searching For LambsShirley & Dolly Collins 2:45£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. A Courtship - The Wedding SongShirley & Dolly Collins 4:04£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. A Denying - The BlacksmthShirley & Dolly Collins 3:56£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. A Forsaking - Our Captain CriedShirley & Dolly Collins 2:51£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. A Dream - LowlandsShirley & Dolly Collins 2:34£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. A Leave-takingShirley & Dolly Collins 5:14£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. An Awakening - Whitsun DanceShirley & Dolly Collins 2:51£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. New Beginning-The Staines MorrisShirley & Dolly Collins 1:50£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. RamblewayShirley & Dolly Collins 4:23£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Ca' The YowesShirley & Dolly Collins 3:27£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. God DogShirley & Dolly Collins 3:25£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Bonny CuckooShirley & Dolly Collins 1:56£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Nellie The MilkmaidShirley & Dolly Collins 2:42£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Gathering Rushes In The Month Of MayShirley & Dolly Collins 3:31£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. The Gower WassailShirley & Dolly Collins 2:51£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Sailor From DoverShirley & Dolly Collins 3:20£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Young JohnShirley & Dolly Collins 6:24£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Short Jacket And White TrousersShirley & Dolly Collins 2:59£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen20. The Bold FishermanShirley & Dolly Collins 4:37£0.99  Buy MP3 

Disc 2:

Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Death And The LadyShirley & Dolly Collins 4:09£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. GlenlogieShirley & Dolly Collins 3:48£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. The Oxford GirlShirley & Dolly Collins 1:59£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Are You Going To Leave Me?Shirley & Dolly Collins 2:53£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. The Outlandish KnightShirley & Dolly Collins 5:05£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Go From My WindowShirley & Dolly Collins 2:35£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Young Girl Cut Down In Her PrimeShirley & Dolly Collins 3:42£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. GeordieShirley & Dolly Collins 4:59£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Salisbury PlainShirley & Dolly Collins 2:40£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Fair Maid Of IslingtonShirley & Dolly Collins 2:17£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Six DukesShirley & Dolly Collins 2:29£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Polly On The ShoreShirley & Dolly Collins 3:10£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Plains Of WaterlooShirley & Dolly Collins 8:03£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Fare Thee Well My Dearest DearShirley & Dolly Collins 3:27£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. C'est La Fin/Pour Mon CoeShirley & Dolly Collins 2:16£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Bonny KateShirley & Dolly Collins 3:24£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Adieu To All Judges And JuriesShirley & Dolly Collins 3:10£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Edi Beo Thu Hevene QueneShirley & Dolly Collins 3:43£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Black Joker/Black White, Yellow & GreenShirley & Dolly Collins 3:23£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen20. The Gallant HussarAshley Hutchings 3:20£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen21. Hopping Down In KentThe Albion Dance Band 2:48£0.99  Buy MP3 

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63 of 64 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
This August 2008 EMI compilation is a long overdue reissue of all the recordings the highly revered English Folk duo SHIRLEY and DOLLY COLLINS made for EMI's Harvest Label in the UK (most of it in the Seventies). As their albums are extraordinarily rare and hugely valuable on original vinyl - this remastered and specially priced 2CD overhaul is to be welcomed.

Here's the breakdown:

Disc 1 (67:52 minutes):
Tracks 1 to 16 are their debut album "Anthems In Eden" issued in 1969 on Harvest SHVL 754
Tracks 17 to 20 are four outtakes from the "Love, Death & The Lady" sessions

Disc 2 (73:31 minutes)
Tracks 1 to 13 are their 2nd album "Love, Death & The Lady" issued in 1970 on Harvest SHVL 771
Tracks 14 to 19 are from the "Amaranth" LP issued in 1976 on Harvest SHSM 2008
Track 20 is from the album "Son Of Morris On" by ASHLEY HUTCHINGS and Friends issued in 1976 on Harvest SHSM 2012
Track 21 is from the album "The Prospect Before Us" by THE ALBION DANCE BAND issued in 1977 on Harvest SHSP 4059

The 8-page booklet has an informed and enthusiastic essay on the Sussex sisters by DAVID SUFF - and along with TIMOTHY CHACKSFIELD - they organized and coordinated the compilation. KATHY BRYAN at EMI did the tape transfers and the sound quality is GORGEOUS - really clear, warm and full.

Shirley Collins held the lead vocals with Dolly playing flute-organ and occasional piano. The later recordings feature members of FAIRPORT CONVENTION.

It's worth noting that while some will describe this music as 'beautiful', I know others who pathologically hate it - simply can't listen to it at all. Without being the least bit flippant here, this is 'hardcore' Traditional English Folk and it's not going to be everyone's cup of Darjeeling.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Like nothing else ... a great collection. 17 April 2009
Format:Audio CD
I bought this CD based on a review in Mojo magazine and boy was I surprised. I have never heard anything quite like this before and it is so good both in terms of the instrumentation and the vocals. EMI have done a great job with this collection which is great value for money and includes 41 great tracks. My particular favourite is the 'Anthems of Eden' album from 1969 which is featured in full on CD1 but to be honest there is not a dud track on this Harvest Years collection. Highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Superlative, sublime English music 22 Aug 2008
Format:Audio CD
This is without doubt some of the most beautiful music ever made. Shirley's voice was always unique and, in tandem with Dolly's playing and arrangements, they made music the like of which has never been re-created. A welcome long overdue re-issue. Tragic that fate has deprived the world of a wonderful duo.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A gift worth receiving. 13 Oct 2010
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Format:Audio CD
I bought this album as a birthday gift for a friend and he plays it all the time. I have 'For As Many As Will', and it's one of my favourite CDs.
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