This was the group that first introduced me to English traditional song (via some keen teens singing their songs) Only one of the group still survives unfortunately but here we have their early days encapsulated in one cd. A very influential group who also did much to arouse enthusiasm for the Coppers of Sussex. Along with the Watersons and the Coppers they were the force that fired up a new enthusiasm for our own folk music at a time when much attention was being diverted by American popular music. This is a great collection and an essential part of any folk music library, and inspiration for budding folk singers.
This is Two Albums on one CD,and great for the price,if you are into real Folk.Had all there Albums at one time,but over the Years thay have been lost, or damaged etc,But Im biased due to the fact that Royston,Michael,as my Family new him by was my elder Brother.And if you like Peter Bellamy's voice then look for his Albums there are quite a few out there enjoy!!!
During a brief period between 1965 and 1969 The Young Tradition recorded three great albums and an EP and turn young people on to traditional rural sounding British Folk music. This CD collection features the first two albums only. . For a better value for money release and with better sound try The Young Tradition / So Cheerfully Round / Galleries + Chicken The Young Tradition were a British Folk group made up of Peter Bellamy, Royston Wood and Heather Wood. The debut album and subseqeut material was influenced by and a continuation of the work of the Copper Family recordings. Here there was a unaccompanied vocal harmony rendition of some terrific traditional songs. There is a wide source of these traditional songs. We get a Collier's song with Byker Hill, a ballad of a serving girl in Betsy the serving Maid, a deportation ballad in Henry the poacher, a broken token ballad in the Banks of Claudy, a English hunting song with The innocent hunt, a carol in The truth sent from above, a song collected by Cecil Sharp and Ralph Vaughn Williams in Dives and Lazerus and more. Album two, So Cheerfully Round, continues the same theme with more magical recordings. There is another song collected by Bob Copper to begin the album with the Bold Dragoon. Another carol with the Whitsuntide Carol, more ballads with The old miser and Knight William and the Sheperd's daughter and a song written by Roger Watson called Watercress O to round off the album. There are other songs I have not mentioned but all have a fabulous Traditional feel to them.