MEMORY BAND

AFTER NIGHT / TANGLED MAN (STATIC CARAVAN)

MEMORY BAND - AFTER NIGHT / TANGLED MAN 134181
Format:
1 7"
Release:
12.07.2019
Label:
STATIC CARAVAN
Kat.-Nr.:
134181
Barcode:
5055869565455
Fifteen years since our eponymous debut album on the Hungry Hill label this single features the voice of Nancy Wallace, who made her debut on that first album and whose presence had a profound impact upon the early navigations of The Memory Band both live and on record.

A fine traditional singer Nancy has forged her own highly regarded solo career and as well her contributions to The Memory Band she also played a pivotal role in the formation of The Owl Service.

Now resident in Canada, Nancy recently reunited with The Memory Band whilst visiting Britain and recorded the title track 'After Night' in London.

The song uses lyrics assembled and adapted from a handful of ballads with similar lyrics but differing titles collected far and wide in the English-speaking world since the eighteenth century.

Accompaniment on electric piano, organ and cello comes from Fred Thomas, who has made many contributions to our recent work.

The flipside is a cover of an Anne Briggs song entitled 'Tangled Man' from her classic album 'The Time Has Come' and features acoustic guitar from John Smith.

"Folkloric magic" - MOJO
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. AFTER NIGHT
  • 1.2. TANGLED MAN