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• Extensive six CD and one DVD box set following the career of Spriguns Of Tolgus (later shortened to just Spriguns)and Mandy Morton
• Featuring many previously unreleased tracks and new masters from the original sound sources
• Plus comprehensive notes from Mandy Morton

Spriguns Of Tolgus (later shortened to just Spriguns) were a British folk-rock group formed in 1972, who have long been admired by connoisseurs of that era. Having made two self-funded albums, they attracted a major label deal with Decca for two further LPs, which demonstrated their growing originality, and caught the attention of some significant figures in that world.

After two Decca albums Mandy decided to form her own label and rebranded as Mandy Morton and Spriguns to record the Magic Lady album. This led to a solo licensing deal with Polydor Norway and two more albums followed. Mandy Morton and her band toured Scandinavia extensively before disbanding in 1885.

Compiled and co-ordinated by Mandy herself, ‘After The Storm’ is an ambitious 6CD and DVD box set which offers the entire recorded output of Spriguns and Mandy Morton in their various musical guises, from their lo-fi cassette-only album ‘Rowdy Dowdy Day’ from 1972 to the final Mandy Morton Band LP ‘Valley Of Light’ from 1983. Many of the above have been remastered for the first time directly from the original master tapes. And in addition, Mandy discovered several previously unreleased tracks, which appear as bonuses.

The whole package has been beautifully designed, with a plethora of illustrations and sleevenotes by Mandy herself. In every respect, ‘After The Storm’ is the ultimate tribute to the music of Spriguns and Mandy Morton – long held in high esteem by folk rock collectors “in the know” but deserving of a deluxe box set to pay proper homage to their musical legacy.

Track Listing:

DISC ONE:
SPRIGUNS OF TOLGUS Jack With A Feather
1 Lambton Worm
2 Let No Man Steal Your Thyme
3 Derby Ram
4 Jigs Medley: Rakes Of Malo/St. Patrick’s Day/The Ten Penny Bit
5 Flodden Field
6 The Trooper’s Nag
7 Curragh Of Kildare
8 Keys Of/To Canterbury
9 The Twa Magicians
10 Seamus The Showman
11 Barren Banks Of Aden

SPRIGUNS OF TOLGUS Rowdy Dowdy Day
12 Let No Man Steal Your Thyme
13 The Jolly Tinker
14 The Lally Worm And The Mackerel
15 Spanish Ladies
16 Matty Groves
17 The Trees They Do Grow High
18 Three Drunken Maidens
19 Scotia Reel
20 Keys Of Canterbury
21 Sir Brian Botany
22 Trooper’s Nag
23 Cuckoo’s Nest

DISC. TWO:
SPRIGUNS Revel Weird And Wild
1 Trysting Tree
2 Outlandish Knight
3 Sir Colvin
4 Piscie Song
5 Nothing Else To Do
6 Hasberry Howard
7 Lord Lovell
8 Laily Worm
9 When Spring Comes In

DISC THREE:
SPRIGUNS Time Will Pass
1 Dead Man’s Eyes
2 All Before
3 For You
4 Time Will Pass
5 White Witch
6 Blackwaterside
7 You’re Not There
8 Devil’s Night
9 Letter To A Lady Bonus Tracks
10 White Witch (by Mandy Morton) *
11 Blackwaterside (Alternative Version) (by Spriguns) *
12 Letter To A Lady (by Mandy Morton) *
13 Time Will Pass (Acoustic) (by Mandy Morton and Wayne Morrison) *
* previously unreleased

DISC FOUR:
MANDY MORTON AND SPRIGUNS Magic Lady
1 Magic Lady
2 Music Prince
3 According To Matthew
4 Little Inbetween
5 Goodbye The Day
6 Silence Do The Rest
7 The Lady
8 White Ship
9 Witchfinder
10 Gypsy Glass
11 Ghost Of A Song
12 Magic Lady (reprise) Bonus Track
13 Winter Storms (by Mandy Morton & Chris Mills)

DISC FIVE:
MANDY MORTON Sea Of Storms
1 Maybe One Day
2 After The Storm
3 Black Nights
4 Compline Anthem
5 Victoria By The Window
6 Ghost Of Christmas Past
7 Twisted Sage
8 Wake Up The Morning
9 Silas The Silent
10 Land Of The Dead
11 Warriors’ Grave
12 The Sculptor Bonus Track
13 Ghost of Christmas Past (Single Mix)

DISC SIX:
MANDY MORTON BAND Valley Of Light
1 I Need Your Love
2 Valley Of Light
3 Time Machine
4 No Reason
5 Somebody To Love
6 Ice Queen
7 Not For Sale
8 Chosen Few
9 Natural Born Bonus tracks
10 Skeleton Rock (by Spriguns) *
11 Flying High (by Mandy Morton)
* previously unreleased

DISC SEVEN (DVD):
MANDY MORTON BAND
Live In Cambridge 1979 *
1 Black Nights
2 Twisted Sage
3 Skeleton Rock
4 Marmeel Rant
5 Somebody To Love
* All tracks previously
* unreleased

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DISC ONE:
SPRIGUNS OF TOLGUS Jack With A Feather
1 Lambton Worm
2 Let No Man Steal Your Thyme
3 Derby Ram
4 Jigs Medley: Rakes Of Malo/St. Patrick’s Day/The Ten Penny Bit
5 Flodden Field
6 The Trooper’s Nag
7 Curragh Of Kildare
8 Keys Of/To Canterbury
9 The Twa Magicians
10 Seamus The Showman
11 Barren Banks Of Aden

SPRIGUNS OF TOLGUS Rowdy Dowdy Day
12 Let No Man Steal Your Thyme
13 The Jolly Tinker
14 The Lally Worm And The Mackerel
15 Spanish Ladies
16 Matty Groves
17 The Trees They Do Grow High
18 Three Drunken Maidens
19 Scotia Reel
20 Keys Of Canterbury
21 Sir Brian Botany
22 Trooper’s Nag
23 Cuckoo’s Nest

DISC. TWO:
SPRIGUNS Revel Weird And Wild
1 Trysting Tree
2 Outlandish Knight
3 Sir Colvin
4 Piscie Song
5 Nothing Else To Do
6 Hasberry Howard
7 Lord Lovell
8 Laily Worm
9 When Spring Comes In

DISC THREE:
SPRIGUNS Time Will Pass
1 Dead Man’s Eyes
2 All Before
3 For You
4 Time Will Pass
5 White Witch
6 Blackwaterside
7 You’re Not There
8 Devil’s Night
9 Letter To A Lady Bonus Tracks
10 White Witch (by Mandy Morton) *
11 Blackwaterside (Alternative Version) (by Spriguns) *
12 Letter To A Lady (by Mandy Morton) *
13 Time Will Pass (Acoustic) (by Mandy Morton and Wayne Morrison) *
* previously unreleased

DISC FOUR:
MANDY MORTON AND SPRIGUNS Magic Lady
1 Magic Lady
2 Music Prince
3 According To Matthew
4 Little Inbetween
5 Goodbye The Day
6 Silence Do The Rest
7 The Lady
8 White Ship
9 Witchfinder
10 Gypsy Glass
11 Ghost Of A Song
12 Magic Lady (reprise) Bonus Track
13 Winter Storms (by Mandy Morton & Chris Mills)

DISC FIVE:
MANDY MORTON Sea Of Storms
1 Maybe One Day
2 After The Storm
3 Black Nights
4 Compline Anthem
5 Victoria By The Window
6 Ghost Of Christmas Past
7 Twisted Sage
8 Wake Up The Morning
9 Silas The Silent
10 Land Of The Dead
11 Warriors’ Grave
12 The Sculptor Bonus Track
13 Ghost of Christmas Past (Single Mix)

DISC SIX:
MANDY MORTON BAND Valley Of Light
1 I Need Your Love
2 Valley Of Light
3 Time Machine
4 No Reason
5 Somebody To Love
6 Ice Queen
7 Not For Sale
8 Chosen Few
9 Natural Born Bonus tracks
10 Skeleton Rock (by Spriguns) *
11 Flying High (by Mandy Morton)
* previously unreleased

DISC SEVEN (DVD):
MANDY MORTON BAND
Live In Cambridge 1979 *
1 Black Nights
2 Twisted Sage
3 Skeleton Rock
4 Marmeel Rant
5 Somebody To Love
* All tracks previously
* unreleased

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