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This 4 CD collection gathers together for the first time the entire Ian Campbell Folk Group catalogue recorded for Transatlantic Records, covering the period 1963-1968. This collection includes 6 studio albums plus related bonus material from the period.
The Ian Campbell Folk Group were one of the most respected, influential and best known British folk groups of the 1960’s. Taking their origins from Aberdeen, the band formed in Birmingham in 1958. They signed to Transatlantic Records in 1963 and proceeded to record the content of this collection over the next 6 years. They topped the bill at the Royal Albert Hall, made numerous TV appearances, attended the Newport Folk Festival in 1964 and were prolific live performers throughout Europe. Dave Swarbrick and Dave Pegg who both achieved fame with Fairport Convention, are featured in this collection.
THE STUDIO ALBUMS FEATURED ARE AS FOLLOWS:
This Is The Ian Campbell Folk Group – the band’s debut 18 track album released in 1963.
Across The Hills – the 2nd album featuring 14 tracks released originally in 1964.
Coaldust Ballads – a 1965 album released with 17 tracks and on CD for the very first time.
Contemporary Campbells – a 14 track release dating from 1965.
New Impressions Of The Ian Campbell Folk Group – next in the series was this offering from 1966 featuring 15 tracks.
The Circle Game – the band’s final album for Transatlantic appearing on CD for the first time. It features 14 tracks and was originally released in 1968.
DISC FOUR: BONUS TRACKS
Disc 4 contains all the tracks recorded by the group that don’t appear on the 6 albums listed above. Their singles, Kelly, The Boy From Killane, The Times They Are A Changin’, (which reached 42 in the UK charts), One Eyed Reilly and Guantanamera are included along with their B sides, as are tracks that only appeared on the Transatlantic sampler albums that were released in 1969. Most of these tracks are appearing on CD for the first time.
Our 36 page full colour CD booklet features the artwork from all the original albums and very extensive sleeve notes detailing the band’s career and details of key personnel.