Love On The Wire – BBC Sessions, Live & Beyond

Love On The Wire – BBC Sessions, Live & Beyond

Love On The Wire – BBC Sessions, Live & Beyond

  • 36 performances charting the career of Magna Carta
  • Compiled by Magna Carta’s Chris Simpson, featuring newly remastered BBC sessions, live tracks and more.
  • Includes booklet with new liner notes by Spencer Leigh
Yorkshire Dalesman, Chris Simpson, founded Magna Carta in 1969. He and they, are still one of the greatest acoustic legends in the world with 78 countries toured; from the Royal Albert Hall to Kathmandu and 25 albums netting 9,000,000... so far. This timeless collection begins in the folk clubs and follows Magna Carta as they shot to prominence in a relatively short time. It was the Seasons album that put them there with Lord of the Ages confirming their legendary status. As Rick Wakeman put it, “One of the finest albums of it’s kind ever made.” Simpson’s versatility as a writer is much in evidence here, for he refuses to be confined to any one genre. You will hear many influences from Dylan to J.J. Cale; the rich tapestry of the Blues and Country music and dipping into the glories of the Folk tradition. Fred Dellar of MOJO, named Simpson “the English Paul Simon”. A timeless album for all seasons. Play it again and again!

Tracklist

CD 1

  1. Love On The Wire – Live in The KPM Studio, 1982
  2. Parliament Hill – Live at The Royal Albert Hall, 23 June 1971
  3. Sea And Sand – Live at The Royal Albert Hall, 23 June 1971
  4. Shades Of Grey – BBC Nightride with Jon Curle
  5. Daughter, Daughter – BBC Nightride with Jon Curle
  6. Wayfarin’ BBC Session, Live at Wavedon
  7. Sponge – BBC Session, Live at Wavedon
  8. White Snow Dove – BBC Session, Live at Wavedon
  9. You – Live at Hartlepool Arts Centre, 2001
  10. Airport Song – Live at Grassington Festival, 2000
  11. Elizabethan – Live at The Royal Albert Hall, 23 June 1971
  12. Highway To Spain – Live at Grassington Festival, 1998
  13. Winterlude / Ulysses – Hatch Farm Studios, 1998
  14. Terminal Case Of You – Live at Grassington Festival, 1998
  15. Seasons In The Tide – Live at Grassington Festival, 1998
  16. Life In The Old Dog – Live at Hartlepool Arts Centre, 2001
  17. Isle Of Skye – Live at Newcastle City Hall, 23 September 1971
  18. Some Kind Of Man – Hatch Farm Studios
  19. Sun Ain’t Gonna Rise – Live at Grassington Festival, 2000

CD 2

  1. Cajun Cannonball – BBC Cambridge Festival, 1988
  2. 9lb Hammer – Live at Paradiso, Amsterdam, 1986
  3. Living With A Woman Like You – BBC Cambridge Festival, 1988
  4. Wind On The Water – Live at Grassington Festival, 1988
  5. Time For The Leaving – Live at Grassington Festival, 2000
  6. Tomorrow Is A Long Time – Live at Grassington Festival, 2000
  7. When All Is Said And Done – The Van, Spakenburg, Holland, 2000
  8. Evergreen – Live at Grassington Festival, 2000
  9. Greenfields – Live at Blue Strike, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, 1988
  10. Country Born – SPR, Hilversum, Holland, 1991
  11. Pictures In My Pillow – Live at The Kilf, The Isle Of Texel, Holland, 2002
  12. Blues For A Long Road – Live in Grassington, North Yorkshire, 1998
  13. In Tomorrow – The British Council, Live Session in Damascus, Syria, 1992
  14. 3 Into 2 Don’t Go – Live at The Kilf, The Isle Of Texel, Holland, 2002
  15. Columbus – Live At The Kilf, The Isle Of Texel, Holland, 2002
  16. Magnolia (One For JJ…) – Live at Blue Strike, Harrogate, North Yorkshire 1984
  17. Epilogue – from The Fields Of Eden, 2014

Release Information

  • Catalogue Number: REPUK 1365
  • Format: 2CD (Brilliant Box + Slipcase)

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