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Penguin Eggs

Folk This
It All Comes Round Again
John Tams
The Reckoning
Muckram Wakes
A Map Of Derbyshire
The Red Lion
A Bit Of A Song And Dance
New Victory Band
One More Dance And Then
Kate Rusby
Hourglass
Salisbury Folk
From The Penguin Book Of English Folk Songs
The Old Hat Concert Party
Sunday 13th May 1969
Seth Lakeman
Kitty Jay
Kitty Jay Lyrics
Freedom Fields
Freedom Fields Lyrics
The White Hare
The New St. George
The Hard Times Of Old England
Prince Heathen
Frost And Fire
Bright Phoebus
History and Companion
Morning Way
Spindle
Polly On The Shore
Western Approaches
Damien Barber and The Demon Barbers
The North Star Grassman and the Ravens
Cropredy's Like That
The Garden of Jane Delawney
Nic Jones
Penguin Eggs
The Noah's Ark Trap
Bandoggs
Bandoggs: The Record
Shirley Collins
Anthems In Eden
Shelagh McDonald
Stargazer
Music From The Unbroken Circle
Gryphon
Glastonbury Carol
Mr Fox
Mr. Fox : The Album
Tiny Tin Lady
The Sound of Requiem
martha tilston
ropeswing
Moseley Folk Festival 2006
Moseley Folk Festival 2006: The Folks
Witness
ROOTS
Countrylife
Countrylife II
The Falmouth Packet / Haul Away Joe
The Setting / Mary From Dungloe
From Clare To Here
A Gift From A Flower To A Garden
1952 Vincent Black Lightning
Coope, Boyes & Simpson
Christmas Truce / Kerstbestand 1914
Passchendaele Suite
A Garland of Carols
Fire and Sleet and Candlelight
Anne Briggs
Anne Briggs : Sing A Song For You
Oak
Welcome to Our Fair Plus
Make it Folky!
A Place Called England
Ragged Heroes
Dancing at Whitsun
The Lark In The Morning
Thomas The Rhymer
Gaudete
Carthy and Swarbrick
What Time Is It Eccles?

A definitive album voted fRoots Album of the Year 1980

Penguin Eggs 1980
Topic Records 12TS411 1980

Penguin Eggs
Nic Jones
Topic : 12TS411 1980
Topic : TSCD411 1991
 

Nic Jones - vocals, guitar, fiddle, arranger
 
Bridget Danby - recorder and vocals
 
Tony Hall - melodeon
 
Dave Burland - vocals

Recorded at: Livingstone Studios
 
Produced by: Tony Engle
 
Engineers: Nic Kinsey, Billy Kinsley
 
Design: Tony Engle

This the magnum opus from Nick Jones. Penguin Eggs stands in a virtual class by itself -- a folk record built on playing of such virtuosity that anyone who enjoys guitar, of any type or style, should hear it; a body of traditional songs played with an immediacy and urgency that transcends any dry notions of scholarship; and a record that stands astride the opposing virtues of youth and antiquity, in its execution and source, respectively. Penguin Eggs is one of those rare records where not just every song, but each instrumental part is worth hearing. Jones' singing, some of the most expressive to emerge from the English folk revival. The vocals are attractive enough to make this record a keeper, but what makes this album truly special, and alluring to modern listeners, is the playing -- Jones' acoustic guitar work is so lyrical, elegant, and sinewy on Penguin Eggs, and gets such spirited (yet economical) support from Tony Hall and Bridget Danby, on melodeon and recorder, respectively, that it would be worth hearing just as an instrumental album, and could show a hardcore traditionalists a thing or two about virtuoso showmanship as well.
~ Bruce Eder, All Music Guide

This album represents Nic Jones' last full studio recording - he was injured in a car crash and he had to retire from active participation in the folk scene.

side one

1. Canadee-I-O
 
2. The Drowned Lovers
 
3. The Humpback Whale
 
4. The Little Pot Stove

side two

1. Courting Is A Pleasure

2. Barrack Street

3. Planxty Davis

4. The Flandyke Shore

5. Farewell To The Gold

All the songs on this record have been learned from books, tapes. records and scraps of paper, all sent to me by friends that I have made around the folk club scene. I hope the songs haven't been damaged too much in transit!
 
Nic Jones. 1980

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