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Joy Of Living: A Tribute To Ewan MacColl

Various - Joy Of Living: A Tribute To Ewan MacColl

This 2-CD set features new interpretations of MacColl’s songs from artists who span the worlds of pop, rock, Celtic, and folk. Rather than trying to be a definitive collection, it provides a testament to the range and influence of this remarkable singer and songwriter. Known as the godfather of the first British folk revival, Ewan MacColl is hailed for writing such classic songs as “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face,” “Dirty Old Town,” “The Shoals Of Herring,” and “The Joy Of Living.” Highlights include Steve Earle’s take on “Dirty Old Town,” and Norma Waterson’s peerless rendition of the plight of the travelers in “The Moving On Song.”

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"The Young Birds (Bombay Bicycle Club)"


  1. DISC ONE:
  2. 1. Schooldays Over (Damien Dempsey)
  3. 2. I’m Champion At Keeping ‘Em Rolling (Martin Carthy)
  4. 3. Cannily, Cannily (The Unthanks)
  5. 4. The Shoals Of Herring (Seth Lakeman)
  6. 5. The Exile Song (Marry Waterson)
  7. 6. The Young Birds (Bombay Bicycle Club)
  8. 7. Jamie Foyers (Dick Gaughan)
  9. 8. Thirty-Foot Trailer (Eliza Carthy)
  10. 9. My Old Man (Chaim Tannenbaum)
  11. 10. Dirty Old Town (Steve Earle)
  12. 11. The Battle Is Done With (Jarvis Cocker)
  13. DISC TWO:
  14. 1. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (Paul Buchanan)
  15. 2. Freeborn Man (Paul Brady)
  16. 3. Moving On Song (Norma Waterson)
  17. 4. The Terror Time (Karine Polwart)
  18. 5. The Father’s Song (Martin Simpson)
  19. 6. The Compañeros (Christy Moore)
  20. 7. Kilroy Was Here (Billy Bragg)
  21. 8. Sweet Thames, Flow Softly (Rufus & Martha Wainwright)
  22. 9. Alone (Kathryn Williams)
  23. 10. The Joy Of Living (David Gray)