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Scotland

Robin Hall & Jimmie Macgregor

Robin Hall & Jimmie Macgregor: Songs of Grief And Glory

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  • Songs Of Grief And Glory
    • 1967 — Fontana STL 5436 LP
  • Side One
    1. Grief and Glory — Robin & Jimmie
    2. Back Buchanan Street — Robin & Jimmie
    3. Tread Lightly — Nadia Cattouse
    4. Talkin' Trouble — Monday Blues — Robin & Jimmie
    5. The Threshold — Nadia Cattouse
    6. There Must Be Something Wonderful About Fighting — Robin & Jimmie
    7. Kelston Round Hill — Nadia Cattouse
  • Side Two
    1. The Folk Singer — Robin & Jimmie
    2. If That Is What You Want — Nadia Cattouse
    3. Pigs Can See the Wind — Robin & Jimmie
    4. People Like People Like Themselves — Nadia Cattouse
    5. Folk Nativity — Robin & Jimmie
    6. The Man for All Colours — Nadia Cattouse
    7. Irony Road — Robin & Jimmie
    8. Grief and Glory — Nadia Cattouse

  • Musicians
    • Robin Hall: Vocals, Guitar
    • Jimmie Macgregor: Vocals, Guitar & Mandolin
    • Nadia Cattouse: Vocals
    • Denny Wright: Guitar
    • Harry Archer: Bass
    • John Mark: Guitar

Sleeve Notes

GRIEF AND GLORY — Robin Hall and Jimmie Macgregor
Signature tune by Peter Firth, about the two sides of man's experience, his mastery of nature — and yet his uncertainty.

BACK BUCHANAN STREET — Robin Hall and Jimmie Macgregor
By Harry and Gordon Dison of Liverpool. Many people are being rehoused. But do they all enjoy being uprooted ? This song answers "No!"

TREAD LIGHTLY — Nadia Cattouse
By Ruth Roberts of Alsager, Cheshire. A love song — with a modern plea for not too much involvement.

TALKIN' TROUBLE — MONDAY BLUES — Robin Hall and Jimmie Macgregor
By Philip Hills of Crowborough, Sussex. Getting down to brass tacks — everyday life in the suburbs.

THE THRESHOLD — Nadia Cattouse
By Susan Tuck of Cirencester. A young girl — her feelings on the threshold of adulthood.

THERE MUST BE SOMETHING WONDERFUL ABOUT FIGHTING — Robin Hall and Jimmie Macgregor
By Tommy Gardner and Gary White-head of Exeter. An ironic comment on the fact of man's perpetual aggressiveness.

KELSTON ROUND HILL — Nadia Cattouse
By Christopher Rowe of Kingston-upon-Hull. A ballad of life — joy, war, and grief, against the background of nature's rhythm.

THE FOLK SINGER — Robin Hall and Jimmie Macgregor
By Neil McGowan of Derry, N.I. A protest about professional protesters.

IF THAT IS WHAT YOU WANT — Nadia Cattouse
By Andrew Rainbow of London. About the many choices open to man. Beware! You may get what you want!

PIGS CAN SEE THE WIND — Robin Hall and Jimmie Macgregor
By Dave Goulder of Achnashellach, Ross Shire. On the foolishness of man.

PEOPLE LIKE PEOPLE LIKE THEMSELVES — Nadia Cattouse
By Jeanette Stanley of London. A satirical comment on human nature and the way to success.

FOLK NATIVITY — Robin Hall and Jimmie Macgregor
By Jane Laxton of Colwyn Bay. A Christmas song by a schoolgirl.

THE MAN FOR ALL COLOURS — Nadia Cattouse
By Nick Parry Jones of London. A ballad on the splendour of true love.

IRONY ROAD — Robin Hall and Jimmie Macgregor
By Dafydd Idris Edwards of Carmarthen. Where will we be when the chips are down ? Ferocious reminder of human badness.