Rob Young to Release Electric Eden Soundtrack

Electric Eden

In August 2010 acclaimed British writer Rob Young published his ode to English folk music, the fantastic Electric Eden: Unearthing Britain’s Visionary Music, a book which has since become a staple on any folk lover’s bookshelf. The book charted the rise and evolution of British classical and folk music from the 19th century to today touching on many of the greats from the UK scene.

Universal music has just announced they will be releasing a double-CD soundtrack album as a companion piece to Young’s book. The album is divided into an Acoustic Eden and an Electric Eden with each song hand picked by Rob Young. The album, which features tracks by Bert Jansch, Fairport Convention, Tim Hart & Maddy Prior, John Martyn, Richard Thompson, Steeleye Span, David Bowie, Nick Drake and many many more, is set for release on the 20th August.

The full track listing for both parts of the double album is below:

Acoustic Eden
1. Peter Bellamy – “Oak, Ash and Thorn”
2. Traffic – “John Barleycorn Must Die”
3. Bert Jansch – “The Waggoner’s Lad”
4. Fairport Convention – “Stranger to Himself”
5. Archie Fisher – “Reynardine”
6. Bread, Love and Dreams – “Brother John”
7. Bill Fay – “Garden Song”
8. Water Into Wine Band – “Stranger in the World”
9. Tudor Lodge – “Willow Tree”
10. Comus – “Diana”
11. Meic Stevens – “Yorric”
12. Magic Carpet – “The Dream”
13. Sweeney’s Men – “The Pipe on the Hob”
14. Tim Hart & Maddy Prior – “False Knight on the Road”
15. Dr Strangely Strange – “Dark-Haired Lady”
16. Albion Country Band – “I Was a Young Man”
17. COB – “Music of the Ages”
18. Roger Nicholson – “The Carman’s Whistle”
19. Bridget St John – “Fly High”
20. John Martyn – “She Moves Through the Fair”

Electric Albion
1. Richard Thompson – “Roll over Vaughn Williams”
2. Steeleye Span – “The Lark in the Morning”
3. Unicorn – “Country Road”
4. Fairport Convention – “A Sailor’s Life”
5. Trees – “Glasgerion”
6. Fotheringay – “Gypsy Davey”
7. David Bowie – “Black Country Rock”
8. John Martyn – “Glistening Glyndebourne”
9. Mike Cooper – “Paper and Smoke”
10. Shelagh McDonald – “Mirage”
11. Spirogyra – “Disraeli’s Problem”
12. Mick Softley – “Time Machine”
13. Shirley Collins & The Albion Country Band – “Murder of Maria Marten”
14. Pentangle – “Jack Orion”
15. Incredible String Band – “Painted Chariot”
16. Nick Drake – “Voices”

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1 Comment

  1. August 3, 2012 at 16:07

    […] – Rob Young, the author of the outstanding book Electric Eden: Unearthing Britain’s Visionary Music which chronicles the rise of Brittish folk music from the 19th century to today, has put together a companion soundtrack double album featuring the likes of Bert Jansch, Fairport Convention, Tim Hart & Maddy Prior, John Martyn, Richard Thompson, Steeleye Span, David Bowie, Nick Drake and many many more. Details here. […]


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