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THE NEW ROAD

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CD Order Code: MBRRCD04

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Track No.

Song Title

Performers

Comment

1.

The First of My Lovers

The Bull-at-a-Gate Band: Fiona Johnson: Vocal & Violin; Fred Ball: Viola; Jane Goldsworthy: Flutes; Jennifer Johnson: Cello; Jon Vincent: Percussion; Mike Ball: Keyboard

‘Worship’ through the ages

2.

Mobile Phone

Paul Stepto: Vocal & Acoustic Guitar

A view from a non-user

3.

The New Road

Di Cullen: Vocal; John Cullen: Acoustic guitar

Jesus’ ministry, re-stated

4.

Sausages

Pig’s Ear: Keith, Grant and Susan Rule: Unaccompanied Vocal

This song, taste-free in places, sizzles along

5.

The Remembrance

Matthew Forbes: Vocal and Acoustic guitar

Jake’s 1st World War ‘squib’

6.

The Sun is Burning in the Sky

Paulette Sheard: Vocal; Mike Ball: Electric Keyboard

Bitter-Sweet ‘Cold War’ song

7.

The Dockyard Gate

Michael Wilkinson: Vocal; Michael Ball: English Concertina

When the Cat’s away…

8.

I Sing of a Maiden

Fiona and Jennifer Johnson: Vocal Duet; Caroline Johnson: Piano Forte

In praise of Mary

9.

Personal Column

Mike Ball: Vocal and Piano

For those who get ‘the Agony’

10.

C’est Chic

Paul Stepto: Vocal and Acoustic Guitar

Super-models

11.

Sweet Emaline

Dr Thomas Ball: Piano solo

Interlude Jazz

12.

Country Girl

Matt Forbes: Vocal and Acoustic Guitar

Pictures for the mind, charming, wanton

13.

Carol of the Creatures

Ginette Di Palma, Caroline, Fiona and Jennifer Johnson: Vocals; Jonathan Vincent: Percussion; Mike Ball: Electric Keyboard

St. Francis’s prayer, in song

14.

Salvation Army Girl

Mike Ball: Vocal; Matt Forbes: Acoustic Guitar

A touch heavenly, a touch earthy

15.

Beggar Wench

Carol Wilkinson: Unaccompanied Vocal

A piece of Scottish ribaldry

16.

Down Below

Mike Ball: Vocal and Piano

London Sewers, a tribute

17.

Joseph

Matt Forbes: Vocal and Acoustic Guitar

“Nobody sings me any songs…”

18.

The Weavers’ Dance

Pig’s Ear:

Interlude: Maypole dancers weave a spell

19.

Sue…

Paul Stepto: Vocal and Acoustic Guitar

One result of the recent mania for ‘Regulations’

20.

Present Tense

Jane Goldsworthy: Unaccompanied Vocal

A sceptic’s message to a Church-goer

21.

They Bowl as Well

Mike Ball: Vocal and Electric Keyboard

Song of envy

22.

Le Cygne Noir

Matt Forbes: Vocal and Acoustic Guitar

Lost Love, in the beautiful language

23.

Damien the Wonder Kid

Paul Stepto: Vocal and Acoustic Guitar

Aimez-vous modern art?

24.

Dabbling in the Dew

Mike Ball: Unaccompanied Vocal

A milkmaid foils a cad

25.

The Poor Sod

 

One of Jake’s Pastorals