Trees (50th Anniversary Edition)

Trees

13th November 2020 - Album - EARTH043
  • Beautifully packaged four-disc anniversary edition includes 12” book with liner notes from founder member David Costa and comedian Stewart Lee
  • Features two new discs of alternate mixes, early demos, BBC session tracks and 2018 live recordings in London
  • Includes lost demos of ‘Polly On The Shore’ and ‘Streets Of Derry
  • Special expansive collector’s edition celebrates the bands 50th anniversary.

Earth’s new Trees collection brings together ‘The Garden of Jane Delawney’ (1970) and On The Shore’ (1971) adding shiny alternate mixes of key tracks along with a selection of radio sessions and demos, all sounding brighter and cleaner than ever before.

 

£31.99£95.00

PRE-ORDER - Released On November 13, 2020

It’s now over fifty years since Trees’ formation, a band who helped define ‘Acid Folk’, creating a sub-category in the lexicon of record dealers and music critics alike. Earth’s new Trees collection brings together both albums adding shiny alternate mixes of key tracks along with a selection of radio sessions and demos, all sounding brighter and cleaner than ever before.

Trees first album, ‘The Garden of Jane Delawney’ (1970) snuggles nicely into contemporary nu-folkies’ idea of the genre, and shares some of the pastoral-whimsy that characterised The Incredible String Band or Donovan, offset by some stunning interpretations of traditional material and Bias’ own songs, which were somehow part of the tradition Trees had adopted. Readings of ‘Lady Margaret’, ‘Glasgerion’ and the old standard ‘She Moved Thro’ The Fair’, and the extended fade of the group’s own ‘Road’, presage the explosive instrumental duelling that would come to characterise the follow up album, ‘On The Shore’.

This special expansive collector’s edition celebrates the bands 50th anniversary.

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Tracklist

Disc One - The Garden of Jane Delawney (EARTHLP036)

A1 Nothing Special
A2 The Great Silkie
A3 The Garden Of Jane Delawney
A4 Lady Margaret
B5 Glasgerion
B6 She Moved Thro' The Fair
B7 Road
B8 Epitaph
B9 Snail's Lament

Disc Two - On The Shore (EARTHLP035)

A1 Soldiers Three
A2 Murdoch
A3 Streets Of Derry
A4 Sally Free And Easy
B5 Fool
B6 Adam's Toon
B7 Geordie
B8 While The Iron Is Hot
B9 Little Sadie
B10 Polly On The Shore

Disc Three - Fore & After (Part 1)

A1 Soldiers Three (Remix 2007)
A2 Murdoch (Remix 2007)
A3 Streets Of Derry (Remix 2007)
A4 Geordie (Remix 2007)
B5 Polly On The Shore (Remix 2007)
B6 Fool (Remix 2007)
B7 Polly On The Shore(demo 1970) Previously unreleased
B8 Streets of Derry (demo 1970) Previously unreleased

Disc Four - Fore & After (Part 2)

A1 She Moved Thro' The Fair (Demo 1969)
A2 Pretty Polly (Demo 1969)
A3 The Great Silkie (BBC 1970) Previously unreleased
A4 Soldier's Three (BBC 1970) Previously unreleased
A5 Little Black Cloud (demo 1969 )
A6 Forest Fire ( BBC 1970)
B1 She Moved Thro' The Fair (Live at Cafe Oto 2018)*
B2 Murdoch (Live at Cafe Oto 2018) *
B3 Black Widow (2007)
B4 Little Black Cloud Suite (2007)

Description

It’s now over fifty years since Trees’ formation, a band who helped define ‘Acid Folk’, creating a sub-category in the lexicon of record dealers and music critics alike. Earth’s new Trees collection brings together both albums adding shiny alternate mixes of key tracks along with a selection of radio sessions and demos, all sounding brighter and cleaner than ever before.

Trees first album, ‘The Garden of Jane Delawney’ (1970) snuggles nicely into contemporary nu-folkies’ idea of the genre, and shares some of the pastoral-whimsy that characterised The Incredible String Band or Donovan, offset by some stunning interpretations of traditional material and Bias’ own songs, which were somehow part of the tradition Trees had adopted. Readings of ‘Lady Margaret’, ‘Glasgerion’ and the old standard ‘She Moved Thro’ The Fair’, and the extended fade of the group’s own ‘Road’, presage the explosive instrumental duelling that would come to characterise the follow up album, ‘On The Shore’.

This special expansive collector’s edition celebrates the bands 50th anniversary.

Description

It’s now over fifty years since Trees’ formation, a band who helped define ‘Acid Folk’, creating a sub-category in the lexicon of record dealers and music critics alike. Earth’s new Trees collection brings together both albums adding shiny alternate mixes of key tracks along with a selection of radio sessions and demos, all sounding brighter and cleaner than ever before.

Trees first album, ‘The Garden of Jane Delawney’ (1970) snuggles nicely into contemporary nu-folkies’ idea of the genre, and shares some of the pastoral-whimsy that characterised The Incredible String Band or Donovan, offset by some stunning interpretations of traditional material and Bias’ own songs, which were somehow part of the tradition Trees had adopted. Readings of ‘Lady Margaret’, ‘Glasgerion’ and the old standard ‘She Moved Thro’ The Fair’, and the extended fade of the group’s own ‘Road’, presage the explosive instrumental duelling that would come to characterise the follow up album, ‘On The Shore’.

This special expansive collector’s edition celebrates the bands 50th anniversary.

Tracklist

Disc One - The Garden of Jane Delawney (EARTHLP036)

A1 Nothing Special
A2 The Great Silkie
A3 The Garden Of Jane Delawney
A4 Lady Margaret
B5 Glasgerion
B6 She Moved Thro' The Fair
B7 Road
B8 Epitaph
B9 Snail's Lament

Disc Two - On The Shore (EARTHLP035)

A1 Soldiers Three
A2 Murdoch
A3 Streets Of Derry
A4 Sally Free And Easy
B5 Fool
B6 Adam's Toon
B7 Geordie
B8 While The Iron Is Hot
B9 Little Sadie
B10 Polly On The Shore

Disc Three - Fore & After (Part 1)

A1 Soldiers Three (Remix 2007)
A2 Murdoch (Remix 2007)
A3 Streets Of Derry (Remix 2007)
A4 Geordie (Remix 2007)
B5 Polly On The Shore (Remix 2007)
B6 Fool (Remix 2007)
B7 Polly On The Shore(demo 1970) Previously unreleased
B8 Streets of Derry (demo 1970) Previously unreleased

Disc Four - Fore & After (Part 2)

A1 She Moved Thro' The Fair (Demo 1969)
A2 Pretty Polly (Demo 1969)
A3 The Great Silkie (BBC 1970) Previously unreleased
A4 Soldier's Three (BBC 1970) Previously unreleased
A5 Little Black Cloud (demo 1969 )
A6 Forest Fire ( BBC 1970)
B1 She Moved Thro' The Fair (Live at Cafe Oto 2018)*
B2 Murdoch (Live at Cafe Oto 2018) *
B3 Black Widow (2007)
B4 Little Black Cloud Suite (2007)

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