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ARTIST
TITLE
Morris On
FORMAT
CD

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CATALOG #
FLED 3037CD FLED 3037CD
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RELEASE DATE
2/2/2010

Lovingly remastered and packaged in a smart new digipack, the classic Morris On makes a welcome return to the catalog. This folk-rock classic was originally released in 1972 by Island Records. Morris On is one of the great eccentric masterpieces of British electric folk music -- Morris music has never been as soulful (or as much fun) as this. A tremendously powerful and important recording, Morris On led to a re-examination of the English Morris dance and an upsurge of interest that continues to this day. In 1972, three former members of Fairport Convention -- Ashley Hutchings, Richard Thompson and Dave Mattacks -- got together with accordion-maestro John Kirkpatrick and acclaimed folk fiddler Barry Dransfield to record this groundbreaking album. Shirley Collins even guests on two tracks. The results were quite extraordinary and led to a re-examination of the Morris tradition and the formation of many new dance sides. 37 years later, leader Ashley Hutchings continues to tour with his popular Morris On band.