2007 release. A discovery of folk music from dark Britannica, John Barleycorn Reborn explores seasonal birth, death, and rebirth, beginning the cycle on Lammas 2007 (August 1), a day traditionally known for the first fruits of the harvest. This compilation explores the darker side of British folk music, evoking the mystery of ancient peoples and the strangeness of their beliefs and arcane traditions, the remnants of which have been carried down the centuries as folklore. The set has an extended booklet with articles, essays, and explorations of the album's concept. John Barleycorn Reborn is a collaboration between Cold Spring and Woven Wheat Whispers. Curated by Mark Coyle. Includes tracks by The Horses of the Gods, The Owl Service, The Story, Damh the Bard, Mary Jane, Andrew King, The Triple Tree, Sol Invictus, Sieben, Sharron Kraus, Charlotte Greig and Johan Asherton, Pumajaw, Peter Ulrich, Alphane Moon, English Heretic, Far Black Furlong, The Anvil, Tinkerscuss, The Straw Bear Band, Electronic Voice Phenomena, The Purple Minds of Lazeron, Sand Snowman, The A Lords, The Kitchen Cynics, Quickthorn, Clive Powell, Venereum Arvum, Drohne, Stormcrow, Doug Peters, While Angels Watch, Xenis Emputae Travelling Band, and Martyn Bates.