(4)OVER IN EAST ANGLIA from 1916, a wartime nurse sings across the years to us from a military hospital in Ipswich; from Littleport, a poet from the same era now has a tune for her town's "Anthem"; the River Great Ouse washes away; the green, green grass of Over keeps growing; The Mountains of Ely give eternal hope; a mother sings with pride to her new-born; what's new about pussycats,eh?; East Anglia now has a Whistling Postie, Knocking too, to go with its Singing one; and The River Great Ouse still washes away...... 9tracks. about 33 minutes of music.
(3)TOWN & GOWN FOLK around the City of Cambridge....from Wandlebury Hill to the famous pub The Cambridge Blue via Fenner's Cricket Ground, The Botanic Gardens, the radio-telescope of Lord's Bridge, Mill Road. Singers of all sorts. Mr Thomas Hobson himself. And a memorial to some World War 2 airmen whose graves lie nearby... 16 tracks. about 53 minutes of music
(2)FEN FOLK travelling through Time and Place through corners of Fenland.... Fen Tiger, old and new; The Ship of The Fens; The George Cross heroes who saved a Fenland town; Oliver Cromwell, painted Warts And All; airmen, naval men and welcome/unwelcome visiting soldiers; Fen Skaters; A Beautiful Lady!; a helicopter journey over Over; bog oaks; and the people who really "built" The Fens.... big cd of 23 tracks. about 70 minutes
(1)BICYCLECITY LIGHT BLUES an early recording with the first "line up" of HOBSON'S VOICE. Most songs and performances became included in the later cds above. Additional items often enjoyed in concert are Live & Let Live, celebrating the unique Cambridge pub in Mawson Street; and The Mill Road Winter Fair, celebrating the wonder of how this now-hugely popular event struggled into its birth.... 17 tracks. about 43 minutes
All cds are available from firstname.lastname@example.org tel 01954 230619 cost £5 for 1 cd £8 for 2 £10 for 3 or 4
Each of the cds 4, 3 and 2 include a beautifully designed booklet giving some background to the story behind each song or tune. They have been created by Ralph Percival of www.ralphdesign.co.uk, and are an artistic reaction to the songs.