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This record stands in British music history and Carthy's career roughly where Another Side of Bob Dylan does in American music—the more florrid tracks here, recorded with violinist Dave Swarbrick, show the path to the bridge between Carthy's traditional singer/scholar background and the folk-rock played by bands such as Fairport Convention and Steeleye Span. "Lord Franklin" is a narrative tour-de-force (from which Bob Dylan got the melody for "Bob Dylan's Dream" on Freewheelin' ), "Ramblin' Sailor" is boisterous cautionary tale about the company the title character keeps ashore, and there's also an acoustic recording of "Sailor's Life," a song that Fairport Convention would transmute into an epic electric version, and "Lowlands of Holland," which Steeleye Span later recorded.
Top Albums and Songs by Martin Carthy with Dave Swarbrick
||Scarborough Fair||Martin Carthy||3:29||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||John Barleycorn||Byker Hill||3:17||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Lord Franklin||Second Album||3:40||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||The Wind That Shakes the Barley||Martin Carthy||4:31||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||High Germany||Martin Carthy||2:36||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Lord of the Dance||But Two Came By||2:44||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Lowlands of Holland||Second Album||2:59||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||The Bonny Black Hare||Byker Hill||2:03||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Byker Hill||Byker Hill||2:58||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||The Trees They Do Grow High||Martin Carthy||3:36||£0.79||View In iTunes|