Heads Up – 18 essential Jez Lowe songs
JEZ LOWE – HEADS UP (18 Essential Jez Lowe Songs) Tantobie Records TTRCD 112
Release date October 9th 2012
01 – OLD BONES
02 – BACK IN DURHAM GAOL*
03 – A SMALL COAL SONG*
04 – FATHER MALLORY’S DANCE*
05 – DOVER, DELAWARE
06 – HIGH PART OF THE TOWN
07 – LONDON DANNY
08 – THESE COAL TOWN DAYS*
09 – THE BERGEN
10 – GALLOWAYS
11 – YANKEE BOOTS*
12 – BLACK DIAMONDS
13 – GREEK LIGHTNING
15 – LAST OF THE WIDOWS
16 – WE’LL HUNT HIM DOWN
17 – MY BLOOD
18 – THE SIMIAN SON
All songs written by Jez Lowe, published by Lowe Life Music, except YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU by Jez Lowe and Bev Sanders, published by Lowe Life Music, and MY BLOOD by Jez Lowe and James Keelaghan, published by Lowe Life Music and Jericho Beach Music.
Ownership of the recordings held by Tantobie Records, except those marked * licenced from Fellside Records as owners of those recorded works.
A collection of songs by North East England-based songwriter Jez Lowe, who has been at the forefront of the UK folk and acoustic scene for the last thirty years, with around FIFTEEN albums to his credit, and touring around the world almost constantly – sometimes solo, sometimes with his band The Bad Pennies.
Jez’s songwriting credentials speak for themselves. He is among the most “covered” writers on the scene, and his on-going involvement in the award-winning BBC series The Radio Ballads, is only one of several outstanding projects in which he’s been invited to participate in recent years. He was Songwriter in Residence for many years in his native County Durham and is also musical director of Badapple Theatre, one of the UK’s most popular touring companies.
This collection of tracks features some of his most popular songs, including some that haven’t been available on record for some time, plus some newly recorded numbers and recent additions to his ever-expanding repertoire.
Among those who have recorded versions of these songs (and others) in the past are –
Fairport Convention, The Dubliners, Cherish The Ladies, The Unthanks, The Duhks, The Tannahill Weavers, Bob Fox, Tom McConville, Cindy Mangsen, The McCalmans, The Clancys, James Keelaghan, Iain MacIntosh, The Black Family, Margaret Walters, Enda Kenny, Isambard, Marie DuFresne, Drones and Bellows etc. etc.
Compiled and mastered by David De La Haye at Anomaly Studio, Wallsend, UK
Cover design by Penelope Page.