Arizona Smoke Review, Twickenham Folk Club West London England 1993.12.19, master cassette,never circulated FLAC
Sony ECM 909 mic/Sony Pro Walkman/Adobe Audition>tracking >FLAC 8
This was a sort of Christmas party in an annexe to the main Cabbage Patch pub building in Twickenham. In my view it is better than the room currently used at the back of the pub, where they make a soundboard recording each week - hotly denied by the club organiser!!
The band comprised four of the most respected folk, country, pop and rock musicians from both sides of the Atlantic. Ex-Mike Oldfield/ex Albion Band side-man PHIL BEER could be seen playing fiddle, mandolin, electric and acoustic guitars as well as singing. With Phil there was top-session man PAUL DOWNES (guitars, cello-mandolin, banjo and vocals), ex-Kingston Trio, (but now back in the Kingston Trio) and New Christy Minstrel BILL ZORN (also composer of the classic "Car 67") who dazzled audiences with his banjo picking, guitar work and vocals. Completing the line-up was Bill's brother, PETE ZORN (bass, guitars, mandolin, flute and vocals) who toured with many of the world's leading concert attractions - also to join the Albion Band a few years later. Their former drummer, Steve Cricket who now plays in the Phil Beer Band, was not in the band.
I hope that the song titles are more or less right, although I have no idea of the last few. I have put track markers where songs begin and left all the funny banter from Bill Zorn at the end of each song - if you see what I mean. Running time is 1 hr 26 mins so it won't fit on 1 CD, so I'm not suggesting any CD split.
This has never been circulated.
01 Hellos and tuning
02 Black eyed Suzie
03 ??/Chasing the Jack
05 I'm feelin lazy
06 Devil's right hand
07 Toy soldiers/All fall down
08 The mining song
09 The last day of July
10 When the volcano blows
11 If you wanna be a hero follow me
13 Mohammed's radio