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1. Songs of Sunshine - Music Box
2. High in the Trees - Christie Hennessy
3. Death and the Lady - Michael Raven and Joan Mills
4. Marcie - Penny Wager
5. Sweet Sir Galahad - Folkal Point
6. Visions of Cumbria - Mike Donald
7. Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye - Blue Horizon
8. Photographs - Porter Cunningham
9. Lazy Day - Peregrine
10. She Moved Through the Fair - the Harvesters
11. Cold Haily Rainy Night - the Yardarm
12. The Old Woman's Lament - Janet Jones
13. Butcher Boy - Spinning Jenny
14. Anathea - the Oldest Proffession
15. Fanny Blair - the Combine Harvester
16. Queen of Hearts - Gallery
17. The Two Butchers - the Jovial Crew
18. You Keep Going Your Way - the Young Folk
19. You Were There - Margaret and Ian
20. Three Drunken Maidens - Drowsy Maggie
21. Retrospect - Saraband
22. Hedgehog's Song - Geoff Smedley
23. Oats and Beans/Turkey Rhubarb - John and Christine
24. Hard Times of Old England - the Taverners Folk Group
25. Matty Groves - the Wayfarers
26. Dancers of Stanton Drew - Parke
27. Lord Lovell - the Minor Birds
28. January Man - Paul and Glen
29. Old Pendle - the Pendlefolk
30. Geraldine - Mabel Joy
31. Yesterday's Rain - Saga
32. Lark in the Morning - the Blue Water Folk
33. April Come She Will - the MacDonald Folk Group
34. Wild and Free - Stained Glass
35. Pretty Saro - Rosemary Hardman
36. The Two Magicians - Horden Raikes
37. Land of the Old and Grey - Mike Donald
38. Blackleg Miner - the Bards
39. Summer Comes October (Aka the Long and Lonely Winter) - the Yardarm
40. Twenty Years - Michael Raven and Joan Mills
41. Travelling People - the Young Folk
42. Mice and Old Clocks - Friends O'Mine
43. 4 + 20 - Jack Hudson
44. Cannily Cannily - Folkways
45. The Female Drummer - the Oldest Proffession
46. All Through the Night - Peregrine
47. Icy Acres - Gallery
48. Close to It All - Saraband
49. Take Me for Your Friend - Raggerty
50. Connemara Cradle Song - Spinning Jenny
51. Grey October - the Minor Birds
52. The Trees They Do Grow High - Parke
53. Ballad of a Falmouth Man - Saga
54. The False Bride - the Harvesters
55. Heading for the Sun - Rod Neep
56. Oh So Nice - Oddsocks
57. Christmas and Tchaikovsky - Stuart Marson
58. All I Wanna Do Is Play Guitar - Dave Lewry
59. A Week Before Easter - Jancis Harvey
60. Snail - Steve Rostron
61. What's the Point - the Mug Band
62. The White Hare of Oldham - Brian Dewhurst ; Tom Tiddler's Ground
63. Elizabethan - the Bards
64. Poll Miles - Stained Glass
65. Cruel War - the MacDonald Folk Group
66. Once I Knew a Pretty Girl - Folkal Point
67. I'll Keep It with Mine - Penny Wager
68. All the Good Times - the Blue Water Folk

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First-ever CD anthology of the fiercely-collected Folk Heritage label and related satellites/ spin-offs. Four-hour compilation featuring tracks from some of the most valuable British folk albums of the early 70s. Third instalment of Grapefruit's underground British folk triptych that started with much- acclaimed releases 'Dust On The Nettles' and 'Sumer Is Icumen In'. Founded in the Greater Manchester area in 1968 by the late Alan Green, the Folk Heritage label and it's subsequent associated imprints - Midas, Sweet Folk & Country, Westwood, Real - was an obscure but dedicated home for the grass-roots element of the British folk boom. Throughout the 70s, Folk Heritage and it's offshoots released limited-edition pressings of albums by various bands and singers, most of whom were active on the thriving north-west England folk club circuit. With most releases limited to 200 copies or less, and only available from the folk club where the performer was resident, many of the albums have gone on to become hugely collectable. 'Before The Day Is Done' assembles the cream of the label's roster during it's late 60s/early 70s heyday. It features tracks from the rarest, most valuable releases, including legendary-among-collectors names like Gallery, The Oldest Proffession, Folkal Point, The Minor Birds, Mike Raven/Joan Mills and Spinning Jenny. Folk club stalwarts like The Taverners, Rosie Hardman and The Harvesters are also represented, while there's also space for bands of a more folk-rock persuasion (Saraband, Stained Glass, Music Box) and acoustic guitar-wielding singer-songwriters (Christie Hennessy, Janet Jones, Jancis Harvey, Stuart Marson, etc). The first anthology of Alan Green's small but prolific cottage-industry empire since a 1973 budget label vinyl LP, 'Before The Day Is Done' is the definitive overview of a much-loved but little- documented label. Housed in a stylish clamshell box, it includes a 48-page booklet with rare photos, quotes and potted biographies of all featured acts