• CD58 Burton Bradstock - All Upon a Lovely Summer's Day
    burton bradstock - upon a lovely summer's day
    Album Title: Upon a Lovely Summer's Day
    Artist: Burton bradstock
    Catalogue no: F-IRECD58
    Date of Release : 29/10/2012
    Price: 9.99 GBP

    “All Upon a Lovely Summer’s Day” is the innovative debut album from Burton Bradstock; the stylistic alter ego of the multi-instrument musician and composer Jimmy Cannon and was born to present his newest creation.  With one foot in the bucolic past and the other very firmly in the contemporary, “All Upon a Lovely Summer’s Day” sympathetically recasts English folk songs from the early to mid-19th century.

    Burton Bradstock’s “All upon a Lovely Summer’s Day” is a journey of discovery that will surprise in its musical intensity and sincerity in delivery.

    Burton Bradstock: vocals
    Dorian Ford: piano
    Riaan Vosloo: bass
    Tim Giles: drums (except for tracks 4 and 11) Dave Ohm
    Pete Barryman: guitar
    Julian Ferraretto: violin
    Special Guest: Iain Ballamy plays saxophone on John Barleycorn and She's Like a Swallow String

    Robin Martin
    Joanne Davies
    Nozomi Cohen
    Rosalind Gladstone

    String arrangements by Riaan Vosloo
    Except for She’s Like the Swallow/Jerome Davies and Sally in the alley/J Cannon



    The search for a sound inevitably leads to questions about tradition and identity and, for me, you could also add truth. In asking these questions, Jimmy Cannon has alighted upon the English songbook, and so as Burton Bradstock he begins his journey. Naturally, we must consider many great explorers of the English sound: Vaughan Williams and his inspirational incorporation of the great Elizabethan legacy, the Eton choir book and the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book - that modal sound world so powerful as to be part of our collective subconscious.

    Benjamin Britten’s deft touches of modernism, which to me make his folk song arrangements an essential part of the canon, is another example.
    And what of Jimmy’s English canon: Anne Briggs, Roy Harper, Fairport Convention, Martin Carthy, where does it begin and where does it end?
    I’m searching for the fundamentals of sound, sense and story telling, which no doubt will lead back to the endless richness of English and Celtic balladry, poetry and the speech patterns themselves.

    This album represents those of us who are at the foothills of that crooked journey up the personal mountain. Who will join us on this quest?
    Dorian Ford.








    Salisbury Plain  03:44



    Train Song  03:59



    The Ashgrove  05:25



    The Foggy Foggy Dew  04:14



    Early One Morning  05:13



    John Barleycorn  05:52
    7   The Mermaid of Hampstead Heath  04:04



    All Things are Quite Silent  03:31
    9   Sally In Our Alley  03:21
    10   She’s Like a Swallow  03:25
    11   The Water is Wide  04:00


    F-IRECD 58 C & P Jimmy Cannon 2012. All rights reserved.
    Recorded at Fishmarket Studios, Willesden. London September 5-8th 2011.
    Engineered and mixed by Benedic Lamdin
    Produced by Benedic Lamdin and Jimmy Cannon
    Mastered at Stardelta Audio Mastering by Lewis Hopkin
    Cover 'The Mermaid of Hampstead Heath' by Ed Gray
    Liner notes edited by Matthew Crampton