Upside Down (Fanfare FR6490) 1970? UK *

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foursome, The - Upside Down

 

 

 

 

 

I’m not quite sure how they work the math, but The Foursome is the UK male/female folk trio of Steve, Chris and Paul (no last names given). Upside Down is an obscure recording that echoes the simple but pleasant folk style of artists like Reflection, The Common Round, The Crown Folk and Peter Smith. In some ways like a British Peter, Paul & Mary, backed by just a couple jangly acoustic guitars and occasional percussion. Lots of familiar folk standards such as ‘O Sinner Man’, ‘Judgment Day’, ‘Were You There’, ‘The Angel Rolled The Stone Away’, plus several I’d never heard of. Of course any such group worth their salt included a few songs from the Sydney Carter catalog, of which The Foursome provide “Lord Of The Dance’, ‘The Devil Wore A Crucifix’ and ‘Judas And Mary’. On the same tiny label as the savagely rare Eleri, Janet & Diane album. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have not acquired this album yet.   Thank you Donald for the rear cover photo and the track titles.  Thank you Laura for the song list.

 

Tracks:

 

Song #Song TitleTime
1-1The Hammer Song
1-2Have You Ever Wished You Knew How To Pray?
1-3O Sinner Man
1-4The Sunshine Special
1-5 Judgement Day
1-6Lord Of The Dance
1-7The Angel Rolled The Stone Away
1-8How Many Signs
1-9My Song Is A Song Of Happiness
2-1Turning The World Upside Down
2-2Singing For My Lord
2-3They Are Watching You
2-4The Devil Wore A Crucifix
2-5Judas And Mary
2-6Were You There?
2-7The World Is Not My Home
2-8Teach Me Thy Way

 

 

 

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