Battle of the Field

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Battle of the Field
Battle of the Field.jpg
Studio album by The Albion Band
Released 1976
Recorded Sound Techniques and Island Studio
Genre Folk rock
Label Island
Producer John Wood
The Albion Band chronology
No Roses
Battle of the Field
The Prospect Before Us
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Battle of the Field is a folk rock album by the Albion Country Band, recorded in summer 1973 immediately prior to the band's breakup and only released in 1976 following public demand.

The album was produced and engineered by John Wood, and was recorded at Sound Techniques Studio and Island Studio, St Peter's Square, London. The album cover was designed by Ian Logan Associates with photographs by Keith Morris, and the original LP sleeve notes were by Rod McShane.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks Traditional; arranged by Carthy/Harris/Hutchings/Kirkpatrick/Nicol/Swallow except "Albion Sunrise" and "New St. George" composed by Richard Thompson

  1. "Albion Sunrise"
  2. Morris Medley: "Mouresque" / "London Pride" / "So Selfish Runs The Hare" (song) / "Maid of the Mill" / "Sheriff's Ride"
  3. "I Was a Young Man"
  4. "New St. George" (song) / "La Rotta" (instrumental)
  5. "Gallant Poacher"
  6. "Cheshire Rounds" / "The Old Lancashire Hornpipe" (instrumentals)
  7. "Hangèd I Shall Be"
  8. "Reaphook and Sickle"
  9. "Battle of the Somme" (instrumental, W. Lawrie)



  • Dave Mattacks - percussion on "Reaphook and Sickle"
  • Martin Nicholls, John Iveson, Colin Sheen, Paul Beer - Sackbuts on "Gallant Poacher"