Collins, Shirley and Dolly - For As Many As Will
"Fledg'ling reissues on CD Shirley And Dolly Collins' For As Many As Will, first released in 1978. The Collins sisters were brought up on the Sussex coast with a strong love and understanding for English traditional song. Through a remarkable series of landmark recordings during the 1960s and 1970s, they helped define the possibilities of the English folksong revival. For As Many As Will, their classic final recording, includes a stunning reading of Richard Thompson's "Never Again," alongside fine traditional material like "Lord Allenwater," "Gilderoy," "The Moon Shines Bright" and a medley from John Gay's "The Beggar's Opera." The album contains some of the sisters' finest recorded work together, uniting Dolly Collins' fine arranging skills with the haunting beauty of Shirley's voice. Carefully re-mastered from the original master tapes. Released by arrangement with Topic Records. Shirley Collins (vocals) with Dolly Collins (flute organ, piano, synthesizer and vocals); Barry Dransfield (fiddle, cello and vocals); Tony Engle (concertina); Michael Gregory (percussion); Paul Nieman (euphonium); and Phil Pickett (recorders, shawms, curtal, cornett and gittern)."