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Studio Album, released in 2003

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. The Wren And Raven (2:52)
2. Raven Flight (3:08)
3. The Magic Bundle (4:51)
4. The Promise (3:06)
5. The First Test (3:33)
6. The Second Test (4:26)
7. Wed The Giants Daughter (2:34)
8. The First Spell (3:54)
9. The Last Spell (2:22)
10. From Rags To Riches (6:26)
11. Auburn Mary (3:08)
12. The Choice (2:14)
13. Sombre (1:19)
14. Flight (3:09)
15. Twilight (3:48)

Total Time: 50:50


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Line-up / Musicians

- Anthony Phillips / guitar
- Harry Williamson / guitar
- Gilli Smyth / narration & vocals Didier Malherbe / flute

Guest musicians:
- Simon Phillips / oboe
- Carl & Dorothy / violin & cello
- Didier Malherbe / flute, piccolo, saxophones
- Ian Emerick / guitar
- Hugh Hopper / bass
- Guy Evans / percussion, paper drums
- Harry Williamson / guitar, 12 srting guitar
- Anthony Phillips / guitar, 12 srting guitar

- Gilli Smyth / narrator
- Tasmin Smyth / The first Queen
- Harry Williamson / The Raven
- Orlando Allen / The Mouse and the Hoodies
- Bee / Williamson The Cooks son, mice & the Hoodies
- Taliesin Allen / The second young son & the Hoodies
- Aardvark / The Shoemaker
- Helen / The Shoemakers Wife
- Dave the Wave / The Giant & guest
- Clare / Auburn Mary song

Releases information

Originally recorded in Send Barnes, Surrey, 1976-8. Now released first time re-mixed and lightly edited and some music slightly rearranged to fit the story better. Blueprint BP359CD.

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