Lazy River(CD Version)

Lazy River - Terry Friend CD

First recorded in 1983, and released as a run of 30 cassettes only. My second solo album but this time I used a producer, Dave Simpson. Plus a guest spot by local blues man John Slaughter. Now I can afford to do so, I'd like this album to reach a wider audience. No vinyl collectors or internet in 1983!

Track Listing

1 Lady Death (Van Spyk, Friend)

2 Journey to the Sun (Friend)

3 Keep my Children Warm (Friend)

4 Orange Blossom Morning (Friend)

5 Lazy River (Friend)

6 Standing on a Corner (Friend)

7 Two Roads (Friend)

8 Oh Mother (Friend)

9 Conflict (Friend)

10 May You Be Strong (Friend)

Release date: 2018

Label: Tramp Records
 
Musicians:
Terry Friend

- Acoustic guitar, vocals.
Dave Simpson
- Electric guitar, bass guitar, keyboards, acoustic guitar.
Studio engineer and producer of this album.
Live Drummer - Yes, we did hire a session drummer, and he did a fine job! Unfortunately, after all this time I cannot recall his name.
Artystar - front cover photo and design.


© (p) 2018 CDTHF005

CD Price: £12 to UK & EU.
£15 to RoW incl. P&P
Also available as vinyl album

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Lazy River (Vinyl Version)

Lazy River Vinyl - Terry Friend

First recorded in 1983, and released as a run of 30 cassettes only. My second solo album but this time I used a producer, Dave Simpson. Plus a guest spot by local blues man John Slaughter. Now I can afford to do so, I'd like this album to reach a wider audience. No vinyl collectors or internet in 1983!

Track Listing

1 Lady Death (Van Spyk, Friend)

2 Journey to the Sun (Friend)

3 Keep my Children Warm (Friend)

4 Orange Blossom Morning (Friend)

5 Lazy River (Friend)

6 Standing on a Corner (Friend)

7 Two Roads (Friend)

8 Oh Mother (Friend)

9 Conflict (Friend)

10 May You Be Strong (Friend)

Release date: 2018

Label: Tramp Records
 
Musicians:
Terry Friend

- Acoustic guitar, vocals.
Dave Simpson
- Electric guitar, bass guitar, keyboards, acoustic guitar.
Studio engineer and producer of this album.
Live Drummer - Yes, we did hire a session drummer, and he did a fine job! Unfortunately, after all this time I cannot recall his name.
Artystar - front cover photo and design.


© (p) 2018 CDTHF005B

Vinyl Price: £25 to UK & EU.
£30 to RoW incl. P&P
Also available as CD album

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Anno Domini (CD Version)

Anno Domini - Terry Friend CD

Anno Domini, an album title coined by Brian Balster, who joined me in the studio. Likewise my old friend of long standing Colin Wilson, from Exeter, also played a major role in this recording. Possibly my last solo album, due to the repercussions of the recent traffic accident!

Track Listing

1 Tomorrow (Friend)

2 The Second Journey of Kenny and Terry (Friend)

3 Summertime #2 (Friend)

4 Travelling Home (Rees)

5 Kansas City Blues (Jim Jackson)

6 Back In My Younger Days (Friend)

7 Ashes to Ashes (Friend)

8 Loopy (Friend)

9 First Born (Friend)

10 The Pilot (Friend)

11 The End (Friend)

12 There's A Better Way (Friend)

Release date: 2017

Label: New Morning Recordings
 
Musicians:
Terry Friend

- vocals and acoustic guitar.
Brian Balster
- backing vocals and harmonica
Colin Wilson - acoustic guitar.
Chaz Friend - acoustic guitar.
David Pick - keyboard, hammond, guitars and drum programming.

Emma Pearce - inside spread painting
Chris Rees - front cover painting

Album recorded, mixed and mastered by David Pickering Pick at his FFG Studio in Bredon, Gloucestershire
© (p) 2017 CDTHF021

CD Price: £12 to UK & EU.
£15 to RoW incl. P&P
Also available as vinyl album

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Anno Domini (Vinyl Version)

Anno Domini Vinyl - Terry Friend

Anno Domini, an album title coined by Brian Balster, who joined me in the studio. Likewise my old friend of long standing Colin Wilson, from Exeter, also played a major role in this recording.

Track Listing

Side One

1 Tomorrow (Friend)

2 The Second Journey of
   Kenny and Terry
(Friend)

3 Summertime #2 (Friend)

4 The Pilot (Friend)

5 Back In My Younger Days (Friend)

Side Two

1 Ashes to Ashes (Friend)

2 Loopy (Friend)

3 First Born (Friend)

4 Kansas City Blues (Jim Jackson)

5 The End (Friend)

6 There's A Better Way (Friend)

Release date: 2017

Label: New Morning Recordings

Songwriting: Terry Friend,
and Jim Jackson

Musicians:
Terry Friend

- vocals and acoustic guitar.
Brian Balster
- backing vocals and harmonica
Colin Wilson - acoustic guitar.
Chaz Friend - acoustic guitar.
David Pick - keyboard, hammond, guitars and drum programming.

Emma Pearce - cover painting
Album recorded, mixed and mastered by David Pickering Pick at his FFG Studio in Bredon, Gloucestershire
© (p) 2017 TRAMPTHF005

Vinyl album price: UK & EU £25
RoW £30 incl. P&P
Also available as CD Version

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The Acetate (Vinyl)

The Acetate CD - Van Spyk and Friend

The Official Tramp Records release of the original 1971 recording of the former Acetate album known as 'Going Nowhere' by 'Your Friend Spyk'. Now known as 'The Acetate' by 'Van Spyk and Friend'. Recorded in straight takes at the Trusound Stuido in Henlow, Bedfordshire on Easter Saturday 1971. Those who purchase the Vinyl edition of this album (a limited edition of 250 copies only) will get a free copy of the CD version.

Track Listing

Side One

1 Garbage Drama (Van Spyk)

2 Peppermint Cream
  and Gooseberry Pie

  (Van Spyk - Friend)

3 Teacher of Life (Van Spyk)

4 Doing Things Naturally
  (Van Spyk - Friend)

5 When's It Gonna Stop? (Van Spyk - Friend)

6 Bitter World (Van Spyk - Friend)

7 When I Was Young (Van Spyk)

Side Two

1 A Country Divided (Van Spyk - Friend)

2 As The Sun Rises (Van Spyk - Friend)

3 Lady of the East (Van Spyk - Friend)

4 Those Eyes (Van Spyk - Friend)

Release date: 2016

Recorded at: Trusound Studio, Henlow

Musicians: Rob Van Spyk - vocals, acoustic guitar, lyrics and music.
Terry Friend lyrics and backing vocals on "When's it Gonna Stop"
Ivo-Jan Vander Werf - recorder
Marion Greenreading the poem "Garbage Drama"

© (p) 2016 TRAMP 004

Vinyl album price: UK & EU £25
RoW £30 incl. P&P
Also available as CD

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The Acetate (CD Version)

The Acetate

The Official Tramp Records release of the original 1971 recording of the former Acetate album known as 'Going Nowhere' by 'Your Friend Spyk'. Now known as 'The Acetate' by 'Van Spyk and Friend'. Recorded in straight takes at the Trusound Stuido in Henlow, Bedfordshire on Easter Saturday 1971.

Track Listing

Side One

1 Garbage Drama (Van Spyk)

2 Peppermint Cream
  and Gooseberry Pie

  (Van Spyk - Friend)

3 Teacher of Life (Van Spyk)

4 Doing Things Naturally
  (Van Spyk - Friend)

5 When's It Gonna Stop? (Van Spyk - Friend)

6 Bitter World (Van Spyk - Friend)

7 When I Was Young (Van Spyk)

Side Two

1 A Country Divided (Van Spyk - Friend)

2 As The Sun Rises (Van Spyk - Friend)

3 Lady of the East (Van Spyk - Friend)

4 Those Eyes (Van Spyk - Friend)

Release date: 2016

Recorded at: Trusound Studio, Henlow

Musicians: Rob Van Spyk - vocals, acoustic guitar, lyrics and music.
Terry Friend lyrics and backing vocals on "When's it Gonna Stop"
Ivo-Jan Vander Werf - recorder
Marion Greenreading the poem "Garbage Drama"

© (p) 2016 TRAMP CD004

CD Album Price: £12 including postage
£15 ROW
Also available as Vinyl album

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Once Upon A Song There Was A Time...

Once Upon a Time... Terry Friend and Brian Balster

Brian Balster and Terry Friend, two of the original founder members of Stonefield Tramp in 1974, join forces here in this "Tribute" album to the people that inspired them to want to pick up guitars themselves. Recorded at FFG Bredon

Track Listing

1 Blowin in the Wind (Bob Dylan)

2 Bird on The Wire (Leonard Cohen)

3 The River (Bruce Springsteen)

4 Norwegian Wood
  (Lennon &McCartney)

5 Come The Day (Terry Friend)

6 It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry (Bob Dylan)

7 Bob Dylan's Dream (Bob Dylan)

8 North Country Blues (Bob Dylan)

9 Dreaming Again (Rob Van Spyk)

10 Wild Blows The Wind (Terry Friend)

11 Copper Kettle (Albert Beddoe)

12 Where Have All The Flowers Gone? (Pete Seeger)

Bonus Tracks

1 Let There Be (Terry Friend)

2 She's Gone (Terry Friend)

Release date: 2016

Label: New Morning Recordings

Recorded at: FFG Studios
Musicians:
Terry Friend
vocals and acoustic guitar
Brian Balster backing vocals, acoustic guitars and harmonica
Chaz Friend acoustic guitar
David Pick keyboard, hammond, guitars and drum programming
Ben Church slide guitar
Anne Songhurst front cover painting
Chris Rees back plate painting and artwork

CD Price: £12 to UK & EU.
£15 to RoW incl. P&P
Album recorded, mixed and mastered by David Pickering Pick at his FFG Studio in Bredon, Gloucestershire.
© (p) 2016 CDTHF020

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Time for a Song

Time For A Song - Terry Friend

Recorded at FFG Bredon, featuring Maurice Hipkiss, Brian Balster from 'Stonefield Tramp' and Heather McFarlane from the band 'Celtish'.

Track Listing

1 Peppermiint Cream (Terry Friend)

2 Just For You (Terry Friend)

3 Back Again (Terry Friend)

4 The Winter King (Brian Balster)

5 Born With A Need To Roam (Terry Friend)

6 It Was Real (Terry Friend)

7 New Morning (Terry Friend)

8 One True Love (Terry Friend)

9 Machine Blues (Terry Friend)

10 Now That The War Is Over (Terry Friend)

11 Tewkesbury Girls (Terry Friend)

12 Time For A Song (Terry Friend)

Bonus Tracks

1 Lady Death (Terry Friend)

2 Cats Of Apperley (Terry Friend)

3 Factory (Terry Friend)

Release date: 2012

Label: New Morning Recordings

Recorded at: FFG Studios

Musicians: Terry Friend - vocals and acoustic guitar
Brain Balster backing vocals, acoustic guitars and harmonica
Pete Kiely acoustic and electric guitars
David Pick keyboard, hammond, guitars and drum programming
Maurice Hipkiss pedal steel guitar and dobro Heather McFarlane fiddle
Annie Pickering Pick backing vocals, fornt and back cover paintings

Sarah Friend painting for inner booklet pages

Album recorded, mixed and mastered by David Pickering Pick at his FFG Studio in Bredon, Gloucestershire

© (p) 2012 CDTHF019

CD Price: £12 to UK & EU.
£15 to RoW incl. P&P

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Strange Journey (Part 3)

Strange Journey 3 - Terry Friend

Strange Journey - The Anthology Part 3: The Archive.
A combination of songs from the first seven albums that I was involved in, with many assorted musicians taking part, in between the years 1971-1998 - all duly credited on the original albums.

Track Listing

1 Tiger (Panico - Friend)

2 A Country Divided (Van Spyk - Friend)

3 Wonder (Friend)

4 Factory (Van Spyk - Friend)

5 Bitter World (Van Spyk - Friend)

6 The Poverty Line (Friend)

7 Lady Death (Van Spyk - Friend)

8 Dad would ride his bike (Johnson - Friend)

9 Those Eyes (Van Spyk - Friend)

10 Twenty Five Years (Friend)

11 Sitting singing songs in the sun (Van Spyk - Friend)

12 Odette (Friend)

13 New Morning (Friend)

14 Orange Blossom Morning (Friend)

15 Widecomb Fair (Friend)

16 Journey to the Sun (Friend)

17 If’s & But’s (Friend)

18 Mother Mary (Friend)

19 May you be Strong (Friend)

Release date: 2010

Label: New Morning Reecordings

© (p) 2010 CDTHF016

CD Price: £12 to UK & EU.
£15 to RoW incl. P&P

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Red Sky Descending

Red Sky Descending - Terry Friend

Recorded during 2007 and 2008, featuring guest appearances of Phil Beer from 'Show of Hands', slide guitarist Kevin Brown from Bath, and Pete Kiely and Brian Balster from 'Stonefield Tramp'. This is the 'Mecury Prize 2009' nominated album that was distributed by Code 7.

Track Listing

1 Old Flame (Terry Friend)

2 But The Birds (Terry Friend)

3 King of The Jews (Terry Friend)

4 Every Time (Terry Friend)

5 Here's to the South (Terry Friend)

6 Missing You (Terry Friend)

7 The Man with No Voice (Terry Friend)

8 After All These Years (Terry Friend)

9 Now's Not the Time (Terry Friend)

10 These Memories (Terry Friend)

11 The Ship (Terry Friend)

12 If Only (Terry Friend)

Bonus Tracks

1 Calico Dress (Terry Friend)

2 Smile to my Eyes (Terry Friend)

3 Miss You (Terry Friend)

4 For a While (Terry Friend)

Release date: 2008

Label: New Morning Recordings

Recorded at: FFG Studios
Musicians: Terry Friend - vocals and guitar
Phil Beer fiddle and acoustic guitar
Kevin Brown slide and acoustic guitar
Maurice Hipkiss pedal steel guitar and dobro
Brian Balster backing vocals
David Pick keyboards, bass and drum arrangements
Jimmy Flanders electric guitar
Lexie Stoble backing vocals

Sarah Friend all paintings used in artwork

Recorded, mixed and engineered by David Pickering Pick at his FFG Studio in Bredon, Gloucestershire in 2008.

© (p) New Morning Recordings 2008 CDTHF018
CD Price: £12 to UK & EU.
£15 to RoW incl. P&P

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The Alamo

The Alamo - Terry Friend

At last! My own version of my cherished epic song dedicated to the memory of the famouse last stand at the Alamo in San Antonio in Texas on March the 6th 1836. Recorded and mixed at the FFG studio in Bredon during 2007. The definitive recording of my cherished Alamo song.

Despite the success of the earlier version of my Alamo song, by Alter Ego, in the gift shop at The Alamo in San Antonio, Texas, I was always disappointed in it! Hence my decision to record my own version a few years later. A better studio, better musicians, and a better engineer/producer made all the difference!

Track Listing

1 The Alamo (Friend)

2 The Narrative (Friend)

Release date: 2007

Label: New Morning Recordings

Recorded at: FFG Studios

Musicians: Terry Friend - vocals and Alamo drawing
Brian Balster acoustic guitar
Phil Beer fiddle
Dave Draper acoustic guitar
David Pick keyboards, electric guitar, bass and drum programming
Ken McGowan trumpet

Alan Hunnisett cover painting

New Morning Recordings © (p) 2007 CDTHF017

CD Price: £12 to UK & EU.
£15 to RoW incl. P&P

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Strange Journey (Part 2)

Strange Journey 2 - Terry Friend

Previous recordings that had never been released! In essence a new contemporary album.

After being ripped off, robbed, and files retained by the runaway con-man Darren Hurst, I managed to retain five of the completed tracks of the album we were working on. And, taking, and improving six tracks from my 1998 album 'Whispers in the Wind' at David Pickering Pick's FFG Studio in Bredon in 2006. I had a brand new contemporary album to launch. So I attached it to the Strange Journey series of albums. Once again assorted musicians and studios were used, and whose names all appear on the original albums.

Track Listing

1 Underneath the Parish Lantern (Terry Friend)

2 The Ballad of Robert Curtis (Terry Friend)

3 We Get Along Just Fine
  (Terry Friend)

4 Flesh of My Flesh (Terry Friend)

5 My Robin and Holly Tree (Terry Friend)

6 Bunch of Fools (Terry Friend)

7 You'll Never Know) (Terry Friend)

8 Glad to Be Alive (Terry Friend)

9 In Texas (Terry Friend)

10 Miss You (Terry Friend)

11 Now That I've Found You
  (Terry Friend)

12 The Alamo (Terry Friend)

Release date: 2006

Label: New Morning Recordings

© (p) 2006 CDTHF015

CD Price: £12 to UK & EU.
£15 to RoW incl. P&P

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Natural Noise

Natural Noise - Terry Freind

My first recording back in my favourite stamping ground near Tewkesbury, featuring old friends Rob Van Spyk and Brian Balster from Stonefield Tramp. With contributions from David Pickering Pick, Phil Beer from 'Show of Hands,' Maurice Hipkiss, Duncan Forrester and Sarah Warren.

Track Listing

1 Someone (Terry Friend)

2 In a wind swept Cemetery (Terry Friend)

3 Those Wilhelmshaven Blues (Terry Friend)

4 Moonshiner (Traditional)

5 Poachers Pie (Terry Friend)

6 Teacher of Life (Van Spyk)

7 Golden Haired Pony (Terry Friend)

8 When I was with You (Terry Friend)

9 Wild Blows the Wind (Terry Friend)

10 Long Goodbye (Terry Friend)

11 The Sun Shines over Bredon (Terry Friend)

12 Damascus (Terry Friend)

13 Minstrel Boy (Terry Friend)

14 Tis Christmas Time Again (Terry Friend)

Release date: 2006

Label: New Morning Recordings

Recorded at: FFG Studios

Musicians: Terry Friend - vocals and acoustic guitar
Maurice Hopkiss pedal steel guitar, dobro and electric fiddle
Brian Balster 12 string guitar, electric guitar and backing vocals
Rob Van Spyk acoustic guitar
David Pick keyboards and rhythm programming
Phil Beer fiddle
Duncan Forrester drums and percussion
Sarah Warren Backing vocals

© (p) 2006 CDTH014

Recorded, mixed and mastered by David Pickering Pick at his FFG Studio in Bredon, Gloucestershire.

CD Price: £12 to UK & EU.
£15 to RoW incl. P&P

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Beneath a Pale Moon

Beneath a Pale Moon CD - Terry Friend

My second album with Alter Ego featuring a variety of styles of music.

These songs were recorded with John Saltwell's band 'Alter Ego' in 2004. Not enough material for a full album, which is why I included some of my earlier work which had not previously been recorded in CD format. Mixed and Mastered by Pete Kiely during the summer of 2007.

Track Listing

1 Lady Death (Van Spyk - Friend)

2 Young Love (Terry Friend)

3 Just One Step at a Time (Terry Friend)

4 Calico Dress (Terry Friend)

5 How (Terry Friend)

6 Smile to My Eyes (Terry Friend)

7 A Friend Like You (Terry Friend)

8 For a While (Terry Friend)

Bonus Tracks (Terry Friend)

9 Love Song - 1977 (Terry Friend)

10 Standing on A Corner - 1983 (Terry Friend)

11 Wisdom and Beauty - 1985 (Terry Friend)

12 How - 1988/2006 (Terry Friend)

Release date: 2007

Label: New Morning Recordings

Recorded at: FFG Studios

Musicians: Terry Friend vocals
John Sactwell bass guitar and electric drums
Jason Ward acoustic and electric guitars
Martin Langshaw drums
Andrew Sims fiddle
Pete Kiely bass and electric guitar on song 3
David Witham bass guitar on songs 4 and 6
Kevin Brown guitar on the song 'How' (version 2 in bonus tracks)

© (p) 2007 CDTHF013
CD Price: £12 to UK & EU.
£15 to RoW incl. P&P

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Strange Journey (Part 1)

Strange Journey Part 1 - Terry Friend

A compilation of my favourite tracks from the first six albums that I was involved with, from 1971-1985, with various bands and musicians.

Except for the finale track 'Eternity' which was written and recorded in San Antonio, Texas in 2001, on my first trip to the USA, and completed with Brian Balster in 2004 at David Pick's FFG Studio in Bredon, Gloucestershire.

Track Listing

1 When’s It Gonna Stop (Van Spyk - Friend)

2 Bitter World (Van Spyk - Friend)

3 As the Sun Rises (Van Spyk - Friend)

4 Machine Blues (Van Spyk - Friend)

5 Come the day (Friend)

6 Social State Blues (Van Spyk - Friend)

7 Theme from Follow The Sun (Van Spyk)

8 Doing Things Naturally (Van Spyk - Friend)

9 Sweet Talking Lady (Friend)

10 Song to Brian (Friend)

11 Keep My Children Warm (Friend)

12 Lazy River (Friend)

13 Two Roads (Friend)

14 Oh Mother (Friend)

15 Conflict (Friend)

16 Catch the Wind (Friend)

17 One Day (Friend)

18 True Love Ways (Friend)

19 Land Fit for Heroes (Friend)

20 You (Friend)

21 Eternity (Friend)

Release date: 2004

Label: New Morning Recordings

Recorded at: FFG Studios

© (p) 2004 CDTHF012

CD Price: £12 to UK & EU.
£15 to RoW incl. P&P

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The Alamo

The Alamo - Terry Friend

Alter Ego's version of my song. This one actually made it into the gift shop of the Shrine itself in San Antonio, Texas!

Recorded June 2004 by Terry Friend and Alter Ego at the Cottage Studio, Stotfold in Hertfordshire

Track Listing

1 The Alamo (Friend)

2 The Narrative (Friend)

Release date: 2004

Label: New Morning Recordings

Recorded at: The Cottage Studio

Musicians: Terry Friend- vocals on narrative
Cheryl Murphy vocals
John Saltwell bass guitar
Jason Ward acoustic and electric guitar
Martin Langshaw drums and percussion
Ryan Sharp harmonica

Alan Hunnisett cover painting

Terry Friend Alamo drawing

© (p) 2004 CDTHF11

CD Price: £12 to UK & EU.
£15 to RoW incl. P&P

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The Ulster Songbook

Ulster Songbook - Terry Friend

A compilation album of various Northern Ireland conflict related songs with various albums and musicians down through the years. All duly credited on the original albums. The project being put together at John Saltway's Cottage Studio in Stotfold, Bedfordhsire.

Track Listing

1 Broken Hearted Years (Friend)

2 The Soldier's Song (Van Spyk)

3 25 Years (Friend)

4 38 Graves (Van Spyk - Friend)

5 Land Fit for Heroes (Friend)

6 The Ballad of Robert Curtis (Friend)

7 Tell it to The People (Van Spyk - Friend)

8 Pathetic Epitaph (Friend)

9 Come The Day (Friend)

10 25 years (alter ego) (Friend)

11 Lady Death (Van Spyk - Friend)

12 For a While (Friend)

13 In a Wind Swept Cemetery
  (Van Spyk - Friend)

11 Lady Death (alternate version) (Van Spyk - Friend)

Release date: 2005

Label: New Morning Recordings

Recorded at: Cottage Studio

© (p) 2005 CDTHF10

CD Price: £12 to UK & EU.
£15 to RoW incl. P&P

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Summertime

Summertime - Terry Friend

My first album at John Saltwell's Cottage Studio in Stotfold, Bedfordshire.

In 2002 using his band 'Alter Ego' and bringing my friend Ryan Sharp in as a special guest artist.

Track Listing

1 Wild Blows the Wind (Friend)

2 Good As I’ve Been To You (Sharp)

3 Summertime (Friend)

4 Memory Lane (Friend)

5 Best Friends (Friend)

6 Tewkesbury Girls (Friend)

7 Time for a Song (Friend)

8 Be here for You (Chilled Mix)
  (Friend)

9 Broken Hearted Years (Friend)

10 5 3/4s’ Not Out (Sharp)

11 The Eyes in Your Face (Friend)

12 Til The Grave (Sharp)

13 Come The Day (Friend)

12 Be Here For You (Friend)

Release date: 2002

Label: New Morning Recordings

Recorded at: Cottage Studios

Musicians: Terry Friend vocals
Cheryl Murphy vocals
Rebecca Larter vocals
John Saltwell acoustic and electric bass guitars
Martin Langshaw drums and percussion
Andrew Sims fiddle
Rayn Sharp vocals, acoustic guitar and harmonica

© (p) 2002 CDTHF009

CD Price: £12 to UK & EU.
£15 to RoW incl. P&P

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Whispers in the Wind

Whispers in the Wind - Terry Friend

After my decade in the song writing wilderness, where I truely thought that it was all over, I reeled in my good friend Colin Johnson from our 'New Morning' days, and with the help of another friend Charlie Thackway, we recorded all of my songs that had been gathering dust in my archive.

Recorded at John Rand's kitchen studio in Luton, Bedfordshire in 1997 and 1998 - an astonishing 12 years after my last album was recorded in 1985.

Track Listing

1 The Ballad of Robert Curtis (Terry Friend)

2 The Sun Shines over Bredon (Terry Friend)

3 Bunch of Fools (Terry Friend)

4 Dad Would Ride his Bike (Johnson-Friend)

5 Wonder

6 Whispers in the wind (Johnson-Friend)

7 Odette (Terry Friend)

8 If’s and But’s (Terry Friend)

9 We Get Along Just Fine(Terry Friend)

10 Golden Sheaves and Black Horses (Terry Friend)

11 Underneath the Parish Lantern (Terry Friend)

12 Flesh of my flesh (Terry Friend)

13 My Robin and Holly Tree
  (Terry Friend)

14 Those Wilhelmshaven Blues (Terry Friend)

15 Twenty Five years (Terry Friend)

16 May You Be Strong (Terry Friend)

Release date: 1998

Label: New Morning Recordings

Recorded at: John Rand's Kitchen Studio

Musicians: Terry Friend - vocals and acoustic guitar
Colin Johnson
acoustic guitar,
12-string guitar
Charlie Thakway bass guitar, acoustic and electric guitars, keyboards and drums
Sarah Friend backing vocals and cover painting
Hayley Langwith backing vocals

Judy Billson artwork

© (p) 1998 CDTHF007

CD Price: £12 to UK & EU.
£15 to RoW incl. P&P

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Jungle Green

Jungle Green - Terry Friend

Because of all the bootlegs out there of the first album I released this 'Official' version.

Jungle Green Original (recorded in 1971 by Stonefield Tramp) Ltd Edition of 50 Copies only

Track Listing

Side One

1 Garbage Drama (Van Spyk)

2 Peppermint Cream and Gooseberry Pie (Van Spyk - Friend)

3 Teacher of Life (Van Spyk)

4 Doing Things Naturally (Van Spyk - Friend)

5 When's it Gonna Stop
  (Van Spyk - Friend)

6 Bitter World (Van Spyk - Friend)

Side Two


7 When I Was Young (Van Spyk - Friend)

8 A Country Divided (Van Spyk - Friend)

9 As The Sun Rises
  (Van Spyk - Friend)

10 Lady of The East (Van Spyk - Friend)

11 Those Eyes (Van Spyk - Friend)

Release date: 1971

Label: New Morning Recordsings

Recorded at: Trusound, Henlow

Musicians: Rob Van Spyk - vocals, acoustic guitar, lyrics and music.
Terry Friend lyrics and backing vocals on "When's it Gonna Stop"
Ivo-Jan Vander Werf - recorder
Marion Greenreading the poem "Garbage Drama"

Cassette Tape Price: £12 to UK & EU, £15 to ROW including postage

© (p) 1971 New Morning Records

Also re-issued as The Acetate on vinyl and CD - click here for details

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Follow The Dots

Follow The Dots - Terry Friend

My second and finale recording sessions with Dave Simpson.

Like it's predecessor "Lazy River" this was released, purely as a limited edition of 50 cassette copies only, due to my poverty at the time.

Only two people involved in the whole thing! Dave Simpson and myself. Sold out rather quickly.

Track Listing

1 Catch the Wind (Terry Friend)

2 Widecomb Fair (Terry Friend)

3 Magdalene (Terry Friend)

4 New Morning (Terry Friend)

5 The Poverty Line (Terry Friend)

6 One Day (Terry Friend)

7 Machine Blues (Terry Friend)

8 Wisdom & Beauty (Terry Friend)

9 True Love Ways (Terry Friend)

10 Mother Mary (Terry Friend)

11 Nursery Room Blues (Terry Friend)

12 Land Fit for Heroes (Terry Friend)

13 You (Terry Friend)


Release date: 1985

Label: New Morning Recordings

Musician: Terry Friend.

© (p) 1985 New Morning Records

SOLD OUT

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Lazy River

Lazy River - Terry Friend

My first collaboration with Producer/Engineer and multi-instrumentalist Dave Simpson. There was a session drummer whose name, after all these years, escapes me! I also had a special guest appearance by local Blues man John Slaughter.

Intended at first asa vinyl album. Due to my poverty, at the time, it was released as a run of 50 cassetes. Sold out rather quickly.

Track Listing

Side One

1 Lady Death (Van Spyk - Friend)

2 Journey to the Sun (Friend)

3 Keep My Children Warm (Friend)

4 Orange Blossom Morning (Friend)

Side Two

1 Lazy River (Friend)

2 Standing in a Corner (Friend)

3 Two Roads (Friend)

4 Oh Mother (Friend)

5 Conflict (Friend)


Release date: 1983

Label: Paw Records THF004

Musicians: Terry Friend - vocals
Dave Simpson all instruments
John Slaughter electric guitar
Plus and un-named drummer

© (p) 1983 Paw Records

SOLD OUT

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Come The Day

Come The Day - Terry Friend

My first solo album of self penned material, in which I was joined by assorted musicians from two local bands from Letchworth. Quinquereme and Change. They were Tony Panico (Guitar) Martin Wood (Bass) Keith Farr (Drums) and Maggie Spong (Piano) Terry Friend (Vocals and Acoustic Guitar

Recorded at The Piper Studio in Luton,with engineer John Bachini

Come the Day (Original Vinyl Album 1977) very few Remaining - Price £300 including postage

Track Listing

1 Tiger (Frined - Panico)

2 Cats of Appleby (Terry Friend)

3 Pathetic Epitaph (Terry Friend)

4 Sing a Song of Freedom Cause (Terry Friend)

5 Sweet Talking Lady (Jim Jackson)

6 Love Song (Terry Friend)

7 Ballad of Robert Curtis (Terry Friend)

8 Song to Brian (Terry Friend)

9 Come The Day (Terry Friend)

Release date: 1977

Recorded at: The Piper Studio, Luton

© (p) 1977 THF001

Vinyl Price: £300 to UK, EU and ROW, including postage

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Dreaming Again

Dreaming Again - Stonefield Tramp

Recorded a mere five months after 'Follow the Sun.' Rob and Brian were joined by Chris Sutoris (Bass) and Dave Lloyd (Acoustic and Electric Guitar)

After the success of "Follow The Sun" it was decided to records another album of our 'spare' songs to capitalise on this. Rob wanted a slightly different texture and sound, so formed the band 'Stonefield Tramp' with Chris Sutoris (bass) and Dave Lloyd (acoustic and electric guitars). Brian Balster, although not wishing to commit fully to the band, played a key role in the recording (acoustic and electric guitars, harmonica and backing vocals). Although supplying 50% of the lyrics I did not have a role in the recording of this album. This time the recording (still straight takes) took 8 hours, and was done at Acorn Records in Stonesfield, Oxfordshire with the same engineer. But this album launched our own Tramp label.

Track Listing

Side One

1 Dreaming Again (Van Spyk)

2 Bitter World (Van Spyk - Friend)

3 Oh Mothers Tell Your Children (Van Spyk - Friend)

Side Two

1 Jaded Jane (Van Spyk)

2 Social State Blues (Van Spyk - Friend)

3 Factory (Van-Spyk - Friend)

4 Theme from Follow The Sun (Van Spyk)

5 Doing Things Naturally (Van Spyk - Friend)

Release date: 1974

Label: Tramp Records

Recorded at: Acorn Records, Stonesfield

Musicians: Rob Van Spyk, Brian Balster, Chris Sutoris - bass guitar
Dave Lloyd - acoustic and electric guitar

© (p) 1974 TRAMP 001 (also CF247)

ORIGINAL RECORDING SOLD OUT
RE-ISSUED VINYL BY Guerssen in 2010 is still available:

Vinyl album price: UK & EU £25
RoW £30 incl. P&P

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Follow The Sun

Follow The Sun - Terry Friend

Our first commercial album, in which we were joined by Brian Balster. I also have a guest appearance as I record my first solo song 'Come the Day.

Recorded in straight takes, in a four-hour session, on Easter saturday 1974, at Acorn Records Studio in Stonesfield, Oxfordshire.

Track Listing

Side One

1 Tell It To The People (Van Spyk - Friend)

2 Lady Death (Van Spyk - Friend)

3 Sitting Singing Songs in the Sun (Van Spyk - Friend)

4 Machine Blues (Van Spyk - Friend)

Side Two

1 The Soldiers Song (Van Spyk)

2 Today's News (Van Spyk - Friend)

3 38 Graves (Van Spyk - Friend)

4 Follow The Sun (Van Spyk)

5 Come The Day (Friend)

Release date: 1974

Label: Acorn Records

Recorded at: Acorn Records Studio, Stonesfield

Musicians: Rob Van Spyk - vocals and acoustic guitar
Brian Balster backing vocals, acoustic guitars and harmonica
Terry Friend vocals and acoustic guitar on 'Come The Day'


© (p) Acorn Records 1974 CF241

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Going Nowhere

Going Nowhere - Terry Friend

This was a promotional album of the first songs that Rob and I had written and was never intended for release. Rob played guitar and sang, I joined him on the chorus of 'When's it gonna stop!' His cousin played the recorder.

No catalogue number as only 4 acetates pressed. Recorded Easter saturday 1971


Track Listing

Side One

1 Garbage Drama (Van Spyk)

2 Peppermint Cream
  and Gooseberry Pie

  (Van Spyk - Friend)

3 Teacher of Life (Van Spyk)

4 Doing Things Naturally
  (Van Spyk - Friend)

5 When's It Gonna Stop? (Van Spyk - Friend)

6 Bitter World (Van Spyk - Friend)

7 When I Was Young (Van Spyk)

Side Two

1 A Country Divided (Van Spyk - Friend)

2 As The Sun Rises (Van Spyk - Friend)

3 Lady of the East (Van Spyk - Friend)

4 Those Eyes (Van Spyk - Friend)

Release date: 1971

Recorded at: Trusound Studio, Henlow.

Musicians: Rob Van Spyk vocals and acoustic guitar
Terry Friend backing vocals on 'When's it Gonna Stop'
Ivo-Jan Vander Werf recorder
Marion Green narrating poem 'Garbage Drama'

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