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Hi! Welcome to our live album page, where you can hear Frankie and Eddie’s performance at Calstock Hall during the recent Attila the Stockbroker/Barnstormer 1649 ‘Restoration Tragedy tour

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Photos: Steve Wilkinson
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Individual tracks are listed below, or you can also just listen to the whole album (30 mins) here.

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ALBUM

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TRACKS

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Track 1: The Miner’s Lifeguard

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As we were in the Tamar Valley, we thought we’d kick off with an old miner’s song warning of the dangers faced by that occupation, not least being sold short in terms of what had been ‘brought to grass’. Hence “keep your eyes upon the scale” as the checkweighman assessed your day’s output. Our version contains an extra verse by Pete Marlow of Bodmin Folk Club, who was in the area at the time of the 1984-5 Miner’s Strike.

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Track 2: Theresa

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A song Catie and Eddie wrote after our first time at the famous Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival, where we heard the GMB? brass/silver band playing ‘Delilah’. Our version combines that tune with that of an older song, ‘William Brown’, about the perils of automation and the so-called ‘free’ market.

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Track 3: Millionaires

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As Frankie says, this is a song we learned (separately) from the busking outfit Phat Bollard. Ever since he learned it, Eddie has parted with a small fortune to sellers of The Big Issue!

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Track 4: Rupert Says

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The first of two songs by the great Robb Johnson. This one is about the unscrupulous person many people think may be the person who really runs the country, although his power is not so great as it was under Tony Bliar.

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Track 5: Who was that man?

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A song Eddie first heard Robb sing at a Stand Up for Labour gig during the run up to the 2016 election, with a couple of verses by Eddie to bring it up to date. The subject of the song is still causing havoc, we’re afraid.

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Track 6: Tolpuddle Man

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A song to mark our attachment to Tolpuddle, with tune and original lyrics by Dorset songwriter and folksinger Graham Moore (verses 1-3), verse 4 about the defeat of the unions during the 1980s by Tim Brine of Wadebridge (direct descendant of James Brine, one of the Martyrs James Brine) and verse 5 by Eddie, bringing things (happily!) up to date with the new era on the Left.

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Frankie and Eddie were recorded live at Calstock Hall and mastered by Televista Studios, and edited for this site with the help of our friend Mr Andrew ‘Doc’ Collins of Plymouth Music Collective