War Horse Songman BOB FOX presents a 10th Anniversay Collection of moving and inspirational songs from War Horse Songmaker JOHN TAMS for the multi award-winning National Theatre production of War Horse.
John Tams, seven times winner of BBC Music Awards and the original songmaker for War Horse and songman Bob Fox, a celebrated leading voice and musician in the UK folk scene, have brought together a re-telling of all the songs in their complete forms featured in the multi-award winning show.
War Horse, acknowledged as the most popular show in the National Theatre’s history and seen by over 8 million people worldwide, is based on former Children’s Laureate, Michael Morpurgo’s book – in Michael’s own words – ‘The story of a horse, a boy and a war’.
This beautifully recorded new album includes the complete War Horse Songbook and a postscript of new works – companion pieces to the storytelling and the ever-resonating impact of The Great War.
“To mark the 10th anniversary of this extraordinary production and its UK tour I’m honoured, in my role as Songmaker, to have Bob Fox give the performances of his life to my work.” John Tams
Bob Fox’s intuitive and masterful re-telling of these songs, accompanied by his beautifully accomplished guitar settings, and additionally in the company of Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band, form the heart of the album – at its core a message of remembrance and above all peace.
track list: 1 Snowfalls (The Year Turns Round Again), 2 Only Remembered, 3 Scarlet And The Blue / Dolly Grey, 4 Stand To, 5 Rolling Home, 6 Lullee Lullay, 7 The Brisk Yong Ploughboy, 8 The Devonshire Carol, Postcript: 9 The Cherry Cheeked Optimists (Part One), 10 Mons (August 23rd 1914), 11 The Cherry Cheeked Optimists (Part Two), 12 Scarecrow.
CD / DL Fledg’ling FLED 3107 to be released 11th November 2017