To mark the tenth anniversary UK tour of the acclaimed National Theatre production of War Horse, Songmaker John Tams and Songman Bob Fox release A Garland For Joey THE WAR HORSE SONGBOOK.
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’.
A Garland For Joey sees celebrated stalwart of the folk scene – Bob Fox, deliver intuitive and masterful re-tellings of these songs made and mended by John Tams for War Horse. 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. The recordings, produced by John Tams and Bob Fox, highlight Bob’s remarkable voice, accompanied by his beautifully accomplished guitar settings, and additionally in the company of Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band; focusing all attention on the songs to form the heart of the album – at its core a message of remembrance and above all peace.
Snowfalls (The Year Turns Round Again)
Scarlet And The Blue / Dolly Grey
The Brisk Young Ploughboy
The Devonshire Carol
The Cherry Cheeked Optimists (Part One)
Mons (August 23rd 1914)
The Cherry Cheeked Optimists (Part Two)
Barcode number 5020393 301727
Release date 11th November 20177