At the beginning of Shirley Collins’ recording career in 1959 she recorded a series of 7” EPs for the Collector Records label. Originally released in short press runs, these rare early recordings have been very hard to find for nearly five decades. For Record Store Day, 16th April 2016, Fledg’ling Records is very proud to announce the release of a newly-remastered vinyl version of ENGLISH SONGS volume 2 (the third of her Collector EPs). Just like the original, this comes in a front-laminated, flipback sleeve, but with a beautiful new inner bag illustrated with rare photographs.
“Shirley Collins is without doubt one of England’s greatest cultural treasures.” Billy Bragg
Very rare in its original form, this will be the first time this iconic record has been made available as a vinyl EP since its first release more than half a century ago.
1 Dance To Your Daddy
2 The Sperm Whale Fishery
3 My Bonny Miner Lad
4 The Foolish Boy
Release date : 16th April 2016
Barcode number: 5020393 100441