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Martin Carthy - Crown Of Horn album

Martin Carthy - Crown Of Horn album
  • Performer Martin Carthy
  • Title Crown Of Horn
  • Date of release 1995
  • Country UK
  • Style Folk Rock, Folk
  • Other formats ASF WMA TTA AC3 DXD MMF AU
  • Genre Rock / Folk music
  • Size MP3 1112 mb
  • Size FLAC 1738 mb
  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 937

Crown of Horn is an album by Martin Carthy, released in 1976. It was re-issued by Topic Records on CD in 1995. Tony Cox had previously made a name for himself as a producer and session musician for several progressive rock and folk rock bands, such as Caravan, Camel, Yes and Trees.

This album has an average beat per minute of 98 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 82/110 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Tracklist Crown of Horn. BPM Profile Crown of Horn. Album starts at 92BPM, ends at BPM (-92), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by Martin Carthy.

Vocals, Guitar – Martin Carthy. Written-By – Rosselson (tracks: 11), Trad. tracks: 1 to 10). Notes. Recorded at Old Sawmills Studio, Cornwall. Matrix, Runout: 80. 18 TSCD300 Mastering SID Code: IFPI L173. Mould SID Code: IFPI 3074.

Album by Martin Carthy. The Worcestershire Wedding. Bonny Lass Of Anglesey. William Taylor The Poacher. MusicBrainz: Crown Of Horn.

Crown of Horn is as strong as any of the earlier albums. This album as some outstanding songs and some excellent recordings. There is no doubt that this is a great album. Ashley Hutchings produced this very lively solo album. Martin Carthy's apparent quest to preserve traditional music is typified on 1976's 'Crown Of Horn'. It features songs on subjects commonly found on his albums: a poacher song, tales of injustice (judges and juries always come under the microscope), death and sex. His trademark guitar style which combines melody with an emphatic rhythm is in evidence from the first track and is at its best on 'Willie's Lady', on which it beats out a relentless tempo

The sound of the latter instrument is pushed very far into the front in the mix of this, perhaps Carthy's best recorded album, with a very "hot" all-acoustic texture.

Crown of Horn (1976). Album by Martin Carthy. is a cover of. Willie's Lady by Ray Fisher (1982).

Crown of Horn is an album by Martin Carthy, released in 1976. Landfall is an album by Martin Carthy, released in 1971. Carthy made this album in the year he left Steeleye Span. The song "Cold Haily Windy Night" is a re-recording of the same song on Steeleye's album Please to See the King. In contrast to the richly resonating sound on that album, here everything is stripped down without any reverb. Later he would record it again with The Imagined Village, returning to a complex rhythm once more.


1 The Bedmaking 3:10
2 Locks And Bolts 3:13
3 King Knapperty 3:30
4 Geordie 3:40
5 Willie's Lady 7:17
6 Virginny 2:16
7 The Worcestershire Wedding 3:07
8 Bonny Lass Of Anglesey 5:40
9 William Taylor The Poacher 3:10
10 Old Tom Of Oxford 1:44
11 Palaces Of Gold 5:00

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Gama Records Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Topic Records Ltd.
  • Recorded At – Old Sawmills Studio


  • Arranged By – M. Carthy*
  • Engineer – Jerry Boys
  • Liner Notes – Martin Carthy
  • Producer – Ashley Hutchings
  • Synthesizer – Tony Cox
  • Vocals, Guitar – Martin Carthy
  • Written-By – Rosselson* (tracks: 11), Trad.* (tracks: 1 to 10)


Recorded at Old Sawmills Studio, Cornwall.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: 808.518 TSCD300 #3
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L173
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 3074
  • Barcode: 5 016272 300026

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
12TS300 Martin Carthy Crown Of Horn ‎(LP, Album) Topic Records 12TS300 UK 1976
3019 Martin Carthy Crown Of Horn ‎(LP, Album) Rounder Records 3019 US 1976
none Martin Carthy Crown Of Horn ‎(11xFile, MP3, 320) Topic Records none UK 2016
TSCD300 Martin Carthy Crown Of Horn ‎(CD, Album, RM) Topic Records TSCD300 UK Unknown