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Murrey and Blue

by The Legendary Ten Seconds

A Ricardian concept album of English folk rock music
Genre: Folk: Folk-Rock
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1. Boars Head
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2. John Judde
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3. Medieval Free Company
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4. Plantagenet Pavane
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5. Francis Cranley
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6. The Woodville Household
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7. The Month of May
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8. John Nesfield's Retinue
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9. Seventh of August
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10. Dublin King
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11. Lambeth Ms 474
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12. Shining Knight
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13. Court of King Richard III (Remastered)
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14. White Surrey August 1485 (Remastered)
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Murrey and Blue, catalogue number R38 by The Legendary Ten Seconds released on 1st November 2017 which is the anniversary of when Richard, later Richard III, was created the Duke of Gloucester.

Another concept album of songs by The Legendary Ten Seconds about the Wars of the Roses and England in the late fifteenth century.

Featuring the following songs:-

1) The Boars Head, a song inspired by the chapter in a book by Toni Mount about Christmas in medieval England..
2) John Judde, who died at a battle in St Albans, another song inspired from Toni Mount's book about life in medieval London.
3) The Medieval Free Company, inspired by a display of archery and medieval life in a Wars of the Roses reenactment group at Buckland Abbey.
4) Plantagenet Pavane, a stately dance usually in slow duple time but in true Legendary Ten Seconds style this instrumental is played in triple time.
5) Francis Cranley, a song about the main character in a Ricardian novel called The Woodville Connection written by Kathy Martin
6) The Woodville Household, a song for the fifteenth century reenactment group who portray the retinue of Sir Anthony Woodville.
7) The Month of May, a fictional exchange of letters written during 1483.
8) John Nesfield's Retinue,this instrumental is for the retinue of John Nesfield.
9) The Seventh of August, Henry Tudor lands at Mill Bay in August 1485 with his French mercenaries. A song inspired by a book written by Chris Skidmore.
10) The Dublin King, a song about Lambert Simnel and the battle of Stoke in 1487,
inspired after reading a book of the same name by John Ashdown-Hill and a song by Stiff Little Fingers.
11) Lambeth MS 474, an instrumental for the book of hours of Richard III
12) Shining Knight, written by Riikka Katajisto and Ian Churchward for all the Ricardian ladies who have fallen in love with Richard III of which there are very many.
13) Court of King Richard III, a new 2017 recording of the song which was originally featured on the Tant le desiree album. The version of this song features new bass guitar and singing.
14) White Surrey August 1485, another new 2017 recording of the song which was originally featured on the Tant le desiree album which features a mix of new and old recordings of the original version of this popular song.

Album artwork painted by G Harman of Red fox illustrations.

Ian Churchward vocals, guitars and mandola.

Lord Zarquon keyboards, bass and drums.

David Clifford bass guitar on John Jude, The Medieval Free Company, The Seventh of August, Court of King Richard III and White Surrey August 1485.

Rob Bright guitar on John Judde, John Nesfield's Retinue and The Seventh of August.

Pippa West vocals on The Boars Head, The Medieval Free Company, Francis Cranley and The Month of May.

Elaine Churchward vocals on The Seventh of August.

Camilla Joyce vocals on the 2017 versions of Court of King Richard III and White Surrey.

John Bessant lap steel guitar on The Dublin King and Lambeth MS 474.

All songs written by Ian Churchward except Shining Knight written by Riikka Katajisto and Ian Churchward.

All songs arranged by Lord Zarquon.

Recorded in Torbay at Rock Lee and Rainbow Starshine studios for Richard The Third Records 2014 to 2017

THE MONTH OF MAY (1483)

Dearly beloved I greet you this day
So much has happened in the month of May
The stench from the street assaults my nose
How I do long for the scent of a rose

The news of the queen is very disturbing
Remaining in sanctuary so we are learning
The date of the coronation is set
One Sunday in June it's not happened yet

Dearly beloved I greet you good day
So much has happened since the month of May
Of true honesty there's nought to be had
And the stench from the Thames it is terribly bad

The news of Lord Hastings is very disturbing
Of his execution this we are learning
The date of the coronation draws near
Of its cancellation I really do fear

DEARLY BELOVED I GREET YOU GOOD DAY
SO MUCH HAS HAPPENED SINCE THE MONTH OF MAY
THE HEAT OF THE SUMMER FEELS LIKE A CURSE
THE STENCH OF THIS TOWN GETS WORSE AND WORSE

THE NEWS IN THE STREET IS VERY DISTURBING
OF TWO LOST PRINCES THIS WE ARE LEARNING
THE CORONATION DATE IT WAS CHANGED
THE LORD PROTECTOR THE THRONE HE HAS CLAIMED

A percentage of the revenue from the sale of the songs will be donated to S.A.U.K.

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It starts out with “The Boar’s Head”. The connection to R III is pretty clear as it was his batch. It is a clever song set during one of the many Christmas feasts in the great hall of a castle. You can almost feel the “merry making”.
John Judde tells an interesting story of a Lancastrian merchant who fought and died with one of the early culverin/guns all wrapped up into a pretty melody with an engaging rhythm.
This is followed by a lovely duet with beautiful harmonizing about the Medieval Free Company – makes you want to hurry to the next medieval festival.
A fabulous instrumental called “Plantagenet Pavane” is next on the list.
Many books have been written about Richard the 3rd including fictional ones. Francis Cranley is the hero of one of those books. The song with the same title is about him and the investigations he’s undertaking on behalf of his lord, Richard the Duke of Gloucester. This turned out to be another excellent duet with superb arrangement.
It’s followed “The Woodville Household” which has one of the best intros and great lyrics. “The Month of May” is based on a letter that describes some of the events and rumours circling in London in May/June of 1483. Beautiful song!
This is followed by an outstanding instrumental called “John Nesfield’s Retinue” with a delightful assemble of instruments.
Though there are many fine musical pieces on this album the following two are potentially the very best of this new selection of songs. They are “The Seventh of August” and “The Dublin King”. The first commemorates Henry Tydder’s landing in Wales – combing the lyrics with a great rhythm and a fantastic arrangement. The Dublin King is about Lambert Simnel and what we do and do not know about him. The song is a foot tabbing folk piece that is just outstanding.
We are treated to one other instrumental with a lovely melody and some great guitar pickings. This particular song refers to Richard’s book of hours and its name under which it is registered “Lambeth MS 474”.
“Shining Knight” is a song written for all the women who have “fallen in love” with R III in modern times. From the author, “The line about the King of sin is about the Tudor version of Richard III and all those sloppy historians.”
The album ends with two special treats. “The Court Of King Richard III” and “White Surrey” – are remastered and were released earlier this year to commemorate Richard’s ascension to the throne 6th July 1483 and the Battle of Bosworth.

Engaging music that is in a category of its own and shines with diverse rhythm, lovely melodies and lyrics that are creative and tell intriguing stories that will surely entertain and bring joy whenever you listen to them!
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