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Sleeve Notes for Tanks for the Memory by Fieldwork

Tanks for the MemoryFeatures the songs and music from the latest of a series of successful folk musicals written by Mick Ryan and performed by the Fieldwork Theatre Company. The music is interwoven with original speech from the show, which makes the album attractive and understandable to those who have not seen the show itself. The production tells the story of Dorsets ghost village of Tyneham. It used to be a beautiful and well loved place but in 1943, the area was needed by the army, who gave the residents one months notice to leave and a promise that after the war was over, they would be able to return. The promise was broken. The show tells of the villagers sad departure and of their long and fruitless fight for justice

Description


This album features the songs and music from the latest of a series of successful folk musicals written by Mick Ryan and performed by the Fieldwork Theatre Company. Previous shows  include: The Voyage, A Days Work and A Tolpuddle Man (co-written with Graham Moore). This production is directed by John Bond. The music is interwoven with original speech from the show, which makes the album attractive and understandable to those who have not seen the show itself.

Track Notes


1 The Dorset Four Hand Reel /The Huntsmanís Chorus




2 Dorset (Rap!)




3 Tyneham




4 The Tank




5 Defending the Island




6 Whose is this Land?




7 Life




8 Farewell




9 Partings Do Come




10 The Leaving Time




11 Promises, Promises




12 Peace at Last




13 Promises, Promises (reprise)




14 Shadows




15 Listen




16 Country Gardens




17 Time




18 Listen




19 The Land




20 The Grace




21 Tyneham (reprise)




22 What Does It Mean To Be English?