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Crown of Horn (Martin Carthy album)

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Released  1976
Length  42:29
Release date  1976
Label  Topic Records
Recorded  1976
Artist  Martin Carthy
Producer  Ashley Hutchings
Genre  Folk music
Crown of Horn (1976)  Because It's There (1979)
Similar  But Two Came By, Life and Limb, Landfall, Shearwater, The Moral of the Elephant

Crown of Horn is an album by Martin Carthy, released in 1976. It was re-issued by Topic Records on CD in 1995.


The album is remarkable for featuring intricate Moog synthesizer arrangements by Tony Cox on three songs. 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. In 1974 Tony Cox founded the Old Sawmill Studio in which not only Crown Of Horn, but also producer Ashley Hutchings' folk dance record Kickin' Up The Sawdust and parts of Fairport Convention's Gottle O'Geer album were produced in 1976.

Track listing

All songs are traditional and were arranged by Martin Carthy, unless noted otherwise.

  1. "The Bedmaking" – 3:16
  2. "Locks and Bolts" – 3:17
  3. "King Knapperty" – 3:36
  4. "Geordie" – 3:42
  5. "Willie's Lady" – 7:23
  6. "Virginny" – 2:19
  7. "The Worcestershire Wedding" – 3:12
  8. "Bonny Lass Of Anglesey" – 5:41
  9. "William Taylor The Poacher" – 3:12
  10. "Old Tom of Oxford" (instrumental) – 1:47
  11. "Palaces of Gold" (Leon Rosselson) – 4:59


  • Martin Carthy – vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Tony Cox – Moog synthesizer (5,8,11)
  • Ashley Hutchings – production
  • References

    Crown of Horn (Martin Carthy album) Wikipedia