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Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick: Byker Hill (Fontana TL 5434)

Karl Dallas, Melody Maker, 25 November 1967

MARTIN CARTHY and Dave Swarbrick's third album together, Byker Hill really marks a peak in the development of their partnership which is underlined by Dave's name getting equal prominence to Martin's on the sleeve. What Swarbrick contributes is something more than accompaniment, particularly on the lilting 9:8 tune from the north east which gives the record its title.

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