Water and Rain - Buz Collins Fellside Recordings FECD 139 (1999) 1 Ten Easy Paces All songs written by Buz Collins 2 Rosie 3 Maid in England 4 December Came In Early This Year 5 London to Birmingham in 4½ Minutes / The Grand Union Jig 6 End of the Line 7 William Parker 8 Water and Rain 9 The Baychimo 10 Doggerel Buz Collins (1972-2002) was the son of Dolly and nephew of Shirley Collins. A talented songwriter and musician, he worked with his wife Sam, living on their narrowboat "The Maid in England". The influences of the waterways and railways were obvious in his work and with an eye for detail and a delightful sense of the comic, he tackled social history, romance and snobbery with vigour and passion. Recorded and mixed at Bandwagon Studios, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, August-September 1998 except for track 10 which was recorded at Gayton House, Gayton, North Hampshire. Engineered by Guy Elderfield, assisted by Graig Denholm. Mixed by Guy Elderfield and Buz Collins. Produced by Guy Elderfield. Musicians : Buz Collins, vocals (1-4, 5a, 6, 9-10), guitar (1-4, 5b, 6, 8-9), mandola (1, 5, 7-8), mandolin (1, 7), grand piano (10) Sam Collins, vocals (1, 3, 5a, 6-7, 9) John Watcham, Anglo concertina (2, 5) Larry Treanor, electric violin (5b) Julie Cassidy, whistle (8)
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