The Watersons’ Frost And Fire: A Calendar Of Ritual And Magical Songs to be reissued

A warm welcome back for this ageless classic

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The Watersons‘ ageless Frost And Fire: A Calendar Of Ritual And Magical Songs is being re-released by Topic Records on October 28.

It’s coming as a remastered vinyl pressing cut at 45rpm, while the sleeve is a replica of the original (with minor adaptations for 2022), including the original sleevenotes by folklorist, A.L. Lloyd.

Originally released in 1965, Frost And Fire has become one of English folk music’s essential recordings. Meanwhile, the Watersons – Norma, Mike and Lal Waterson and their cousin, John Harrison – assumed the status of folk royalty.


Frost And Fire is available to pre-order here.

Should you need it, the tracklisting for Frost And Fire is:

Side A
Here We Come A-Wassailing
The Derby Ram
Jolly Old Hawk
Pace-Egging Song
Seven Virgins Or The Leaves Of Life
The Holly Bears A Berry


Side B
Earsdon Sword Dance Song
John Barleycorn
Harvest Song: We Gets Up In The Morn
Souling Song
Christmas Is Now Drawing Near At Hand
Herod And The Cock
Wassail Song


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