Saturday, November 22, 2014

Tina Lawton "Singing Bird" 1966 LP Mono

Well, it has taken a while but here is an acceptable rip of Tina Lawton's second album "Singing Bird". (I am hopeful of a better rip of her first album soon).

This is from an uncleaned rip I managed to find somewhere. I have given the tracks a light cleaning and they have responded well to this treatment. You may notice a staccato effect in some of the higher voice ranges. I suspect this is because, when recording, output was still going to the speakers and the turntable was on the same surface and slightly vibrated during play.

Anyway, enough raving on for the moment. On this album, Tina was accompanied by the harpist Huw Jones, who also arranged all the pieces, and Russell King, a flautist. All tracks are traditional songs from the British Isles.

1. Bobby Shaftoe
2. Springtime is Returning
3. Robin Goch
4. Strawberry Fair
5 Garton Mother's Lullaby
6. The Heron from Brecon
7. The Nightingale
8, Singing Bird
9. Ballymore Ballad
10. In the Orchard
11. The Wee Cooper from Fyfe
12. Lagan Love
13. I wish I had a Shepherd's Lamb
14 Lisa Dear
15. Charlie is my Darling
16. Will Ye Go, Lassie Go (aka Wild Mountain Thyme)

Click here to download - MP3 @ 192VBR Mono 29Mb - graphics included


  1. Thank you, very interested in this one.

  2. Thank you, Beautiful songs and a beautiful voice.

  3. Thank you Stocks - as always very appreciated!

  4. Thanks for posting this album. I have always admired Tina Lawton's voice since seeing her performance on the ABC production of The Restless Years. While listening to this album I did some searching on the internet and found out that Tina Lawton was part of the Four Capitals Folk Song Concert Tour in August 1964. Others on that tour included Marian Henderson, Duke Triton, Martyn Wyndham-Reed and Lenore Somerset. More importantly a live LP was released entitled Australian Folk Festival. It is obviously out of print and unlikely to have ever been re released on CD. My question is...Does anyone have a copy who would be prepared to post it to this site? I believe it would be well worth listening to. Thanks again for the great work you do in bringing this genre of Australian music to the attention of the world.

  5. Thanks you very much for this. I have been looking a long time to get this album. I remember as a young lad that the Lawton family used to stay at the beach house next to ours at Aldinga, south of Adelaide and I have vague memories of Tina herself. I have a cassette, that I have ripped, of Tina on the Interludes programme that she gave to my parents. Is anyone interested? Its about 70 minutes long.

    1. I, and I suspect many others, would certainly be interested. Any chance I can get a copy of the rip.; If so, please contact me on