The Silver Edition
of Peter Bellamy's Classic Ballad Opera
FRDCD 2122 $39.99
It's just over 25 years since the release of Peter Bellamy's masterwork "The
Transports - a Ballad Opera" - a work that is now recognised
as one of the true masterpieces of the Folk Revival.
Bellamy's masterwork, unavailable for some time, is now released
as a 2-CD/Book/Box-set 25 th anniversary 'Silver Edition' of the
ballad opera, on Free Reed's Revival Masters box set label.
The Set's fine 136-page book details the History of the First Fleet
and of the English 'Transported Convicts'. There's a full discography,
detailed artist biographies of both the 1977 and 2004 casts, with
reminiscences, many interviews, and a Recording The Transports
rare picture archive of Tony Fisher's previously unpublished photographs
of the1977 sessions.