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Alex Campbell: Been On The Road So Long: The Anthology

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  • Been On The Road So Long: The Anthology
    • 2005 - Castle CMRCD1168 CD
  • Track List:
    1. Been On The Road So Long [2] [5]
    2. Night Visiting Song [2]
    3. I'm A Rover [1]
    4. The Overgate [1] [5]
    5. Round Cape Horn [4] [5]
    6. Plane Wreck At Los Gatos [3] [5]
    7. My Old Gibson Guitar [3] [5]
    8. Love Is Teasing [1] [5]
    9. Glesca Peggy [5]
    10. John Gordon [1] [5]
    11. Kissing In The Dark [1] [5]
    12. My Singing Bird [4] [5]
    13. Why Oh Why [5]
    14. Don't You Put Me Down [3] [5]
    15. Water Is Wide [4]
    16. Unquiet Grave [4]
    17. Keishmul's Galley [4]
    18. I Left My Baby Lying There [4]
    19. She Moved Through The Fair [4]
    20. Banks Of Claudy [4]
    21. What Then Is Love [4]
    22. Bruton Town [4]
    23. Been On The Road So Long (w/Sandy Denny) [6]

  • Credits
    • Dave Wells: Liner Notes, Compilation & Annotation
    • Roger Dopson: Coordination
    • Becky Stewart: Artwork & Design

Sleeve Notes

It is estimated that in thirty year singing career, Alex Campbell probably recorded more than a hundred albums. Many of these were one-off affairs, often recorded live (he is known to have knocked off entire LPs in a single afternoon-everything cut in one take) . However, its widely accepted that the cream of his recorded output was cut for the transatlantic label during the mid-60s, when Campbell himself was at the peak of his powers as a writer and performer. This compilation draws together every side which Alex recorded for Transatlantic (these were originally spread out across three LPs), Including two versions of perhaps his best known song, "Been On The Road So Long", one featuring the back-up vocals of a very young Sandy Denny.


  • This is a compilation of all previously released tracks …
    1. Tracks from Alex Campbell: 1965 - Transatlantic XTRA 1014 LP
    2. Tracks from Been on The Road/The Night Visiting Song: 1965 - Transatlantic TRA SP4 45
    3. Tracks from My Old Gibson Guitar: 1966 - Transatlantic TRA EP 148 EP
    4. Tracks from Yours Aye, Alex: 1966 - Transatlantic XTRA 1041 LP
    5. These tracks also appear on Sampler: 1969 - Transatlantic TRA SAM 6 LP
    6. Tracks from Alex Campbell and His Friends: 1967 - EROS 8021 LP
      • This the only non- Transatlantic label track included in this anthology.