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Barrow Poets – Outpatients
(Argo Records  1972  ZSW508)
UK Pressing

Front Laminated Sleeve in Nr MINT/Excellent+ condition
– front is great – back has some foxing and initials written in top right corner

Vinyl in Nr MINT condition
(there are some surface marks visible on the vinyl when held up to the light but they don’t affect the sound quality)

The Barrow Poets or Barrow Collective were a group of poets and folk musicians formed in England in the 1950s. Their name came from their practice of selling, from a barrow, copies of works they had written or performed. Members at different times included Gerard Benson, Jim Parker, William Bealby-Wright, Christine Shotton, Cicely Smith, Heather Black, John Naylor, Susan Baker, and William Gardener. They released several folk and spoken word albums on Argo Records from 1963 to 1981, sold mostly at their own gigs. The group “performed everything from Shakespeare and Milton to limericks and risqué ballads everywhere – from the back rooms of pubs to BBC’s Late Night Line-Up, around the country and in Europe and the US”. “The Pheasant Plucker’s Song” was an Australian Top 10 single.


A1High Rise Blues

Written-By – Parker*, Bealby-Wright*

A2The Birth, Death And Reprise Of Lovesong The First

Written-By – Benson*, Tomkins*

A3Something To Say

Written-By – Bealby-Wright*


Written-By – Parker*

A5A Maiden’s Denial

Written-By – Smith*

A6Yellow-Fingered Girl

Written-By – Benson*, Parker*

A7No Fun Game

Written-By – Smith*, Parker*

A8Ridey Didey’s House

Written-By – Parker*, Bealby-Wright*

B1Calendar Songs

Written-By – Jones*, Parker*

B2In A Young Time

Written-By – Benson*

B3Picture Windows

Written-By – Parker*, Bealby-Wright*


Written-By – Benson*, Parker*

B5Bare Bones

Written-By – Baker*

B6Our Street

Written-By – Smith*, Parker*

B7Our Tune

Written-By – Benson*, Parker*


  • Band [The Barrow Poets], Oboe, Cor Anglais, Concertina, Piano, Organ – Jim Parker (2)
  • Band [The Barrow Poets], Violin, Viola, Mandolin, Harp [Irish Harp] – Susan Baker (3)
  • Band [The Barrow Poets], Voice [Speaker] – Cicely Smith, Heather Black (2)
  • Band [The Barrow Poets], Voice [Speaker], Autoharp – Gerard Benson
  • Band [The Barrow Poets], Voice [Speaker], Double Bass [Cacofiddle] – William Bealby-Wright
  • Design [Cover Design By] – William Bealby-Wright
  • Engineer – Jack Clegg
  • Guest, Bass, Bass Guitar – Jeff Clyne
  • Guest, Clarinet – Ian Herbert
  • Guest, Drums, Percussion – Trevor Tomkins
  • Guest, Guitar – Gary Boyle
  • Mastered By – G (22)
  • Producer – Harley Usill*
Weight1.00000000 kg


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