EDWARD II & THE RED HOT POLKAS
EDWARD II and E2K

 

Albums recorded by Edward II & The Red Hot Polkas, Edward II and E2K,
including release dates and UK & US CD availability through Amazon.

 

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No

TITLE

RELEASED

1

Let's Polkasteady [as Edward II & The Red Hot Polkas]

10/87

2

Two Step To Heaven [as Edward II & The Red Hot Polkas]

01/89

3

Wicked Men [as Edward II]

--/91

4

Zest [as Edward II]

10/96

5

This Way Up [as Edward II]

09/98

6

Live At Cropredy [as Edward II]

--/00

7

Shift [as E2K]

02/01

8

If Not Now [as E2K]

10/03

9

The Early Recordings 1985-86 [as Edward II & The Red Hot Polkas]

02/16

10

Manchester’s Improving Daily [as Edward II]

02/16


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1) LET'S POLKASTEADY

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Dawn Run
Little Left Lew
Swiss Boy
79th Highlanders Farewell To Gibraltar
Blue Blue Morning

Another Fine Mess
The Walls Of Butlins
Mr Prime's Polka
Three Hand Reel
Sophie Bourbon's Hornpipe






John Gill
Steve Goulding
Tom Greenhalgh
Dave Haines
Jon Moore
Barney Stradling
Danny Stradling
Rod Stradling

Producer:

Bass
Drums
Guitar
Melodeon
Guitar
Guitar
Percussion
Melodeon

2) TWO STEP TO HEAVEN

 
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LP
Björn Again Polka (Irresistible Force Remix)
Lovers' Two Step
Swing Easy
Staffordshire Hornpipe
Jenny Lind

Pomp And Pride
The Untitled Polka
The Queen's Jig
The Steamboats
Cliffhanger

CD
Björn Again Polka (Irresistible Force Remix)
Lovers' Two Step
Swing Easy
Staffordshire Hornpipe
Jenny Lind
Pomp And Pride
The Untitled Polka
The Queen's Jig
The Steamboats
Cliffhanger
Stack Of Wheat
Brimfield Hornpipe
Swedish Polka
Two Step To Heaven

Original LP


CD Reissue




Lorna Bailey
John Gill
Tom Greenhalgh
John Hart
Mad Professor
Jon Moore
Gavin Sharp
Barnaby Stradling
Danny Stradling
Neil Yates
Alton Zebby

Producer:

Vocals
Bass
Guitar, Vocals
Bass Trombone
Mixing
Guitar, Vocals
Tenor Saxophone
Guitar
Percussion
Trumpet
Drums

John Gill, Jon Moore

3) WICKED MEN

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Miles Away
Dashing Away
The Rondo Mondo
Brilliant Pebbles
My Love (The Horizontal Polka)

Real World
She's Gone To California
Shepherd's Hey
List For A Sailor
Heathrow Dawn






Tee Carthy
John Hart

Glen Latouche
McKilla
Jon Moore
Gavin Sharp
Rees Wesson

Neil Yates
Alton Zebby

Producer:

Bass, Backing Vocals
Organ, Guitar, Bass Trombone,
Backing Vocals
Vocals, Percussion
Rap
Fiddle, Guitar
Saxophone
Accordion, Melodeon, Melodica,
Backing Vocals
Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Drums, Percussion

Edward II, Peter Lawrence,
Bobby Summerfield

4) ZEST

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People Get Ready
What If?
Make A Change
Special Kind Of Woman
Night Nurse
Live Together
La Russe
I'll Help You Fly
Justice
The Wild Mountain Thyme
Home
The Old And The New




Simon Care
Glenn Latouche

Producer:

Melodeon
Vocals

5) THIS WAY UP

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More Than A Song
Rocky Road
Come And Buy
Daring To Dream
Soldier
Radio
Early One Morning
Things We Have In Common
It's Worth A Try
Plough The Speed
Don't Let The Fire Go Out
Farewell To Clusone






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6) LIVE AT CROPREDY




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Recorded live at the Cropredy Festival, Cropredy, Oxfordshire, England on 14 August 1998.

7) SHIFT

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The Water Is Wide
Something Left Behind
The Blackthorn Stick/The Rakes Of Kildare/
The Rocks Of Penrhyn
Love For A Season
Everdance
The Farmer's Cursed Wife
A Life Less Hard To Bear
You Bring Me Joy
The Wind In The Trees
Fair And Tender Ladies
Itue, Stitue, Statue
Take Me Home






Simon Care
Neil Fairclough
Pat Illingworth
Jon Moore
Andy Morel
Kellie While
Neil Yates

Kwame Yeboah

Producer:

Melodeon
Bass
Drums
Guitar
Alto & Baritone Saxophone
Vocals
Fender Rhodes, Flugelhorn,
Low Whistle, Trumpet
Vocals

Neil Yates

8) IF NOT NOW

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Come And Join Us
Shepherd And The Crows
Dealing With History
Chance Melody: Custy's/The Rolling Waves/
Chance Melody
Common Ground
Gye Wani/The Mountain Lark
Holding On
He Moved Through The Fair/Out The Other Side
St George's Quay/The New Rigged Ship
Be Sure Your Lover/Noon Lassies
A Lullaby for Everyone/Stormy Blues






Paul Francis
Simon Katz
John McCusker
Michael McGoldrick
Jon Moore
Kellie While

Nana Yaa
Neil Yates


Kwame Yeboah



Producer:

Drums
Percussion
Fiddle
Uillean Pipes
Guitar, Mandolin
Vocals, Guitar, Percussion,
Backing Vocals
Backing Vocals
Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Tenor Horn,
Whistle, Bodhran, Fender Rhodes,
Guitar, Backing Vocals
Vocals, Bass, Guitar, Percussion,
Drums, Keyboards, Melodica,
Backing Vocals

Kwame Yeboah

9) THE EARLY RECORDINGS 1985-86

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Another Fine Mess
Cliffe Hornpipe
French Schottische
Clee Hill
79th Highlanders Farewell To Gibraltar
Boatman’s Dance
Ashling/Shantey
Johnny Mickey Barry's/Freedom Of Ireland
Bromsberrow Heath
Redower Polka
Kelly’s Home Schottische
Swiss Boy
Mr Prime’s
Art Wooton’s Quadrille
Polka Volta
Gloucestershire Hornpipe
Queen’s Jig
Stack Of Wheat
Sophie Bourbon’s Hornpipe
Walls Of Butlin’s
Swiss Boy
Bourée A Gaston Tommier


Dion Cochrane
John Gill
Tom Greenhalgh
Dave Haines
Jon Moore
Barnaby Stradling
Danny Stradling
Rod Stradling

Producer:

Tenor Banjo (1985)
Bass
Guitar
Melodeon
Guitar (1986)
Guitar
Percussion
Melodeon

 

The first 3 self released cassette recordings: Demos (1985), Promos (1986) and Ethos (1986).

10) MANCHESTER’S IMPROVING DAILY

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Patience Kershaw
Manchester's Improving Daily
Ragbag
Dirty Old Town
A Sprig Of Thyme
Soldier's Farewell Yo Manchester
Love Vigilantes
The Great Flood
Jone O'Grinfield
Peterloo
A New Song On The Great Demonstration Which Is To Be Made On Kersal Moor, September 24th 1838
Victoria Bridge On A Saturday Night
Victoria Bridge On A Saturday Nightoo
Mr Sadler's Balloon
A Humorous And Interesting Dialogue
The Execution Of Allen, Gould And Larkin






Simon Care
Tee Carthy
Sally Cook
Susie Gibbon
John Hart
David Henry
Ian Jones
Glen Latouche
Elston McKenzie
Jon Moore
Greg Morton
Jote Osahn
Jennifer Reid
Gavin Sharp


Producer:

Melodeon
Bass, Vocals
Vocals (Track 6)
Violin
Guitar, Trombone
Drums
Percussion
Vocals
Guitar, Vocals
Guitar
Cello
Violin
Broadside Balladress (Tracks 1,5,9,12)
Saxophone, Keyboards, Whistle,
Wind Synthesiser

Tim Thomas