Tucked away in a fold of history,
a band of poets as talented, life-enhancing and
influential as that legendary band from Liverpool
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They could be called ‘The First Fab Four’, three great poets –
Keats, Shelley and Byron - plus their friend and supporter
Leigh Hunt. Now their work – inspiring, soothing,
full of beauty and vision - is available in
a unique new format.
John Webster Dave Eastoe
Songwriter John Webster has brought them from the
printed page into the flow of the music-scene. Melodic
indie-folk songs, underpinned by Dave Eastoe’s thoughtful,
sympathetic musicianship, draw on a wide range of their lyrics
and give the four a new and contemporary presence.
Get the album!
The compilation album ‘The First Fab Four’ will introduce you to - or remind you
of - these four great spirits who lived in - and reacted creatively to - a rapidly changing world.
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get more info on the songs and their background
Creating a distinctive and refreshing poetic space,
'The First Fab Four' opens with ‘Jenny Kissed Me’, (a medley of their love lyrics);
introduces Lord Byron in ‘Lord B. in Motion’, and explores Byron and Shelley's
After two song versions of Keats classics including To Autumn, Shelley’s
beautiful Italian love lyrics and his thoughts on hope and mortality, the album concludes
with songs that see the group passing into history. A good value download,
and a fantastic introduction to, or reminder of the poets' work.
1. Jenny kissed me (Medley)
2. Lord B. in Motion
3. Marathon (Byron)
4. Rise like Lions (Shelley)
5. Wild Spirit (Shelley)
6. To Autumn (Keats)
7. On the Shore (Keats)
8. The Pine Forest (Shelley)
9. Many a Green Isle (Shelley)
10. The Funeral
11. Adonais (Shelley)
12. Epitaph (Byron)
13. The World's Great Age (Shelley)
14. So we'll go no more a roving (Byron)
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