Time and Tide (Steve Ashley album)

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Time and Tide
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Studio album by
Released16 July 2007
Genre Folk music
Label Topic Records (TSCD569)
Steve Ashley chronology
Live in Concert
Time and Tide
This Little Game
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Time and Tide is an album of original songs by British singer-songwriter Steve Ashley. It was released by Topic Records on 16 July 2007. [3]



Reviewing the album for The Guardian , Robin Denselow said that Ashley "has continued to develop as a thoughtful songwriter and social commentator. On his new set, the gentle, sturdy melodies are matched with a rare blend of emotion and anger". [2]

Pete Cann, writing in The Oxford Times , described the album as "a journey through Blair's Britain...a commentary on the despair of Blair's legacy". The "outstanding track" said Cann, is Ashley's "moving tribute to his grandfather, a railwayman and union organiser, Down the Line. The tune is traditional and the words heartfelt". [4]

Track listing

  1. The North West Wind 5:37
  2. Still Waiting 3:55
  3. The Birds of the Country 1:41
  4. Lands End 4:08
  5. The Drowning Cell 4:41
  6. Friend of the Rivers 2:16
  7. Ships of Shame 3:36
  8. Down The Line 6:01
  9. A Time-Honoured Way 2:35
  10. The Vintners 0:39
  11. Pub Carpets 1:39
  12. The Refugees 4:08
  13. This Old English Town 3:38
  14. A Better Day 3:28
  15. Best Wishes 2:41


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  1. Anderson, Rick. "Steve Ashley: Time & Tide". AllMusic . Retrieved 19 February 2017.
  2. 1 2 Denselow, Robin (13 July 2007). "Steve Ashley, Time and Tide". The Guardian . Retrieved 18 February 2017.
  3. Zierke, Reinhard (21 January 2017). "Steve Ashley: Time and Tide". Mainly Norfolk: English Folk and Other Good Music. Retrieved 18 February 2017.
  4. Cann, Peter (8 August 2007). "CD Review: Steve Ashley, Time and Tide". The Oxford Times . Retrieved 8 July 2019.