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MOTL DOWNLOAD ALBUMS
THE COLLECTION 1992 - 2012 (MP3)
Released January 2015

£7.99
 
MOTL CDs
LONG SHADOWS (CD)
Released October 2012

£12.99 incl P&P
 
TRACK LIST
Go Lassie Go
Long Shadows
Prickleye Bush
Travelin' Soldier
The Litten Tree
Freeze
Dark Tale
The Last Boat From Bolton
Smoke On The Water
The Murdering of Edwin Jones
Who Told The Butcher
One More Time (Before You Go)
The fifth studio album to celebrate MOTL's 20th year.

 

Listen to Go Lassie Go from Long Shadows on SoundCloud
 

DUCK SOUP (CD)
Released April 2000


SORRY, SOLD OUT
TRACK LIST
Sally MacLenanne
Benjamin Bowmaneer
Fields of Gold
The Kidsgrove Boggart
Too Close To The Wind
Wall Of Death
One For His Nob
Harbour Light
Only Angels
The Green Fields of France
Duelling Wernits
Auntie Mabel's Pearl Necklace
Tixall Wide
MOTL's third studio album, and the first one to feature the five piece line up with fiddler Marion Morgan (these days Fleetwood) and drummer Paul Johnston. The album was voted sixth in the "all time best folk rock album" awards run by Mandolinking in 2000. 
Listen to The Kidsgrove Boggart from Duck Soup on SoundCloud
 

THE QUEEN OF SPAIN'S BEARD (CD)
Released June 1996
Re-released November 2014
£12.99 incl P&P
 
TRACK LIST
Spanish Ships
Warwick Road
Man of War
Whiskey in the Jar
The Wire Line
Meet On The Ledge
Spanish Lady
The Queen of Spain's Beard
Matty Groves
The Band Played Waltzing Matilda
Meet On The Ledge (Reprise)
MOTL's first studio album, featuring the original two-piece line-up of Ron Holmes and Allen Maslen. Recorded and mixed in three days, this CD captures a hard-working duo in full flight, and includes MOTL's first original songs.
Listen to Warwick Road from The Queen of Spain's Beard on SoundCloud
 

THE PORTUGESE HANDSHAKE (CD)
Released April 1998

£12.99 incl P&P
 

 

TRACK LIST
The Banks of the Roses
Norwegian Whaler
Johnny Has Gone For a Soldier
Chancers' Reel
The Mary Stanford of Rye
Claudy Banks
Ride On
The Rattling Bog
Ramble Away
Honour and Praise
Eleanor Rigby
Dancer To The Drum
Drift Away
The Song Will Remain
MOTL's second and most critically acclaimed album, featuring the classic The Mary Stanford of Rye. The album was voted "best folk rock album of all time" in an on-line poll, and is the only MOTL album to feature the fiddle talents of Mark Ashley.
Listen to The Mary Stanford of Rye from The Portugese Handshake on SoundCloud
 

MOTL DVDs
JUST A STAGE WE'RE GOING THROUGH . . . LIVE (DVD)
Re-released October 2013

£8.99 incl UK P&P

 

TRACK LIST
Benjamin Bowmaneer
With These Hands
Shoals Of Herring
Tixall Wide
Beyond The Moon
My True Love is a Caveman
Decoration Day
The Mary Stanford Of Rye
Banks of the Roses
Harbour Light
The Mirror
The Traitor's Tale
Filmed live in concert in 2002 at their home town venue Stratford-on-Avon Civic Hall, this DVD captures the five-piece line-up at their very best. At the time of recording, MOTL had just embarked on a packed 12-month itinerary which culminated in their debut appearance at Cropredy Festival and their own 10th anniversary gig at Birmingham Symphony Hall.
Running time 66 minutes.

BOOKS and E-BOOKS
THE MEET ON THE LEDGE SONG BOOK (PDF file)

Featuring twenty original songs in words-and-chords format.

Released April 2014

£5.99
Click to buy, and you will receive your copy of the Song Book via email within minutes.

For a FREE SAMPLE of the PDF version of The Meet On The Ledge Song Book, featuring the front cover, contents page and two songs, click here.

TRACK LIST
Warwick Road 
The Traitor's Tale 
The Mary Stanford of Rye 
Beyond The Moon 
Decoration Day 
Harbour Light 
Mercia 
The Mirror 
The Moonrose 
My True Love is a Caveman 
Norwegian Whaler 
Only Angels 
The River and the Well 
Spanish Ships 
Tixall Wide 
With These Hands 
One More Time (Before You Go) 
Long Shadows 
Freeze 
Dark Tale
 

ALLEN MASLEN
LOUDER! The History and Science of the Electric Guitar (E-BOOK)
Released April 14th 2014


Available
on Amazon

ASIN: B00JPKEQNS
UK 
£3.48

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"A must-read. Funny . . . entertaining . . . a great book for anyone remotely interested in the guitar. " Amazon review.

More details, and a preview, at Allen Maslen's web site

Debut book release by Meet On The Ledge guitarist and songwriter Allen Maslen. This E-book examines the electric guitar's journey from the lute to the Les Paul. 

There are plenty of thrills and spills along the way, and loads of interesting stories, facts and figures. Did you know that the modern classical guitar string is closely related to the parachute? Were you aware that the invention of the plectrum caused billiard balls to burst into flames? Did you know that the distorted guitar solo was invented by accident when an amplifier fell out of a car into a puddle?

Everything you ever need to know about axes, amps, picks, pickups and pedals is right here, explained in plain English.

 

AND A COUPLE THAT HAVE GOT NOTHING TO DO WITH MUSIC
ALLEN MASLEN
The Lanzarote Story (E-BOOK)

Available on Amazon
ASIN: B00PE34CSY

UK 
£3.48

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"A great guide to Lanzarote.  . . . I wish  had read it before our visit . . . laughed out loud. " Amazon review.


More details, and a preview, at Allen Maslen's web site

This is a travel book with a difference. Lanzarote is unlike anywhere else on earth, with its beautiful climate, jaw-dropping scenery and dramatic volcanic history. Three hundred years ago, the island suffered the longest and most brutal volcanic eruption the planet has ever seen - it was a raging cauldron for six years - and yet today Lanzarote is a holiday paradise. This book takes a close look at the 1730-36 eruptions, seeing them through the eyes of the parish priest at Yaiza, who kept a diary as the sky rained fire and molten rock. We also meet Lancelotto Malocello, the man after whom the island is named, and examine the bizarre events that led him here. 

Whether you are visiting Lanzarote for a holiday, or have an interest in the geology and history of the island, you will find something here to delight you.

 

ALLEN MASLEN
The Greatest Cricket Teams that Never Existed (E-BOOK)

Available on Amazon
ASIN:
 B00JYKH2CG
UK 
£3.48

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More details, and a preview, at Allen Maslen's web site

A must for all collectors of cricket trivia. A selection of fictitious teams of real cricketers - amateur and professional - from different continents in different centuries.

You will meet some wonderful cricketing characters whose names might otherwise have passed you by, like the man who made the second duck in first-class history: William Hogsflesh. How about George Hay-Drummond, Viscount Dupplin, 12th Earl of Kinnoull, who made one first-class appearance for MCC at Lord’s, batted at No. 9 in both innings, didn’t bowl, and scored 0 twice? And whose knowledge of international cricketers is complete without Kenny Burn, an Australian affectionately known as 'The Scotsman' who, after being selected as a wicketkeeper for the 1890 Australian Ashes side to travel to England, waited until they had all set sail before confessing to his captain that he had never kept wicket in his life.

It's all very silly. But, then, so is cricket. As the Spanish football coach Rafa Benitez said, not long after being appointed by Liverpool and trying to get his head around the English summer game, ‘How can you tell your wife you are just popping out to play a match and then not come back for five days?

 
 
 
 
MOTL T-SHIRTS
Heavyweight Fruit of the Loom t-shirt, available in medium, large and extra large.
£10.99 including P&P
Choose a Size
 
SOLO / MISC CDs
ALLEN MASLEN
Ten Folk Songs
(CD)
Released July 2003
£12.99 incl P&P
 

PHIL VICKERS
Seeming Randomly Placed at First Glance (CD)

£12.99 incl P&P