02 - The World Turned Upside Down
03 - One Green Hill
04 - Interview
05 - We'll Be There
06 - Put Out The Lights
07 - 20th Of April
08 - Granite Years
09 - Blood Wedding
10 - Another Quiet Night In England
11 - The Star Of The County Down
The Oysters at their peak!!!
(Taken from Wikipedia)
The lineup of the band changed over these albums. The first recorded line-up was:
Cathy Lesurf - vocals;
John Jones - melodeon, vocals;
Alan Prosser - guitars, violin;
Chris Taylor - guitar, bouzouki, harmonica, one-row melodeon, mandola;
Ian Telfer - violin, English concertina, saxophone;
Chris Wood - bass guitar;
Will Ward - bassoon, recorders, crumhorn, keyboards
When Chris Wood left the band to go travelling in Canada, he was replaced on bass guitar by returning founder member Ian Kearey. Cathy Lesurf subsequently left to join Ashley Hutchings' Albion Band, and Will Ward also departed so that by the time they recorded Lie Back and Think of England the personnel had settled down to John Jones, Ian Kearey, Alan Prosser and Ian Telfer. For the album "Step Outside" (1986) they added Russell Lax on drums. "Step Outside" mixed self-penned songs, often with a political theme, with reworkings of traditional standards such as "Hal-an-Tow".
After the 1987 release "Wide Blue Yonder", Kearey left the band to be replaced by Chopper (real name Ray Cooper). Subsequent albums included "Ride" (1989), "Little Rock to Leipzig" (1990) and the June Tabor collaboration "Freedom and Rain" (1990). Following this the band name changed to Oysterband. Drummer Lee Partis (who for several years was billed only by his forename) replaced Russell Lax for 1992's "Deserters" before "Holy Bandits" in 1993 propelled the band to the forefront of a booming folk rock scene alongside bands such as The Levellers.
In the nineties the band adopted a more overtly political stance, recording the harder "The Shouting End of Life" (1995) and collaborating with Chumbawamba to record "Farewell to the Crown", released as the b-side of the Tubthumping single.