The Settlers

The Settlers

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The Settlers started out in the 60s, their first release in 1964. They were a trio for their initial albums, mixing contemporary folk covers (Dylan, etc) with folk/bluegrass. By 1969 they'd added a bass player, Geoff, who lived in the same house as Tony Hooper in Hampstead that inspired the Strawbs song "Pieces of 79 and 15". The Settlers used to perform several tracks by the Strawbs, including "Always On My Mind" and "You Keep Going Your Way".

On their largely-religious 1972 LP for Myrrh Records, released by arrangement with the BBC, The Settlers covered The Cousins' anthem to Luther King "Sing A New Song", Ralph McTell's "Streets of London", Lennon & McCartney's "Nowhere Man" and Tom Springfield's "Make Me An Instrument of Your Peace" and donated their royalties to the Tear Fund charity.

"World of the Settlers" (Decca) was originally released as "Lightning Tree" by York Records in 1972, and contains both sides of their only hit "Lightning Tree" and "Just This Side Of Nowhere" (York Records FYK505, 1971) which reached # 36 in the UK charts in October 1971. "Lightning Tree" was used as the theme tune to the TV drama "Follyfoot". The album also contains a spoken intro to "Martin Luther King's Dream" with atmospheric fuzz electric guitar in the background.
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The Settlers Discography Tracks

Albums

The Settlers Sing Out (Album) Decca, Decca UK 1964 Sell This Version
The Settlers Call Again Marble Arch Records 1966 Sell This Version
NPL 18163 The Overlanders & The Settlers The Overlanders & The Settlers - Go! With The Overlanders And The Settlers(LP) Pye Records NPL 18163 UK 1966 Sell This Version
ILP 947A The Settlers The Settlers(LP, Album) Island Records ILP 947A UK 1967 Sell This Version
SCX 6381 The Settlers Settlers Alive(LP) Columbia SCX 6381 UK 1970 Sell This Version
The Settlers Lightning Tree (Album) York Records UK 1972 Sell This Version
MST 6507 The Settlers Sing a new song(LP, Album) Myrrh MST 6507 UK 1972 Sell This Version
BYK 715 The Settlers / The Patrick Michael Orchestra* / The New Concert Orchestra The Settlers / The Patrick Michael Orchestra* / The New Concert Orchestra - Follyfoot - Theme And Incidental Music From The Television Series(LP, Album) York Records BYK 715 UK 1973 Sell This Version
YR 502 The Settlers The New Sound Of The Settlers(LP, Album) York Records YR 502 UK 1974 Sell This Version
SET 1978 The Settlers Best Wishes(LP) Not On Label SET 1978 UK 1978 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

F 11938 The Settlers Settle Down(7", Single) Decca F 11938 UK 1964 Sell This Version
DFE 8603 The Settlers The Settlers Sing "Maggie May"(7", EP) Decca DFE 8603 UK 1964 Sell This Version
The Settlers When's It Gonna Be My Turn? / Good News (Single) Decca UK 1965 Sell This Version
The Settlers Woman Called Freedom (Single) Pye Records UK 1965 Sell This Version
The Settlers Early Morning Rain (Single) Pye Records UK 1966 Sell This Version
The Settlers Nowhere Man (Single) Pye Records UK 1966 Sell This Version
The Settlers Always On My Mind (Single) Pye Records UK 1966 Sell This Version
The Settlers 'Til Winter Follows Spring Pye Records UK 1966 Sell This Version
7N.17213 The Settlers On The Other Side(7", Single) Pye Records 7N.17213 UK 1966 Sell This Version
The Settlers Major To Minor (Single) Pye Records UK 1967 Sell This Version
45-P-1451 The Settlers Early Morning Rain / Do You Wanna Know The Reason(7", Promo) Hickory Records 45-P-1451 US 1967 Sell This Version
The Settlers As Long As There's Love (Single) Columbia Germany 1968 Sell This Version
The Settlers Love Is More Than Words (Single) Columbia Norway 1969 Sell This Version
The Settlers Nessie The Monster Columbia UK 1970 Sell This Version
6097 001 The Settlers Snowbird / Pigeons(7", Single) Philips 6097 001 Sweden 1970 Sell This Version

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