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Chris James

Battle of the Beanfield

School Musicals Production soundtrack

Stonehenge, Saturday the 1st of June, 1985 - the day the UK free festivals died. (Or were bludgeoned to death, to be more accurate.) These are the musical tracks - featuring performances by Harry Williamson (Mothergong, et al.) and Mal Webb - composed for a hard-hitting socio-political stage drama exploring events leading up to the infamous police ambush on Salisbury Plain. Included photos all courtesy of Tash (Alan Lodge) - except for the Peace Chapel at Molesworth, Cambridgeshire, courtesy of Celia Kibblewhite.


  1. Awakening
  2. Church of the New Age
  3. Lentil Soup
  4. Grundy's Theme, part 1
  5. Eleven
  6. 3 Good Gears
  7. Grundy's Theme, part 2
  8. Far From Here
  9. Battle of the Beanfield
  10. End of the Road
  11. Change


  • Chris James writer, composer
  • Harry Williamson musical arranger, multi-instrumentalist
  • Mal Webb multi-instrumentalist