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Chris James
Battle of the Beanfield
A School Musicals Production
Musical 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. The full multimedia performance production is available for free download from School Musicals. (High quality DVD+CD production kits offered at cost.) Fancy hiring your village hall, commandeering the school auditorium, or a bit of guerilla theatre?

Included photos all courtesy of Tash (Alan Lodge) - except for the Peace Chapel at Molesworth, Cambridgeshire, courtesy of Celia Kibblewhite.

Tracks: runtime [36'19]
  1. Awakening [2'52]
  2. Church of the New Age [4'08]
  3. Lentil Soup [5'33]
  4. Grundy's Theme, Part 1 [2'50]
  5. Eleven [4'10]
  6. 3 Good Gears [3'43]
  7. Grundy's Theme, Part 2 [1'56]
  8. Far From Here [4'47]
  9. Battle of the Beanfield [2'29]
  10. End of the Road [1'59]
  11. Change [4'32]
  • Chris James {writer, composer}
  • Harry Williamson {musical arranger, multi-instrumentalist}
  • Mal Webb {multi-instrumentalist}