Sackful of Sovereigns Albums - Up to the Hilt

Up to the Hilt - October 1999

The bands first CD release contains two more original tracks, "We All Looked About" and "Tell us a Tale", the latter being story of Fred Kempster, The Melksham Giant" who at 8ft 4½ inches tall has been recognised by the Guinness Book of Records as being the "Tallest Man in Europe".

There are also four more traditional arrangements including the classic "Matty Groves" which is where the inspiration came for the cover: "He struck his wife right through the heart and pinned her against the wall"

The track listing is as follows :

Up to the Hilt

"Jonny has Gone for a Soldier" (Traditional arr. S.o.S.). The theme tune to "Die Hard with a Vengeance"
"Jacobites" (Traditional arr. S.o.S.).
"We All Looked About" (Harrison, Harrison, Rundle, Griffin, Spittal) A medieval tale of the class struggle.
"Tell us a Tale" (Harrison, Harrison, Rundle, Griffin, Spittal) The story of the Melksham Giant Fred Kempster.
"I Once Loved a Lad" (Traditional arr. S.o.S.) The missing track from "Small Change".
"Matty Groves" (Traditional arr. S.o.S.) The classic folk song.

Engineered, Produced and Mixed by Mike Gerrish.