MAGNA CARTA ON COLLECTION ALBUMS


This chapter will give you an overview of collection albums ("Various Artists" albums) that contain one or more Magna Carta songs. If you happen to have some missing items for this list, please let me know!

At the end of this page I listed some albums that are not by Magna Carta, but sometimes claimed to be theirs.

Last updated: Sunday, June 4, 2006. Recently added:
- "Underground Gold" (LP, 1970's)
- "Os 100 maiores sucessos romanticos da historia" (CD, 2003)
- "Vertigo Annual 1971" (LP, Greece)
- "Philips goes super stereo" (LP, 1973)
- "80's Love Songs" (CD, 2003)

 
The Vertigo Annual 1970

The Vertigo Annual 1970

Vertigo Sampler LP

The sleeve mentions release number 6657001. Lp 1 mentions "6499 407", lp 2 mentions "6499 408". The UK and German versions are almost the identical. The German sleeve is laminated, more shiny than the UK version. The German version has a 'D' in a little square on the top right of the backside, after the release number. The vinyl has 'GEMA' on the B-sides.

Media Released In Label / Release Nr. Magna Carta song(s)
2LP 1970 UK Vertigo 657001
Swirl album
Lp1 side B track 3:
Goin' My Way (Road Song).
2LP 1970 GER Vertigo 6360 45
Swirl album
LP1 side B track 3:
Goin' My Way (Road Song).
The Vertigo Annual 1970

The Vertigo Annual 1971 (Greece)

Vertigo Sampler LP

This 1971 album is the Greek version of the Vertigo Annual 1970 (see above). The sleeve mentions release number 6657001. Lp 1 mentions "6499 407", lp 2 mentions "6499 408". It is a rare multicoloured vinyl LP. Apparently only 300 copies were pressed. It has multicoloured vinyl ('camouflage green/brown').

Media Released In Label / Release Nr. Magna Carta song(s)
2LP 1971 Greece Vertigo 6657 001
Swirl album
LP1 side B track 3:
Goin' My Way (Road Song).
Below the "6657 001" there is another number "6499 407 1Y" and 2Y. Made in Greece
Underground Gold - Vertigo - with Magna Carta

Underground Gold

Vertigo Sampler LP

A rare Vertigo stereo LP made in Malaysia. This album has a unique sleeve, that doesn´t appear on any other Vertigo release and has several mistakes in the band names. It features tracks by Black Sabbath (misspelled Sabbaht), Beggar´s Opera, Juicy Lucy, Manfred Mann, Jade Warrior, Colosseum (misspelled Coloseuw), Living Blues, Cressida, Jethro Tull (misspelled Jetro) and Magna Carta, all vertigo artists. It has the Vertigo Swirl logo on the sleeve (top left) and also on top of labels. The label states "The Original the Best". Maybe one of the rarest Vertigo releases, although it is not clear whether this is really an official Vertigo release.
 
Media Released In Label / Release Nr. Magna Carta song(s)
LP 1970's Malaysia Vertigo
P.T.V. 6641-116
side B track 5: Time for the Leaving.
Heads together/first round

Heads together / first round

Vertigo Sampler LP

This is a rare UK spiral original first and only pressing of a unique Vertigo songwriters' workshop (and football!) experiment. This was maybe not a sampler, but a collection of new songs and new writers. A rather hard to find LP featuring an array of great artists and tracks, like:
- Jade Warrior: Telephone Girl
- Sunbird: Brother Bird
- Jimmy Campbell: Lonely Norman
- Magna Carta: Good Morning Sun
- Martin Carthy: Cold, Haily, Windy Night
- Nirvana: Home
- John Dummer's Famous Music Band: Nine By Nine
- Assagai: Cocoa
- Daddy Longlegs: Gambling Man
- Clear Blue Sky: Bird Catcher
- Tudor Lodge: Willow Tree
- Pete Atkin: Beware Of The Beautiful Stranger
- Legend: Foxfield Junction
- Lassoo: Brothers


Media Released In Label / Release Nr. Magna Carta song(s)
LP 1971 UK Vertigo 6360 045
Swirl album
Side A track 4: Good Morning Sun
Look Out! Alle dertien goed

Look Out! - Alle dertien goed

"Alle dertien goed" (all 13 good) is a rather strange title for a 2LP with 25 songs...

Media Released In Label / Release Nr. Magna Carta song(s)
2LP 1971? NL Philips
Boek en Plaat
H 130/7
LP 1 Side 2 track 3: Airport Song
LP 1: 6862 009 (6839 084)
LP 2: 6862 010 (6830 066)
Look Out - Hilversum III Troetel Elpee

Look Out! - Hilversum III Troetel LP

Thirteen Dutch DJ's chose their favorite songs.
"Dertien Hilversum III disccjockeys stelden met een snelheid, waarmee normaal gesproken alleen een hit wordt geboren, een 'troetel-elpee' samen. Een elpee waarop hun favoriete nummers van dit ogenblik zijn samengebracht. Samenstellers en artiesten staan garant voor deze uitzonderlijke plaat."


Media Released In Label / Release Nr. Magna Carta song(s)
LP 197? NL Philips 6830 084 Side B track 3: Airport Song
Philips goes super stereo - Demonstration record

Philips goes super stereo

Demonstration record

Quite an interesting stereo demonstration record, released by Philips in Holland, 1973. Here's what the text on the inside sleeve says (in four languages):

"Towards the end of the last centura, a German firm made the disc music box shown on the left. In its own charming way, it combined the romantic music of the time with the craftsmanshop of the best instrument makers. Today, Philips brings you a complete range of stereo and HiFi equipment that allows you to reproduce your favourite music to perfection. At the flick of a switch - from records, tapes, cassettes or direct from the air. All the elements that go to make up a HiFi system are designed and made by Philips. They reflect the sophisticated electronic craftsmanship available to you today. The music on this demonstration record has been carefully selected to give every music lover the opportunity to hear how his favourite music sounds on the best there is in modern reproduction equipment."

Quite nice that Magna Carta was selected by Philips! Here is what they wrote about Magna Carta on the back of the (fold open) album sleeve:

"Airport Song: This track comes from Magna Carta's second album 'Seasons' which has been described as a first step towards a change in musical attributes. Record Mirror's verdict: 'Far beyond the normal standard of folk or pop groups, they have that rare punctuality and mastery of scale that marks conscientsious singers.'"

An interesting combination of tracks: Peter Covent and his Orchestra, Luis Alberta, Paul Mauriat and his Orchestra, The Syd Lawrence Orchestra, Toots Thielemans, Ray McVay and his Orchestra, Dutch Swing College Band, Daniel Chorzempa (performing Toccata in D minor by J.S. Bach!) and even the famous orchestra Acadamy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields (playing a Rossini sonata). Fascinating...


Media Released In Label / Release Nr. Magna Carta song(s)
LP 1973 NL Philips 6830 139 Side B track 2: Airport Song
Suck it and see!

Suck it and see!

Vertigo Sampler LP

Other artists on this 2lp are: Rod Stewart, Black Sabbath, Status Quo, Manfred Mann's Earth Band and others.

An interesting detail about this album is, that it announces a new Magna Carta album "Frozen Optimist", release date mid-1973. However, this title was never released. In fact, "Frozen Optimist" was Vertigo's working title for the "Lord of the ages" album. "Frozen Optimist" is a phrase from "Sun ain't gonna rise", a song that was originally ment for "Lord", but in the end was not used on that album. The song was later used for "Took a long time / Putting it back together".


Media Released In Label / Release Nr. Magna Carta song(s)
2LP 1973 UK Vertigo 6641 116
Ufo album
LP 2 side B track 4:
Time for the Leaving
Hark! Song of Oldland

Hark! Song of Oldland

Special Promotion Copy of British Folk
"Not for Sale"

Beautiful Japanese Vertigo sampler. Print is almost completely in Japanese, even the song titles on the back side. Only the swirl B-side of the lp itself has some English texts (track titles). The back shows the front cover of the only three Magna Carta lp's that were published on vinyl in Japan: Seasons, Songs from Wasties Orchard and In Concert. Brown cover with green ink, which is a bit difficult to read.

Media Released In Label / Release Nr. Magna Carta song(s)
LP 1973 JAP Philips / Vertigo
SNPL-41
Side A track 3: The Bridge at Knaresborough Town
Side A track 4: Country Jam
GTO Sampler 1976

GTO Sampler 1976

This rare lp has no real title, just the GTO logo at the white front. It was released at the end of 1976, to promote the October / November album releases of some bands signed to the GTO lable. It was never officially released, it was just a limited edition for promotional purpose. Other artists on this album: Henry Gross, Jim Croce, Billy Ocean, The Walker Brothers, Heatwave and Dana. Each of them has two songs on this 14 track album.

Media Released In Label / Release Nr. Magna Carta song(s)
LP 1976 UK GTO Side B track 6: Took a long time
Side B track 7: Oh my dear Rose
Koos Postema presenteert: een klein uur muziek

Koos Postema presenteert:
"een klein uur muziek"

In the seventies, a Dutch tv host combined some of his favorite songs on one LP.

Media Released In Label / Release Nr. Magna Carta song(s)
LP 197? NL Philips 6830 112 Side A track 4: Airport Song
Romantische Popsongs

Romantische Popsongs

Grandioos Sopftpop Gala

Media Released In Label / Release Nr. Magna Carta song(s)
2LP 1978 NL Circle Records
325-3500
LP 1 Side A track 4: Airport Song
Privé presenteert: Romantisch Gala

Privé presenteert: Romantisch Gala (2LP)

Met o.a. Francis Goya - Frida Boccara - Mantovani - Liesbeth List - Paul Mauriat - Shirley Bassey - Vicky Leandros

A 2LP release by the Dutch gossip magazine Privé by Henk van der Meyden, who wrote an introduction letter on the inner sleeve.

Media Released In Label / Release Nr. Magna Carta song(s)
2LP 1978? NL Privé
Polystar
6641 885
LP 2 Side 2 track 3: Airport Song
LP 1: 9199 858
LP 2: 9199 859
16 Vertigo Hits - Bingo!

16 Vertigo Hits

Bingo

Media Released In Label / Release Nr. Magna Carta song(s)
LP 197? ... Vertigo Isn't It Funny
Jan van Veen presenteert: Candlelight 2

Jan van Veen presenteert: Candlelight 2

This double-lp was released in The Netherlands. Jan van Veen was the presentator of a Dutch radio show called "Candlelight", with poems and romantic songs. This 2lp has a collection of the favorite songs.

Media Released In Label / Release Nr. Magna Carta song(s)
2LP 1982? NL Philips LP 1 side A track 5: Airport song
Love Hurts - 28 romantic popsongs

Love Hurts

28 ROMANTIC POPSONGS

This double-lp was released in The Netherlands. There are at least two versions, almost similar, one with a little red corner (top right front).

Media Released In Label / Release Nr. Magna Carta song(s)
2LP 1983 NL Arcade LP 1 side A track 7: Airport song
Love Hurts - 28 romantic popsongs

RAY MOORE - A Personal Choice

BBC Children in Need

Ray's Personal Choice is a selection of records he would spin during his early morning show on BBC Radio 2.

Media Released In Label / Release Nr. Magna Carta song(s)
LP 1989 UK BBC REN 713 Side 2 track 5: Highway to Spain
CD 1989 UK BBC CD 713 Track 14: Highway to Spain
Merry Christmas Everybody - Reader'S Digest  (1993)

Merry Christmas Everybody!

Reader's Digest - 5CD

This is a five CD album, full of old and new Chrismas songs and related. It contains the "Winter song" of the famous Magna Carta album "Seasons". Maybe a surprising choice for a Christmas album, although Chris Simpson sings "Christmas time has come around again..." The song is part of CD 3, "Another Chrismas Day (Part 1). They used the full "Winter Song" version of almost 6 minutes.

The thick booklet describes: "Chris Simpson formed Magna Carta in 1969, and initially the group played mainly in folk clubs and colleges. Then one night in June 1970 Simpson wrote a suite called 'Seasons' (reputedly on the back of cornflakes packets, as he was short of paper at the time). Winter Song was a part of that suite. A 'Seasons' LP was also released and was so successful that it propelled the group out of the clubs and into concert halls all over the world."
 
Media Released In Label / Release Nr. Magna Carta song(s)
5CD 1993 UK Reader's Digest
RDCD 601-5
CD 3 track 11: Winter Song
Met het oog op morgen

Met het oog op morgen

"Muzikale hoogtepunten uit het NOS Radio-programma"

Media Released In Label / Release Nr. Magna Carta song(s)
CD 1994 NL Mercury 516 759-2 Track 16: Airport Song
Birds Of Paradise

Birds Of Paradise

"Fly away with 18 romantic ballads (TV-CD)"

Compiled and co-ordinated by Jan Groenewoud. With special thanks to KLM for their kind co-operation. This CD seems to be inspired by a KLM TV commercial that used white swans and the title track Birds Of Paradise. 'Met de hitsong Bird Of Paradise van Snowy White uit de "KLM Zwaan" TV-commercial'.
 
Media Released In Label / Release Nr. Magna Carta song(s)
CD 1994 NL Magnum 477 300-2 Track 13: Airport Song
The First Hypertension Label Compilation

The First Hypertension Label Compilation

"CAT NO. 1, 17 Classic Tracks of Contemporary Folk"

Media Released In Label / Release Nr. Magna Carta song(s)
CD 1995 UK Hypertension
HYCD 200 153
Track 2: Love Runs Wild
The First Hypertension Label Compilation

Los Mejores Temas del MISSISSIPPI

Volumen 3

This CD is part of a three CD series. The Spanish Barsa Promociones (Madrid) also released Magna Carta's 2CD "Las Tierras del Viento". Other artists on this album: Grateful Dead, Elkie Brothers, Christie, Melanie and more. I have no idea why they used the title ("biggest themes in Mississippi"). \ What does Magna Carta have to do with Mississippi.
 
Media Released In Label / Release Nr. Magna Carta song(s)
CD 1996(?) SPA Barsa Promociones
CD-0432
Track 4: Airport Song
Still Dizzy After All These Years

Still Dizzy After All These Years

(a Vertigo / Mercury Records cd sampler)

Media Released In Label / Release Nr. Magna Carta song(s)
2CD 1998 UK Vertigo 555 202-2 CD 2 track 13: Time For The Leaving
Classic Rock

Classic Rock

"Featuring Wishbone Ash, Ian Gillan Ban, The Groundhogs, Strange Brew, Juicy Lycy"

This 3CD box is a yellow cardboard box that contains three disks in seperate jewel cases.
It is licensed from Music Masters Limited. (P) and (C) PEGASUS, a division of Eagle Rock Entertainment PLC. The three CDs inside seem to be available seperately too. This "Classic Rock" compilation contains two Magna Carta songs. Some other artists: Wishbone Ash, Juicy Lucy, Ian Gillan Band, Atomic Rooster, Caravan and many more.
 
Media Released In Label / Release Nr. Magna Carta song(s)
3CD 2000 UK Pegasus PEG BX 042.
CD 1 also available
as PEG CD 325
CD 3 also available
as PEG CD 345

CD 1 track 11: Slowbone Jones

CD 3 track 5: It's So Easy
Forever Young, A British Folk Tribute to Bob Dylan

Forever Young

A British Folk Tribute to Bob Dylan

Media Released In Label / Release Nr. Magna Carta song(s)
CD 2001 UK Delta 47065 Track 11: Feel My Love
No Jigs! No Reels! Mellow Folk

No Jigs! No Reels!

Mellow Folk

Media Released In Label / Release Nr. Magna Carta song(s)
CD 2001 UK Delta 47058 Track 7: Tigers' Eyes
Track 12: Fooled By A Promise
No Jigs! No Reels! Mellow Folk

Ramses Shaffy & Liesbeth List

Het mooiste uit 35 jaar

Liesbeth List is a famous and very successful Dutch singer, who won many awards and (royal) decorations, in 2005 even the prestigious French Officier de la Légion d'Honneur. In 1970 she was the one who introduced Magna Carta to the Dutch audience, which ment the beginning of Magna Carta's big popularity in Holland. She did the announcement on Magna Carta's famous live "In Concert" LP.

"Minstreel in het gras"
Liesbeth List did several shows live with Magna Carta, even for Dutch TV. They mostly did their own show parts. Only one 'cooperation song' made it to an official recording: "Minstreel in het gras" is a unique live recording, originally released as the B-side of a single by Liesbeth List. She did the lead vocals (in Dutch language), accompanied by Magna Carta on guitars. As far as I know, this song was never released on any LP, but it appeared on CD on the beautiful 4CD compilation of Liesbeth List & Ramses Shaffy.
 
Media Released In Label / Release Nr. Magna Carta song(s)
4CD 2001 NL Universal
585 653-2
CD 4 Track 1: Minstreel in het gras
(Liesbeth List & Magna Carta)
Folk Classics

Folk Classics

"Including Fairport Convention, Magna Carta, Tir-Na-Nog and many more"

Media Released In Label / Release Nr. Magna Carta song(s)
CD 2002 UK Time Music TMI273 Track 16: Merryfield
Four Seasons of Folk

Four Seasons of Folk

Media Released In Label / Release Nr. Magna Carta song(s)
CD 2003 UK PARADE PAR 2084 Track 12: Rings Around The Moon
Along the Pilgrim's Way, 16 Folk Favourites

Along The Pilgrim's Way

"16 Folk Favourites, including Fairport Convention, Magna Carta, The Albion Band and others"

Media Released In Label / Release Nr. Magna Carta song(s)
CD 2003 ISR Pickwick 751052 Track 2: Greenfields
The Best Of British Folk

The Best Of British Folk (1CD)

"Featuring Steeleye Span, Sandy Danny with Fairport Convention, Lindisfarne, Ralph McTell, Jacqui McShee's Pentangle"

Media Released In Label / Release Nr. Magna Carta song(s)
CD 2003 UK Prism Leisure
PLATCD 1206
Track 6: Rings Around The Moon
The Best Of British Folk

The Best Of British Folk (2CD)

"30 evergreen favourites"

This album is a combination of two previously released CDs, "A Feast of Folk" and the (rather confusing) 1-disc version "The Best of British Folk" (see above). This album is released as one plastic 2CD box, wrapped in a cardboard sleeve.
 
Media Released In Label / Release Nr. Magna Carta song(s)
2CD 2003 UK Prism Leisure
PLATBX 2245
5014293224529
CD 2, track 6: Rings Around The Moon
Het beste uit 10 jaar 2 meter sessies

Het beste uit 10 jaar 2 meter sessies

Media Released In Label / Release Nr. Magna Carta song(s)
2CD ... NL Sony Music
487359-2
Track 11: Airport Song
The greatest popsongs of the century, volume 1

The greatest popsongs of the century

Volume 1

Media Released In Label / Release Nr. Magna Carta song(s)
CD 1990 NL (*) Magnum (with CBS)
467 486-2
Track 4: Airport Song.
(*) This CD was made in Austria, but probably released in Holland
Where have all the flowers gone

Where have all the flowers gone

The very best of folk music

Media Released In Label / Release Nr. Magna Carta song(s)
2CD 1991 GER WEA 9548-030451-2 CD 2, track 12: Lord of the Ages
Electric Psychedelic Sitar Headswirlers Vol. 6

Electric Psychedelic Sitar Headswirlers Vol. 6

Cosmic Form of Visnu-Krisna with Cakras of the Subtle Body

Media Released In Label / Release Nr. Magna Carta song(s)
CD ... ... Purple Lantern
PL006
Track 14: The Bridge at Knaresborough Town
de leukste hits uit de top 2000 van het millennium

DE LEUKSTE HITS UIT DE TOP 2000

VAN HET MILLENNIUM

Media Released In Label / Release Nr. Magna Carta song(s)
4CD 2000 NL Universal Music
TV & Catalogue
541 303-2
CD 3, track 2: Airport song
Spring, Summer, Winter And Fall

Spring, Summer, Winter And Fall

48 ALL TIME FAVOURITES

A double CD with 48 tracks, from artists like Barry White, Burt Bacharach, Demis Roussos, Euson, Tome Jones, Kamahl, Sergio Mendes, Neil Sedaka, Dusty Springfield and many others.
 
Media Released In Label / Release Nr. Magna Carta song(s)
2CD 2000 NL Hunter Music HM 126302 (Universal) CD 1, track 10: Airport Song
 
 
 
Os 100 maiores sucessos romanticos da historia 3

Os 100 maiores sucessos romanticos da historia 3

Brazilian CD with 20 tracks of the following artists: Ben E. King, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Jay Walker, Celine Dion, Hope Floats, Rose Royce, Percy Sledge, Kenny Rogers, Crosby & Nash, Magna Carta, The Troggs, Tina Turner, Paul Anka, Bee Gees, The Outsiders, Francis Trevor, Sister sledge, Lynn Anderson, Gerry & The Pacemakers and Ray Charles.
 
Media Released In Label / Release Nr. Magna Carta song(s)
LP 2003
Dec. 12
BRA Sum Records
8195-2
610535819529
Track 10: Airport Song
80's Love Songs

80's Love Songs

This CD from Brasil contains songs from artists like Kool & The Gang, Air Supply, Donna Summer, Boy George, The Carpenters and Ray Charles. And of course "Airport Song", probably the most famous Magna Carta song.
 
Media Released In Label / Release Nr. Magna Carta song(s)
CD 2003
Dec. 13
BRA Roadrunner Brasil
610535813022
Track 14: Airport Song
 
 
 
Time Machine - A Vertigo Retrospective

Time Machine

A Vertigo Retrospective

This 3cd includes rare singles & tracks from the golden age of Vertigo 1969-1973. It has a 48 page booklet with photos, interviews and bio's.
 
Media Released In Label / Release Nr. Magna Carta song(s)
3CD 2005 UK Universal Music
982 798-2
CD 2, track 14: Lord of the ages
 
 
 
5 CD Deja Vu Definitive Gold - Anthology Of English Folk

Anthology Of English Folk

5 CD Deja Vu Definitive Gold

A box of 5 CDs with several English folk groups. This set is a combination of CD sets. Disc 4 and 5 were previously released as a 2CD set "The Harvest of Gold - The English Folk Almanac".
The plastic CD box is wrapped in a paper sleeve. The CD case is of rather poor quality: the CDs fall out very easily.
 
Media Released In Label / Release Nr. Magna Carta song(s)
5CD 2006 ITA/EU Recording Arts
5X026
0 76119 51926 6
CD 5, track 7: Parliament Hill
CD 5, track 8: Airport Song
CD 5, track 9: My Son's A Prawn
CD 5, track 10: Old John Parker
 
 
 
Celtic - the essential 30 collection

Celtic

the essential 30 collection

specially priced two disc set featuring over 2 hours of the best celtic music
 
Media Released In Label / Release Nr. Magna Carta song(s)
2CD 2008 UK Mirana Music, MIRA 8500 CD 1, track 15: Young Wackford's Rant
CD 2, track 7: No Place To Sleep
 
 
 
Space Hymns: An Introduction To Prog Rock

PROG ROCK

Space Hymns: An Introduction To

 
Media Released In Label / Release Nr. Magna Carta song(s)
2CD 2010 UK? Spectrum Audio CD 2, track 8: Lord Of The Ages
 
 
 

 

No 'Magna Carta' albums

to prevent confusion...

On several websites (music, auction) you can find titles that are by mistake labelled as 'our' Magna Carta. For everyone who collects Magna Carta, we give an overview of some frequently spotted mistakes and confusing titles.

THE FOLLOWING TITLES ARE NOT BY 'OUR' MAGNA CARTA

Title Comments
Magna Canta
- Hymn
- I'd do anything for love
- Enchanted Spirits
These are releases from a group called 'Magna Canta'. By mistake many sites mistype the band name (a nice proof of the fame of Magna Carta). These titles are house music ('special dance mixes').
Magna Carta Records
- Attention Deficit
- The Moon Revisited
- Under The Sun
- and many more...
A confusing fact: there is also a record label named Magna Carta Records. It should have been forbidden... This record company has nothing to do with 'our' Magna Carta.
Some artists on the Magna Carta Record label: Steve Morse, December People, Altura, David Lee Roth, Bozzio and Niacin.
Magna Karta
- Straight no Chaser/LSD
- The Outsider / Grass Girls
Apparently in 2005 there are some 12" vinyl albums released by a (new?) UK group called Magna Karta. Their style seems to be drum/bass/jungle. Of course this is not 'our' Magna Carta!
Magna Carta
- Same
  (a Greek rock band)
In 1989 a Greek symphonic rock band named itself "Magna Carta" and released an LP called "Magna Carta", (Music Box International - MBI 10335). Do not confuse this album with 'our' 1969 "Magna Carta" album, known as "Same".
Magna Carta
- video games!
There are even video games for PlayStation 2 (PS2) named Magna Carta! I wonder which music they use. No English folk-rock, I guess...