Another Legendary Ten Seconds album

This is the list of tracks from “Mer de Mort”, a collection of songs about the Mortimer roots of the House of York and recorded for the Mortimer History Society‘s tenth anniversary. Here is an introduction.

By legendaryten

I sing and play guitar in a band called The Legendary Ten Seconds


  1. I really enjoy the music on this new album. Here’s a review I’ve written a short while ago and I thought I’d share it with you.
    This new concept album by The Legendary Ten Seconds
    gives us an excellent window into the history of this noble and mighty family, its roots and heritage told and sung by the talented Ian Churchward.
    Listening to this album is like reading a great historical fiction and being taken back in time.
    It has songs about the Marcher Lords, Roger De Mortemer, Simon De Montfort and the battle of Evesham, Maude and King Stephen, but it also tells us about follies and treachery, honour and pride, about executions, gifts and special places, about Kings and the nobility. It encompasses 4 centuries. It is about events known, but often forgotten and that’s quite an undertaking to put together.
    It starts off with a short narration by John Challis about this album then quickly leads into an excellent instrumental. There are brief and interesting narrations between all of the songs.
    There are no shortages of highlights of songs – Mortemer Castle, with its beautiful harmonies, Marcher Lords with its wonderful melody and rhythm, Two Thousand Marks is an awesome, lively song, Leintwardine is pure poetry and Mer De Mort II is just beautiful.
    Music that is story-telling at its best, often combined with a catchy rhythm, the exciting use of different string instruments, percussions, beautiful harmonies and a sound with a very special flair and feel.
    The tireless work that was put into the making of this project has turned an idea into crafting of some witty songs with an entertaining mix of history and wonderful music to form a special and timeless new album. Surely it has something to please everyone


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