A small but FABULOUS masterpiece
An extended play with four musical gems; for years I've been searching after possible further records of this man-n-woman duo, but without success: as far as I know this is the only existing work of Little Fish. Among the songs, "John Rand" tells the real story of a beggarman found dead in a field by Ickleford, in 1706. People didn't know whom he was and angry that "he had to die just here within our parish bounds", they rolled his corpse through a hedge that bordered on their land, to avoid the expenses of a funeral. In the closer village, Holwell, the people decided instead to give him sepulture, though they never saw him before, but at a certain point "they found a pocket in his coat and there was hid within a will which left his worldly goods to those who buried him"...
With huge surprise, it was discovered that Rand actually owned a fortune, warehouses, iron foundry, 28 houses, cottages and fields, all donated for the purpose of "clothing the needy and feeding the poor". The song is one of the most beautiful I ever heard.