Settlers, The

Also known as Settlers
Members of Settlers, The: Cindy Kent, John Fyffe (2)
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Discography of Settlers, The:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Go! With The Overlanders And The Settlers 12 Audio 1966 Pye Records
2 The New Sound Of The Settlers 12 Audio 1974 York Records
3 Was It Only Yesterday 2 Audio 1972 York Records
4 On Top Of The World 2 Audio 1974 York Records
5 Santa Margherita 2 Audio 1972-05-00 York Records
6 Lightning Tree 2 Audio 1971 Decca
7 Whichaway Billy 2 Audio 1976-10-00 Riverdale Records
8 The Lightning Tree 2 Audio 1971 York Records
9 Major To Minor 2 Audio 1967 Pye Records
10 Follyfoot - Theme And Incidental Music From The Television Series 14 Audio 1973 York Records
11 Settlers Alive 12 Audio 1970 Columbia
12 Lightning Tree 14 Audio 1972 York Records
13 The World Of The Settlers 14 Audio 1974 Decca
14 The Settlers 12 Audio 1967 Island Records
15 As Long As Theres Love 2 Audio 1968 Amigo
16 Rhythm Of Life / Georgy Girl 2 Audio 1974 Opus
17 Rhythm Of Life / Georgy Girl 2 Audio 1978 Opus
18 Rhythm Of Life / Georgy Girl 2 Audio 1973 Opus
19 Snowbird / Pigeons 2 Audio 1970 Philips
20 A Daisy A Day 2 Audio 1973 York Records
21 When's It Gonna Be My Turn? / Good News 2 Audio 1965 Decca
22 Call Again 12 Audio 1966 Marble Arch Records
23 Nowhere Man / Call Again 2 Audio 1966 Pye Records
24 Major To Minor 2 Audio 1967 Pye Records
25 Early Morning Rain 2 Audio 1966 Astor
26 Early Morning Rain / Do You Wanna Know The Reason 2 Audio 1967 Hickory Records
27 Early Morning Rain 2 Audio 1966 Pye Records
28 Was It Only Yesterday 2 Audio 1972 Decca
29 Settle Down 2 Audio 1964 Decca
30 The Settlers Sing "Maggie May" 4 Audio 1964 Decca
31 When's It Gonna Be My Turn? / Good News 2 Audio 1965 Decca
32 Woman Called Freedom 2 Audio 1965 Pye Records
33 'Til Winter Follows Spring 2 Audio 1966 Pye Records
34 On The Other Side 2 Audio 1966 Pye Records
35 Always On My Mind 2 Audio 1966 Pye Records
36 Always On My Mind 2 Audio 1966 Pye Records
37 As Long As There's Love 2 Audio 1968 Columbia
38 Love Is More Than Words 2 Audio 1969 Columbia
39 Nessie The Monster 2 Audio 1970 Columbia
40 The Lightning Tree 2 Audio 1971 York Records
41 The Lightning Tree 2 Audio 1971 York Records
42 The Lightning Tree 2 Audio 1971 York Records
43 Was It Only Yesterday 2 Audio 1972 York Records
44 A Daisy A Day 2 Audio 1973 York Records
45 On Top Of The World 2 Audio 1974 York Records


The Settlers started out in the 60s, their first release in 1964. They were a trio for their debut album (Island ILP 947A, 1967), Mike Jones, Cindy Kent and John Fyfe, mixing Dylan with folk/bluegrass. They soon added a bass player, Geoff, who lived in the same house as Tony Hooper in Hampstead that inspired the Strawbs song "Pieces of 79 and 15". The Settlers used to perform several tracks by the Strawbs, including "Always On My Mind" and "You Keep Going Your Way".

On their largely-religious self-written first Myrrh Records LP, released by arrangement with the BBC, The Settlers covered Cousins' anthem to Luther King "Sing A New Song", Ralph McTell's "Streets of London", Lennon & McCartney's "Nowhere Man" and Tom Springfield's "Make Me An Instrument of Your Peace" and donated their royalties to the Tear Fund charity.

"World of the Settlers" was initially out as "Lightning Tree" by York Records in 1972, later reissued by Decca, with the addition of both sides of their only hit "Lightning Tree" and "Just This Side Of Nowhere" (York Records FYK505, 1971) which reached # 36 in the UK charts in October 1971. The album also contains a spoken intro to "Martin Luther King's Dream" with atmospheric fuzz electric guitar in the background.


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