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Fairport Convention

The best British folk-rock band of the late '60s, Fairport Convention did more than any other act to develop a truly British variation on the folk-rock prototype by drawing upon traditional material and styles indigenous to the British Isles. While the revved-up renditions of traditional British folk tunes drew the most critical attention, the group members were also (at least at the outset) talented songwriters as well as interpreters. They were comfortable with conventional harmony-based folk-rock as well as tunes that drew upon more explicitly traditional sources, and boasted some of the best singers and instrumentalists of the day. A revolving door of personnel changes, however, saw the exit of their most distinguished talents, and basically changed the band into a living museum piece after the early '70s, albeit an enjoyable one with integrity.

When Fairport formed around 1967, their goal was not to revive British folk numbers, but to play harmony- and guitar-based folk-rock in a style strongly influenced by Californian groups of the day (especially the Byrds). The lineup that recorded their self-titled debut album in 1968 featured Richard Thompson, Ian Matthews, and Simon Nicol on guitars; Ashley Hutchings on bass; Judy Dyble on vocals; and Martin Lamble on drums. Most of the members sang, though Matthews and Dyble were the strongest vocalists in this early incarnation; all of their early work, in fact, was characterized by blends of male and female vocals, influenced by such American acts as the Mamas & the Papas and Ian & Sylvia. While their first album was derivative, it had some fine material, and the band was already showing a knack for eclecticism, excavating overlooked songs by Joni Mitchell (then virtually unknown) and Emitt Rhodes.

Fairport Convention didn't reach their peak until Dyble was replaced after the first album in 1968 by Sandy Denny, who had previously recorded both as a solo act and with the Strawbs. Denny's penetrating, resonant style qualified her as the best British folk-rock singer of all time, and provided Fairport with the best vocalist they would ever have. What We Did on Our Holidays (1969) and Unhalfbricking (1969) are their best albums, mixing strong originals, excellent covers of contemporary folk-rock songs by the likes of Mitchell and Dylan, and imaginative revivals of traditional folk songs that mixed electric and acoustic instruments with a beguiling ease.

Matthews had left the band in early 1969, and Lamble (still in his teens) died in an accident involving the group's equipment van in mid-1969. That forced Fairport to regroup, replacing Lamble with Dave Mattacks, and adding Dave Swarbrick on fiddle. Their repertoire, too, became much more traditional in focus, and electrified traditional folk numbers would dominate their next album, Liege and Lief (1969). Here critical thought diverges; some insist that this is unequivocally their peak, marking a final escape from their '60s folk-rock influences into a much more original style. This school of thought severely underestimates their songwriting talents, and others feel that they were at their best when mixing original and outside material, and contemporary and traditional styles, in fact becoming more predictable and derivative when they opted to concentrate on British folk chestnuts.

The Liege and Lief lineup didn't last long; by the end of the '60s, Ashley Hutchings had left to join Steeleye Span, replaced by Dave Pegg. More crucially, Denny was also gone, helping to form Fotheringay. Thompson was still on board for Full House (1970), but by the beginning of 1971 he too had departed, leaving Nicol as the only original member.

Fairport have kept going, on and off (mostly on), for the last 25 years, touring and performing frequently. It may be too harsh to dismiss all of their post-Thompson records out of hand; Angel Delight (1971), the first recorded without the guitarist on board, was actually their highest-charting LP in the U.K., reaching the Top Ten. Nicol's exit in late 1971 erased all vestiges of connections to their salad days. Fairport was now not so much a continuous entity as a concept, carried on by musicians dedicated to the electrified British folk style that had been mapped out on Liege and Lief.

So it continues to this day, supported by a devoted fan base (Dirty Linen, the top American roots music magazine, originally began as a Fairport Convention fanzine). Denny would actually return to the group for about a year and a half in the 1970s, prior to her death in 1978; Nicol rejoined in 1976. Keeping track of Fairport's multitudinous lineup changes is a daunting task, and the group has coexisted on an erratic basis with the various other projects of the most frequent members (Nicol, Mattacks, and Pegg, the last of whom has played with Jethro Tull since the late '70s). They began playing annual reunion concerts in the 1980s (sometimes joined on-stage by Fairport alumni like Thompson), events that turned into some of the most popular folk festivals in Europe. They also released some albums of new material intermittently throughout the last couple of decades, mostly pleasant traditional-oriented outings that appeal primarily to diehards.

The most distinguished graduates of Fairport, however, continued to shape the British folk and folk-rock scene with notable solo and group projects. Richard Thompson is one of the most critically acclaimed singer/songwriters in the world; Ian Matthews has made some interesting recordings as a solo act and with Plainsong and Matthews Southern Comfort; Denny sang with Fotheringay and released several solo albums before her death; and Hutchings carried on the most traditional face of British folk-rock with Steeleye Span, the Albion Band, and the Etchingham Steam Band. ~ Richie Unterberger
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Live In Finland 1971

1. Bridge Over The River Ash (Live)

2. The Journeyman's Grace (Live)

3. Mason's Apron (Live)

4. Sir Patrick Spens (Live)

5. Matty Groves (Live)

6. Sir B. McKenzie's Daughter's Grace (Live)

7. Sir William Gower (Live)

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Track List: Live At My Fathers Place

1. Matty Groves (Live)

2. Solo (Live)

3. It'll Take A Long Time (Live)

4. Dirty Linen (Live 1974: My Father's Place)

5. Brilliancy Medley-Cherokee Shuffle (Live)

6. Like An Old Fashioned Waltz (Live)

7. Ballad Of Ned Kelly (Live)

8. Hexamshire Lass (Live 1974: My Father's Place)

9. John The Gun (Live)

10. Down In The Flood (Live)

11. Sir B McKenzie (Live)

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Track List: In Real Time - Live '87

1. Reynard The Fox (Live From The Mill, UK / 1987)

2. The Widow Of Westmorland's Daughter (Live From The Mill, UK / 1987)

3. The Hiring Fair (Live From The Mill, UK / 1987)

4. Crazy Man Michael (Live From The Mill, UK / 1987)

5. Close To The Wind (Live From The Mill, UK / 1987)

6. 'Big Three' Medley (Live From The Mill, UK / 1987)

7. Meet On The Ledge

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Track List: By Popular Request

1. Walk Awhile

2. Crazy Man Micheal

3. The Hiring Fair

4. The Hexhamshire Lass

5. Red And Gold

6. Sir Patrick Spens

7. Genesis Hall

8. Farewell, Farewell

9. Rosie

10. Matty Groves

11. Fotheringay

12. Jewel In The Crown

13. Meet On The Ledge

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Track List: Off The Desk

Disc 1

1. Over The Falls

2. Adieu Adieu

3. The Happy Man

4. Canny Capers

5. Willow Creek

6. Genesis Hall

7. Over The Next Hill

8. Portmeirion

9. My Love Is In America

10. Western Wind

11. Rosemary's Sister

Disc 2

1. Some Special Place

2. I'm Already There

3. The Fossil Hunter

4. The Journeyman's Grace

5. Wait For The Tide To Come In

6. The Wassail Song

7. Morris Medley

8. Close To You

9. The Hiring Fair

10. Walk Awhile

11. John Gaudie

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Track List: Festival Bell

1. Mercy Bay

2. Rui's Guitar

3. Danny Jack's Chase

4. Reunion Hill

5. Wouldn't Say No

6. The Wild Cape Horn

7. Celtic Moon

8. Ukulele Central

9. Albert & Ted

10. Darkside Wood

11. London Apprentice / Johnny Ginears

12. Rising For The Moon

13. Danny Jack's Reward

14. The Festival Bell

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Track List: Cropredy (Live)

Disc 1

1. Intro (Live: First Innings; Friday Evening 8.8.97)

2. Wings (Live: First Innings; Friday Evening 8.8.97)

3. Jack O' Diamonds (Live: First Innings; Friday Evening 8.8.97)

4. Time Will Show the Wiser (Live: First Innings; Friday Evening 8.8.97)

5. Mr. Lacy (Live: First Innings; Friday Evening 8.8.97)

6. Suzanne (Live: First Innings; Friday Evening 8.8.97)

7. Genesis Hall (Live: First Innings; Friday Evening 8.8.97)

8. Million Dollar Bash (Live: First Innings; Friday Evening 8.8.97)

9. Come All Ye (Live: First Innings; Friday Evening 8.8.97)

10. Reynardine (Live: First Innings; Friday Evening 8.8.97)

11. Matty Groves (Live: First Innings; Friday Evening 8.8.97)

Disc 2

1. Danny Boy (Live: Second Innings; Saturday 9.8.97)

2. Intro (Live: Second Innings; Saturday 9.8.97)

3. Walk Awhile (Live: Second Innings; Saturday 9.8.97)

4. Now Be Thankful (Live: Second Innings; Saturday 9.8.97)

5. Poor Will and the Jolly Hangman (Live: Second Innings; Saturday 9.8.97)

6. Angel Delight (Live: Second Innings; Saturday 9.8.97)

7. Rain (Live: Second Innings; Saturday 9.8.97)

8. Cut Across Shorty (Live: Second Innings; Saturday 9.8.97)

9. Sloth (Live: Second Innings; Saturday 9.8.97)

10. Rosie (Live: Second Innings; Saturday 9.8.97)

11. Solo (Live: Second Innings; Saturday 9.8.97)

Disc 3

1. John Barleycorn (Live: The Follow-On; Saturday 9.8.97)

2. Wat Tyler (Live: The Follow-On; Saturday 9.8.97)

3. Red and Gold (Live: The Follow-On; Saturday 9.8.97)

4. Jewel In the Crown (Live: The Follow-On; Saturday 9.8.97)

5. Woodworm Swing (Live: The Follow-On; Saturday 9.8.97)

6. John Gaudie (Medley): John Gaudie / Jack Broke Da Prison Door / Donald Blue / The Bonny Isle O' Whalsay / John Gaudie (Live: The Follow-On; Saturday 9.8.97)

7. Fiddlestix (Live: The Follow-On; Saturday 9.8.97)

8. Dirty Linen (Live: The Follow-On; Saturday 9.8.97)

9. Si Tu Dois Partir (Live: The Follow-On; Saturday 9.8.97)

10. Meet On the Ledge (Live: The Follow-On; Saturday 9.8.97)

11. Seventeen Come Sunday (Bonus Studio Track)

12. April Fool (Bonus Studio Track)

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Track List: Best Of The BBC Recordings

1. Nottamun Town (BBC Recording)

2. Meet On The Ledge (BBC Recording)

3. Who Knows Where The Time Goes? (BBC Recording)

4. Fotheringay (BBC Recording)

5. Autopsy (BBC Recording)

6. Sir Patrick Spens (BBC Recording)

7. Reynardine (BBC Recording)

8. Tam Lin (BBC Recording)

9. Walk Awhile (BBC Recording)

10. The Deserter (BBC Recording)

11. Dirty Linen (Jigs & Reels) (BBC Recording)

12. Now Be Thankful (BBC Recording)

13. Rosie (BBC Recording)

14. Rising For The Moon (BBC Recording)

15. Down In The Flood (BBC Recording)

16. John The Gun (BBC Recording)

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Track List: Live At The BBC

Disc 1

1. Close The Door Lightly When You Go (Top Gear 2/6/68)

2. I Don't Know Where I Stand (Top Gear 2/6/68)

3. Some Sweet Day (Top Gear 2/6/68)

4. You Never Wanted Me (Top Gear 2/6/68)

5. Nottamun Town (Top Gear 2/6/68)

6. Marcie (David Symonds 24/6/68)

7. Night In The City (David Symonds 24/6/68)

8. Jack O' Diamonds (David Symonds 24/6/68)

9. Gone, Gone, Gone (Top Gear 1/9/68)

10. Suzanne (Top Gear 1/9/68)

11. If It Feels Good, You Know It Can't Be Wrong (Top Gear 1/9/68)

12. Eastern Rain (Top Gear 1/9/68)

13. Fotheringay (Top Gear 1/9/68)

14. I Still Miss Someone (Stuart Henry 8/12/68)

15. Bird On A Wire (Stuart Henry 8/12/68)

16. Tried So Hard (David Symonds 6/1/69)

17. Reno Nevada (David Symonds 6/1/69)

18. Book Song (David Symonds 6/1/69)

19. Who Knows Where The Time Goes? (Symonds On Sunday 9/2/69)

Disc 2

1. You're Gonna Need My Help (Symonds On Sunday 9/2/69)

2. Fotheringay (Symonds On Sunday 9/2/69)

3. Shattering Live Experience (Symonds On Sunday 9/2/69)

4. Cajun Woman (Top Gear 6/4/69)

5. Autopsy (Top Gear 6/4/69)

6. Si Tu Dois Partir (Top Gear 6/4/69)

7. Percy's Song (Top Gear 6/4/69)

8. Reynardine (Top Gear 27/9/69)

9. Tam Lin (Top Gear 27/9/69)

10. Sir Patrick Spens (Top Gear 27/9/69)

11. Medley - The Lark In The Morning/Rakish Paddy/Foxhunter's Jig/Toss The Feathers (Top Gear 27/9/69)

12. The Lady Is A Tramp (Top Gear 27/9/69)

13. Walk Awhile (Top Gear 2/5/70)

14. Poor Will And The Jolly Hangman (Top Gear 2/5/70)

15. Doctor Of Physick (Top Gear 1/8/70)

Disc 3

1. Sir Patrick Spens (David Symonds 27/4/70)

2. The Bonny Bunch Of Roses (Folk On One 26/7/70)

3. Dirty Linen (Folk On One 26/7/70)

4. Now Be Thankful (Folk On One 26/7/70)

5. The Journeyman's Grace (Stuart Henry 19/11/70)

6. Now Be Thankful (Stuart Henry 19/11/70)

7. Tokyo (John Peel 20/2/73)

8. Matthew, Mark, Luke And John (John Peel 20/2/73)

9. Possibly Parsons Green (John Peel 20/2/73)

10. Rosie (John Peel 20/2/73)

11. John The Gun (John Peel 6/8/74)

12. Fiddlestix (John Peel 6/8/74)

13. Rising For The Moon (John Peel 6/8/74)

14. Down In The Flood (John Peel 6/8/74)

Disc 4

1. Let's Get Together (Top Gear 10/12/67)

2. One Sure Thing (Top Gear 10/12/67)

3. Lay Down Your Weary Tune (Top Gear 10/12/67)

4. Chelsea Morning (Top Gear 10/12/67)

5. Violets Of Dawn (Top Gear 3/3/68)

6. If (Stomp) (Top Gear 3/3/68)

7. Time Will Show The Wiser (Top Gear 3/3/68)

8. If I Had A Ribbon Bow (Top Gear 3/3/68)

9. Meet On The Ledge (Stuart Henry 8/12/68)

10. Light My Fire (Top Gear 22/12/68)

11. Flatback Caper (David Symonds 27/4/70)

12. Open The Door Richard (David Symonds 27/4/70)

13. The Deserter (Folk On One 26/7/70)

14. The Hangman's Reel (Folk On One 26/7/70)

15. Tam Lin (Folk On One 26/7/70)

16. Sir William Gower (Folk On One 27/3/71)

17. Banks Of The Sweet Primroses (Folk On One 27/3/71)

18. Sickness & Diseases (Folk On One 27/3/71)

19. Bridge Over The River Ash (Folk On One 27/3/71)

20. Lord Marlborough (Folk On One 27/3/71)

21. Angel Delight (Folk On One 27/3/71)

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Track List: Sense Of Occasion

1. Keep On Turning The Wheel

2. Love On A Farmboy's Wages

3. The Bowman's Return

4. South Dakota To Manchester

5. Spring Song

6. Polly On The Shore

7. Just Dandy

8. Tam Lin

9. In Our Town

10. Edge Of The World

11. Hawkwood's Army

12. The Vision

13. Your Heart And Mine

14. Untouchable

15. Galileo's Apology

16. Best Wishes

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Track List: Cropredy Capers (Live)

Disc 1

11. Red & Gold (Live)

Disc 2

9. Eynsham Poacher (Live)

Disc 3

10. Bonny Black Hare

Disc 4

1. Rosie (Live)

10. Dirty Linen (Live)

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Track List: Live At Cropredy '08

1. Ye Mariners All (Live)

2. Reynard The Fox (Live 2008)

3. The Eynsham Poacher (Live)

4. Breakfast In Mayfair (Live)

5. Cell Song (Live)

6. Hanging Song (Live)

7. Doctor Of Physick (Live)

8. Reynardine (Live)

9. Mock Morris '90 (Live)

10. Fotheringay (Live 2008)

11. It'll Take A Long Time (Live)

12. John The Gun (Live)

13. Who Knows Where The Time Goes? (Live 2008)

14. The Battle Of Evermore (Live)

15. John Gaudie / The Bowman's Retreat (Live)

16. Best Wishes (Live)

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Track List: Over The Next Hill

1. Over The Next Hill

2. I'm Already There

3. Wait For The Tide To Come In

4. Canny Capers

5. Over The Falls

6. The Wassail Song

7. The Fossil Hunter

8. Willow Creek

9. Westward

10. Some Special Place

11. Si Tu Dois Partir

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Track List: From Cropredy To Portmeirion

1. The Eynsham Poacher

2. Bird From The Mountain

3. London River

4. Honor And Praise

5. From A Distance

6. On The Floor

7. Red And Gold

8. Portmeirion

9. Lark In The Morning-Matty Groves

10. Meet On The Ledge

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Track List: XXXV - The 35th Anniversary Album

1. Madelein

2. My Love Is In America

3. The Happy Man

4. Portmeirion

5. The Crowd

6. The Banks Of Sweet Primroses

7. The Deserter

8. The Light Of Day

9. I Wandered By A Brookside

10. Neil Gow's Apprentice

11. Everything But The Skirl

12. Talking About My Love

13. Now Be Thankful

14. The Crowd Revisited

15. The Widow Of Westmoreland's Daughter (Live)

16. Rosie (Live)

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Track List: XXXV

1. Madeleine

2. My Love Is In America

3. The Happy Man

4. Portmeirion

5. The Crowd

6. The Banks Of Sweet Primroses

7. The Deserter

8. The Light Of Day

9. I Wandered By A Brookside

10. Neil Gow's Apprentice

11. Everything But The Skirl

12. Talking About My Love

13. Now Be Thankful

14. The Crowd Revisited

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Track List: Fairport UnConventional

Disc 1

3. If I Had A Ribbon Bow

7. Si Tu Dois Partir (Live)

10. Dirty Linen (Live)

13. Angel Delight (Live)

Disc 2

1. Sir B McKenzie

2. Suzanne

3. Time Will Show The Wiser

4. Mr Lacey (Live)

6. Percy's Song

12. Autopsy

14. Fiddlestix

Disc 3

1. Sir Patrick Spens (Live)

2. Wat Tyler (Live)

6. Red And Gold (Live)

11. Breakfast In Mayfair

15. Genesis Hall (Live)

16. Jewel in the Crown (Live)

Disc 4

1. Walk Awhile (Live)

5. Poor Will and the Jolly Hangman (Live)

7. Rosie (Live)

9. Now Be Thankful

12. Sloth (Live)

15. Meet On The Ledge (Live)

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Track List: 20th Century Masters/The Millennium Collection: Best Of Fairport Convention

1. Meet On The Ledge

2. Fotheringay

3. Who Knows Where The Time Goes?

4. Genesis Hall

5. Percy's Song

6. Come All Ye

7. Matty Groves

8. Crazy Man Michael

9. Sloth

10. Now Be Thankful (Mono Version)

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Track List: The Wood & The Wire

1. The Wood And The Wire

2. The Dancer

3. Wandering Man

4. The Heart Of The Song

5. A Year And A Day

6. The Game Pieces

7. Close To You

8. Still A Mystery

9. Banbury Fair

10. The Lady Vanishes

11. The Good Fortunes

12. Western Wind

13. Don't Leave Too Soon

14. Rocky Road

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Track List: Meet On The Ledge: The Classic Years 1967-1975

Disc 1

1. Chelsea Morning

2. Fotheringay

3. Mr. Lacey

4. Book Song

5. I'll Keep It With Mine

6. Tale In Hard Time

7. Meet On The Ledge

8. Genesis Hall

9. A Sailor's Life

10. Who Knows Where The Time Goes

11. Percy's Song

12. Come All Ye

13. Matty Groves

14. Tam Lin

15. Crazy Man Michael

16. Farewell, Farewell

Disc 2

1. Now Be Thankful

2. Bonny Bunch Of Roses

3. Walk Awhile

4. Sloth

5. Poor Will And The Jolly Hangman

6. Journeyman's Grace

7. John Lee

8. Rosie

9. The Plainsman

10. The Hexhamshire Lass

11. Polly On The Shore

12. Bring 'Em Down

13. Rising For The Moon

14. White Dress

15. Stranger To Himself

16. One More Chance

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Track List: Jewel In The Crown

1. Jewel In The Crown

2. Slip Jigs And Reels

3. A Surfeit Of Lampreys

4. Kind Fortune

5. Diamonds And Gold

6. The Naked Highwayman

7. The Islands

8. The Youngest Daughter

9. London Danny

10. Summer In December

11. Travelling By Steam

12. She's Like The Swallow

13. Red Tide

14. Home Is Where The Heart Is

15. Closing Time

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Track List: Heyday

1. Close The Door Lightly When You Go

2. I Don't Know Where I Stand

3. Some Sweet Day

4. Reno Nevada

5. Suzanne

6. If It Feels Good, You Know It Can't Be Wrong

7. I Still Miss Someone

8. Bird On A Wire

9. Gone, Gone, Gone

10. Tried So Hard

11. Shattering Live Experience

12. Percy's Song

13. You Never Wanted Me

14. Nottamun Town

15. Fotheringay

16. Si Tu Dois Partir

17. Cajun Woman

18. Autopsy

19. Reynardine

20. Tam Lin

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Track List: Expletive Delighted

1. The Rutland Reel/Sack The Juggler

2. The Cat On The Mixer/Three Left Feet

3. Bankruptured

4. Portmeirion

5. Jams O'Donnell's Jigs

6. Expletive Delighted

7. Sigh Beg Sigh Mor

8. Innstuck

9. The Gas Almost Works

10. Hanks For The Memory

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Track List: Gladys' Leap

1. How Many Times

2. Bird From The Mountain

3. Honour And Praise

4. The Hiring Fair

5. The Riverhead/Gladys' Leap/ The Wise Maid

6. My Feet Are Set For Dancing

7. Wat Tyler

8. Head In A Sack

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Track List: Moat On The Ledge

1. Walk Awhile (Live)

2. Country Pie (Live)

3. Rosie (Live)

4. Matty Groves (Live)

5. Both Sides Now (Live)

6. Poor Will And The Jolly Hangman (Live)

7. The Cherokee Shuffle (Live)

8. Woman Or A Man (Live)

9. High School Confidential (Live)

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Track List: The Airing Cupboard Tapes

1. The Hexamshire Lass

2. Hens March Through The Midden/The Four Poster Bed

3. Sloth (Live) (1981)

4. It'll Take A Long Time

5. Walk Awhile (Live) (1981)

6. Furs And Feathers

7. Cell Song

8. Who Knows Where The Time Goes (Live) (1981)

9. That'll Be The Day

10. Ballad Of Ned Kelly

11. Something You Got

12. The Claw

13. The Deserter (Live) (1981)

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Track List: Babbacombe Lee Live Again

1. The Verdict

2. Little Did I Know

3. I Was Sixteen (Pt. 1)

4. John My Son

5. I Was Sixteen (Pt. 2)

6. St. Ninian's Isle / Trumpet Hornpipe

7. Sailor's Alphabet

8. John Lee

9. Newspaper Reading

10. Breakfast In Mayfair

11. Trial Song

12. Cell Song

13. The Time Is Near

14. Dream Song

15. Wake Up John (Hanging Song)

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Track List: Full House

1. Walk Awhile

2. Doctor Of Physick

3. Dirty Linen

4. Sloth

5. Sir Patrick Spens

6. Flatback Caper

7. Poor Will & The Jolly Hangman

8. Flowers Of The Forest

9. Now Be Thankful

11. Bonny Bunch Of Roses

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Track List: What We Did On Our Holidays

1. Fotheringay

2. Mr. Lacey

3. Book Song

4. The Lord Is In This Place

6. I'll Keep It With Mine

7. Eastern Rain

8. Nottamun Town

9. Tale In Hard Time

10. She Moves Through The Fair

11. Meet On The Ledge

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Track List: Liege & Lief

1. Come All Ye

2. Reynardine

3. Matty Groves

4. Farewell, Farewell

5. The Deserter

6. Medley: The Lark In The Morning / Rakish Paddy / Fax Hunters Jig / Toss The Feathers

7. Tam Lin

8. Crazy Man Michael

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Track List: Unhalfbricking (Remastered)

1. Genesis Hall

2. Si Tu Dois Partir

3. Autopsy

4. A Sailor's Life

5. Cajun Woman

6. Who Knows Where The Time Goes

7. Percy's Song

8. Million Dollar Bash

9. Dear Landlord

10. The Ballad Of Easy Rider

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Track List: Fairport Convention

1. Time Will Show The Wiser

2. I Don't Know Where I Stand

3. If (Stomp)

4. Decameron

5. Jack O' Diamonds

6. Portfolio

7. Chelsea Morning

8. Sun Shade

9. The Lobster

10. It's Alright Ma, It's Only Witchcraft

11. One Sure Thing

12. M.1 Breakdown

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Track List: Fairport Convention (Bonus Tracks)

1. Time Will Show The Wiser

2. I Don't Know Where I Stand

3. If (Stomp)

4. Decameron

6. Portfolio

7. Chelsea Morning

8. Sun Shade

9. The Lobster

10. It's Alright Ma, It's Only Witchcraft

11. One Sure Thing

12. M.1 Breakdown

13. Suzanne

14. If I Had A Ribbon Bow

16. Reno, Nevada

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Sandy Denny had a beautiful singing voice
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english soul
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Dylan owned the 60s, well, at least part of it, but 'I'll Keep it with Mine' is wretched dross (and extra negative points for working the train in), and even Fairport can't save it--yet it's on all their collections- - c a n ' t understand it, unless it's that 'C'mon, give it to me' has not-so-subli m i n a l sexual connotations .
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Crazy Man Michael is a brilliant piece of songwriting. It sounds just like a traditional ballad, and its presence on Liege and Lief confirms that, but it's actually a Swarbrick/Th o m p s o n creation, and doesn't predate 1967. Amazing to be able to recreate a moribund genre so exactly; it reminds me of Barrett's Privateers, the pseudo-sea shanty by Stan Rogers. My hat' off to people who have the talent to do things like this.
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Beautiful~~~ ~ ~
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On the other hand, is there a song with more galloping movement, excitement, and suspense than Tam Lin--Fairpor t at their best...maybe they just relate more to horses than to motorcycles. They should have done a similar version of Browning's How They Brought the Good News From Ghent to Aix--another galloping classic!
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As great as Fairport are/were, they sometimes put out a clanker. I'm listening right now to a really insipid version of 'The Ballad of Easy Rider' which seems to have totally missed the song's 'rolling' impetus and replaced it with British folk-rock malaise. Ah well, even Ronaldo misses a penalty now and then.
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rfountain90
Btx?...smbsb x ,
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Now Be Thankful is Swarb and Thompson's best ever: When the stone is grown too cold to kneel...In crystal waters I'll be bound...Cold as stone, weary to the sounds upon the wheel.

They don't write them opening lines like that anymore.
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This is really pretty bad! What happened?
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The US/Appalachi a n version of Matty Groves has a relatively happy ending, which may be why I prefer the Child ballad better--ever y o n e retains their arrogance to the end/death, especially the villain. Death of Sandy Denny was really a blow to British folk...what a voice she had
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Haunting ballad, beautifully done. One issue-in no version of the ballad I've read does Spens declare that he's not a good sailor. .
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tryna.owen
Back in the late 60's early 70's, when FM radio was just getting started, a local rock station used to play this. Thank you Pandora, this really brings back memories.
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my brothers baby sit for my twin and I this was the music we heard that was so cool
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you can't make this studf up enjoy the flowwwwwwwww w w w
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Time has indeed stood still for this tune...
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For many years I thought this song came from Led Zeppelin. What a mistake!
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jkleven
Was Dave Mattacks part of XTC in the early 80's??
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There will never be another voice like sandy Denny , LUV her.
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beautiful song, beautiful voice
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Good song, but this recording is rather scratchy.
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Great music thanks Pandora excellent pick.
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mark.bruce20
AWESOME MUSIC!

MOONSHADOW
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Sandy & Co's rendition of Crazy Man Michael is about as poignant as it gets. It captures man's self-destruc t i v e , albeit oft unintentiona l , nature so well. Impossible to listen to without aching for the afflicted.
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This music is beezneez!
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I thought I knew alot of music this threw me acurve been zep fan since the 60s wow I guess there is more music than one person can listen to but I am trying!
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1st time love it
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johnnyohania n
This group appeared on my play list. I can't relate to it. Too English for me. So sorry mates, THUMBS DOWN
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jkleven
Does anyone know if Dave Mattacks played with XTC
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My last time I saw Fairport the band was at the McDonald club in Erdington in Birmingham in 1969. Me eternal regret is that I was too drunk to appreciate the music. I left for Alaska shortly after. Never even knew that Sandy had died until the late eighties the saddest day of my life when I found out about her death.
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shantteyman
Genesis Hall and Now Be Thankful were two of the songs that dragged me away from heavy metal in the early 70's. When I heard the harmonies and Sandy's voice, it turned my ears around ! I was able to discover so much more music because of their influence !
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...ah yes, Sandy Denny....& Richard Thompson too...
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Sandy Denny was great. Sad to see her life & career were cut short
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Beautiful. Loved listening to her since the 70's.
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cmyers3402
As great a talent as there ever was. Amazing unique voice, amazing songs, amazing musicians. As perfect as could be..
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cowniew
Sandy Denny with Fairport Convention are one of the greatest combinations that I know of even beyond their genre. I'm fortunate to have some of their early records. As her fans know her tragic loss is one of the saddest in music history.
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cmyers3402
One of the most haunting voices ever! Still one of my very favorites.An d with comment below, yes I loved Pentangle too. But no comparison. Fairport was truly exceptional. Do you remember that she sang with Led -Zep - The Battle of Evermore, my personal LZ favorite. I think she was the only woman to sing with LZ. Miss ya Sandy
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kvons1
Sandy Denny---one of the best female folk singers of our time. Such a tragic and early loss of a truly great talent. Saw Fairport way back in '69---awesom e for the time! RIP: Sandy Denny
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Second concert I ever attended was The E Street Band, followed by Aerosmith, and Fairport headlined the show (University of Connecticut, 1973). Fairport - even with Denny and Thompson gone - blew them off the stage. Been one of my favorite bands ever since. The reviewer is absolutely correct, though; the band has never come close to being as good as it was with Denny and Thomspon in the lineup.
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nik_dangr
On the cover of the live BBC album, the guy with the curly hair is checking out Sandy Denny's butt. Seriously, though - those guys were good. I love Sandy's voice. Even as much as Christine McVie's.
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Love these guys - especially Denny and Thompson. His songs always grip me. Some of you may also be familiar with another great British folk group of the time, Pentangle. Arguable which is better, or more influential or prolific or whatever. Agreeably different. But each has a seat at the table for sure. Eh?
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SIR RICHARD!
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Richard Thompson and Sandy Denny come on!
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cljgibbs
I saw Fairport Convention at the Bath Festival in maybe 69 or 70. As they began to play, it stopped raining and the sun emerged from behind clouds. The atmosphere was so incredible that simultaneous l y , people all got to their feet and started to dance, throwing hay from the many hay bails into the air. For me, it was the highlight of the festival.
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Fairport Convention - I got to hear this fabulous band in 2004, playing in a stone barn on a rural farm in West Virginia on a very cold autumn night. They had been booked to play Shepherd University in Shepherdstow n , WV. The show was canceled, and someone in our group said to them "Well,you wanna come over to my farm? I have a big old barn ..." and so it happened. Between sets they joined us around a big bonfire, told stories and jokes, and so much more, late into the night. A fabulous night.
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the fine wfmu dj irene trudel played a great sandy denny cut called the north star grassmen and the ravens. splendid
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I love the sweet sadness of this group's music.
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Love Richard Thompson and all that sail with him. RIP Sandy - the immortal, ever-lovely Sandy Denny...
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