Fairport Convention History of Fairport Convention

History of Fairport Convention
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  • Released: June 1, 1991
  • Label: Island Uk


  • 1.Meet on the Ledge
  • 2.Fotheringay
  • 3.Mr Lacey
  • 4.Book Song
  • 5.Sailor's Life
  • 6.Si Tu Dois Partir - (French)
  • 7.Who Knows Where the Time Goes
  • 8.Matty Groves
  • 9.Now Be Thankful
  • 10.Walk Awhile
  • 11.Sloth
  • 12.Bonny Black Hare
  • 13.Angel Delight
  • 14.Bridge Over the River Ash
  • 15.John Lee
  • 16.Breakfast in Mayfair
  • 17.Hanging Song
  • 18.Hen's March - The Four Poster Bed

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Personnel: Simon Nicol (vocals, guitar, concertina); Trevor Lucas (vocals, guitar, percussion); Roger Hill, Richard Thompson, Sandy Denny (vocals, guitar); Judy Dyble (vocals, autoharp, recorder, piano); Dave Swarbrick (vocals, mandolin, violin); Dave Pegg (vocals, mandolin); John Kirkpatrick (vocals, accordion, concertina); Royston Wood (vocals, concertina); Ian Matthews, Ashley Hutchings (vocals); Martin Lamble (violin, drums); Sue Draheim (fiddle); Clare Lowther (cello); Dave Mattacks (drums, tambourine); Tom Farnell (drums).
Arranger: Fairport Convention.
Originally a double album, this 18-song CD is a good selection of the better songs recorded by the group from What We Did on Our Holidays thru Babbacombe Lee, including "Sailor's Life," "Who Knows Where the Time Goes," "Meet on the Ledge," "Si Tu Dois Partir," "Matty Groves," "Sloth," and "Angel Delight." It's no substitute for any of the albums up to and including Full House, but it's adequate for someone on a limited budget. As with most Fairport albums, the notes are virtually non-existent, but in place of a historical essay, the CD reproduces the original album's group family tree by Pete Frame, covering the seven lineups of the group (and the prior and subsequent activities of all members) as of the fall of 1972 -- it was already pretty complex at that point, though someday that account has to be extended to the end of the century. (British import) ~ Bruce Eder

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  • UPC: 042284608329
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