- Released: October 8, 2001
- Label: Island Uk
Q - 2/92, p.90
"...From the Fairport line-up believed by many to be their best...bristles with an eclectic fervour..."
- 1.Sir Patrick Spens
- 2.Bank of the Sweet Primroses
- 3.Lark of the Morning Medley
- 5.Staines Morris
- 6.Matty Groves
- 7.Jenny's Chickens / The Mason's Apron
- 8.Battle of the Somme
- 9.Bonnie Kate / Sir B. McKenzie's Daughter...
- 10.Yellow Bird
Fairport Convention: Richard Thompson (vocals, guitar, dulcimer); Simon Nicol (vocals, mandolin); Dave Swarbrick (vocals, violin); Dave Pegg (bass, mandolin); Dave Mattacks (drums).
Recorded live at The Troubadour, Los Angeles, California on September 4, 5, and 6, 1970.
British remastered version on compact disc
1970 found Fairport Convention reduced to a quartet after the departure of their singer Sandy Denny. They decided not to replace her and recorded FULL HOUSE, a ferocious blend of high intensity rock dynamics with traditional British Isle fiddle-filled forms. With accolades accumulating for both FULL HOUSE and its predecessor, the beloved LEIGE AND LEIF, another tour of America was mounted in the late summer.
HOUSE FULL was recorded in Los Angeles at the Troubador. A fine companion piece to its alternately-ordered namesake, these eight songs are a revamped set of the live album released only in the UK. The line-up of the band is extremely impressive, but it was not to last. Richard Thompson left the following year before another studio album was made.