Close to the Wind

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Close to the Wind is a compilation drawn from Fairport Convention's 16th and 17th albums, Red & Gold December 1988 and The Five Seasons December 1990, boasting eight of the 11 songs from the former and eight of the ten from the latter, re-sequenced. On these albums, originally released in the U.S. by the Rough Trade label, the quintet of guitarist Simon Nicol, bass player Dave Pegg, multi-instrumentalist Martin Allcock, violinist Ric Sanders, and drummer Dave Mattacks staked a claim for the reunited full-time band. It was a tight unit in which Nicol took most of the lead vocals, singing well on the combination of traditional folk songs and borrowed originals by ...
See more details below
CD
$17.09
BN.com price
(Save 5%)$17.99 List Price
Other sellers (CD)
  • All (3) from $4.33   
  • New (2) from $12.00   
  • Used (1) from $4.33   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Close to the Wind is a compilation drawn from Fairport Convention's 16th and 17th albums, Red & Gold December 1988 and The Five Seasons December 1990, boasting eight of the 11 songs from the former and eight of the ten from the latter, re-sequenced. On these albums, originally released in the U.S. by the Rough Trade label, the quintet of guitarist Simon Nicol, bass player Dave Pegg, multi-instrumentalist Martin Allcock, violinist Ric Sanders, and drummer Dave Mattacks staked a claim for the reunited full-time band. It was a tight unit in which Nicol took most of the lead vocals, singing well on the combination of traditional folk songs and borrowed originals by such writers as Ralph McTell, Bob Dylan, and Huw Williams, with powerful instrumentals led by Allcock and Sanders. The strongest track on either album, and thus on this one, is "Red and Gold," McTell's reminiscence of the English Civil War of the 17th century, as fought in Cropredy, not coincidentally the site of Fairport Convention's annual folk festival. There is also an excellent reading of Dylan's Basement Tapes-era "Open the Door, Richard." Not all of the songs come up to that standard, however, and the editing to get the two albums onto one disc eliminates several tunes written by Allcock and Sanders. Still, this is a good collection of late-'80s/early-'90s Fairport Convention.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/10/1998
  • Label: Mooncrest Records Uk
  • UPC: 766126803528
  • Catalog Number: 35
  • Sales rank: 385,588

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Fairport Convention Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Jannelle Guillot Voiceover
Technical Credits
Martin Allcock Composer
Ken Caillat Executive Producer
Martin White Composer
John Trickett Executive Producer
Barry Lowe Composer
Rod Shearman Composer
Charlie Watts Mastering
Traditional Arranger, Composer
Randy Glenn Quality Control
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously