History of Fairport Convention

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All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
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
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/27/2001
  • Label: Island Uk
  • UPC: 042284608329
  • Catalog Number: 846083
  • Sales rank: 29,766

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Meet on the Ledge (2:54)
  2. 2 Fotheringay (3:07)
  3. 3 MR. Lacey (2:56)
  4. 4 Book Song (3:18)
  5. 5 Sailor's Life (11:12)
  6. 6 Si Tu Dois Partir (2:23)
  7. 7 Who Knows Where the Time Goes? (5:12)
  8. 8 Matty Groves (8:12)
  9. 9 Now Be Thankful (2:26)
  10. 10 Walk Awhile (4:02)
  11. 11 Sloth (9:18)
  12. 12 Bonny Black Hare (3:07)
  13. 13 Angel Delight (4:11)
  14. 14 Bridge over the River Ash (2:16)
  15. 15 John Lee (3:07)
  16. 16 Breakfast in Mayfair (3:11)
  17. 17 Hanging Song (5:26)
  18. 18 The Hen's March/The Four Poster Bed (2:00)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Fairport Convention Primary Artist
John Kirkpatrick Accordion, Concertina, Vocals
Dave Swarbrick Mandolin, Violin, Vocals
Sandy Denny Guitar, Vocals
Richard Thompson Guitar, Vocals
Ashley Hutchings Bass, Vocals
Trevor Lucas Guitar, Percussion, Vocals
Simon Nicol Guitar, Concertina, Vocals
Dave Pegg Bass, Mandolin, Vocals
Sue Draheim Fiddle
Judy Dyble Piano, Autoharp, Recorder, Vocals
Roger Hill Guitar, Vocals
Martin Lamble Violin, Drums
Clare Lowther Cello
Dave Mattacks Drums, Tambourine
Ian Matthews Vocals
Royston Wood Concertina, Vocals
Tom Farnell Drums
Technical Credits
Dave Swarbrick Composer
Sandy Denny Composer
Fairport Convention Arranger, Producer
Richard Thompson Composer
John Wood Producer
Trevor Lucas Producer
Simon Nicol Composer, Producer
Dave Pegg Composer
Joe Boyd Producer
Dave Mattacks Composer
Ken Nicol Composer
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