Jewel in the Crown

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
On their first album in five years, Fairport Convention, which now boasts a steady lineup nearly a decade together! for the first time in its history, carries on two traditions. The shorter-term one is the tradition of Fairport itself, a band intended to blend contemporary rock with folk, often in the form of work by current singer/songwriters, here including Clive Gregson and Leonard Cohen. The longer term one is the tradition of Scots-Irish music, with its jigs and reels and story songs that date back to the Middle Ages. Sometimes, the band combines the two traditions, recording songs like Steve Tilston's "The Naked Highwayman" and Ralph McTell and band member ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
On their first album in five years, Fairport Convention, which now boasts a steady lineup nearly a decade together! for the first time in its history, carries on two traditions. The shorter-term one is the tradition of Fairport itself, a band intended to blend contemporary rock with folk, often in the form of work by current singer/songwriters, here including Clive Gregson and Leonard Cohen. The longer term one is the tradition of Scots-Irish music, with its jigs and reels and story songs that date back to the Middle Ages. Sometimes, the band combines the two traditions, recording songs like Steve Tilston's "The Naked Highwayman" and Ralph McTell and band member Maartin Allcock's "The Islands," which update traditional themes in interesting ways. Allcock, by the way, has added an extra "A" to his first name since we last heard from him. Simon Nicol, the only original member of Fairport Convention dating back to 1967, has developed into a sturdy baritone singer, and multi-instrumentalist Allcock carries the bulk of the musical burden. Jewel in the Crown is a well-balanced collection of songs that is true to the spirit of Fairport Convention and its antecedents.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/13/2008
  • Label: Talking Elephant
  • EAN: 5028479006724
  • Catalog Number: 67
  • Sales rank: 203,003

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Fairport Convention Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Simon Nicol Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, 12-string Guitar, Guitar (12 String Electric), Group Member
Dave Pegg Bass, Background Vocals
Martin Allcock Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Electric Piano, Background Vocals, Bouz, Woodwind, Bodhran, Lap Steel Guitar, Piano Strings, Group Member
Dave Mattacks Drums, Maracas, Group Member
Ric Sanders Violin, Group Member
Tracey Bullard Bells, Group Member
DM Drums
Technical Credits
Ralph McTell Quotes Researched & Compiled
Fairport Convention Arranger, Producer
Dave Pegg Executive Producer
Steve Tilston Quotes Researched & Compiled
Sally Fingerett Composer
Martin Allcock Arranger, Composer, Quotes Researched & Compiled
Mark Tucker Engineer
Tim Matyear Engineer
Julie Matthews Quotes Researched & Compiled
Ric Sanders Quotes Researched & Compiled
Huw Williams Quotes Researched & Compiled
Mack David Composer
Nick Watson Mastering
Rob Beattie Quotes Researched & Compiled
Ben Bennion Quotes Researched & Compiled
Sherman Edwards Composer
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