Jewel in the Crown

Jewel in the Crown

by Fairport Convention
     
 

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 See more details below

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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:
01/13/2008
Label:
Talking Elephant
UPC:
5028479006724
catalogNumber:
67
Rank:
154163

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Fairport Convention   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
Rob Beattie   Quotes Researched & Compiled
Ben Bennion   Quotes Researched & Compiled
Sherman Edwards   Composer

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