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The History of Fairport Convention

Fairport Convention: The History of Fairport Convention (Island ICD 4)

The History of Fairport Convention
Fairport Convention

Island ICD 4 (2 LP /w booklet, UK, November 1972)
Island CIDD 4 (CD, UK, April 1988)
Island IMCD 128 (CD, UK, July 1991)

Fairport Convention: The History of Fairport Convention (Island IMCD 128)

This double album (but single CD) was released at a time when it seemed that Fairport had ceased to exist. All tracks are studio versions which had previously been released.

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Meet on the Ledge (2.49)
  2. Fotheringay (3.03)
  3. Mr Lacey (2.52)
  4. Book Song (3.08)
  5. A Sailor's Life (Roud 273; Laws K12) (11.07)
  1. Si Tu Dois Partir (2.18)
  2. Who Knows Where the Time Goes? (5.06)
  3. Matty Groves (Roud 52; Child 81) (8.07)
  4. Crazy Man Michael (4.35)
Side 3Side 4
  1. Medley: The Lark in the Morning / Rakish Paddy / Foxhunter's Jig / Toss the Feathers (4.00)
  2. Now Be Thankful (2.22)
  3. Walk Awhile (3.59)
  4. Sloth (9.13)
  5. The Bonny Black Hare (Roud 1656) (3.03)
  1. Angel Delight (4.05)
  2. Bridge Over the River Ash (2.12)
  3. John Lee (3.12)
  4. Breakfast in Mayfair (3.06)
  5. Hanging Song (5.21)
  6. The Hen's March / The Four Poster Bed (1.57)

Crazy Man Michael and the Medley appear on the double LP only but not on the CD.

Track 1 Richard Thompson;
Tracks 2, 7 Sandy Denny;
Track 3 Ashley Hutchings;
Track 4 Ian Matthews, Richard Thompson;
Tracks 5, 8, 10, 14, 16, 20 Trad. arr. Fairport Convention;
Track 6 Bob Dylan;
Tracks 9, 13 Richard Thompson, Dave Swarbrick;
Tracks 11, 12 Dave Swarbrick, Richard Thompson;
Track 15 Fairport Convention;
Track 17 Dave Swarbrick;
Track 18 Simon Nicol;
Track 19 Dave Swarbrick, Dave Pegg

Tracks 1-4 are from What We Did on Our Holidays;
Tracks 5-7 are from Unhalfbricking;
Tracks 8-10 are from Liege and Lief;
Track 11 was originally released as a single;
Tracks 12-13 are from Full House;
Tracks 14-16 are from Angel Delight;
Tracks 17-19 are from “Babbacombe” Lee;
Track 20 is from Rosie