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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; G/D 6:1245) (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; G/D 7:1427) (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