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Live at the BBC

Fairport Convention: Live at the BBC (Island 984 538-5)

Live at the BBC
Fairport Convention
Island 984 538-5 (4 CD, UK, April 2007)

For details of the recording sessions see the list of Fairport Convention's radio and TV sessions.

Musicians

Ashley Hutchings, bass [CD 1; CD 2 1-12; CD 4 1-10];
Martin Lamble, drums [CD 1; CD 2 1-7; CD 4 1-10];
Simon Nicol, guitar, vocals, backing vocals [CD 1; CD 2; CD 3 1-6; CD 4];
Richard Thompson, guitar, vocals [CD 1; CD 2; CD 3 1-6; CD 4];
Sandy Denny, vocals [CD 1; CD 2 1-10; CD 3 11-14];
Ian Matthews, vocals [CD 1; CD 2 1-3; CD 4 5-10];
Ric Grech, violin [CD 2 4-7];
Dave Mattacks, drums [CD 2 8-15; CD 3; CD 4 11-21];
Dave Swarbrick, violin, vocals [CD 2 8-15; CD 3; CD 4 11-21];
Dave Pegg, bass, fiddle, mandolin, backing vocals [CD 2 13-15; CD 3; CD 4 11-21];
Trevor Lucas, guitar, vocals [CD 3 7-14];
Jerry Donahue, guitar, vocals [CD 3 7-14];
Judy Dyble, vocals [CD 4 1-8]

CD 1

John Peel's Top Gear, rec. May 28, 1968, bc. June 2, 1968:

  1. Close the Door Lightly When You Go [Eric Andersen] (2.57)
  2. I Don't Know Where I Stand [Joni Mitchell] (3.36)
  3. Some Sweet Day [Felice & Boudleaux Bryant] (2.16)
  4. You Never Wanted Me [Jackson C. Frank] (3.15)
  5. Nottamun Town (Roud 1044) (3.35)

David Symonds, rec. June 18, 1968, bc. June 24, 1968:

  1. Marcie [Joni Mitchell] (3.34)
  2. Night in the City [Joni Mitchell] (3.05)
  3. Jack O'Diamonds [Bob Dylan, Ben Carruthers] (3.12)

John Peel's Top Gear, rec. August 26, 1968, bc. September 1, 1968:

  1. Gone, Gone, Gone [Phil & Don Everly] (1.59)
  2. Suzanne [Leonard Cohen] (5.25)
  3. If It Feels Good, You Know It Can't Be Wrong [Richard Thompson, Ashley Hutchings] (3.12)
  4. Eastern Rain [Joni Mitchell] (3.10)
  5. Fotheringay [Sandy Denny] (3.09)

Stuart Henry, rec. December 2, 1968, bc. December 8, 1968:

  1. I Still Miss Someone [Johnny & Roy Cash] (2.23)
  2. Bird on a Wire [Leonard Cohen] (3.27)

David Symonds, rec. December 27, 1968, bc. January 6, 1969:

  1. Tried So Hard [Gene Clark] (2.54)
  2. Reno, Nevada [Richard FariƱa] (2.23)
  3. Book Song [Ian Matthews, Richard Thompson] (3.05)

Symonds on Sunday, rec. February 4, 1969, bc. February 9, 1969:

  1. Who Knows Where the Time Goes? [Sandy Denny] (4.14)

CD 2

Symonds on Sunday, rec. February 4, 1969, bc. February 9, 1969:

  1. You're Gonna Need My Help [McKinley Morganfield (Muddy Waters)] (3.56)
  2. Fotheringay [Sandy Denny] (3.01)
  3. Shattering Live Experience [Simon Nicol] (3.23)

John Peel's Top Gear, rec. March 18, 1969, bc. April 6, 1969:

  1. Cajun Woman [Richard Thompson] (2.44)
  2. Autopsy [Sandy Denny] (4.24)
  3. Si Tu Dois Partir [Bob Dylan] (2.25)
  4. Percy's Song [Bob Dylan] (5.25)

John Peel's Top Gear, rec. September 23, 1969, bc. September 27, 1969:

  1. Reynardine (Roud 397; Laws P15; G/D 2:333) (4.19)
  2. Tam Lin (Roud 35; Child 39; G/D 2:330) (7.46)
  3. Sir Patrick Spens (Roud 41; Child 58; G/D 1:17) (3.44)
  4. Medley: The Lark in the Morning / Rakish Paddy / Foxhunter's Jig / Toss the Feathers [trad. arr. Fairport Convention] (4.12)
  5. The Lady Is a Tramp [Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart] (2.11)

John Peel's Top Gear, bc. May 2, 1970:

  1. Walk Awhile [Dave Swarbrick, Richard Thompson] (4.00)
  2. Poor Will and the Jolly Hangman [Richard Thompson, Dave Swarbrick] (5.32)

John Peel's Top Gear, bc. August 1, 1970:

  1. Doctor of Physick [Dave Swarbrick, Richard Thompson] (3.37)

CD 3

David Symonds, bc. April 27, 1970:

  1. Sir Patrick Spens (Roud 41; Child 58; G/D 1:17) (3.32)

Folk on One, bc. July 26, 1970:

  1. The Bonny Bunch of Roses (Roud 664; Laws J5; G/D 1:155) (10.53)
  2. Dirty Linen [trad. arr. Dave Swarbrick] (4.15)
  3. Now Be Thankful [Richard Thompson, Dave Swarbrick] (2.24)

Stuart Henry, bc. November 19, 1970:

  1. The Journeyman's Grace [Dave Swarbrick, Richard Thompson] (3.56)
  2. Now Be Thankful [Richard Thompson, Dave Swarbrick] (3.23)

John Peel, rec. February 5, 1973, bc. February 20, 1973:

  1. Tokyo [Jerry Donahue] (3.23)
  2. Matthew, Mark, Luke and John [Dave Mattacks, Simon Nicol, Dave Pegg, Dave Swarbrick, Richard Thompson] (5.29)
  3. Possibly Parsons Green [Trevor Lucas, Pete Roche] (4.27)
  4. Rosie [Dave Swarbrick] (4.02)

John Peel, rec. July 16, 1974, bc. August 6, 1974:

  1. John the Gun [Sandy Denny] (5.03)
  2. Fiddlestix [trad. arr. Dave Swarbrick, Dave Mattacks, Dave Pegg, Jerry Donahue, Trevor Lucas] (2.47)
  3. Rising for the Moon [Sandy Denny] (4.16)
  4. Down in the Flood [Bob Dylan] (3.27)

CD 4

John Peel's Top Gear, rec. November 24, 1967, bc. December 10, 1967:

  1. Let's Get Together [Chet Powers] (2.48)
  2. One Sure Thing [Harvey Brooks, Jim Glover] (3.35)
  3. Lay Down Your Weary Tune [Bob Dylan] (3.37)
  4. Chelsea Morning [Joni Mitchell] (3.01)

John Peel's Top Gear, rec. February 6, 1968, bc. March 3, 1968:

  1. Violets of Dawn [Eric Andersen] (3.53)
  2. If (Stomp) [Ian MacDonald, Richard Thompson] (2.35)
  3. Time Will Show the Wiser [Emitt Rhodes] (2.59)
  4. If I Had a Ribbon Bow [Huey Prince, Louis Singer] (2.34)

Stuart Henry, rec. December 2, 1968, bc. December 8, 1968:

  1. Meet on the Ledge [Richard Thompson] (2.48)

John Peel's Top Gear, rec. December 9, 1968, bc. December 22, 1968:

  1. Light My Fire [Jim Morrison, John Densmore, Robert Krieger, Ray Manzarek] (1.20)

Sound of the Seventies, host David Symonds, rec. April 21, 1970, bc. April 27, 1970:

  1. Flatback Caper [trad. arr. Dave Swarbrick, Simon Nicol, Dave Pegg, Dave Mattacks, Richard Thompson] (6.23)
  2. Open the Door Richard [Bob Dylan] (3.54)

Folk on One, bc. July 26, 1970:

  1. The Deserter (Roud 493) (3.54)
  2. The Hangman's Reel [trad. arr. Dave Swarbrick] (3.23)
  3. Tam Lin (Roud 35; Child 39; G/D 2:330) (8.03)

Folk on One, bc. March 27, 1971:

  1. Sir William Gower (Roud 478; Laws K22; G/D 2:191) (4.47)
  2. Banks of the Sweet Primroses (Roud 586; G/D 8:1841) (4.09)
  3. Sickness and Diseases [Dave Swarbrick, Richard Thompson] (3.46)
  4. Bridge over the River Ash [trad. arr. Dave Swarbrick, Dave Mattacks, Dave Pegg, Simon Nicol] (2.09)
  5. Lord Marlborough (Roud 233) (3.21)
  6. Angel Delight [Dave Mattacks, Simon Nicol, Dave Pegg, Dave Swarbrick] (4.04)