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Jewel in the Crown

Fairport Convention: Jewel in the Crown (Green Linnet GLCD 3103)

Jewel in the Crown
Fairport Convention

Woodworm Records WRCD023 (CD, UK, 1995)
Green Linnet GLCD 3103 (CD, USA, 1995)

Produced by Fairport Convention;
Executive producer Dave Pegg;
Recorded by Mark Tucker and Tim Matyear at Woodworm Studios, Oxfordshire;
Mixed by Mark Tucker, assisted by Fairport, except tracks 1, 5-7, 13, 15 mixed by Gus Dudgeon and Mark Tucker;
Mastered by Nick Watson at SRT, Cambridgeshire;
Package design by Mick Toole;
Typesetting by LPS;
Photography by John Woodward

Musicians

Simon Nicol: lead vocals [1-2, 5-6, 11, 14-15], vocals [4, 7, 9, 12-13], acoustic guitar [1-4, 6-15], 12-string acoustic guitar [11], 12-string electric guitar [15];
Maartin Allcock: electric guitar [1, 3, 13], 12-string acoustic guitar [5], lead acoustic guitar [6, 8], acoustic guitar [7-8, 15], lap steel guitar [15], bouzàr [2-3, 7, 9, 11], mandolin [7], mandola [7], fretless bass [7], keyboard strings [7, 12], keyboard woodwind [10], keyboards [13], piano [9], electric piano [12, 14], pub piano [15], accordion [2, 5], tambourine [2], bodhrán [3, 7], talking drum [5], triangle [5], backing vocals [1-2, 5-6, 11, 14-15];
Ric Sanders: violin [1-11, 13-15], electric violins [], acoustic violins [];
Dave Pegg: bass [1-5, 8-10, 13-15], acoustic bass [6, 11], fretless bass [7], mandolin [5], electric guitar [14], backing vocals [1-2, 5-6, 11, 14-15];
Dave Mattacks: drums [1-15], tambourine [3-4, 6, 14], sea drum [7], log drum [7], maracas [15], organ [5], glockenspiel [8-9], crotales [9], electric piano [10];
Tracey Bullard: bell and last call [15];
Friday night customers in ‘The George’, Barford St Michael: pub hubbub [15]

Tracks

  1. Jewel in the Crown (3:30)
  2. Slip Jigs and Reels (4:52)
  3. A Surfeit of Lampreys (3:18)
  4. Kind Fortune (2:38)
  5. Diamonds and Gold (4:13)
  6. The Naked Highwayman (4:32)
  7. The Islands (4:34)
  8. The Youngest Daughter (2:03)
  9. London Danny (4:50)
  10. Summer in December (4:55)
  11. Travelling by Steam (3:45)
  12. She's Like the Swallow (3:15)
  13. Red Tide (4:36)
  14. Home Is Where the Heart Is (4:40)
  15. Closing Time (5:39)

Track 1 Julie Matthews;
Tracks 2, 6 Stve Tilston;
Track 3 Maartin Allcock;
Track 4 trad. arr. Fairport Convention;
Track 5 Ben Bennion, Maartin Allcock;
Track 7 Ralph McTell, Maartin Allcock;
Tracks 8, 12 trad. arr. Maartin Allcock;
Track 9 Jez Lowe;
Track 10 Ric Sanders;
Track 11 Huw Williams;
Track 13 Rob Beattie;
Track 14 Clive Gregson;
Track 15 Leonard Cohen