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Off the Desk

Fairport Convention: Off the Desk (Matty Groves MG2CD043)

Off the Desk
Fairport Convention

Matty Groves Records MG2CD043 (2 CD, UK, 27 October 2008)

Recorded off the desk at performances from 2004 and 2005;
Compiled and edited by Ric Sanders;
Cover photo by Ben Nicholson;
Concert photos by Chris Bates;
Design by Mick Toole

Musicians

Simon Nicol, vocals, guitar;
Chris Leslie, vocals, bouzouki, mandolin, violin, Native American flute;
Ric Sanders, violins, mandolin [18];
Dave Pegg, vocals, bass, mandolin [4];
Gerry Conway, drums, percussion;

with:
PJ Wright: slide guitar [16];
Anna Ryder: accordion [16]

Tracks

CD 1

  1. Over the Falls (4:21)
  2. Adieu Adieu (Roud 30101) (2:23)
  3. The Happy Man (2:48)
  4. Canny Capers: Step Away From the Bass / Sir Norm de Norm / My Gypsy Pal / Conway's Cognac (5:13)
  5. Willow Creek (4:11)
  6. Genesis Hall (4:09)
  7. Over the Next Hill (4:18)
  8. Portmeirion (5:24)
  9. My Love Is in America (4:40)
  10. Western Wind (Roud V18833) / Now Westlin Winds (Roud 6936) (4:58)
  11. Rosemary's Sister (6:20)

CD 2

  1. Some Special Place (3:50)
  2. I'm Already There (6:16)
  3. The Fossil Hunter (6:30)
  4. The Journeyman's Grace (4:34)
  5. Wait for the Tide to Come In (4:41)
  6. The Wassail Song (Roud 209) (3:27)
  7. Morris Medley: Laudnum Bunches / Orange in Blossom / Banks of the Dee (2:31)
  8. Close to You (4:07)
  9. The Hiring Fair (7:30)
  10. Walk Awhile (4:18)
  11. John Gaudie (4:33)

Tracks 1, 9, 13-14, 19, 22 Chris Leslie;
Track 2 trad. arr. Simon Nicol, Dave Pegg, Dave Swarbrick, Bruce Rowland;
Tracks 3, 18 trad. arr. Chris Leslie;
Tracks 4, 8, 12 Ric Sanders;
Track 5 Steve Tilston, Chris Parkinson;
Track 6 Richard Thompson;
Track 7 Steve Tilston;
Track 17 trad. arr. Fairport Convention;
Track 11 Huw Williams;
Tracks 15, 21 Dave Swarbrick, Richard Thompson;
Track 16 Ben Bennion;
Track 20 Ralph McTell