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Rising for the Moon
After Sandy returned officially to Fairport in 1974, she provided the title track for her first new album with the band. Rising for the Moon.
- This Rising for the Moon studio recording with Dave Mattacks playing drums was later included in the double CD compilation Meet on the Ledge: The Classic Years 1967-1975, on the collection Fiddlestix - The Best of Fairport 1972-1984, on the Dave Swarbrick anthology Swarb!, and on the Sandy Denny anthology A Boxful of Treasures.
- The original demo for this song was recorded at home in Byfield in Summer 1974 and features piano and a metronome. It was released on the cassette Together Again - The Attic Tracks Vol. 4, on The Attic Tracks CD and on the bonus CD of the Fledg'ling Sandy Denny anthology A Boxful of Treasures.
- Fairport Convention's Ebbets Field, Denver, live recording from May 1974 on Before the Moon is the first published public performance of this song.
- A BBC radio version, recorded on 17 July 1974, was released in 1992 on the semi-bootleg From Past Archives and was finally officially available in 2002 on the Fairport unConventioNal 4CD set.
- A live recording probably from 31 October 1975 at Brunel University, Uxbridge is on the CD Who Knows? The Woodworm Archives Vol. 1.
- Fairport Convention live at Cropredy 1983 on the cassette The Boot - 1983 Fairport Reunion (1984)
- The Dutch band Hillock on their cassette Cross-Eyed Fantasy (MC 312/88; 1988)
- Dan Ar Braz on his album “Songs” (1990)
- John Wright on his album Ride the Rolling Sky (1993)
- Vikki Clayton on her album It Suits Me Well (1994)
- Iain Matthews with No Grey Faith on their album Secrets All Told (2000)
- Turid Pedersen with her Norwegian translation Våkne Til Lys on Ensomhet i lag (2000)
- Linde Nijland & Bert Ridderbos on their DVD A Musical Journey on the Road to Bhutan (2010)
- Fairport Convention on their album Festival Bell (2011)
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