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Moat On The Ledge - Live At Broughton Castle

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    Moat on the Ledge: Live at Broughton Castle, August '81 is a live folk rock album by Fairport Convention. The album was produced by Simon Nicol and Dave Pegg.

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    Fairport Convention

    "Babbacombe" Lee

    Digitally remastered with bonus tracks, "Farewell To A Poor Man's Son" and "Breakfast In Mayfair", enhanced packaging and extra sleeve notes.

    Fairport Convention

    What We Did On Our Holidays

    Fairport Convention are rightly regarded as the greatest band to originate from the British folk rock scene of the 60s. Over the course of their first three albums they shaped a new, unique style by drawing on traditional folk tunes and contemporary American songs as well as the songwriting talents of Richard Thompson, Ashley Hutchings, Simon Nicol and Ian Matthews. A crucial change had taken place since the release of their debut album when Alexandra Elene MacLean Denny (known as Sandy) joined the band. Sandy Denny was the greatest female folk singer of her generation and "What We Did On Our Holidays" opening song "Fotheringay" is a Denny classic - her achingly beautiful and penetrating vocal adding an extra dimension to a band already overflowing with talent. 1969's "What We Did on Our Holidays" is one of their finest albums with its mix of traditional folk songs, their best self-penned songs to date and wonderful cover versions of Dylan and Joni Mitchell tracks.

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    CD Info: Remastered with bonus tracks.

    Fairport Convention

    Liege And Lief

    Remastered with the addition of two unreleased session tracks "Sir Patrick Spens" and "Quiet Joys Of Brotherhood", both featuring Sandy Denny vocals, Island have managed to make what was an all time classic folk rock album an even more essential purchase. Reformed after a fatal car crash which had killed their previous drummer and Richard Thompson's girlfriend, Fairport Convention produced some of the most genuine and original music to emerge in Britain in the last half century. The talent in the band was immense - singer Sandy Denny, guitarist Richard Thompson, fiddler Dave Swarbrick, guitarist Simon Nicol, drummer Dave Mattacks and mister versatility Ashley Hutchings on bass produced weaving rhythms and unique time signatures that moved folk music onto a new and joyful level. The folk ballads are epic and the musicianship incomparable - an altogether wonderful experience.


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