Friday, October 13, 2017

Weekend Mix/Sandy And Richard



Blah, Blah, Blah. I recently acquired "Come All Ye, The First Ten Years", a new 7 disc box by Fairport Convention.
I've been a fan since the early '70's, so I downloaded largely out of duty, figuring I already have everything, but this compilation is heavy on bonus material, and much of it rivals the official releases.

The band is still active, with Simon Nicol at the head, but I'm mainly interested in the classic late '60's early '70's lineup that included Sandy Denny, Richard Thompson, Dave Swarbrick, Simon Nicol, Ashley Hutchings, and Dave Mattacks, as found on "Leige And Leif" (1969).

This Weekend Mix largely avoids the "hits" in favor of what makes this box set essential.





Meet On the Ledge

Meet On the Ledge, too

For the whole Fairport Convention story: wiki

Enjoy!

BBJ

8 comments:

snakeboy said...

Thank you Buzz. One of my "desert island" groups. Well done.

Keith W said...

Greetings from England - the compilation looks a great selection and is thoroughly recommended as an introduction to Fairport and the genius of Richard Thompson.
Download and cherish!

buzzbabyjesus said...

Richard came fully formed right out of the gate. Evidenced by the guitar breaks on "Time Will Show The Wiser".

tinpot said...

Thank you so much BBJ! Sandy/RT/Fairport are huge favourites of mine, but I would have ignored this box assuming, like you, that I had it all. And I can't afford it anyway, so this is much appreciated.

A walk in the woods said...

Can't wait to hear this... love the band, and don't know many of these songs. Thanks, BBJ!

kodak ghost said...

Wow. What a treat. Thanks.

Michael Giltz said...

I always avoided bootlegs cause there was so much official music to listen to and it seemed wrong to dive into stuff the artist may not want released. (Exceptions, of course.) Now I've lived so damn long that Bob Dylan's official bootlegs may soon outnumber his official studio albums. And so much of it is good/great/essential that it's kind of mind-blowing. Thanks for a heads-up on Richard Thomson circa his Fairport Convention days! Always great to dive back in though I'm still digging/reeling from the Fotheringay box from a while ago. I'm in the middle of listening to all of Joni Mitchell while reading a new biography of her, Reckless Daughter. Maybe I should just stop sleeping if I hope to listen to everything I want to before I die...

dogbreath said...

I can never ever hear too much of Sandy Denny or the Fairports during the periods when she & Thompson were in the band. Many thanks for the post.