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Album Review

A double-LP compilation, History of Fairport Convention is a good selection of the better songs recorded by the group from What We Did on Our Holidays through Babbacombe Lee, including "Sailor's Life," "Who Knows Where the Time Goes," "Meet on the Ledge," "Si Tu Dois Partir," "Matty Groves," "Sloth," and "Angel Delight." It's no substitute for any of the albums up to and including Full House, but it's adequate for someone on a limited budget. As with most Fairport albums, the liner notes are virtually non-existent.

Customer Reviews

History of Fairport Convention

If you remember what it's like to have a new pair of shoes that you like the look of in the shop, but when you put them on they pinch a bit and make you sore, you'll understand this album. You so much want to like it, but sometimes it just rubs a little. There's no doubting the stylish, classic tracks such as Meet on The Ledge, Si Tu Dois Partir, Matty Groves, Sloth, Bonny Black Hare and Angel Delight. But some of the others are a bit wearing. Overall though, a classic collection not to be without.

Folking Good

By no means a perfect album, but it has enough good ones on here to give the full 5 stars. Meet on the ledge is stunning!


Formed: 1967 in London, England

Genre: Singer/Songwriter

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

The best British folk-rock band of the late '60s, Fairport Convention did more than any other act to develop a truly British variation on the folk-rock prototype by drawing upon traditional material and styles indigenous to the British Isles. While the revved-up renditions of traditional British folk tunes drew the most critical attention, the group members were also (at least at the outset) talented songwriters as well as interpreters. They were comfortable with conventional harmony-based folk-rock...
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