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Album Review

This two-disc U.K. collection from 2005 features 34 classic tracks culled from material recorded between the British folk-rock legend's 1968 eponymous debut and 1975's Rising for the Moon. Listeners looking for a solid entry point into the world of Fairport Convention will find that Chronicles more than suffices, as it relies a great deal on the group's most beloved lineup featuring Richard Thompson and Sandy Denny. However, 1999's Meet on the Ledge: The Classic Years (1967-1975) is as good if not better than Chronicles, and is far easier to locate. [Island's 2007 U.K. edition included a bonus CD.]


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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