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almost the same as Quiet Joys package

These are apparently the same tracks as appear on the Quiet Joys of Brotherhood package, which are pretty much the same as the old "official bootleg" cassette tape releases back in the 80s or 90s "The Boot" "The Other Boot" and so on. This is considerably cheaper, and there's a booklet of some kind, but the other package on iTunes includes an almost-hour interview with Dave Pegg and Simon Nicol, which is not here.

These tracks are terrific, Iain Matthews was coming out of retirement at these performances, and after this he stayed in performing to the present day (though only at these reunions with Fairport) and his voice is gorgeous. I like this "Keep on Sailing" better than the original album track, and there's a lot to like in these live performances, even if June Tabor and Cathy L. aren't Sandy Denny, still Sandy wasn't June or Cathy.


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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