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Customer Reviews

Increasingly brilliant!

I've been a Fairport fan for several years now, and I must say this has got to be one of the best yet! Though they're all getting older, some of these songs are more energetic than they were on previous albums. I love the twists in Jewel in the Crown especially. I hope I can someday get out of America and see the Croperdy Festival, perhaps for my 16th birthday.

Biography

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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