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Fairport Convention

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 as well as tunes that drew upon more explicitly traditional sources, and boasted some of th ...read more

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 as well as tunes that drew upon more explicitly traditional sources, and boasted some of the best singers and instrumentalists of the day. A revolving door of personnel changes, however, saw the exit of their most distinguished talents, and basically changed the band into a living museum piece after the early '70s, albeit an enjoyable one with integrity.

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LPs
Festival Bell
2011

Fame and Glory
2008

From Cropredy to Portmeirion
2007

Before the Moon
2002

Over the Next Hill
2002

XXXV: The 35th Anniversary Album
2002

Kind Fortune
2000

The Wood and the Wire
1999

Who Knows Where the Time Goes?
1998

Jewel in the Crown
1995

The Five Seasons
1990

Red & Gold
1988

Expletive Delighted
1986

Gladys' Leap
1985

Farewell, Farewell
1980

Tipplers Tales
1978

The Bonny Bunch of Roses
1977

Gottle O'Geer
1976

Rising for the Moon
1975

Nine
1973

Rosie
1973

Full House
1970

3.8
6 Votes
Liege & Lief
1969

4.3
51 Votes
Unhalfbricking
1969

4.1
43 Votes
What We Did on Our Holidays
1969

3.9
24 Votes
Fairport Convention
1968

4.3
2 Votes
Compilations
Journeyman's Grace
2005

The History of Fairport Convention
1988

3.8
3 Votes

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