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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

2
1 Votes
Fame and Glory
2008

2
1 Votes
From Cropredy to Portmeirion
2007

Before the Moon
2002

2.5
1 Votes
Over the Next Hill
2002

2.5
1 Votes
XXXV: The 35th Anniversary Album
2002

2.5
1 Votes
Kind Fortune
2000

2
1 Votes
The Wood and the Wire
1999

2
1 Votes
Who Knows Where the Time Goes?
1998

3
1 Votes
Jewel in the Crown
1995

2.5
1 Votes
The Five Seasons
1990

2
1 Votes
Red & Gold
1988

2.5
1 Votes
Expletive Delighted
1986

2
1 Votes
Gladys' Leap
1985

2
1 Votes
Farewell, Farewell
1980

2
1 Votes
Tipplers Tales
1978

2.5
1 Votes
The Bonny Bunch of Roses
1977

2
1 Votes
Gottle O'Geer
1976

1.5
1 Votes
Rising for the Moon
1975

2.5
1 Votes
Nine
1973

2.5
1 Votes
Rosie
1973

2.5
1 Votes
Full House
1970

3.7
7 Votes
Liege & Lief
1969

4.2
61 Votes
Unhalfbricking
1969

4.1
50 Votes
What We Did on Our Holidays
1969

3.9
27 Votes
Fairport Convention
1968

4.2
3 Votes
Compilations
Journeyman's Grace
2005

The History of Fairport Convention
1988

3.8
3 Votes

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