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PostSubject: Fairport Convention - What We Did On Our Holidays 1969   02.08.14 7:36

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The second album in the discography. In the face of this band appears with a new generation of British rock musicians that replaced the groups revolutionize pop music and ensured British Isles fame on both sides of the Atlantic. But by 1967, the capital of rock music was no longer in London, but in distant California, where forged new rhythms and sway other names. Swinging London (swinging London), certainly did not become a province, there is also something going on and prepared, but the most enlightened public eyes were fixed on the Greenwich Village and San Francisco. By age musicians Fairport Convention escaped the skiffle. And at the height of Beatlemania, they were fourteen. But when it came time The Beau Brummels, The Byrds and The Lovin 'Spoonful - American response to the "British invasion" and when the star of Bill Graham (Bill Graham) and Fillmore West, these young people are ripe to try to achieve a similar, or even better sound. On this album, there was a change of vocalist - to replace Judy Dybul, gathered a group of Trader Horne, came to Sandy Denny. In the mid-60s participated in the vocalist of the British rock group was a matter rather exceptional than usual, unlike the U.S., where women, efforts Mama Cass Elliot (Cass Elliott) and Grace Slick (Grace Slick), have become an integral part of San Francisco Sound. In patriarchal Britain many fans rock singers participated in the groups did not recognize and I do not know any significant sixties rock band, which would have involved a woman. Notorious "British invasion" occurred exclusively by men. Destiny of women - pop brilliance, variety, but not a serious rock, said to be occupied exclusively male. English rock boom caused Beatlemania, the situation has not changed dramatically, and by the mid-sixties rock scene in Britain the fair sex could be counted on the fingers of one hand - Dusty Springfield (Dusty Springfield), Lulu (Lulu) and even Marian Faithfull (Marianne Faithfull ) ... Another matter British folklore! Here women were always ahead: Ginny Robertson, Lizzie Higgins, Isabel Sutherland, Stuart Bell, Isla Cameron, sister Shirley and Dolly Collins, sister Norma and Elaine Vaterson, Lorna Campbell, Dale McLennan, Mary O'Hara, Gordenna McCulloch, Phoebe Smith, Paddy Bell, Anne Briggs, Muddy Pryor ... Why come - women? Because in the folk song male voice - the voice of Truth and Courage, and women - a sign of love and truth. Nothing costs so in the old days, to the roots of our being, as a woman's voice, endowed with a sensibility much more powerful than men, which, on the contrary, claims and symbolizes our presence in the present. Female voice - the voice of Time. Sandy Denny was born in 1947 and studied at the College of Arts Kessingstonskom in London at the same time with Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton and John Renbornom and then began performing in the club scene, where her strong, clear and natural voice quickly established an excellent reputation .. Sandy . actually (and admit it) Sandy Denny - great singer Folk Revival. In truth, the existence of Fairport Convention did not even know it. She had other characters are different in scope and level of non-comparable. Sandy cheerleader dating only with those who were interested in her and creatively useful, but those were mostly musicians much older. Genre in which dabbled group and what did Sandy, was not the same, if not directly opposite, therefore, their location and site for performances were different. Their united only by the fact that Sandy and Fairport Convention were in search. Group sought vocalist being able to focus their efforts to achieve a common special sound and Sandy needed musicians who could give her extraordinary voice (Sandy, of course, he knew the price) more worthy of support. Sandy creative relationships with a new group - the complex. Until now, all of her repertoire was designed for solo performances. When she sang with a group or Strawbs Johnny Silvo, it still remained a solo number, as other musicians acted as escort: Sandy reigned - the rest were "at it." But Fairport Convention were a group of like-minded people and are used to do together. The role of the accompanists, even when cool singer, none of them did not suit. Furthermore, there was a clear difference characters. The band members were young people who come from the middle class, they are distinguished by modesty and decency, all of them, except for Ashley Hutchings, has not broken away from parental care, while Sandy, with its unbridled temperament, managed to pass the "fire and water" . Besides, and this was the most difficult in the relationship of the singer with the group, Sandy drank a lot ... In this and the next - Unhalfbricking - albums, gradually dropping American influences, Fairport Convention engaged in rethinking English folklore - in exquisite arrangements, expertly combining acoustic and electric instruments . The album opens with one of the recognized masterpieces of Sandy Denny - song «Fotheringay» (the only song authorship Denny on this album). Song composed in 1967, and at the same time Sandy recorded it on tape parent at home. Now she sang it with a group of musicians who understand what's going to say Sandy. Created for the album, Fotheringay not so much sample cooperation upscale singer with the group as index unity of all musicians. The leading role of the acoustic guitar Richard Thompson, which is so lacking in Sandy solo performances, part of the second acoustic guitar (playing herself on her Sandy), somewhat muted, soft bass Ashley Martin Lembla bells, autoharp Simon Nicol, distant vocals and, of course, the voice itself Sandy - all this gave us a song, rich with rare beauty of sound, filled with extraordinary flavor and hidden meaning. This sad song is dedicated to the Scottish queen Mary Stuart, which for conspiring against Queen Elizabeth I was imprisoned in the castle of Fotheringay and held it for twenty years before being executed in 1587. Yet the highlight of this album should be considered as an appeal to traditional songs of musicians - Nottamun Town and She Moves Through the Fair. Both have undergone a radical arrangement, in accordance with professional and technical capabilities of musicians, especially lead guitarist Richard Thompson. We must pay tribute to the musicians - in Nottamun Town they dare to encroach upon the standards set by Davey Graham in his joint album with Shirley Collins Folk Roots, New Routes and Bert Jansch in his album Jack Orion. Compare with these canons version Fairport Convention no need, but if some music critics considered «Nottamun Town» Shirley Collins and Davy Graham's first experience of handling folk musicians to rock, in the face of Fairport Convention, we have the opposite: perhaps the first rock musicians appealed to the native British folklore. And it was (if you think) arch-important treatment. It turned out that not only the blues (and it is - America), but the English traditional song can be the basis of rock music. As they say, not a single living blues rock'n'roll ... BBC Radio BBC: "Fairport Convention propelled traditional music to new heights of creativity and excitement, paving the way for mainstream folk-rock, albeit short, but magnificent!" . In the U.S., the album was released under the name "Fairport Convention" and with a different cover.

Tracks:
01. Fotheringay (Sandy Denny) - 3:03
02. Mr Lacey (Ashley Hutchings) - 2:51
03. Book Song (Ian Matthews / Richard Thompson) - 3:13
04. The Lord Is In This Place, How Dreadful Is This Place? (Hutchings / Thompson / Denny) - 1:56
05. No Man's Land (Thompson) - 2:28
06. I'll Keep It With Mine (Bob Dylan) - 5:51
07. Eastern Rain (Joni Mitchell) - 3:35
08. Nottamun Town (traditional, arr. Fairport Convention) - 3:09
09. Tale In Hard Time (Thompson) - 3:25
10. She Moves Through The Fair (traditional, arr. Fairport Convention) - 4:10
11. Meet On The Ledge (Thompson) - 2:49
12. End Of A Holiday (Simon Nicol) - 1:06
Bonuses:
13. Throwaway Street Puzzle (Hutchings / Thompson) - 3:26
14. You're Gonna Need My Help (McKinley Morganfield) - 4:07
15. Some Sweet Day (Felice and Boudleaux Bryant) - 2:31

Personnel:
- Sandy Denny (Alexandra Elene MacLean Denny) - female vocals, acoustic guitars, organ, piano, harpsichord
- Ian Matthews - vocals, congas
- Richard Thompson - electric, acoustic & 12-string acoustic Guitars, piano accordion, vocals
- Ashley Hutchings - bass, backing vocals
- Simon Nicol - electric & acoustic guitars, electric autoharp, electric dulcimer, backing vocals
- Martin Lamble - drums, percussion, violin, tabla & footsteps
 
- Bruce Lacey & his Robots (02)
- Claire Lowther - cello (03)
- Kingsley Abbott - coins (04), backing vocals (11)
- Paul Ghosh, Andrew Horvitch & Marc Ellington - backing vocals (11)
- Peter Ross - harmonica (13)
- Joe Boyd - producer


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PostSubject: Re: Fairport Convention - What We Did On Our Holidays 1969   04.08.14 0:05

A lovely souvenir of that time and place: thank you.
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PostSubject: Re: Fairport Convention - What We Did On Our Holidays 1969   06.10.14 18:24

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PostSubject: Re: Fairport Convention - What We Did On Our Holidays 1969   08.01.15 23:50

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PostSubject: Re: Fairport Convention - What We Did On Our Holidays 1969   09.01.15 0:09

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PostSubject: Re: Fairport Convention - What We Did On Our Holidays 1969   25.01.15 1:12

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PostSubject: Re: Fairport Convention - What We Did On Our Holidays 1969   05.03.15 19:39

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PostSubject: Re: Fairport Convention - What We Did On Our Holidays 1969   17.08.17 0:29

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