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Liege And Lief

Fairport Convention

1969

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Liege And Lief
Album Summary

Liege & Lief is the fourth album by the British folk rock band Fairport Convention. It is the third album the group released in the UK during 1969, all of which prominently feature Sandy Denny as lead female vocalist (Denny did not appear on the group's 1968 debut album), as well as the first to feature future long-serving personnel Dave Swarbrick and Dave Mattacks on violin/mandolin and drums, respectively, as full band members (Swarbrick had previously guested on Unhalfbricking). It is also the first Fairport album on which all songs are either adapted (freely) from traditional British and Celtic folk material (for example "Matty Groves", "Tam Lin"), or else are original compositions (such as "Come All Ye", "Crazy Man Michael") written and performed in a similar style. Although Denny and founding bass player Ashley Hutchings quit the band before the album's release, Fairport Convention has continued to the present day to make music strongly based within the British folk rock idiom, and are still the band most prominently associated with it. The album was moderately successful, peaking at number 17 on the UK Albums Chart during a 15-week run. It is often credited, though the claim is sometimes disputed, as the first major "British folk rock" album (this term is not to be confused with American-style folk rock, which had first achieved mainstream popularity on both sides of the Atlantic with the Byrds' early work several years prior). The popularity of Liege & Lief did a great deal to establish the new style commercially and artistically as a distinct genre. In an audience vote at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2006, the album was voted "Most Influential Folk Album of All Time". It was voted number 254 in the third edition of Colin Larkin's All Time Top 1000 Albums (2000).

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3.08

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11333

Genres

  • Folk
  • Rock
  • Psychedelic Rock

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Tue Mar 02 2021
5

Simply, the apogee of British folk rock. Possibly the genre's greatest ever album. Opener aside, everything else comes from the archives of Cecil House but Fairport Convention play the material as if it was their own. Sandy Denny is at her peak here - variously gentle, imperious, confiding and raucous. Listen to the way she inhabits each character as if an actor on both 'Matty Groves' and the most remarkable of all, 'Tam Lin'. I grew up on this stuff.

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Mon Apr 17 2023
4

You know this list has done a number on you when you’re looking forward to British folk records from the late 60’s and early 70’s. How beaten down am I that I wake up on a Sunday, check in to this website and think, “Fairport Convention…sweet, this should be good”? Seriously, though. The British folk on this list has been the most consistently enjoyable genre that I was previously unfamiliar with. It’s surprising because I typically don’t have the time of day for American folk music. The British folk I’ve been exposed to because of this list tends to be less tied down by tradition and more willing to experiment than their American counterparts. Fairport manages to strike a great balance between tradition and modern, with atmospherics and progressive song structures weaved into these traditional songs. The amazing guitar work of Richard Thompson and Sandy Denny’s exceptional vocals are standouts, but, really, the entire group is firing on all cylinders. Leige and Lief is an engaging and exciting folk rock record; highly enjoyable on a grey spring morning.

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Fri Jul 23 2021
5

The band slaps hard and Sandy Denny's voice, both beautiful and otherworldly carries the melodies superbly. There's a ton of subtext and depth to the songs and arrangements, leant an extra level of emotion due to the personal tragedy and upheaval the group went through around (or just before) the time they met to record the album. Blending the ancient with the supernatural and turning it into something distinctly modern yet timeless this is the ultimate folk-rock record.

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Sat Feb 13 2021
4

I am generally pretty wary of folk music but I think that mostly applies to American folk music with it's tendency towards an often forced twang. This, however, works for me. I don't know if it's just being that much closer to the source or if it is that it actually rocks pretty damn hard when it wants to. I think alot weighs on the power of Sandy Denny's voice and Richard Thompson's guitar playing.

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Thu Apr 01 2021
4

A beautiful album that made my hairs stand on end, even on the 3rd or 4th listen. Highlights include Reynardine and Matty Groves. The arrangements are brilliant and the vocals are gorgeous. An album that took me completely by surprise and one that I will revisit often.

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Fri Aug 20 2021
3

N'étant pas un grand fan de techno, cet album m'a tout de même donné envie d'avaler trois cachets d'ecstasy et de passer une nuit entière en rave party au milieu d'autres personnes baignées dans leur sueur.

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Fri Oct 02 2020
5

Loved it. What a great way to communicate folk music. There's clearly a tradition here I haven't come close to tapping. That is, I liked playing folk forms at one point and am intrigued by some contemporary avant-garde approaches to old tunes, but felt like the pop-folk approaches were mostly cheap. I was wrong.

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Mon Mar 01 2021
5

Only on 'Reynardine', but I'm really feeling this. Sandy Denny has a gorgeous voice. I'm leaning 5 stars on this one, I'm such a big fan of this electrified yet traditional folk vibe.

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Wed Jan 20 2021
5

Cool mix of folk style with more modern/electric instruments

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Sat May 01 2021
5

So I really like this! I think I would consider buying this whole album, actually.

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Sat Jul 17 2021
5

Fantastic Proto Bardcore. Makes me want to go to Ren faire

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Thu Dec 28 2023
3

Traditional folk played like it was classic rock. For some reason, it was trendy in the pop-rock world for a few years. For even less obvious reasons, it's been highly regarded ever since

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Thu Jun 10 2021
2

Far too much folk and country music in this. "Most Influential Folk Album of All Time"? I'll take your word for it. I'll give it an extra star for that. 4/10

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Fri Nov 19 2021
2

Reynardine is a hell of a way to scare the listener off. Get past that and enjoy the folk impurism on offer. Thompson's guitar and Denny's drugged-out voice are too rock for chastity lullabies and keep the spectre of let's-go-back-to-purer-times idealism-cum-conservatism at bay.

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Fri Jan 29 2021
1

This is a real stinker. Easy-listening folk rock with not much going on. 2/10

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Fri Jan 22 2021
5

Actually quite enjoyed this style. Would love to explore more of this British folk rock.

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Fri Mar 26 2021
5

Que voy a decir de este disco. El mejor del grupo junto al Unhalfbricking.

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Fri Jan 22 2021
5

This taps into my childhood memories of going to the Kent State Folk Festival. Love British folk. Need to be an independently wealthy white woman.

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Mon Mar 01 2021
5

Loved this! An overlooked folk classic!! My favorite track was Medley: The Lark in the Morning!

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Sat Jul 17 2021
5

I think I liked Unhalfbricking a little more, but this record still felt like a time capsule into a fantastical past, and I loved it.

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Tue Aug 17 2021
5

i was surprised the first time i heard them and realized i really really liked them. i hadn't thought i would, but here we are. this album is no exception - i really enjoyed it, especially the droning, washing guitar. huge soft spot for richard thomson after vincent black lightning.

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Fri Aug 20 2021
5

I tried to get into Fairport Convention when I was a teen after hearing the lady that sung on The Battle of Evermore was in the band. But since they had 20+ albums and Sandy Denny only sang on three of them I was more confused than anything. I wish I had heard this one back then. Absolutely amazing.

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Wed Oct 13 2021
5

A great folk album. It might've been the moment I listened, but this is one of the first albums I listened front to back in this project. The vocals really took me on a journey that I didn't mind being on, the execution of the ideas on this album are wonderful and made me feel very serene.

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Thu Jan 06 2022
5

Fairport in their Heyday here with the wonderful voice of Sandy Denny sadly for the last time with the band. Some lovely songs on this hugely influential album that some see as the first proper English "Folk-Rock" album. Love "Tam-Lin" and "Matty Groves" which winds up the volume. Rightfully on the list.

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Sat Jan 22 2022
5

Come all ye rolling minstrels And together we will try To rouse the spirit of the air And move the rolling sky

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Wed Feb 16 2022
5

The songs are really chill, everything is slow paced and calming. I could put this on anytime as background music.

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Sun Feb 27 2022
5

Imagine one part traditional Celtic folk music, one part American west coast bay area psychedelia, and one part progressive rock, and voila: Fairport Convention, one of the greatest groups I’ve never heard. American folk rock emerged in the mid-1960s combining the energy of electric rock music with the lyrical depth of acoustic folk music- the Los Angeles quintet, The Byrds, being a prime example. Bob Dylan, who many crowned the King of folk rock when he went electric, hated the term himself, rebuking any attempt to define his new sound with this genre. But it stuck nonetheless, and off it went, spawning groups like the Mamas and the Papas, and the Lovin’ Spoonfuls. All that is to say that American folk rock is one thing, while folk rock emanating from the UK is a whole other matter. 'Liege & Lief' is one of the first major folk rock LPs from this tradition. Most of the songs are free adaptations of centuries-old British and Celtic folk material, containing a wide range of lyrical themes- werewolves seducing maidens, lovers’ rescued from the Queen of Fairies, humans in the form of ravens whose true identity is revealed in death- but delivered in such a way that any reasonably intelligent American with no knowledge of UK history would be able, easily, to follow the plot. One does not have to know that ‘The Deserter’ is concerned with Britain’s Recruiting Act of 1703 to understand the song’s general meaning. Musically, every member of the group possesses talent and passion, yet not without skilled restraint. The ‘jams’ are never over-prolonged, the vocals carefully synched, the arrangements tasty and tasteful. If there were any rogue egos at work here, I didn’t hear ‘em. Fairport Convention plays as a cooperative unit. Here’s the bonus, though: Fairport Convention manages to retain the authenticity of the original ballads while at the same time infusing them with a bit of Jefferson Airplane (NOT Starship, please). And then, to make things really interesting, from time to time they even toss in some changing time signatures, ala prog rock. ‘Tam Lin,’ a traditional Scottish ballad, is a great example. I doubt the bagpipers of old ever changed back and forth from 3/4 to 4/4, with a little double time 6/8 throw in for good measure. On the third cut, ‘Matty Groves,’ just when you think the downtempo ballad has come to an end, the band breaks into an uptempo jam, an electric hoedown, Grateful Dead style, but also seasoned with the flavor of Jethro Tull. Don’t hold me too tightly to any of this, though. It would be a mistake to affix any permanent boundaries defining Fairport Convention, at least on 'Liege & Lief.' This LP rambles over hill and dale, and down many winding roads. ‘So come all ye rolling minstrels,’ invites lead vocalist Sandy Denny on the opening number (and one joyfully extended, encouraged even, to you and I to become part of the chorus, a surprisingly clever technique that draws the listener in immediately), ‘and together we will try to rouse the spirit of the air, and move the rolling sky.’ That’s a tall order, lads and lasses. And Fairport Convention serves it up throughout this terrific LP, at times steaming hot like a plate of corned beef and cabbage, and other times creamy cool like a foamy pint of Guinness. An eight course/track delightful and satisfyingly filling meal.

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Wed Jun 29 2022
5

I'm not a big folk fan, but that was really good.

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Thu Sep 08 2022
5

This is one of my favorite albums. I love that the idea of English "folk" is so different - and so much more ancient - than ours. Richard Thompson's guitar work is awesome, and Sandy Denny has one of my favorite voices.

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Wed Sep 21 2022
5

British folk rock. Venga, un 5.

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Fri Nov 18 2022
5

Some very nice compositions and skilled players. But what really sold me on this one is the vocals; they're an excellent fit for folk rock, remind me a bit of Comus.

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Thu Feb 09 2023
5

Cet album est clairement un 5/5, je le connaissais et c'est tellement bon que ca pas de sens. Je crois que j'ai 3 albums en 3 jours qui sont 5/5 je suis bel et bien sortit de l'enfer des moyens/mauvais albums.

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Wed Mar 15 2023
5

Liked Songs: Matty Groves Medley: The Lark in the morning I like the jam sessions. I like the singers voice. I like folk music it turns out.

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Wed Apr 05 2023
5

This came up on a strange day where I went on a 40ish-mile round trip after work to pick up a record player. It was a beautiful sunny evening at the very beginning of Spring, and the long country drive helped clear my head. This folk-rock record was absolutely the perfect companion for all that. Leige And Lief is a beautiful blend of rock music with adaptations of classic British and Celtic folk ballads, with a few original compositions added in also. Sandy Denny's beautiful voice ties everything together and creates a chill, moving album that never gets boring. Very good album with a few songs I will certainly come back to. Favourite: Matty Groves

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Fri Apr 21 2023
5

Las vibras de este disco lo son todo 9/10 y nada más para agregar.

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Wed May 10 2023
5

Love this, I sometimes think there is no better sound in popular music than Sandy Denny and Richard Thompson together. Fairport basically invented the modern folk genre on this record (for better or worse!), their third of 1969 (and they're all great!), and it's highly entertaining throughout. So many classics on here, esp. Matty Groves which is fucking savage. I could play this all day long. A good week so far!

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Sat Jul 08 2023
5

First impression upon seeing the album cover and that it's another goddamn British band - "oh no not again" My impression after listening to the album - "Can this play on repeat forever?" Maybe it's the sort of rainy gloomy day here but I was completely transported by every single track here.

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Sun Jul 09 2023
5

I prefer this to the last Fairport Convention album we received, which had a split personality, due to a handful of Bob Dylan covers, whereas this LP is 100% British Folk. Sandy Denny’s singing is wonderful, especially in ballads like “Crazy Man Michael”, as is David Swarbick’s ever-present violin over the understated guitar of Richard Thompson. My favourites are the traditional pieces, led by “Maddy Groves” and “Tam Lin”, though they run on a bit – but it was 1969 after all.

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Fri Aug 11 2023
5

A superb album - an album that everyone should own. The standout tracks for me are "Matty Groves" and "Tam Lin", plus the hauntingly beautiful "Crazy Man Michael". Sandy Denny's vocals are sublime and her untimely death was a tragedy.

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Sun Aug 13 2023
5

Loved this, had never listened to it before. I only knew a few Fairport Convention songs from Spotify, but will definitely be listening to more of theirs now. Interesting to see what was going on across the Irish sea around the same time that Planxty, Rory Gallagher and Thin Lizzy were doing similar experiments with trad/rock fusion.

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Thu Sep 28 2023
5

This album never gets old, and is no doubt the best folk rock album ever made - I am not a major British folk rock fan, but it is one of these albums that exceeds their genre.

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Sun Oct 15 2023
5

Authentic Renaissance Faire energy! Fairport Convention have dwelled in my musical blind spot for decades, but no more. Rough-hewn and enchanting, highlighted by lithe and mystical vocals from Sandy Denny. It's fascinating to hear the music than influenced so many Led Zeppelin songs!

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Wed Nov 01 2023
5

Un increíble LP de Folk británico liderado por la increíble voz de Sandy Denny, quien complementa sumamente bien las atrapantes melodías de la banda con un timbre casi ritualístico. Un disco muy cautivante que corona el año debut de la banda con un sonido que puede considerarse sumamente influyente para el panorama de la trova europea.

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Fri Nov 03 2023
5

Joooonge, was hab ich da verpasst / Jefferson airplane vibes - prog-parts, die nach Rush klingen /. Mega Texte / Legendäre Bass und Gitarren Riffs / Teils stark folkloristische Elemente 5/5

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Fri Nov 03 2023
5

Yeah I'm adding this to my library

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Mon Nov 06 2023
5

To these ears it's more rock than folk, albeit raga rock. Sandy Denny had the perfect voice for this sort of material, being a little bit husky with the right amount of shrill. I love the sound of Dave Swarbrick's violin interchanging with Thompson's lead guitar. Folk music is a lot more dark than its given credit for ("Matty Groves" and "The Deserter").The only misstep is the diddly jig Medley: it just doesn't belong on an album like this. PS I have to admit that I didn't really like this (get this?) on first listen, but multiple listens through the years revealed a truly rewarding album. Great stuff.

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Wed Nov 15 2023
5

oikein jytistelevää brittifolkkia! varmaa eka levy näistä mitä oon kuunnellu, johon ei ollu minkäänlaista aiempaa kosketuspintaa, josta oikeesti tykkäsin! miinuksena et spotifyssa on vaa joku ihme 2007 deluxe versio, mutta hyvin sai alkuperäsen osion kuunneltuu anyhow. matty groves sopi hyvin just tähän aamuun ja jäi kyl päällimmäisenä mielee.

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Thu Nov 23 2023
5

"Liege & Lief" is the fourth studio album by British folk rock band Fairport Convention. Many consider this the first major "British folk rock" album. The album was recorded following a motorway crash which killed drummer Martin Lamble and guitarist Richard Thompson's girlfriend Jeannie Franklin. It featured female lead singer Sandy Denny and contained both traditional British and Celtic folk songs and original compositions, both performed with a more rock back drop. Other band members included Dave Swarbrick (violin, viola), Simon Nicol (rhythm guitar), Ashley Hutchings (bass) and Dave Mattacks (drums). Commercially, the album hit #17 on the UK charts. The band comes out a stomping on the uplifting "Come All Ye." Acoustic and electric guitars, fiddle and Sandy Denny's fabulous voice. An original composition which is a rousing start. The traditional "Matty Graves" has layered guitars, more fiddle and just bounces. Thompson and Swarbrick's violin just rock this out. I did not know there was a folk rock "Freebird" but here it is. I actually heard prog elements. Denny tells the story of an adulterous tryst between a young man and a noble woman which does not end well. The band slows it up on "Farewell, Farewell." A melancholy song which is most likely the result of the recent deaths the band experienced. "The Deserter," a traditional song, starts out slow and picks up the pace. Dramatic, telling the tradional story and song of a solider forced to death for deserting. The band takes the traditional "Tam Lin" and rocks it out in the folk rock sense. Great Thompson guitar. For some reason, I kept hearing Jethro Tull's "Aqualung." The album closes with the Thompson penned "Crazy Man Michael." Slower. Another song Thompson admitted to writing over his loss and guilt of his girlfriend. It's a murder ballad where Michael mistakes a raven for his true love and the kills the raven ( his true love) with his dagger of fire and ice. I thoroughly enjoyed this album. Very strong vocals by Sandy Denny. The musicianship is top notch especially Thompson and Swarbrick. It's dramatic and at times uplifting. The pace changes between slow and more rockin' songs. The stories are compelling with the music fitting them. A very high recommendation.

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Wed Nov 29 2023
5

Nice finding! I find it similar to Fleetwood Mac.

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Wed Dec 13 2023
5

Turns out I am a big fan of 60’s British folk music. Who knew? Just a wonderful salve to my aching soul.

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Wed Dec 13 2023
5

I find Fairport Convention lovely and soothing but vaguely terrifying. Five stars!

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Wed Dec 13 2023
5

I quite loved this. The folk with the rock bits just carried me away today.

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Wed Dec 20 2023
5

Now I get it. Having heard Unhalfbricking earlier, I was a little baffled as that album didn't seem as strong. However, this album definitely deserves to be on the list. A classic traditional blend of "plugged in" and acoustic Celtic folk that reminds me of bands like Clannad and Capercaillie and artists like Lorena McKennitt and Enya. So many good tracks on this album but Matty Groves is my favorite. Adding this one to my favorites.

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Wed Dec 27 2023
5

Just got started but I'm loving it already. Surprised I've never heard of them before.

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Thu Jan 04 2024
5

Very interesting and immersive album. It feels like I'm transported to a tavern in Middle Earth listening to a famous band play for a rowdy dancing crowd. I loved it. Especially the solo on Matty Groves. Albums like these make me happy I started this project. I doubt I ever would have found this on my own

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Thu Jan 18 2024
5

This is exactly what the late 60s and early 70s was supposed to sound like. Powerful music, then and now. If you're under 50, spend more time with Fairport Convention.

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Fri Jan 19 2024
5

Jag var rädd hela dagen för albumet från 1969 eftersom 1969 har det där distinkta överanvända ljudet. Ljudet... soundi... lehtinen suomessa.. laitto aluks unobjektinen review.. Sound of silver.. Huh sana jo kahdella kielellä ja yhdellä anglismilla tässä paragraafissa. Tuo ruotsin kieli pitää sieluni kaukana review boksista.. monta tuntia saa päivässä kerätä voimaa..

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Thu Jan 25 2024
5

Te transporta a mood especial. Canciones con estilo celta y también a lo Daisy Jones. Un sonido muy natural.

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Mon Feb 19 2024
5

Sandy Denny had such a beautiful voice, I can still remember how shocked I was to read of her death. Such a loss. Great album, easy to listen to at any time of the day or night.

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Mon Feb 19 2024
5

This is such a great record! I love sandy Denny’s voice and the arrangements here. I could listen to it again and again and again.

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Sun Feb 25 2024
5

Stoned at the Renaissance Fair. feel like i’m off that west-farthing leaf in a tavern or some shit. woodstock in the shire. want on vinyl pissed spotify took off two of the best songs - the fiddle medley and the deserter. but all the songs on this record are good ones i’ll just rip those mp4s

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Wed Mar 06 2024
5

That was really fun! I started this one completely blind, then looked up some background as I listened. I thought it was cool that most of the tracks were traditional Celtic or English folk songs.

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Fri Mar 29 2024
5

A stunning, genre pioneering album by the mighty Fairport. As someone who has seen them live many times, it was refreshing to hear all their well-known tracks as they were originally recorded with the unforgettable Sandy Denny.

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Thu Apr 18 2024
5

Yes. OK maybe not the production but everything else about this album is perfect - Sandy Denny's singing, the playing of each of her five bandmates, and the compositions. Crazy Man Michael and Farewell Farewell are two of the finest songs ever created, and never performed better than here.

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Thu Apr 18 2024
5

I absolutely loved this album. Sandy Denny's voice is incredible. Her voice, with the violins and mandolin playing in accompaniment, was just ethereal - and yet fierce. I am not a folk rock listener, but I will look for this album

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Mon May 06 2024
5

One thing I’ve really enjoyed about this music generator is that it has softened my heart to folk music, and "Liege and Lief" by Fairport Convention is another great album that I’ll definitely be coming back to in the future.

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Mon May 20 2024
5

This here is a beautiful record. Sandy Denny's voice makes the fog lift. The view is perfect. The land is majestic and full of life. Listening to these songs is like witnessing the reconciliation of time, and this is what good folk music does. Honouring the tradition that brought us here while encapsulating contemporary emotions and atmosphere. The playing here is gorgeous, keeps us attached to the world and to community, while whatever Sandy Denny does brings out the magic, the heart, and the sense of something that is there without being seen. She sings the river that runs below the river and gives a voice to the ghosts. Beauty.

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Mon May 20 2024
5

A beautiful album right up my alley. It’s hard to overstate the significance this album had on the traditional music scene back in the day. It was met with scorn and derision by many and yet turned an entire generation of Romantics on to the literature of their tradition and culture. The musicianship here is too rate with Richard Thompson’s guitar and Sandy Senny’s string, controlled voice being backed by Dave Swarbeck’s fiddle. It’s a perfect marriage of traditional aesthetic and electric 1960s sound. You can hear the band trying to figure out how to work with this music behind the lyric. Thompson was the gift that made this all work. His little guitar fills and harmonic designs made the bridge possible and the band made the journey complete.

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Fri May 24 2024
5

A magnificent meeting of Celtic and British traditional music and electricity. Utterly timeless with accomplished playing to boot. And, of course, Sandy.

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Tue Jun 25 2024
5

Folk rock perfection on this one.. Matty Groves is just outstanding.. Sandy voices and Thompson's solo at the end. Then there is Tam Lin.. Wow..

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Mon Jul 08 2024
5

I don't know what it is about Fairport Convention, but their music just hits the spot. Combination of beautiful vocals, great melodies, some guitar solos, a bit of melancholy in the music, it just creates a perfect blend, just like the previous record by Fairport on this list. Great music, easily 5/5. Looking for some vinyls straight away.

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Fri Jul 12 2024
5

Nearly a whole album of my favourite Fairport Convention tracks. Crazy Man Michael the only dud for me.

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Mon Jul 15 2024
5

This album was incredible. Despite it being clearly folksy in nature, there's something about this album, and I can't quite put my finger on it, but it sounds really ahead of its time and quite modern. Really dig this one.

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Sun Jul 21 2024
5

Deep, dark, weird tales of crows and foxes and death and vengeance, intensely performed.

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Wed Jul 24 2024
5

Funny, I just listened to this two days ago and wondered if it was on the list. Glad it is. This album is fantastic, and I'm not even into this genre. These guys manage to do a lot with a little, as these songs tend to be very simple (often centering around one chord), and they also tend to be pretty long. And yet they find ways to keep things interesting: subtle changes in dynamics and intensity, sympathetic performances from the band, and of course Sandy Denny's understated and plaintive performances. Plus, the stories are great. Tam Lin is a favorite. My only complaint is that I wish the mix was a bit brighter and a touch more open, as these songs feel like they were recorded in a closet. So, 4.5 stars, rounded up.

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Thu Jan 21 2021
4

Super Stimme! Die Fiedeln mit der E-Gitarre sind eine coole Mischung! Bin vielleicht noch zu sehr auf dem RDR-Trip, aber es erinnert mich auch an die frühe Joni Mitchell und Loreena McKennitt gekoppelt mit Heron Valley oder Hò-rò. Letztere sind wahrscheinlich sogar von Fairport inspiriert. Mir auf jeden Fall vorgemerkt, um näher erforscht zu werden.

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Fri Apr 02 2021
4

Ooh this is very nice. Beautiful folk stylings with just a touch of rock. Odd pacing at times but great overall.

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Wed Mar 03 2021
4

Right, so... the Decemberists.

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Sat Jan 23 2021
4

Had a touch of Irish to it. I thought to myself, "Dad would have liked this." Then I looked up the band's bio and lo and behold, Richard Thompson was one of the the guitarists. Thompson was one of dad's favorite musicians. It felt like learning something about Dad from beyond the veil.

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Fri Jun 25 2021
4

Pretty fun early folk rock with some medieval vibes to boot. Sometimes a bit repetitive and whiney, but mostly a good time.

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