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Unhalfbricking

Fairport Convention

1969

Unhalfbricking

Album Summary

Unhalfbricking is the third album by the British folk rock band Fairport Convention and their second album released in 1969. It is seen as a transitional album in their history and marked a further musical move away from American influences towards more traditional English folk songs that had begun on their previous album, What We Did on Our Holidays and reached its peak on the follow-up, Liege & Lief, released later the same year.The album features several Bob Dylan songs, which he had not yet released. It also features what is arguably Sandy Denny's most notable achievement as a songwriter with the song "Who Knows Where the Time Goes?", which has been covered by many other performers and is now regarded as a classic. The only traditional song on the album, "A Sailor's Life", is seen as pivotal in the development of English folk rock music. Changes in the line-up of the band, due not only to its musical direction but also to external events, mark this album as a turning point in the band's history. 1969 was a prolific year for Fairport Convention; from What We Did on Our Holidays to Liege & Lief within twelve months represented a major development. The album also gave the band their first UK chart success, reaching number 12 in the UK album chart (the second highest position in the band's entire career), while the single release, "Si Tu Dois Partir", achieved number 21 in the UK singles chart.

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Rating

3.08

Votes

4744

Genres

  • Folk
  • Rock
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Wed Apr 07 2021
5

Scrumptious. I have the sudden urge to join a hearty homegrown dinner with butter I churned myself.

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Wed Feb 17 2021
5

Super godt album. Folk, bluegrass og need en Fleetwood Mac feeling. Helt sikkert mange genlyt værd

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Fri Apr 02 2021
5

I thoroughly enjoyed this. I knew of Fairport Convention but hadn't really listened so this was a very pleasant surprise

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Wed Jul 14 2021
5

This album rips, one of the best sounding records of the decade

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Fri Apr 02 2021
5

LOVED IT! really cosy and nice.

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Sun Jun 20 2021
5

I don't know what I was expecting prior to listening to this, but wow! I loved every single song on this album. 5/5 stars. I am definitely going to be revisiting this album.

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Tue Feb 23 2021
5

Loved it, great album.

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Mon Apr 19 2021
4

When I saw the cover I was a little worried I was looking at the band. Nothing could be further from reality. Richard and Sandy had just turned 20 when they recorded this!  I am shocked that anyone can be so good by that age. The guitar is quite good (Not sure if Richard or Simon deserves the accolades). Fiddling on Sailor's Life is mind blowing. If time were free I'd spend some finding and listening to whatever else Dave Swarbrick did. Bonus points for getting to hear a couple of Bobby Dylan's buried treasures that I would not have ever found.  Still trying to figure out whose grandparents are on the cover. 

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Thu Apr 29 2021
1

Bored me to tears.

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Sun Apr 25 2021
5

Muito, muito bom. Não achei Percy's Song grandes cosias, só (mas também não é ruim).

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Mon Nov 01 2021
2

I'm not gonna lie. I was in a bad mood when listening to this album, so my perspective is probably skewed. I did not like it. The panning felt unnecessary and annoying, I didn't really dig the music. Shout out to the 11 minute song that was way too long and kind of bad.

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Wed Feb 10 2021
1

That was hipster music through a rotten asshole.

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Mon Mar 22 2021
1

Oh Folk Off FFS

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Fri Jun 18 2021
1

Hippie drum circle bullshit. I think I could like it under different circumstances, but not today.

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Thu Jun 10 2021
5

So fun, and very gorgeous. My favorite folk sound, and "Si tu dois partir" is a gem.

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Tue Jul 06 2021
5

Gave this a few runs. It really gripped me. I loved the music and lyrics. Sailor's Song is amazing.

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Fri May 21 2021
5

Enjoyed it,"Who knows where the time goes?" is especially great.

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Thu Aug 26 2021
5

Exactly the kind of album I was hoping to discover here. Will listen to it again.

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Fri Nov 26 2021
5

Great album! The quality is not very even throughout, but most of the songs are good. The melodies are simple but effective, and the singer's voice is beautiful.

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Mon Jan 10 2022
5

Really loved this. Very well performed, charming folk rock that is simultaneously consistent and varied .It feels like I could keep listening to this for a long time.

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Fri Feb 04 2022
5

I wasn’t sure where this was headed for me. The first three songs were just ok for me the first time around. I was wondering how long I could last before wishing I was listening to something else but once I got to “A Sailor’s Life” it was smooth sailing! I really enjoy “A Sailor’s Life” - all epic 11 minutes of it! “Cajun Woman” is fun… I’m always up for some Cajun accordion! “Who Knows Where The Time Goes?” is really lovely. The noodly guitar and Sandy Denny are wonderful. I have likely heard this version sometime before, and definitely had heard several cover versions. Such a beautiful song. The two bonus tracks from the 2003 CD reissue are great additions! Really enjoyed them both. On the second time around… loved the first three songs too. The couple on the cover is Sandy Denny’s parents? All is well with this album.

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Fri Feb 04 2022
5

This is wonderful. I loved it from start to finish.

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Fri Feb 04 2022
5

I was interested but skeptical about this album…as sometimes folk-rock doesn’t hit the spot for me. Turns out that I really enjoyed this one though. I thought the vocals were beautiful and all the instrumentation quite captivating.

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Sun May 15 2022
5

i am a sailor's wife, wrapped in a headscarf, waving my husband off to war

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Fri Jun 10 2022
5

I expected just a decent album, based on a vague memory of listening to this band before, but it turned out to be much better than I expected.

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Fri Jun 17 2022
5

flowery

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Thu Jul 14 2022
5

Wonderful album, containing one of the greatest songs ever written. Incredible sound, amazing voice - just a classic!

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Thu Aug 25 2022
5

I was surprised by how much I loved this album right away. The music feels warm and comforting. There are great grooving jams that I never expected from a “folk-rock” group, and yearning, heartbreaking songs sung in gorgeous voices. A wonderful record that will play frequently around here.

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Sun Sep 11 2022
5

J'adore Fairport convention, ils ont vraiment quelque chose de special. La musique qui en ressort représente bien l'époque et le folk de ces années. 5

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Wed Sep 21 2022
5

Incredible folk album.

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Wed Oct 26 2022
5

I was not expecting to like this album very much, but it turned out to be pretty good. 4.5/5

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Fri Oct 28 2022
5

damn dude - 10/10 huge fan of that whole album it’s hard to pick my favorite song, I think I’d either go with Autopsy (I’m a slut for 5/4), or A Sailor’s Life (what a long, crazy, and absolutely beautiful track!) yeah just an amazing album, love it

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Mon Nov 02 2020
4

Beautiful folk album. 'Nuff said.

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Thu Dec 10 2020
4

It was good but I did not like "The Sailor's Life". That song was long and boring. The album itself was kinda folkish but with Irish hints. I unironically enjoyed this album but would skip "A Sailor's Life". 8/10

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Mon Feb 22 2021
4

Great album. Mix of American and English folk music. Love the guitar with the violin.

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Fri Apr 02 2021
4

Again not really a fan of folk, but a few of these tracks I really liked - the less folky ones

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Fri Jan 29 2021
4

I really dig this album. I think Jon would too.

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Thu Jan 21 2021
4

Pues no me pareció nada malo al final. Sí, muy muy rojilla y aburrida Genesis Hall, pero me gustaron A Sailor's Life, Cajun Woman (Zydeco!) y las versions a rolas de Dylan.

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Thu Jan 21 2021
4

Este disco está muy interesante. Canciones que mezclan old Irish con country, otras son como jazz o gospel y otras me recordaron un poco a Cranbierries. La canción “A Sailor’s Life” es increíblemente parecida a “Dear Prudence” de los Beatles

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Thu Jan 21 2021
4

Buen disco. Se nota que hubo mucha creación detrás. Destaca Cajun Woman

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Thu Feb 04 2021
4

Some Fleetwood Mack vibes, also folky at times. Short listen, but enjoyable

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Wed Apr 07 2021
4

Very cool Fusion of rock, folk, and traditional UK music. Little bland on the back end.

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Fri Mar 26 2021
4

Thought this would hippy nonsense but I enjoyed it far more than I thought I would!

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Fri Apr 16 2021
4

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Fri Apr 02 2021
4

It’s a mixture of some good bluesy rock songs and really shit folk. Who knows where the time goes is pretty good. I gave that a few listens

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Wed Feb 17 2021
4

I like Fairport Convention, and Sandy Denny in particular. I prefer acoustic and singer/songwriter music generally, and this fits right in. I listened twice.

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Thu May 13 2021
4

Really surprised by this album. Thought I’d hate it but really enjoyed it. Reminded me of the velvet underground and nico album.

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Fri May 28 2021
4

Smooth and easy, this album has all of the trademarks of 1969 music. More impressive is the tone and depth of the lyrics; truly an unheralded gem.

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Fri Jul 16 2021
4

Really good, more rocking than I expected.

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Wed Mar 31 2021
4

British folk. Interesting

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Mon Apr 26 2021
4

4

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Mon Jul 19 2021
4

Pretty cool folk rock album! Female vocalist has some pipes.

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Wed May 12 2021
4

I enjoyed this a lot more than I thought I would, since "folk" is not typically a genre I listen to. A solid album!

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Wed May 12 2021
4

A beautiful, amazing album. The musicianship is excellent, particularly Denny's voice, and the songs are varied and interesting, even if there is still an overreliance on Dylan covers.

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Mon Jul 19 2021
4

A great album

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Mon May 10 2021
4

I really like this album. I listened to it more than once. First time that has happened so far! I’d give it 4 stars for really good. Think I’ll reserve 5 stars for the truly special, listen to every song, albums.

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Tue May 11 2021
4

Never heard of them but really enjoyed it. Listened to some of their other albums afterwards.

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Mon May 17 2021
4

A cool album. Some Joni Mitchell type folkie stuff and some nice bluesy rock and roll. I’d never heard of Fairport convention but I like their sound.

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Mon Jun 28 2021
4

I really enjoyed this. Made me want to listen to Zeppelin III. Loved her voice. Great guitar work.

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Wed Jul 28 2021
4

man, dit is G E N I E T E N. Ga ik nog vaak beluisteren. a sailors life is een schijf, mooie solo.

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Thu Jul 29 2021
4

I enjoyed this and I don't normally like folk.

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Fri Aug 20 2021
4

Como que al principio me estaba aburriendo e ignoro por qué se le considere para una lista así (igual son 1001), pero al final hubo algunas canciones que me causaron una grata impresión: "A Sailor's Life", con una gran parte instrumental, "Who Knows Where The Time Goes", "Percy's Song" y algo de "Million Dollar Bash". 8/10

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Tue Aug 24 2021
4

I liked this. Very different sounding and I was engaged the whole time. I would pick this up if I saw it at my record store.

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Sat Sep 11 2021
4

I have really only heard Liege and Lief before. I like that album and this one quite a bit. I love Sandy Denny's voice and Richard Thompson's guitar playing. I also like the bass playing and drumming quite a bit as well. The fiddle is not typically an instrument I am partial to but it is balanced well in the mix and really adds to the intensity when they start jamming out like on "A Sailor's Life" - holy sheeeit...

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Fri Oct 01 2021
4

Rad album. Boasting two Dylan covers (percy's song from Bringing it all back home time and Million Dollar Bash from the unreleased Basement tapes with the Band) but the piece de resistance is the classic 'who knows where the time goes'

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Fri Oct 01 2021
4

Brand new for me

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Fri Oct 08 2021
4

Some of these songs sound quite ahead of their time, especially Autopsy. Otherwise, it's just kinda slow folk music. 7/10

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Fri Oct 08 2021
4

8/10. This was really laid back, and pleasantly folksy. A bit like Bob Dylan if his lyrics were less interesting and his production a million times better.

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Fri Oct 08 2021
4

Relaxing folk rock with cool traditional elements, although some of the songs dragged on 7/10

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Mon Nov 01 2021
4

More American folk-rock influenced than I thought they were going to be, but none-the-worse for it. Good album.

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Thu Nov 18 2021
4

Wnderful

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Thu Nov 18 2021
4

I wasn't expecting to enjoy this one when it popped up. But I really did. It was great..

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Thu Dec 09 2021
4

Kind of hippy funk rock in places. Plays right at the corners of a couple of different genres. There's hippy psychadelia, the French tracks, a sort of Presbyterian Dwight Shrute sound, a blue grass meets Fleetwood Mac thing too. Good - Si tu dois partir. Bad - Maybe Percy's song - its catchy though. Art - I really like the composition. It's stereotypically English and the lack of title or band name create a much fuller image. The view of the band through the wooden trellis is also inspired. Very good.

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Mon Dec 13 2021
4

Pretty good American/British folk. Could have used one or two slightly upbeat songs but overall nice

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Fri Dec 24 2021
4

One of those that grows on you as you get used to it. Touching, organic, and full of soul. Sailor’s Life is the best; Cajun Woman’s a bit of a mess but still fun.

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Mon Jan 03 2022
4

This is like a full amalgam of boroque pop from the era. All the songs are good but it felt like they weren't sure who they wanted to be in the end.

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Thu Jan 06 2022
4

one of the better british folk rock albums from this time. A Sailor's Life is particularly well performed, with subtlety and the songs length being used to build appropriately. There's a great balance here between the traditional folk elements and the more progressive rock qualities, taking the best from each for an album worth praising.

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Mon Jan 10 2022
4

De va bra!

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Wed Feb 02 2022
4

Energetic folk-rock that sounds as if it came out yesterday. Emotive and revelatory in its approach to standard folk songs, Unhalfbricking sets the standard for what was to come for the genre in the 70s. Favorites: Genesis Hall, Autopsy, A Sailor's Life, Who Knows Where the Time Goes?, Percy's Song.

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Thu Feb 03 2022
4

Lovely

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Fri Feb 04 2022
4

This was lovely. I would like to hear more of them.

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Wed Feb 09 2022
4

I liked it.

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Wed Mar 02 2022
4

A pinnacle of British folk, the response to Americana's The Band. Great vocals by Sandy, they work well with the psychedelic piece "A Sailor's Life" which I thought I would hate for its length, but I enjoyed every minute of it. Guitars are impressive, some cases as in "A Sailor's Life" clear of their British folk influences, but at times uses standout jazz chords in "Autopsy" and "Who Knows Where the Time Goes?" Then you have songs like the rockabilly "Cajun Woman" where you can hear the British folk very well, such as the fiddle solo, but much of it sounds bluesy and Americana-influenced. Lyrics are entrancing and always deliver, despite the only traditional song being the psychedelic piece. Bob Dylan wrote three ("Percy's Song" sounds like something straight from Freewheelin), while Richard and Sandy each wrote two, exceeding expectations. To be fair, I was already impressed by Richard's solo album Bright Lights. I'm glad this album is on this list... Fairport Convention is certainly an essential listen, but due to their soft sound, they don't get as much love as the flashier albums of the era. Only complaint is that the instruments felt a little dull to me in the first and last two tracks.

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Mon Mar 14 2022
4

Not my normal style of music but it's interesting folk music from an era/culture I don't know a lot about.

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Thu Mar 24 2022
4

Pretty good. Not quite sure what I was expecting really, but quite liked it and worth another listen.

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Thu Mar 24 2022
4

Bit to instrumental for my taste but good music.

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Wed Mar 30 2022
4

Clearly quite a Dylanesque album. I enjoyed the melodies and instrumentation, Sailor’s Song being a unique composition. Overall a great folk album.

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Sun Apr 03 2022
4

I was expecting something a bit more traditional Irish sounding, and was surprised that this is more of a folk-rock album with traditional Irish and British influence. Either way, I liked it a lot and will listen again. 4 stars.

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Thu Apr 14 2022
4

Fairport's second album in a year - unthinkable these days. They saved their best for the second half of 1969. Sandy Denny's Who Knows Where the Time Goes is flawless. Elsewhere and the folk shackles are thrown off to create something of a rocking album. I can't decide if I love this album because it's so important to the evolution of British folk & rock, or just because it's brilliant.

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Mon Apr 18 2022
4

The first outing for the wonderful Sandy Denny with Fairport. A great debut for her too. I loved the french interpretation of Dylans "If You Gotta To Go Now" "Si Tu Dois Partir" which is both a great version and also incredibly inventive and ironically gave the Fairports their only UK charting single to date. Great album that moved the band forward.

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Mon Apr 25 2022
4

Don’t remember but it was my fault not the albums fault

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Thu Apr 28 2022
4

always in for some folk rock, this was quite nice

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Mon May 09 2022
4

Highlights: Autopsy A Sailor's Life Who Know Where The Time Goes? Percy's Song Artwork: 8,5 / 10 Rating: 7,5 / 10

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Thu May 12 2022
4

I really enjoyed this. Good classic British folk. Some of it had like a medieval vibe that I really enjoyed.

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Mon May 16 2022
4

Folk rock británico. Me ha gustado. Un 4.

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Wed May 18 2022
4

English folk revivalists (don't let that put you off) lean heavily on Dylan's songs and deliver a solid set of well sung and played tunes. Best Tracks: Su Tu Dois Partir; Who Knows Where The Time Goes?; Million Dollar Bash

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Wed Jun 08 2022
4

Prefs: Genesis Hall, Autopsy, A Sailor's Life, Cajun Woman, Who Knows Where The Time Goes?, Million Dollar Bash Moins pref: Si Tu Dois Partir

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Fri Jun 10 2022
4

The first five Fairport Convention albums are all excellent in the range 4 - 4.5 - 5. This is number 3. The material is perhaps a bit less consistent than Liege & Lief but still it is very good of course.

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Wed Jul 13 2022
4

Fairport Convention is one of those bands I have heard OF but not heard anything BY. I should have by this point, but this is my first full album listen. I can see why Robert Plant wanted Sandy Denny's voice for "The Battle Of Evermore." It's a very good counter and has a very Irish tinge here in a lot of the songs, I really hear it in "Percy's Song." Steve Howe once said how record execs were willing to try almost anything back in the early 70s. I could see how this caught on back then and how folk rock like this co ntinued throughout, but it's not something I imagine would be big now. It does seem pretty late 60s and 70s. But I still dug it. Maybe it was all the Dylan songs, I don't know.

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Wed Jul 20 2022
4

Who the fuck are these geezers. I cant tell if the two oldies on the album are actually the musicians or not haha. Actually really enjoyed this album, never heard of this band but I really enjoyed the folk-rockyness of long drawn out guitar plucks. Kinda felt like an english version of a lot of the 60s american rock I listen to but then with a british country music twist. v cool, good vibes. Cajun woman was fun, Autopsy was probs might highlihgt of the album. Sailors Life also pretty cool, reminded me a lot of another artists name that I cant remeber right now, maybe itll come back to me.

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Fri Aug 12 2022
4

Fair-port

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Thu Aug 25 2022
4

Had never heard of this band or any of their songs; better than I expected it to be from the description. Could definitely hear some the influences and some of the later work the artists did (I.e. the bassist later played with jethro Tull). All the instruments are masterful as are the vocals.

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Sun Aug 28 2022
4

Highlights: Si tu dois partir, Autopsy, A Sailor's Life.

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Wed Aug 31 2022
4

Didn't know what to expect with this as I've never heard of them, but I was pleasantly surprised! Some somewhat Joan Baez-y vocals and nice folky stuff which is my jam.

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Wed Aug 31 2022
4

I was into this more than I thought I would be.

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Thu Sep 01 2022
4

I don’t know, there is something about the overall sound that I really liked. Parts of it reminded me of the looseness of the first Velvet Underground album, which has that sort of heroin haziness to it, most notably on “A Sailor’s Life”, which is an absolute banger.

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Wed Sep 07 2022
4

I'm a sure fan of Richard Thompson's guitar and songwriting.

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Thu Sep 22 2022
4

Some beautiful folk rock which sometimes goes hard, this is a pleasure to listen to.

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Fri Sep 23 2022
4

4 I enjoyed this album a lot more than the artwork suggested. What looked like a boring record your grandpa probably owned actually turned out to be a really interesting 60s folk rock record - a genre I'm slowly learning to appreciate with recent forays into Bob Dylan, Simon & Garfunkel, and Nick Drake. While not the most spectacular record I've heard, most songs did a good job of finding its own identity, and it held my interest to the end. The highlight of this album for me has to be singer Sandy Denny's voice, which I found to be completely captivating and enchanting, and left me wanting to listen to so much more of her work (After a Wikipedia deep dive, I learned she did vocals on The Battle of Evermore by Led Zeppelin - a personal favorite of theirs!) Good vibes from this one. Will be listening again. Favorite songs: A Sailor's Life, Who Knows Where The Time Goes?, Percy's Song

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Wed Oct 05 2022
4

Nice album representing the return to British Folk music in the lake 60's.

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Wed Oct 12 2022
4

Rating: 7.5 Best Track: Genesis Hall

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Fri Oct 14 2022
4

soft song

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Mon Oct 17 2022
4

An album and a band I heard nothing about before, and yet, they ended up surprising me.

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Wed Oct 19 2022
4

I was very surprised by this album. A lot of different sounds than I expected and it was a great lesson.

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Wed Oct 19 2022
4

surprisingly really liked this...

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Wed Oct 26 2022
4

Their best work, and it's as good as it gets for the genre. This album is probably what convinced Robert Plant to get Sandy Denny to sing with him on The Battle of Evermore. More time might possibly bump this rating up to a 5. I just need more listens. As hot as Sandy Denny was, I still can't go all the way on a first date.

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Wed Nov 02 2022
4

Rating: 7/10 Best songs: Genesis hall, Si tu dois partir

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Fri Nov 04 2022
4

I really enjoyed this album, especially the vocals. Fav song: Percy’s Song

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Wed Nov 16 2022
4

a lot of saves. really dank album.

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Sun Nov 27 2022
4

Wholesome

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Tue Jun 22 2021
3

Generally nice, but a bit boring.

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Tue May 25 2021
3

Very nice and relaxing overall. The first half of the album, like Genesis Hall, Si tu dois partir, and A Sailor's Life, were my favorite bits.

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Sun Apr 25 2021
3

Easy listening. Groovy ballads. Shorter bangers.

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Wed May 12 2021
3

Some nice tracks in there that I added to playlists. Not a great album overall and not super cohesive, but I'm glad to have heard it.

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Thu May 13 2021
3

Maybe a bit too country, but it is all right

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Thu Jan 21 2021
3

I liked it! Folk/country vibes.

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Mon Jan 25 2021
3

This was an odd mix of psychedelia and British folk. I liked it.

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Sun Jan 31 2021
3

A good folk-rock album. I had never listened to this band before and was pleasantly surprised. They have a couple of good tracks("Si tu does partir", "Sailors life" and "who knows where the time goes") adding more to the folk side (which is a lot lighter than I usually like to listen to) but really telling a story with each song.

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Mon Jan 25 2021
3

My ears are not bleeding so that’s good. It wasn’t terrible. I don’t know if I would choose to listen to it again however it would make some good movie music. Some of the songs were a little lengthy but overall not mad that I listened to this.

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Thu Jan 21 2021
3

Me costó trabajo que atrapara mi atención. Momentos musicales muy agradables, otros un tanto aburridos. Variado en estilos, aprecié más cosas escuchando los tracks por separado que todo el disco junto. Como disco le iba a dar 2 estrellas pero por separado, en dosis controladas me gustó más. Tracks: Percy's song, Autopsy, Million dollar bash

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Wed Mar 10 2021
3

Pretty cool folk music. 7/10

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Thu Jan 21 2021
3

Empezó en el extremo tan folk-protesta que durante la primera canción me estaba literalmente riendo. Poco a poco me fue ganando musicalmente e incluso sus letras en general no cayeron en el estereotipo extremo del ridículo (aunque lo mejor del disco creo son covers o canciones de folclore británico antiguo). Me gustó la variedad de estilos sin salirse de un ambiente medio introspectivo y me encantó la versión cajun de If You Gotta Go.

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Fri Apr 02 2021
3

Again, listened to on the drive. Was a little unsure of some of the more twee folk songs, but then there were a couple that were a bit different and really enjoyed them. A mixed bag!

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Thu Feb 11 2021
3

Pretty cool folk music, I like the semi-sad feel

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Fri Jan 29 2021
3

Lepsze niż się zapowiadało

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Mon Apr 19 2021
3

Sandy Denny truly has a transcendental voice and the band wisely lets her take centre stage with most of the instruments playing lo-key in the background. The only song I didn't like was Cajun woman. In case you're interested, my rating criteria is: 1 Star - I hated it, 2 Stars - it has good qualities, but overall I'm indifferent, 3 Stars - its a very good album, respect, but I probably wouldn't play it again; 4 Stars - Love it, definitely on my repeat list; 5 Stars - An iconic album, every song is perfect, without any weak songs.

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Mon Apr 19 2021
3

I was excited to see this, since I recognized a couple of the songs from a Sandy Denny collection I have. I prefer the traditional English songs over the American folk songs – though I liked “Percy’s Song” & felt “The Sailor’s Song” was about six minutes too long. I would give it a higher mark but the clash between the two styles was jarring. It sounded like two bands on two different albums. IMO Sandy Denny has possibly the best voice I’ve heard so far on 1001.

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Wed Jun 09 2021
3

3.3 - Pretty and pleasant with a couple standout tracks. In particular, "A Sailor's Life" is a meandering story with some nice extended jams at 11:16. "Who Knows Where the Time Goes?" is a Jefferson Airplane-esque folk tune for the ages. Still, this band is just a smidge deeper into the rabbit hole of 60s psychedelic-folk than I care to venture.

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Tue May 25 2021
3

Pretty tradish folk music. Quite nice overall. Relaxing if not exciting. A couple of more interesting tracks ('Cajun Woman' & 'Si tu dois partir') and a nicely done traditional track ('A Sailors Life') just about elevate this to a generous 3.

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Sun May 02 2021
3

Interesting and well-done, but not my favorite

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Fri Apr 16 2021
3

Another group I had never heard of before. good folk tunes with a celtic sound every now a then.

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Fri Feb 19 2021
3

One or two tracks I really enjoyed, not really listened to much UK folk before.

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Fri Mar 12 2021
3

gut

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Fri May 21 2021
3

I liked Sailors life, but all the other songs were forgettable. Can't say it is my favorite, but its the kind of thing you might fall in love with if it was the only cassette you had on a long road trip. 5 stars out of 10.

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Fri Apr 02 2021
3

It was nice enough but not really the kind of folk I'm into

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Mon May 03 2021
3

Ok

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Sun Apr 04 2021
3

pretty interesting, the sailor song or whatever is pretty cool, kinda like... idk hypnotising a bit, idk if I'M OK WITH THIS NONCONSENSUAL HYPNOTISING pretty cool tho ngl

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Tue Jun 01 2021
3

Better than Tim Buckley, but only barely. I could see myself smoking a bunch of joints and listening to this on a rainy fall Saturday, but there are also other records of this ilk that I'd reach for first.

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Mon May 10 2021
3

Solid album overall. Not my favorite era of music but I enjoyed it. Who Knows Where The Time Goes is lovely.

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Tue May 11 2021
3

Solid album. Tracks flow together nicely. Flower power.

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Mon Jun 28 2021
3

Enjoyable folk rock.

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Wed May 19 2021
3

bretty cool

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Mon May 10 2021
3

Folky vibes

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Fri Jun 25 2021
3

Busy and ambitious.

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Thu Jul 01 2021
3

Female vocalist has a great voice, and the instrumentals are well done. Didn’t really spark my interest, but it’s high quality stuff.

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Thu Jul 08 2021
3

'Autopsy' was a song I had added to the 'Best of Discover Weekly' playlist I keep on Spotify. Never went on to listen to the album.

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Sun Jul 25 2021
3

Erstaunlich viel besser, als ich nach erstem (wenn auch erwarteten) Erschrecken beim Einsetzen des Gesangs befürchtet hatte. Nein, klassischer Folk ist wirklich nicht mein Blumenkranz, und mit ihren klaren Stimmen und reinen Gemütern machen diese wie aufrechte Idealisten klingenden jungen Nervensägen mich regelmäßig durstig nach Dosenbier und Kirmes. Hier aber änderte sich der Eindruck an dem spätestens dritten Song plötzlich, klingen die Fiddles irgendwann mehr nach Velvets als nach Panflötensurrogat, auch in die Stimmen mischt sich gehörig Rauch und die Grooves schaffeln ja fast schon schmutzig verschleppt dahin. Da kommen sie fast schon an die 4-Sterne Grenze, und vielleicht werden sie sie beim (nicht unwahrscheinlichen) dritten Durchgang sogar durchbrechen?

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Mon Jul 26 2021
3

Much more dynamic and inspired than 'Liege and Lief' - the songs here are varied and draw from a wide range of influences that surprise and entertain at each turn. Track length is still an issue, though, with several pieces beating one verse and chorus within an inch of their lives.

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Tue Jul 27 2021
3

Folksy. I’m not a fan of higher register female folk vocals. I skipped most of this album.

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Wed Jul 28 2021
3

Ieeel schoon. kon er wel van genieten, ga ik nog wel eens opzetten.

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Thu Jul 29 2021
3

I wasn’t expecting that!

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Sun Aug 01 2021
3

While I don't love this, Genesis Hall would be an incredible horror movie track. 3 stars just for that.

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Sat Aug 14 2021
3

Country folk. Interesante

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Tue Aug 31 2021
3

Ok.

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Tue Sep 07 2021
3

I enjoyed it more than I did the previous recommendation ("Liege and Lief"), a lot less straight up folk. It's not bad, just not anything impressive to me. Favorite tracks: "A Sailor's Life", "Million Dollar Bash"

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Sat Sep 11 2021
3

Liked this one a bit more than the last Fairport Convention album I've heard, a bit more chill.

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Sat Sep 11 2021
3

I like the album cover and name, very architectural. I enjoyed the album. A bit hippie-ish for my taste, but certainly palettable.

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Mon Sep 13 2021
3

7/10

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Thu Sep 16 2021
3

A bit Rod Jane and Freddie

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Wed Oct 06 2021
3

Nice renaissance music.

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Thu Oct 14 2021
3

Doesn't really hold up to its excellent album cover. Singer has some great Joni Mitchell vibes. A sailors life developed into something really nice.

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Sun Oct 17 2021
3

Decent Folk music. Was fun I think is the way to put it. I'd listen to it while being outside and grilling. Not bad yo.

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Wed Oct 27 2021
3

like the wiki says, it feels a bit like jefferson airplane if they played folk instead of rock. Voice is great and songs are diverse but nothing too special

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Thu Oct 28 2021
3

Mmm no... No soy fan del folk rock pero hay buenas canciones eso si

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Mon Nov 08 2021
3

Really picked up steam from Cajun Woman on to the end.

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Wed Nov 10 2021
3

Nice enjoyable listen. Will listen again.

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Fri Nov 19 2021
3

Well that was delightful

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Thu Nov 25 2021
3

This was a good relaxing time.

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Wed Dec 01 2021
3

6/10

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Fri Dec 17 2021
3

Não se sustenta comparado ao escutado primeiro.

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Mon Dec 27 2021
3

Folky traag,

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Mon Jan 03 2022
3

6/10

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Mon Jan 10 2022
3

A solid album with a lot of good songs and some weaker ones.

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Thu Mar 03 2022
3

An average album not much that stands out just ok

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Sun Mar 20 2022
3

Was OK, Who knows? is a banger but there's a bit too much folky stuff for me. Like the track that sounds like Pink Floyd.

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Wed Mar 23 2022
3

Meh

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Wed Mar 30 2022
3

Decent Folk-Rock that is easy listening, without any real high- nor lowlights.

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Fri Apr 22 2022
3

heard a lot about them being influential, and i think i can hear it. album was middle of the road for me though.

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Thu Apr 28 2022
3

Pretty good guitar work at points but on the whole didn’t speak to me too much

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Fri May 06 2022
3

Average...

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Thu May 19 2022
3

Bob Dylan and Joan Baez, with fiddle trying to sound like English folk music, but comes across pretty American. Not altogether unpleasant though.

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Fri May 20 2022
3

This starts out a little rough. I know they were bored, but Si Tu Dois Partir would have been more enjoyable if they hadn’t translated the lyrics to French. Highlights for me are Who Knows Where The Time Goes? and the last two Dylan covers, Percy’s Song and Million Dollar Bash. I like Sandy Denny’s voice. I’m not really keen on giving credit for an album full of covers, and the tracks are uneven. It’s on the low end of the rating, but in the end, I could have this on in the background and be content. What this album reinforces more than anything is what a prolific song writer Dylan is. A well deserving Nobel Laureate.

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Thu May 26 2022
3

25th May 2022 Listened on the way in to the office. Was supposed to go up to Leeds to see Nathaniel with Sav but they cancelled so we got the train half way there and came back. Liked this a lot, folky blues with great story telling.

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Fri Jun 03 2022
3

I've listened to this twice through and both times I enjoyed it but I still can't remember a single tune.

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Wed Jun 15 2022
3

3.5

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Mon Jun 27 2022
3

I got through it

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Fri Jul 08 2022
3

-"Genesis Hall" and "Autopsy" had a bit of a spooky vibe, but maybe that's just what folk and/or this band sounds like and I'm stupid -"Si tu dois partir" has the horrible flaw of being in French (🤮) -"A Sailor's Life" was kind of slow/standard for the album for like 5 minutes, but the drums and bass have been picking up into a solid jam...I wish it didn't start so late in, or the song had been a little more interesting in the beginning -"Cajun Woman" is an awesome, upbeat, fast paced track! Rhythm section is shredding, I believe I heard an accordion going, and some very slidey guitar is ripping away as well. By far the best song on the album -"Percy's Song" kind of builds up but it mostly just is the same thing but louder -If there were more track like the jam in "A Sailor's Life" and "Cajun Woman," this could definitely be a 4 or maybe a 5 star album, but there's too much in it that is meh

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Wed Jul 13 2022
3

Huh. Never heard of these guys but from the opening note it was like 10,000 Maniacs but well before that group ever existed. Cool sound, really dig Sandy Denny's vocals. Definitely a 3.5. Tough call whether to bump it to a 4 given the albums I recently gave that rating to. I quite enjoyed Genesis Hall, A Sailor's Life, Who Knows Where the Time Goes, and Percy's Song but I was a bit indifferent to the other 4 songs.

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Sun Jul 17 2022
3

Folk pastoral de superbanda del génere. El domini musical dels seus membres i el seu savoir faire és el que fan del disc quelcom especial. Las influències, sobretot de Dylan, però també del rock de l'época, enriqueixen les cançons i fan de 'Unhalfbricking' una escolta recomenable i agradable

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Thu May 19 2022
3

Really an impressive and interesting album that is hauntingly familiar. Someone must have played it at a party or it was in a movie or something when I was a child. In particular, there are a few notes in Autopsy that come sweeping in as near perfect. The fact that Richard Thompson was involved comes as no surprise, because it reverberates with the Richard and Linda Thompson album Bright Lights (I like Linda's voice better)! Quite pleasant overall with a few jangly tracks and an album I would not mind revisiting once in a while.

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