Super godt album. Folk, bluegrass og need en Fleetwood Mac feeling. Helt sikkert mange genlyt værd
I thoroughly enjoyed this. I knew of Fairport Convention but hadn't really listened so this was a very pleasant surprise
Loved it, great album.
Scrumptious. I have the sudden urge to join a hearty homegrown dinner with butter I churned myself.
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.
Bored me to tears.
This album rips, one of the best sounding records of the decade
LOVED IT! really cosy and nice.
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.
Muito, muito bom. Não achei Percy's Song grandes cosias, só (mas também não é ruim).
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.
That was hipster music through a rotten asshole.
Oh Folk Off FFS
Hippie drum circle bullshit. I think I could like it under different circumstances, but not today.
So fun, and very gorgeous. My favorite folk sound, and "Si tu dois partir" is a gem.
Gave this a few runs. It really gripped me. I loved the music and lyrics. Sailor's Song is amazing.
Enjoyed it,"Who knows where the time goes?" is especially great.
Exactly the kind of album I was hoping to discover here. Will listen to it again.
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.
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.
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.
This is wonderful. I loved it from start to finish.
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.
i am a sailor's wife, wrapped in a headscarf, waving my husband off to war
Beautiful folk album. 'Nuff said.
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
Great album. Mix of American and English folk music. Love the guitar with the violin.
Again not really a fan of folk, but a few of these tracks I really liked - the less folky ones
I really dig this album. I think Jon would too.
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.
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
Buen disco. Se nota que hubo mucha creación detrás. Destaca Cajun Woman
Some Fleetwood Mack vibes, also folky at times. Short listen, but enjoyable
Very cool Fusion of rock, folk, and traditional UK music. Little bland on the back end.
Thought this would hippy nonsense but I enjoyed it far more than I thought I would!
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
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.
Really surprised by this album. Thought I’d hate it but really enjoyed it. Reminded me of the velvet underground and nico album.
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.
Really good, more rocking than I expected.
British folk. Interesting
Pretty cool folk rock album! Female vocalist has some pipes.
I enjoyed this a lot more than I thought I would, since "folk" is not typically a genre I listen to. A solid album!
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.
A great album
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.
Never heard of them but really enjoyed it. Listened to some of their other albums afterwards.
I really enjoyed this. Made me want to listen to Zeppelin III. Loved her voice. Great guitar work.
man, dit is G E N I E T E N. Ga ik nog vaak beluisteren. a sailors life is een schijf, mooie solo.
I enjoyed this and I don't normally like folk.
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
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.
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...
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'
Brand new for me
Some of these songs sound quite ahead of their time, especially Autopsy. Otherwise, it's just kinda slow folk music. 7/10
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.
Relaxing folk rock with cool traditional elements, although some of the songs dragged on 7/10
More American folk-rock influenced than I thought they were going to be, but none-the-worse for it. Good album.
I wasn't expecting to enjoy this one when it popped up. But I really did. It was great..
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.
Pretty good American/British folk. Could have used one or two slightly upbeat songs but overall nice
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.
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.
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.
De va bra!
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.
This was lovely. I would like to hear more of them.
I liked it.
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.
Not my normal style of music but it's interesting folk music from an era/culture I don't know a lot about.
Pretty good. Not quite sure what I was expecting really, but quite liked it and worth another listen.
Bit to instrumental for my taste but good music.
Clearly quite a Dylanesque album. I enjoyed the melodies and instrumentation, Sailor’s Song being a unique composition. Overall a great folk album.
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.
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.
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.
Don’t remember but it was my fault not the albums fault
always in for some folk rock, this was quite nice
Highlights: Autopsy A Sailor's Life Who Know Where The Time Goes? Percy's Song Artwork: 8,5 / 10 Rating: 7,5 / 10
I really enjoyed this. Good classic British folk. Some of it had like a medieval vibe that I really enjoyed.
Folk rock británico. Me ha gustado. Un 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
Generally nice, but a bit boring.
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.
Easy listening. Groovy ballads. Shorter bangers.
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.
Maybe a bit too country, but it is all right
I liked it! Folk/country vibes.
This was an odd mix of psychedelia and British folk. I liked it.
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.
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.
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
Pretty cool folk music. 7/10
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.
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!
Pretty cool folk music, I like the semi-sad feel
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Interesting and well-done, but not my favorite
Another group I had never heard of before. good folk tunes with a celtic sound every now a then.
One or two tracks I really enjoyed, not really listened to much UK folk before.
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.
It was nice enough but not really the kind of folk I'm into
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
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.
Solid album overall. Not my favorite era of music but I enjoyed it. Who Knows Where The Time Goes is lovely.
Solid album. Tracks flow together nicely. Flower power.
Enjoyable folk rock.
Busy and ambitious.
Female vocalist has a great voice, and the instrumentals are well done. Didn’t really spark my interest, but it’s high quality stuff.
'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.
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?
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.
Folksy. I’m not a fan of higher register female folk vocals. I skipped most of this album.
Ieeel schoon. kon er wel van genieten, ga ik nog wel eens opzetten.
I wasn’t expecting that!
While I don't love this, Genesis Hall would be an incredible horror movie track. 3 stars just for that.
Country folk. Interesante
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"
Liked this one a bit more than the last Fairport Convention album I've heard, a bit more chill.
I like the album cover and name, very architectural. I enjoyed the album. A bit hippie-ish for my taste, but certainly palettable.
A bit Rod Jane and Freddie
Nice renaissance music.
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.
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.
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
Mmm no... No soy fan del folk rock pero hay buenas canciones eso si
Really picked up steam from Cajun Woman on to the end.
Nice enjoyable listen. Will listen again.
Well that was delightful
This was a good relaxing time.
Não se sustenta comparado ao escutado primeiro.
A solid album with a lot of good songs and some weaker ones.
An average album not much that stands out just ok
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.
Decent Folk-Rock that is easy listening, without any real high- nor lowlights.
heard a lot about them being influential, and i think i can hear it. album was middle of the road for me though.
Pretty good guitar work at points but on the whole didn’t speak to me too much
Bob Dylan and Joan Baez, with fiddle trying to sound like English folk music, but comes across pretty American. Not altogether unpleasant though.
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.
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.
Totally fine. 2 1/2 stars if I could give it a half star.
Sounded like their influences (Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell). You will truely believe why they are called the british Jefferson Airplane. Other than that, the album isn't very interesting.
Not bad, but a bit too much hippy for me.
Too old school folksy for my taste
It's a shame to give it a bad rating because the music style is great but I cannot handle the singer's voice
Never ever heard Fairport Convention... Top Track: Cajun Woman
is it prog-folk? Whatever it was..... I wasn't a fan
It was OK. Couple of good songs but mostly a bit dull
Was surprised to see that it's from 1969. Sounds like the kind of folk music you'd hear from America from much more recent years. Not hugely my kind of thing, could appreciate it though. Reminded me a bit of Lera Lynn but didn't enjoy as much. Did like the bits that sounded like traditional Irish folk music though
Does there really need to be multiple Fairport Convention albums on this list? Anyways, significantly inferior to their follow-up. Kind of bland overall. A bunch of Dylan covers and some glimpses of what would come next. Favourite Track: “Percy’s Song”
Did not like the singer's affectations or the meandering compositions. I guess baby boomer folk is not my thing. I appreciated the clean, clear production, even if every song would benefit from stripping back the group vocals. An excellent rhythm section elevate the material where they can.
Not my thing.
Hätte ich früher wahrscheinlich mehr abzugewinnen versucht, bin aber diesmal etwas zu genervt von diesem Vashti Bunyan‘esken Gesang. 2.3
2,4 Goh het wou een vibe creëren maar ik voelde het niet. Percy's song was het beste nummerke
Nice album cover
Nada memorable. Al menos ya super de donde es originalmente Naked If I Want de Cat Power.
mehhh with some occasional funky guitar
En general aburrido, y eso que me gusta este tipo de música. Me ha hecho gracia la canción en francés "Si tu dois partir" y el single famoso "Who knows where the time goes?". Dos estrellas y ya.
Fairport Convention ain't nothing to folk with.
Decent album but not something I think I'd ever revisit.
Not really my cup of tea but I like the cover.
You are fucking kidding me. ANOTHER album from 1969. And of course it's fucking folk rock, with a more annoying than usual singer. Guy who wrote this book, I fucking hate you. It's like the sole purpose of it is to make me listen to boomer bullshit 5 days a week. 2/5.
Pretty twee. Interesting to listed as historical artefact but can't say I actually enjoyed it.
Completely unenthused about this. I don’t have anything against it, but I’m just not into it. Very meh.
Such an old style. I'm sure is was good back in the day. 2/5
I dunno. It was fine. I don't ever see going back to it though.
If I were in a 1970s hippie commune, I'd expect to be sitting in a field with butterflies fluttering around, and us hippies perched on logs crafted into haphazard chairs listening to someone with a guitar singing folks songs while the rest of us swayed back and forth and attempted to harmonize. And if I did that, I'd have this album
I had never heard of this group before, so I went into this blindly. I get why it's praised, but it's just not doing anything for me in the moment. I'm picky when it comes to folk music anyway.
Minns inget av denna!
La pochette ne m’inspirait pas du temps. Finalement j’ai été surpris de mon écoute. Pas vraiment mon style, mais les voix, particulièrement celle de Sandy Denny que je ne connaissais pas, et certains passages musicaux étaient intéressant. Par contre, je n’ai pas vraiment aimé le style Cajun de Si tu dois partir. Mais bravo pour l’audace de mettre une chanson en français pour ces Anglais. Pièce préférée: Genesis Hall
I grew up around folk music and folk folk, so have a natural aversion to anything that leans too much in that direction. but I actually quite enjoyed parts of this, which surprised me. The middle section of A Sailor’s Life / Cajun Woman put me in mind of the early demo versions of some of the more extended VU & Nico songs. Maybe it was the violin, and the rockier edge to it. The rest of it kind of washed over me. Not sure I understand either the title or the family photo on the cover (even after Googling), which doesn’t help. Not too bad in places but unlikely to play it again.
Cumbaya, falsetto vocals and acoustic guitars. This is British folk music from the 60's and sounds about the way you'd expect.
This is grating and boring. Not my cuppa I guess
No thank you.
This is really great if you have insomnia. What a snoozefest. Horrible late 60s typical folk singing. 2/10.
Boring album. 1.5/5