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Joe Boyd on Unhalfbricking

Joe Boyd talks about the transition of Fairport Convention from a band playing American pop to a band playing English folk music like it had never been played before: And a song from the album, A Sailor’s Life:

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All men will be sailors then, until the sea shall free them

The YouTube video of A Sailor’s Life by the Fairport Convention contains the image shown below: I have just discovered that the words are taken from the Leornard Cohen song Suzanne, but of the origin of the image I have … Continue reading

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A Sailor’s Life

A Sailor’s Life was recorded by Fairport Convention in 1968 and marks the transition of the group from a pale copy of the American West Coast sound to an original and innovative re-interpreter of British folk songs.  At the time … Continue reading

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