Tag Archives: Fairport Convention

The Deserter

The Deserter is a traditional song featured on Fairport Convention’s 1968 album Liege and Lief; it is said to be the favourite track on the album of Sandy Denny, and the producer, Joe Boyd.  The song has a long history, and … Continue reading

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More moves through the fair

Following the last Bach instalment, here are three more versions of She Moves Through the Fair. The first is the “official” Fairport Convention release, with Sandy Denny on vocals.  Much more polished than the demo version posted last time, but … Continue reading

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Reynardine

Reynardine (if Wikipedia is to be believed) is an early 20th century re-interpretation of a 18th or 19th century folk song, overlaying mystic overtones on a straightforward story of a young woman being waylaid by some rake. Whatever its history, … Continue reading

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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 of … Continue reading

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