I've never been the biggest fan of Fairport Convention, especially the early stuff, and find the studio albums a bit clinical and lacking in atmosphere. However, in concert, they just get better and better, and this album is as good as they come, I bought it many years ago and still play it frequently. Combining some old favourites like 'Reynard the Fox' and 'Crazy Man Michael', with newer work like 'The Hiring Fair' (OK, it's not that new any more) it shows Fairport at their best. On the negative side I have still never heard a version of 'Widow of Westmorland's Daughter' where I could understand the lyrics, and why there is a studio version of 'Meet on the Ledge' at the end is beyond me. Unlike most live albums the crowd noise is subdued, so it plays more like a studio album, which may not suite every taste, but I reckon that if you only want one Fairport album, this should be the one.