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Era defining records - must be listened to if at all possible - never too late to discover Fairport Convention
on 23 June 2015
#what a great band this is - Fairport convention crafted 3 albums in the late 60s much to my astonishment which are all fantastic. Get this and What We Did On Our Holidays and Liege and Lief. The quality of the folk music is genre defining and Sandy Denny is an amazing vocalist - distinctive soulful beautiful and original - as amazing as any of the great voices from around her time (Kate Bush, Robert Plant and Ozzy to name but a few).
Fairport were obviously a massive part of the sea change in music which happened post the beatles and stones in Britain - but their music is essentially uplifting and yearning, summery yet grounded with english charm and grit. Spellbinding, beautifully crafted stuff with that essential taste of freedom in the music, and utterly timeless whilst like all good folk music shifting in and out of faintly rock sensibilities.