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4.8 out of 5 stars
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Unhalfbricking
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#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.
Highly recommended.
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on 29 March 2016
Purchased and awarded five stars for one song only, the fabulous 'Who knows where the time goes?' I suspect Sandy Denny wrote better than she knew and her singing on this is just so right, as is Richard Thompson's guitar. In fact, the whole group did pretty well on this. I'm not a great fan of folk or folk rock but this album is essential for just this song, which is one of the best to out of the music revolution of the '60s and is one of my personal favourites. Definitely a desert island contender. And the rest of the album is not half bad, though I'm still of the view that Pentangle had the more accomplished musicians. Altogether, Unhalfbricking was a pleasant surprise.
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on 6 August 2017
I don't normally like Dylan covers but these breath (nearly fifty years ago but still fresh today!!) new life into his songs...up there with the beatles and stones etc as one of the best British albums ever...authentic, moving, and really really cool
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on 25 July 2014
It may sound like heresy but, apart from Who Knows Where The Time Goes (maybe the definitive recording of this legendary song), and Sandy's absolutely beautiful take on The Ballad of Easy Rider, I never really got on with this album although I actually prefer it to the other great milestone of English folk rock, Liege And Lief. For my money, What We Did On Our Holidays is early Fairport at their very best.
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on 30 October 2017
Didn't fully appreciate back in 70s. Sounds much better now!
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on 29 October 2017
Had forgotten just how good this was, big fan a lot of years ago. Sandy Denny's voice so pure , amazing.Track 6 , my brother and I chose this as the reflection music at our Mums funeral. "Who knows where the time goes". It was absolutely beautiful. The whole CD is good value and good music.
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on 24 October 2017
Needed to replace my old vinyl album. Great stuff
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on 21 April 2018
Great
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on 19 June 2012
Hadn't heard this music for a long time - probably not since Collet's Folk Shop in Monmouth Street/Shaftesbury Ave. Some of the tracks seem slightly dated now but most of the playing very good, especially embryonic Richard Thompson, and Sandy Denny's wonderfully evocative "Who knows where the time goes". It paved the way for Liege & Lief
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on 26 November 2017
Brilliant
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