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on 24 July 2017
This is taking me back a while. Live performance recordings are generally a bit hit and miss, but these come across with atmosphere by the bucketfull. Some damn fine performances too.
Technically somewhat flawed (as might be said of some of the repertoir) but a great record of what a 'night at the club' could be like.
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on 17 May 2012
For a period in the early 1980's, two key members of Fairport Convention worked the folk clubs here in the UK and abroad. The intimacy of these gigs comes across very well on these recordings with light-hearted banter between Simon and Swarb. I only wish I had been in the audience but at that time I was more into the heavy rock scene. The sound quality is questionable in places but to this reviewer at least this doesn't detract from the performances and the sheer enjoyment value of these recordings more than makes up for this. Highlights are the beautiful cover of Stuart Marson's "Close to the wind" (worth the money for this alone!), the hysterical (if rather non-PC) "She is woman" and "Lord Haddo's favourite/Lady Mary". Fairport favourites are included with a delightful rendition of "End of the holiday".
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on 18 December 2012
This was bought as a gift for my Grandson who is 4. He absolutely loved it and plays it many many times. Thanks
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Hey, baby boomers here's a one-stop compilation of all the songs you remember from your early childhood.

It may be that none of them are going to excite your grandchildren, but what the hey! You can listen to them when you're all alone and bask in the nostalgia. Just don't let anyone catch you....sentimental old fool that you are 8-)

Amazon haven't bothered to provide a tracklist, so here it is.

01 Puffin' Billy by The Melodi Light Orchestra
02 The Teddy Bears' Picnic by Henry Hall & His Orchestra
03 Tubby The Tuba by Danny Kaye
04 The Runaway Train by Vernon Dalhart
05 The Three Billy Goats Gruff by Frank Luther
06 We're Off To See The Wizard by The Ken Darby Singers
07 The Bee Song by Arthur Askey
08 The Laughing Policeman by Charles Penrose
09 Three Little Fishes by Maurice Denham
10 Life Gits Tee-Jus, Don't It? by Carson Robinson
11 Christopher Robin At Buckingham Palace by Ann Stephens
12 On Top Of Old Smoky by Burl Ives
13 Trains (Part 1 & 2) by Reginald Gardiner
14 The Woody Woodpecker Song by Danny Kaye with The Andrews Sisters
15 The Thing by Phil Harris
16 Christopher Robin Is Saying His Prayers by Gracie Fields

All the original versions that used to be played on the radio. I'm back there already....
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