Fairport Convention

Fairport Convention are a British folk rock band, formed in 1967 by Richard Thompson, Simon Nicol, Ashley Hutchings, and Shaun Frater, with Frater replaced by Martin Lamble after their first gig. They started out heavily influenced by American folk rock and singer-songwriter material, with a setlist dominated by covers of Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell songs and a sound that earned them the nickname “the British Jefferson Airplane.” Vocalists Judy Dyble and Iain Matthews joined them before the recording of their self-titled debut in 1968; afterwards, Dyble was replaced by Sandy Denny, with Matthews leaving during the recording of their third album.
Denny began steering the group towards traditional British music for their next two albums, What We Did on Our Holidays and Unhalfbricking the latter featured fiddler Dave "Swarb" Swarbrick, most notably on the song A Sailor's Life, which laid the groundwork for British folk rock by being the first time a traditional British song was combined with a rock beat.

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SlothFestival: Cropedy 200212:51
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Jack O' DiamondsCome All Ye - The First Ten Years (1968 To 1978)3:30
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The Lark In The Morning Medley (Live On 'John Peel's Top Gear', 1969)Liege And Lief (Deluxe Edition)4:13
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Medley: The Lark In The MorningLiege And Lief (Deluxe Edition)4:06
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Expletive DelightedExpletive Delighted!1:52
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A Sailor's LifeUnhalfbricking (Bonus Track Edition)11:08
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TokyoNine (Bonus Track Edition)2:52
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Stranger To HimselfRising For The Moon2:50
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MadeleineXXXV: The 35th Anniversary Album4:23
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Over the FallsOver the Next Hill4:33
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