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Fairport ConventionFairport Chronicles ... LP
A&M, Late 60s/Early 70s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $6.99
A great selection of tracks from the group's early albums on Island – all produced by Joe Boyd, with titles that include "Listen Listen", "Tale In Hard Time", "Farewell Farewell", "Sloth", "Fotheringay", "Genesis Hall", "Meet On The Ledge", "Tam Lin", "Milion Dollar Bash", "The Way I Feel", "Learning The Game", "Come All Ye", "Walk Awhile", and "My Girl The Monty Of May". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some waviness and mositure staining along the bottom few inches with a stuck gatefold.)

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Fairport ConventionFirst Album (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Polydor/Universal (UK), 1968. New Copy ... $8.99 11.98
The brilliant first album from Fairport Convention – working here in a sound that's much less fully-formed than in later years, but in a really great way! So many things are different here – the guitars are maybe harder and more electric, the vocals of a young Ian Matthews (as Ian MacDonald) are really wonderful, and even female singer Judy Dyble brings a very different quality to the group than the later work of Sandy Denny! These guys are less straight folk here, and more open to a lot of new ideas – great ideas, and ones that really keep things creative and interesting – and maybe looking forward more musically, than the later (and important) backward look the group would take. Titles include a brilliant remake of Emmitt Rhodes' "Time Will Show The Wiser" – plus "I Don't Know Where I Stand", "Chelsea Morning", "It's Alright Ma It's Only Witchcraft", "One Sure Thing", "M1 Breakdown", and "Jack O'Diamonds". CD features four bonus tracks – "Reno Nevada", "Morning Glory", "If I Had A Ribbon Bow", and "Suzanne". CD

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Fairport ConventionFull House (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Island (UK), 1970. New Copy ... $8.99 11.98
A full house, and a strong change for Fairport Convention – working here without founder Ashley Hutchings or vocalist Sandy Denny – but finding their way forward through the new strengths of Richard Thompson! Thompson contributed more songs to this album than before, and also joins the lineup for a new vocal sound – one that, without any female singer in the mix, really gives the group a different feel than before – almost a fresh take on some of the territory they'd been moving through on previous records. The vocals are often understated, but in a way that gives the guitars, mandolin, and fiddle even more power – but in a way that's more rocky than folksy, and we mean that in the best way possible. Titles include "Poor Will & The Jolly Hangman", "Walk Awhile", "Doctor Of Physick", "Dirty Linen", "Sloth", and "Sir Patrick Spens". CD features bonus tracks – including "Now Be Thankful", "Bonny Bunch Of Roses", and "Sir B McKenzie's Daughter's Lament". CD

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Fairport ConventionLiege & Lief (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Island (UK), 1970. Used ... $6.99
A record that really has Fairport Convention knocking it out of the park – making a bold turn towards British traditional music, but in a way that imbues these relics with a whole new life of their own! The album came at a key turning point – after an accident that took one of their members, and which almost saw the group disband – but instead turn towards the past for even deeper inspiration than some of their contemporaries, whom they'd covered on other records – at a level that seems to set Sandy Denny free into this sublime territory of her own! Denny's vocals are incredible – like a thing unlocked from some ancient vault – and they're given this wonderful focus through the growing complexity of Richard Thompson's guitar work, and the understated brilliance of Ashley Hutchings' bass – both of which bring in these modal inflections that are very 60s, and hardly conceived of as accompaniment with the original tunes. The result is tremendous – tunes that are completely transformed, as a touchstone for generations. Titles include "Matty Groves", "Reynardine", "Come All Ye", "The Deserter", "Tam Lin", and "Crazy Man Michael". Features two bonus tracks – both previously unissued – "Quiet Joys Of Brotherhood" and "Sir Patrick Spens". CD
Also available Liege & Lief (with bonus tracks) ... CD 8.99

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Fairport ConventionLiege & Lief (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Island (UK), 1970. New Copy ... $8.99 11.98
A record that really has Fairport Convention knocking it out of the park – making a bold turn towards British traditional music, but in a way that imbues these relics with a whole new life of their own! The album came at a key turning point – after an accident that took one of their members, and which almost saw the group disband – but instead turn towards the past for even deeper inspiration than some of their contemporaries, whom they'd covered on other records – at a level that seems to set Sandy Denny free into this sublime territory of her own! Denny's vocals are incredible – like a thing unlocked from some ancient vault – and they're given this wonderful focus through the growing complexity of Richard Thompson's guitar work, and the understated brilliance of Ashley Hutchings' bass – both of which bring in these modal inflections that are very 60s, and hardly conceived of as accompaniment with the original tunes. The result is tremendous – tunes that are completely transformed, as a touchstone for generations. Titles include "Matty Groves", "Reynardine", "Come All Ye", "The Deserter", "Tam Lin", and "Crazy Man Michael". Features two bonus tracks – both previously unissued – "Quiet Joys Of Brotherhood" and "Sir Patrick Spens". CD
Also available Liege & Lief (with bonus tracks) ... CD 6.99

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Fairport ConventionUnhalfbricking (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Island (UK), 1969. New Copy ... $8.99 11.98
The record where it all really came together for Fairport Convention – the point at which the already-great group really stepped forward to become something totally unique! By this point all the key elements are firmly in place – sublime vocals from the great Sandy Denny, amazing guitar and songwriting from the young Richard Thompson, and an overall approach to the music that was way more than folk – in the way the elements are layered together carefully, and build in these hypnotic lines that are completely amazing – almost modal in conception, but much more subtle – and the quality that really makes their work so unique. Titles include "Genesis Hall", "Autopsy", "Cajun Woman", "Percy's Song", "Million Dollar Bash", and "Who Knows Where The Time Goes". Includes two bonus tracks – "Dear Landlord" and "The Ballad Of Easy Rider". CD

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Fairport ConventionWhat We Did On Our Holidays (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Island (UK), 1969. New Copy ... $8.99 11.98
A pivotal album from Fairport Convention – hardly the "holiday" you might expect from the title, and instead a set that has the group really reaching out for some new ideas and styles in their music! Sandy Denny is firmly in place here – taking the lead on most numbers – but Ian Matthews is also still in the group, bringing in that bit of west coast style that we loved from the first record – and which keeps the overall feel here more 60s than ancient, especially given the upped electrics on a few numbers. Ashley Hutchings' bass is brilliant – almost more this subtle, sonic force at the bottom than an instrument on its own – yet also still away from the more modal elements to come on the next few records. And although there's less traditional tunes on here than later, the group themselves are already becoming timeless – and unlike anything that had ever come before. Titles include "Fotheringay", "Mr Lacey", "Book Song", "I'll Keep It With Mine", "End Of A Holiday", "She Moves Through The Fair", and "Eastern Rain". CD features great bonus tracks – "Throwaway Street Puzzle", "You're Gonna Need My Help", and "Some Sweet Day". CD

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✨✧ Fairport ConventionLiege & Lief ... LP
A&M, 1970. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A record that really has Fairport Convention knocking it out of the park – making a bold turn towards British traditional music, but in a way that imbues these relics with a whole new life of their own! The album came at a key turning point – after an accident that took one of their members, and which almost saw the group disband – but instead turn towards the past for even deeper inspiration than some of their contemporaries, whom they'd covered on other records – at a level that seems to set Sandy Denny free into this sublime territory of her own! Denny's vocals are incredible – like a thing unlocked from some ancient vault – and they're given this wonderful focus through the growing complexity of Richard Thompson's guitar work, and the understated brilliance of Ashley Hutchings' bass – both of which bring in these modal inflections that are very 60s, and hardly conceived of as accompaniment with the original tunes. The result is tremendous – tunes that are completely transformed, as a touchstone for generations. Titles include "Matty Groves", "Reynardine", "Come All Ye", "The Deserter", "Tam Lin", and "Crazy Man Michael". LP, Vinyl record album
(Silver label pressing. Cover has light wear.)
Also available Liege & Lief (with bonus tracks) ... CD 6.99
 
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GryphonRaindances – The Transatlantic Recordings 1973 to 1975 ... CD
Transatlantic/Esoteric (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $9.99
Gryphon look like real Renaissance men on the cover – and they often sound that way, too – given that some of their instrumentation includes older woodwind instruments like the bassoon and crumhorn! Yet as the group grew, they also quickly picked up more electric elements too – yet still found a way to use these in modes that evoked a much more ancient face of England – in a style that was quite different from the straighter folk of the generation that included Pentangle or Fairport Convention, with a flavor that's maybe a bit like that of the great Jethro Tull album Songs From The Wood – although some of the later work also brings in some surprisingly strong progressive elements. This 2CD set covers the best period of the group's career – early 70s records for Transatlantic, including work from the albums Raindance, Red Queen To Gryphon Three, Gryphon, and Midnight Mushrumps – 30 track that include "Lament", "Second Spasm", "The Astrologer", "Tea Wrecks", "Juniper Suite", "Kemp's Jig", "Touch & Go", "Pastime With Good Company", "The Devil & The Farmer's Wife", "Don't Say Go", "Wallbanger", and "Down The Dog". CD

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Mick HoughtonI've Always Kept A Unicorn – The Biography Of Sandy Denny ... Book
Faber & Faber (UK), 2015. New Copy ... $6.99 22.95
The full story of Sandy Denny – one of the most important female voices to rise from the British scene at the end of the 60s – and a singer who left this planet all too soon! Author Mich Houghton previously gave us a fantastic look at Elektra Records, and this time around his writing is even more detailed and sensitive – with a long look at the years before Denny's rise to fame in Fairport Convention, then very full chapters on her solo career and influence on other female singers of the time. The book features a great list of notes at the end, along with a big "playlist" section – and runs for over 500 pages, with some black and white images. Book

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PentanglePentagle – The Albums 1968 to 1972 (Pentangle/Sweet Child/Basket Of Light/Cruel Sister/Reflection/Solomon's Seal – plus bonus tracks) (7CD set) ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 7CD ... $59.99
An incredible run of music from a really legendary band – a quintet who were as important to the British folk scene as Fairport Convention – and one who worked with an equally hip sort of vibe! Where that group featured key work from a young Richard Thompson and Sandy Denny, this one features mindblowing guitars from John Renbourn and Bert Jansch – a duo who would already be fantastic enough on their own, but who really open up in the sound of the group – way past their own wonderful albums of just a few years before! Part of the strength of Pentangle likes in the vocals of Jaqui McShee – a singer who's clearly got an ear for jazz, and brings in a strong sense of improvisation and extrapolation – as do both guitarists in the music. The bass is also fantastic – handled by Danny Thompson, who also seems to be a jazzman at heart – given the way he bends and shades things, at a level that no folk group ever would do. Percussionist Terry Cox is the remaining member of the group – nicely understated, and working with Thompson in this way that makes for these cool gentle grooves that Renbourn or Jansch never would have hit on their own. Every record here is a gem – and the set not only includes all six albums (one of which is a double) in these tiny LP-styled sleeves, it also features an insane number of bonus tracks too – and a huge book on the group and their music. 115 tracks in all – including 54 bonus tracks, a number of which are previously unreleased! CD

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Steeleye SpanAll Things Are Quite Silent – The Complete Recordings 1970 to 1971 (Hark The Village Wait/Please To See The King/Ten Man Mop/bonus tracks) (3CD set) ... CD
Cherry Tree (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 3CD ... $24.99
A trio of wonderful albums from this enigmatic group – boxed up in a single set, with bonus tracks too! First up is Hark The Village Wait – the fantastic debut of Steeleye Span – a legendary British group formed by bassist Ashley Hutchings after his departure from Fairport Convention! The style here is a great continuation of that mode that the earlier group worked out on their Liege & Lief album – a reworking of older British folk modes, but with the compelling addition of electric bass at the bottom – an instrument that gives this subtle pulse to the music amidst the more acoustic instrumentation, in ways that are indescribably haunting, and really keep the whole thing from sounding like any sort of standard folk! Maddy Prior sings most lead vocals, and the instrumentation includes plenty of guitars, fiddle, harmonium, concertina, and mandolin – and titles include "A Calling-On Song", "My Johnny Was A Shoemaker", "All Things Are Quite Silent", "Copshawholme Fair", "Dark Eyed Sailor", "Blackleg Miner", and "Twa Corbies". On Please To See The King, there's a slight shift from the first album by Steeleye Span – a bit of a shift to just a touch of electric guitar and organ next to the bass guitar lines of Ashley Hutchings – which makes for an even more sinister sound than before! In keeping with their approach, most songs are from older British sources – but they really get transformed by the presentation, which creates an acid folk vibe that really sets the stage for the Wicker Man scene – including some of the strange folk experiments of Current 93 many years later! Most of the rest of the instrumentation is acoustic, used in a way that creates this time-tripping approach that's really amazing – on titles that include "Boys Of Bedlam", "Cold Haily Windy Night", "The Blacksmith", "Female Drummer", "The King", "Lovely On The Water", and "The Lark In The Morning". The long-titled Ten Man Mop Or Mr Reservoir Butler Rides Again is the last in the classic run of Steeleye Span albums to feature the mighty Ashley Hutchings on bass – and a set that also has the group adding in a bit of Irish repertoire to their exploration of ancient English modes – but all in their fantastic blend of ancient and modern elements. If anything, the harmonies are even better than before – they've really found a way to combine along with the lead of Maddy Prior, in a style that has this real edge, almost evil quality at times – on titles that include "Four Nights Drunk", "Gower Wassail", "Captain Coulston", "When I Was On Horseback", and "Wee Weaver". CD set features bonus tracks "General Taylor", and three versions of "Rave On". CD

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Steeleye SpanHark The Village Wait ... LP
RCA (UK), 1970. Very Good+ ... $39.99
The fantastic debut of Steeleye Span – a legendary British group formed by bassist Ashley Hutchings after his departure from Fairport Convention! The style here is a great continuation of that mode that the earlier group worked out on their Liege & Lief album – a reworking of older British folk modes, but with the compelling addition of electric bass at the bottom – an instrument that gives this subtle pulse to the music amidst the more acoustic instrumentation, in ways that are indescribably haunting, and really keep the whole thing from sounding like any sort of standard folk! Maddy Prior sings most lead vocals, and the instrumentation includes plenty of guitars, fiddle, harmonium, concertina, and mandolin – and titles include "A Calling-On Song", "My Johnny Was A Shoemaker", "All Things Are Quite Silent", "Copshawholme Fair", "Dark Eyed Sailor", "Blackleg Miner", and "Twa Corbies". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original orange label UK pressing, including the insert.)

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✨✧ VariousStrangers In The Room – A Journey Through The British Folk Rock Scene 1967 to 1973 (3CD set) ... CD
Grapefruit (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 3CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A tremendous overview of some really important years in British music – a period that sometimes gets overlooked, due to the huge explosion of psych, prog, and other styles – but one that's equally creative in its own sort of way! First off, forget the term "folk rock" – because although that's what this music might be, it's also very different than the pop folk modes that were big on the US scene in the mid 60s – as this folk rock scene instead represented a host of British musicians really retrenching, and finding their own sort of styles – sometimes borrowing bits from the ancient past of England, other times bringing forth a contemporary way of putting over a tune – at a level that might have gotten commercial and overproduced if these guys were working on the American west coast, but which instead has a nicely unadorned quality here. At a time when most American labels (and listeners) were really leaving folk music behind, these artists were able to often work free from the needs of a big commercial hit – and make genius music that's gone on to transform many minds over the decades. The set moves way past the obvious – and features a whopping 60 tracks in all, with lots of notes in the package – and even includes a few never-issued tracks as well. Includes work by Harvey Andrews, Jade, Michael Chapman, Andy Roberts, Mr Fox, Pentangle, Shirley Collins, Prelude, Heron, Mike Cooper, Paul Brett's Sage, Lifeblood, Dando Shaft, Canticle, Jeremy Harmer, Bridget St John, Al Jones, Bill Fay, Fairport Convention, The Woods Band, Matthew's Southern Comfort, The Johnstons, Beau, Richmond, Chimera, Spirogyra, and many others! CD

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✨✧ Ian MatthewsTigers Will Survive ... LP
Vertigo, 1971. Very Good Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
One of the 2 terrific records ex-Fairport Convention singer-songwriter Ian Matthews cut for the Vertigo label in the early 70s – built around Matthews wonderful vocals and acoustic guitars, but with a tighter rhythmic backdrop the the typical post folk trope! The key here is warmth – particularly in Ian's vocals, which carries over on some great little tunes! Tracks include "Tigers Will Survive", "Midnight On The Water", "Right Before My Eye", "Hope You Know ", "Please Be My Friend ", "House Of Unamerican Blues Activity Dream", "The Only Dancer" and more, LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousJon Savage's 1968 – The Year The World Burned ... CD
Ace (UK), 1968. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
The fourth fantastic chapter in this wonderful trip through the 60s – headed up by author Jon Savage, as a great soundtrack to his documents of the time! If you know Savage at all, you'll know to expect something different and fresh – an unusual take on the period, and one that goes way past the chart hits and overplayed oldies – to instead uncover currents of cultural activity at a much deeper level! And sure, there's a number of familiar songs here – but they're mixed with lesser-known gems, and presented in this great double-length package that features 48 tracks in all – all with notes from Savage himself. Titles include "Talkin About The Good Times" by Pretty Things, "Eastern Organ" by Brother Dan All Stars, "Hard To Handle" by Otis Redding, "Freedom Train" by James Carr, "Say It Loud (part 1)" by James Brown, "Omnibus" by The Move, "Sunshine Help Me" by Spooky Tooth, "Everydays" by Buffalo Springfield", "How Does It Feel To Feel" by The Creation, "Dear Delilah" by Grapefruit, "Machines" by Lothar & The Hand People, "Tomorrow Street Puzzle" by Fairport Convention, "I Got A Line On You" by Spirit, "Kick Out The Jams (preview pressing)" by MC5, "World In A Jug" by Canned Heat, "Classical Gas" by Mason Williams, "Honey Chile" by Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, "Danse A La Musique" by The French Fries, "Israelites" by Desmond Dekker, and "Why Does It Feel So Right" by The Shades Of Jade. CD
 
 
 



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