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19th Jul '17 5:54:57 AM DavidCowie
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* TypoOnTheCover: A budget re-release of ''Unhalfbricking'' has the album title as UNHALF BRICKING on the rear cover, with "Si tu dois partir" turned into "Is tu dois partir".
30th Apr '17 4:16:03 PM CassandraLeo
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* ProgressiveRock: Some of their songs could be considered to constitute early examples of progressive folk. Prog Archives has them listed as a "Prog Related" act.
1st Apr '17 1:57:00 PM CassandraLeo
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* AmbiguousSituation: A number of the folk ballads Fairport covered don't spell everything out. "Reynardine" is a warning to young women about the title character, but it's not clear whether the implication is DeathBySex, RapeAsDrama, abduction, or something else. Similarly, it's not entirely clear why gold-haired maidens are warned not to go to Carterhaugh in "Tam Lin", or who's giving the warning (the song does explicitly state that "their maidenhead" is at risk, but it's not clear whether the implication is RapeAsDrama or DeathBySex; some versions of the original text have Tam Lin giving the warning himself, but Fairport's leaves the speaker ambiguous), and it's never explicitly stated in Fairport's version whether Janet's encounter with Tam Lin (which leaves her pregnant and isn't actually described) is consensual, though their behaviour afterwards suggests that it was.

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* AmbiguousSituation: A number of the folk ballads Fairport covered don't spell everything out. "Reynardine" is a warning to young women about the title character, but it's not clear whether the implication is DeathBySex, RapeAsDrama, abduction, or something else. Similarly, it's not entirely clear why gold-haired maidens are warned not to go to Carterhaugh in "Tam Lin", or who's giving the warning (the song does explicitly state that "their maidenhead" - i.e., virginity - is at risk, but it's not clear whether the implication is RapeAsDrama or DeathBySex; some versions of the original text have Tam Lin giving the warning himself, while others have Janet's father giving the warning, but Fairport's leaves the speaker ambiguous), and it's never explicitly stated in Fairport's version whether Janet's encounter with Tam Lin (which leaves her pregnant and isn't actually described) is consensual, though their behaviour afterwards suggests that it was.
31st Mar '17 5:58:16 PM CassandraLeo
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* AmbiguousSituation: A number of the folk ballads Fairport covered don't spell everything out. "Reynardine" is a warning to young women about the title character, but it's not clear whether the implication is DeathBySex, RapeAsDrama, or something else. Similarly, it's not entirely clear why Tam Lin warns "young maidens" not to go to Carterhaugh (this is the case in the original text as well, but RapeAsDrama and DeathBySex are implications here as well), and it's never clearly stated in Fairport's version how Janet becomes pregnant, though Tam Lin is strongly implied to be the father.

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* AmbiguousSituation: A number of the folk ballads Fairport covered don't spell everything out. "Reynardine" is a warning to young women about the title character, but it's not clear whether the implication is DeathBySex, RapeAsDrama, abduction, or something else. Similarly, it's not entirely clear why Tam Lin warns "young maidens" gold-haired maidens are warned not to go to Carterhaugh (this is in "Tam Lin", or who's giving the case in warning (the song does explicitly state that "their maidenhead" is at risk, but it's not clear whether the implication is RapeAsDrama or DeathBySex; some versions of the original text as well, have Tam Lin giving the warning himself, but RapeAsDrama and DeathBySex are implications here as well), Fairport's leaves the speaker ambiguous), and it's never clearly explicitly stated in Fairport's version how Janet becomes pregnant, though whether Janet's encounter with Tam Lin (which leaves her pregnant and isn't actually described) is strongly implied to be the father.consensual, though their behaviour afterwards suggests that it was.


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* LawOfInverseFertility: In "Tam Lin", Janet, an unmarried noblewoman, who is obviously one of the people who can ''least'' afford to get pregnant, gets pregnant from her encounter with the title character, which is strongly implied to be her first. It's a case of EarnYourHappyEnding, though, because they end up marrying at the end.
31st Mar '17 5:48:08 PM CassandraLeo
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* MoodWhiplash: Done deliberately in "Matty Groves", in which the bloody ending of the song's tale is immediately followed by a riotous major-key jam.
31st Mar '17 5:43:44 PM CassandraLeo
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* AmbiguousSituation: A number of the folk ballads Fairport covered don't spell everything out. "Reynardine" is a warning to young women about the title character, but it's not clear whether the implication is DeathBySex, RapeAsDrama, or something else. Similarly, it's not entirely clear why Tam Lin warns "young maidens" not to go to Carterhaugh (this is the case in the original text as well, but RapeAsDrama and DeathBySex are implications here as well), and it's never clearly stated in Fairport's version how Janet becomes pregnant, though Tam Lin is strongly implied to be the father.



* ConceptAlbum: "Babbacombe Lee".

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* ConceptAlbum: "Babbacombe Lee".''Babbacombe Lee''.



* DeathBySex: A common fate in the folk songs the band covered, including "Matty Groves".
* DownerEnding: Another common thread in the band's cover material, often extending to KillEmAll levels ("Sir Patrick Spens" is an example here).



* RockOpera: "Babbacombe Lee" tells in a folk-ballad style the true story of John "Babbacombe" Lee, sentenced to hang for the murder of his employer but released after the gallows failed to operated three times in succession.

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* RockOpera: "Babbacombe Lee" ''Babbacombe Lee'' tells in a folk-ballad style the true story of John "Babbacombe" Lee, sentenced to hang for the murder of his employer but released after the gallows failed to operated three times in succession.
31st Mar '17 5:33:05 PM CassandraLeo
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* Literature/ChildBallads: They have recorded several, including "Literature/TamLin" (#39), "Sir Patrick Spens" (#58), and "Little Musgrave and Lady Barnard" (#81, as "Matty Groves").
14th Mar '17 3:06:09 PM thelivingtoad
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* RevolvingDoorBand: No member of the group has been with the band for its entire existence. Fairport only consistent original member, guitarist Simon Nicol, was out of the band between 1971 and 1979. Although Dave Pegg has never left the group since he joined it in 1969, he is not an original member like Nicol.

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* RevolvingDoorBand: No member of the group has been with the band for its entire existence. Fairport Its only consistent original member, guitarist Simon Nicol, was out of the band between 1971 and 1979. Although Dave Pegg has never left the group since he joined it in 1969, he is not an original member like Nicol.
14th Mar '17 3:05:01 PM thelivingtoad
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* TheBusCameBack: Richard Thompson hasn't been a full-time band member since 1970, but he has appeared as a guest on several of their albums since. He's also performed a few shows with them here and there over the decades, most often at their annual Cropredy Festival.
6th Jan '17 9:35:53 PM Xtifr
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'''Fairport Convention''' is a British band formed in 1967. They are generally regarded as progenitors of the English Folk-Rock scene of the 1970s. They enjoyed popular success in the late 1960s and early 1970s with DJ John Peel championing them on radio. They were considered as important to British folk-rock as Music/TheByrds were to American folk-rock. After many line-up changes they continue to attract a modest but devoted following, especially to the annual Fairport's Cropredy Festival near Banbury in Oxfordshire.

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'''Fairport Convention''' Fairport Convention is a British band formed in 1967. They are generally regarded as progenitors of the English Folk-Rock scene of the 1970s. They enjoyed popular success in the late 1960s and early 1970s with DJ John Peel championing them on radio. They were considered as important to British folk-rock as Music/TheByrds were to American folk-rock. After many line-up changes they continue to attract a modest but devoted following, especially to the annual Fairport's Cropredy Festival near Banbury in Oxfordshire.
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