History Music / FairportConvention

18th Oct '17 5:54:15 PM CassandraLeo
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* JohnBarleycornAndFriends: Covered the TropeNamer for ''Tipplers Tales'', and the whole album is themed around intoxicants.
18th Oct '17 5:53:25 PM CassandraLeo
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* {{Medley}}: They have several. The one listed under LongTitle from ''Liege & Lief'' is one example; from ''Full House'', "Dirty Linen" & "Flatback Caper" were also medleys of traditional folk songs.

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* {{Medley}}: They have several. The one listed under LongTitle from ''Liege & Lief'' is one example; from ''Full House'', "Dirty Linen" & "Flatback Caper" were also medleys of traditional folk songs. "Jack O'Rion" (from ''Tipplers Tales''), at 11:04, might be their longest.
18th Oct '17 5:48:33 PM CassandraLeo
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** Denny also briefly returned after a roughly four-year absence for 1974's ''Rising for the Moon''.



* LongTitle: "Sir B. McKenzie's Daughter's Lament for the 77th Mounted Lancers Retreat from the Straits of Loch Knombe, in the Year of Our Lord 1727, on the Occasion of the Announcement of Her Marriage to the Laird of Kinleakie" was evidently the band's attempt to get into the ''Guinness Book of World Records'' for the longest song title. Also of note is the vinyl edition of ''"Babbacombe" Lee'', where every song title is dozens of words long (these were split up into multiple tracks and given shorter titles on the CD version). The longest of these is "This was the happiest period in his life. All locked set fair for a career until he was stricken with sickness and invalided out of his chosen niche in life. Reluctantly and unhappily he turned to a number of menial occupations and finally returned to the services of Miss Keyes." The others are of similar nature.

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"Sir B. McKenzie's [=McKenzie=]'s Daughter's Lament for the 77th Mounted Lancers Retreat from the Straits of Loch Knombe, in the Year of Our Lord 1727, on the Occasion of the Announcement of Her Marriage to the Laird of Kinleakie" was evidently the band's attempt to get into the ''Guinness Book of World Records'' for the longest song title. title.
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Also of note is the vinyl edition of ''"Babbacombe" Lee'', where every song title is dozens of words long (these were split up into multiple tracks and given shorter titles on the CD version). The longest of these is "This was the happiest period in his life. All locked set fair for a career until he was stricken with sickness and invalided out of his chosen niche in life. Reluctantly and unhappily he turned to a number of menial occupations and finally returned to the services of Miss Keyes." The others are of similar nature.nature.
** Some of the medleys provide less extreme examples. For instance, ''Liege & Lief'' has "Medley: The Lark in the Morning/Rakish Paddy/Foxhunter's Jig/Toss the Feathers".
** A further example is "The Hens March Through the Midden & the Four Poster Bed".
* {{Medley}}: They have several. The one listed under LongTitle from ''Liege & Lief'' is one example; from ''Full House'', "Dirty Linen" & "Flatback Caper" were also medleys of traditional folk songs.
18th Oct '17 5:41:32 PM CassandraLeo
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* LongTitle: "Sir B. McKenzie's Daughter's Lament for the 77th Mounted Lancers Retreat from the Straits of Loch Knombe, in the Year of Our Lord 1727, on the Occasion of the Announcement of Her Marriage to the Laird of Kinleakie" was evidently the band's attempt to get into the ''Guinness Book of World Records'' for the longest song title. Also of note is the vinyl edition of ''"Babbacombe" Lee'', where every song title is several sentences long (these were split up into multiple tracks and given shorter titles on the CD version). The longest of these is "This was the happiest period in his life. All locked set fair for a career until he was stricken with sickness and invalided out of his chosen niche in life. Reluctantly and unhappily he turned to a number of menial occupations and finally returned to the services of Miss Keyes." The others are of similar nature.

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* LongTitle: "Sir B. McKenzie's Daughter's Lament for the 77th Mounted Lancers Retreat from the Straits of Loch Knombe, in the Year of Our Lord 1727, on the Occasion of the Announcement of Her Marriage to the Laird of Kinleakie" was evidently the band's attempt to get into the ''Guinness Book of World Records'' for the longest song title. Also of note is the vinyl edition of ''"Babbacombe" Lee'', where every song title is several sentences dozens of words long (these were split up into multiple tracks and given shorter titles on the CD version). The longest of these is "This was the happiest period in his life. All locked set fair for a career until he was stricken with sickness and invalided out of his chosen niche in life. Reluctantly and unhappily he turned to a number of menial occupations and finally returned to the services of Miss Keyes." The others are of similar nature.
18th Oct '17 5:40:02 PM CassandraLeo
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* EpicRocking: A lot of examples. From their first five albums (including bonus tracks from reissues), "Reno, Nevada" (7:44), "A Sailor's Life" (11:11), "Percy's Song" (6:57), "Matty Groves" (8:10), "Tam Lin" (7:14), "Quiet Joys of Brotherhood" (10:19, although this includes a HiddenTrack and a minute of silence), "Sloth" (9:15), and "Bonny Bunch of Roses" (10:48) stand out. A more complete list can be found on the trope page. In general, their work from the sixties and the early seventies often falls into this trope, but they toned it down from the mid-seventies through the nineties. Since 2000, they've begun employing it more often again.

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* EpicRocking: A lot of examples. From their first five albums (including bonus tracks from reissues), "Reno, Nevada" (7:44), "A Sailor's Life" (11:11), "Percy's Song" (6:57), "Matty Groves" (8:10), "Tam Lin" (7:14), "Quiet Joys of Brotherhood" (10:19, although this includes a HiddenTrack and a minute of silence), "Sloth" (9:15), and "Bonny Bunch of Roses" (10:48) stand out. A more complete list can be found on the trope page. In general, their work from the sixties and the early seventies often falls into this trope, but they toned it down from the mid-seventies through the nineties. Since 2000, they've begun employing it more often again. (Also of note is the vinyl edition of ''"Babbacombe" Lee'', where there are only five songs; four are longer than six minutes and the longest is 13:20. However, these were split up for the CD version, and none of the CD tracks is longer than 5:25.)



* LongTitle: "Sir B. McKenzie's Daughter's Lament for the 77th Mounted Lancers Retreat from the Straits of Loch Knombe, in the Year of Our Lord 1727, on the Occasion of the Announcement of Her Marriage to the Laird of Kinleakie" was evidently the band's attempt to get into the ''Guinness Book of World Records'' for the longest song title. Also of note is the vinyl edition of ''"Babbacombe" Lee'', where every song title is several sentences long (these were split up into multiple tracks and given shorter titles on the CD version).

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* LongTitle: "Sir B. McKenzie's Daughter's Lament for the 77th Mounted Lancers Retreat from the Straits of Loch Knombe, in the Year of Our Lord 1727, on the Occasion of the Announcement of Her Marriage to the Laird of Kinleakie" was evidently the band's attempt to get into the ''Guinness Book of World Records'' for the longest song title. Also of note is the vinyl edition of ''"Babbacombe" Lee'', where every song title is several sentences long (these were split up into multiple tracks and given shorter titles on the CD version). The longest of these is "This was the happiest period in his life. All locked set fair for a career until he was stricken with sickness and invalided out of his chosen niche in life. Reluctantly and unhappily he turned to a number of menial occupations and finally returned to the services of Miss Keyes." The others are of similar nature.
18th Oct '17 5:36:58 PM CassandraLeo
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* LongTitle: "Sir B. McKenzie's Daughter's Lament for the 77th Mounted Lancers Retreat from the Straits of Loch Knombe, in the Year of Our Lord 1727, on the Occasion of the Announcement of Her Marriage to the Laird of Kinleakie" was evidently the band's attempt to get into the ''Guinness Book of World Records'' for the longest song title. Also of note is the vinyl edition of ''"Babbacombe" Lee'', where every song title is several sentences long (these were split up into multiple tracks and given shorter titles on the CD version).
18th Oct '17 5:26:44 PM CassandraLeo
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* ShoutOut: "It's Alright Ma, It's Only Witchcraft", from the first album, is likely one to Music/BobDylan's "It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)" (from ''Music/BringingItAllBackHome'').
18th Oct '17 5:24:10 PM CassandraLeo
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* CoverVersion: A lot of them. They're particularly noted for their renditions of traditional English folk songs; they've also covered several Music/BobDylan songs (including three just on the original version of ''Music/{{Unhalfbricking}}'' and a fourth as a bonus track).
18th Oct '17 5:14:58 PM CassandraLeo
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* EpicRocking: A lot of examples. From their first five albums (including bonus tracks from reissues), "Reno, Nevada" (7:44), "A Sailor's Life" (11:11), "Percy's Song" (6:57), "Matty Groves" (8:10), "Tam Lin" (7:14), "Quiet Joys of Brotherhood" (10:19, although this includes a HiddenTrack and a minute of silence), "Sloth" (9:15), and "Bonny Bunch of Roses" (10:48) stand out.

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* EpicRocking: A lot of examples. From their first five albums (including bonus tracks from reissues), "Reno, Nevada" (7:44), "A Sailor's Life" (11:11), "Percy's Song" (6:57), "Matty Groves" (8:10), "Tam Lin" (7:14), "Quiet Joys of Brotherhood" (10:19, although this includes a HiddenTrack and a minute of silence), "Sloth" (9:15), and "Bonny Bunch of Roses" (10:48) stand out. A more complete list can be found on the trope page. In general, their work from the sixties and the early seventies often falls into this trope, but they toned it down from the mid-seventies through the nineties. Since 2000, they've begun employing it more often again.
11th Sep '17 4:14:05 PM CassandraLeo
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-->"Meet On The Ledge"

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-->"Meet On The on the Ledge"



As band members left to pursue thir own directions Fairport Convention when through many lineup changes. The band that made the 1973 album ''Rosie'' had no members in common with those that made 1969's ''Music/{{Unhalfbricking}}''. By the late 1970s Britain had lost its appetite for folk-rock; few were buying their records and they were reduced to a small cult following only around the folk club scene. Poor sales led to the end of their recording contract and the band formally broke up, agreeing to meet for a reunion once a year in Cropredy, the home of bass player Dave Pegg who by then was the FaceOfTheBand. In 1985, with the growing success of the Cropredy Festival and the return of Simon Nicol, they reformed and have enjoyed modest success and a devoted following with a stable lineup to the present day.

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As band members left to pursue thir own directions Fairport Convention when went through many lineup changes. The band that made the 1973 album ''Rosie'' had no members in common with those that made 1969's ''Music/{{Unhalfbricking}}''. By the late 1970s Britain had lost its appetite for folk-rock; few were buying their records and they were reduced to a small cult following only around the folk club scene. Poor sales led to the end of their recording contract and the band formally broke up, agreeing to meet for a reunion once a year in Cropredy, the home of bass player Dave Pegg who by then was the FaceOfTheBand. In 1985, with the growing success of the Cropredy Festival and the return of Simon Nicol, they reformed and have enjoyed modest success and a devoted following with a stable lineup to the present day.
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