History Music / FairportConvention

13th Aug '15 2:50:38 PM bt8257
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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 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''.''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.
13th Aug '15 2:48:21 PM bt8257
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* ''[[Music/LiegeAndLief Liege & Lief]]'' (1969)
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* ''[[Music/LiegeAndLief Liege & Lief]]'' ''Music/LiegeAndLief'' (1969)

* ''Rising for the moon'' (1975) * ''Gottle o'Gear'' (1976) (as Fairport, or Fairport featuring Dave Swarbrick in the US)
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* ''Rising for the moon'' Moon'' (1975) * ''Gottle o'Gear'' o' Gear'' (1976) (as Fairport, or Fairport featuring Dave Swarbrick in the US)

* ''Who Knows Where The Time Goes?" (1997)
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* ''Who Knows Where The Time Goes?" Goes?'' (1997)
12th Apr '15 2:44:57 PM CassandraLeo
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* TheCoverChangesTheGender: Averted. Several songs Denny sang (examples: "The Deserter" and the ''Liege & Lief'' version of "Sir Patrick Spens") still referred to the narrator as a male, despite her vocals obviously being female.
12th Apr '15 2:40:23 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.
12th Apr '15 2:37:23 PM CassandraLeo
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** The instrumental coda of "Matty Groves" seems to use this as well, but good luck counting what the actual meter signature is.
22nd Mar '15 1:54:04 PM CassandraLeo
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* MurderBallad: Several, which probably won't come as a surprise as a lot of them are based off of the ChildBallads. "Matty Groves" is probably the best example.
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* MurderBallad: Several, which probably won't come as a surprise as a lot of them are based off of the ChildBallads.Literature/ChildBallads. "Matty Groves" is probably the best example.
22nd Mar '15 1:39:47 PM CassandraLeo
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* MurderBallad: Several, which probably won't come as a surprise as a lot of them are based off of the ChildBallads. "Matty Groves" is probably the best example.

* NoNameGiven: Lord Darnell's wife in "Matty Groves" is never given a name, despite being the central character of the story.

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\n* YourCheatingHeart: In "Matty Groves", Lord Darnell's wife's tryst with the titular character leads to both of their deaths at the hands of Lord Darnell.
21st Mar '15 11:20:45 PM CassandraLeo
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* BreakupBreakout: While the band has never quite gone away, several former members have gone on to success in other guises. Music/RichardThompson has enjoyed great critical acclaim as a solo artist even if he hasn't enjoyed mass popular appeal. Ashley Hutchings broke away to form Music/SteeleyeSpan. Iain Matthews left to form Matthews Southern Comfort who scored an unlikely British #1 in late 1970 with a wistful, post-Altamont reading of Music/JoniMitchell's "Woodstock". Nobody was more astonished than Matthews.
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* BreakupBreakout: While the band has never quite gone away, several former members have gone on to success in other guises. Music/RichardThompson has enjoyed great critical acclaim as a solo artist even if he hasn't enjoyed mass popular appeal. Ashley Hutchings broke away to form Music/SteeleyeSpan. Iain Matthews left to form Matthews Southern Comfort who scored an unlikely British #1 in late 1970 with a wistful, post-Altamont reading of Music/JoniMitchell's "Woodstock". Nobody was more astonished than Matthews. Sandy Denny also had a fairly successful solo career before her untimely AuthorExistenceFailure from a fall down a flight of stairs, as well as a trio of albums with her folk group Fotheringay (two of which were posthumous).
21st Mar '15 11:16:38 PM CassandraLeo
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* ''Music/WhatWeDidOnOurHolidays'' (1969) (called ''Fairport Convention in the US'')
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* ''Music/WhatWeDidOnOurHolidays'' (1969) (called ''Fairport Convention Convention'' in the US'')US)

* ''[[Music/LiegeAndLief Liege & Lief]] (1969)
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* ''[[Music/LiegeAndLief Liege & Lief]] Lief]]'' (1969)
21st Mar '15 11:15:22 PM CassandraLeo
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* OneHitWonder: Though albums have sold steadily, "Si tu dois partir" is the band's only chart hit in Britain.

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\n* UncommonTime: ** "Autopsy" switches between 3/4, 4/4, and 5/4. ** "Tam Lin" mostly alternates between 7/4 and 6/4.
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