Fairport Convention

Vinyl Records and Rare LPs:

Fairport Convention - House Full House Full
Pop Used - LP HNBL 1319 Hannibal
Hard To Find 1986 Original LP. Previously Unissued Recording, Live At The Troubador 1970.... more details
 
Fairport Convention - Moat On The Ledge Moat On The Ledge
Folk Used - LP SPL 1052 Stony Plain
Hard To Find 1982 Vinyl Recorded Live At Broughton Castle. A Very Rewarding Reunion Of Most Of The Original Members. Appears Unplayed.... more details
 
Fairport Convention - Gladys' Leap Gladys' Leap
Folk Used - LP VR 023 Varrick
1985 Original, CC. Looks Unplayed.... more details
 
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In Real Time - Live '87
Pop New - LP ISL 1154 Island
Sealed, Small SC... more details
 
Fairport Convention - Nine Nine
Folk Used - LP SP 3603 A&M
1973 White Label Promo, Clean COH. Glossy Unplayed Condition.... more details
 
Fairport Convention - Chronicles Chronicles
Folk Used - LP ICD 4 Island
Beautiful UK 2LP Gatefold, Blue Labels, No Tassle On Front Cover. Twenty Great Songs From Their 1968-1972 Period.... more details
 
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History Of Fairport Convention
Pop Used - LP ICD 4 Island
2LP With Red Ribbon And 12 Page Book.... more details
 
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Moat On The Ledge
Folk Used - LP WR 001 Woodworm
Rare Original Recorded Live At Broughton Castle, August 1981.... more details
 
Fairport Convention - Heyday-BBC Radio Sessions 1968-69 Heyday-BBC Radio Sessions 1968-69
Folk Used - LP HNBL 1329 Hannibal
Mint Original. Released For The First Time On Vinyl In 1987. Mastered At Masterdisk. Rare.... more details
 
Fairport Convention - Angel Delight Angel Delight
Folk Used - LP SP 4319 A&M
White Label Promo, Gatefold Cover, Clean COH. LP Looks Unplayed.... more details
 
Fairport Convention - Farewell, Farewell Farewell, Farewell
Folk Used - LP Gama 1 Simons
Rare, Near Mint 1979 UK Heavy Vinyl, Gatefold Original.... more details
 
Fairport Convention - Angel Delight Angel Delight
Pop Used - LP SP 4319 A&M
Beautiful 1971 Brown Label Original Housed In A Gatefold Jacket With Shrink Wrap Intact. “Richard Thompson Exits The Fairport Lineup, Leaving The Band Reduced To A Quartet Of Simon Nicol, Dave Swarbrick, Dave Pegg, And Dave Mattacks. The Loss Of Big Guns Thompson And Denny Was Felt, But Amazingly, Although It Isn't Nearly As Well Known As Liege And Lief Or Full House, This Record Reached The Highest Chart Position Of Any Fairport LP, Making Number Eight In England. Swarbrick Led The Group In Even More Of A Traditional British Folk Vein. By Now Everybody Involved Was Singing (With Nicol And Swarbrick Usually Alternating On Lead), And They Managed To Pull It Off, Mostly By Virtue Of The Honesty Of Their Voices And Instrumental Work Almost As Vital And Animated As Any In Their History. From The Beautifully Sung And Exciting Opener "Lord Marlborough," The Album Should Strike A Responsive Chord With Any Folk Or Folk-Rock Enthusiast--Especially Enjoyable Are The Singing On The Buoyantly Humorous Title Track And The Viola/Violin Duet Between Swarbrick And Nicol On "Bridge Over The River Ash." Bruce Eder, All Music Guide.... more details
 
Fairport Convention - Fairport Chronicles Fairport Chronicles
Pop New - LP SP 6016 A&M
Sealed 1972 2LP Gatefold Featuring Twenty Tracks From 1968 To 1971. Small Saw Notch. Includes Songs From "Unhalfbricking," "Fairport Convention," "Angel Delight," "The Bunch, The Bunch," "Full House" Plus Songs Only Previously Released On English 45s Such As "Now Be Thankful" And Additional Songs From Fotheringay And Sand Denny.... more details
 
Fairport Convention - Gottle O'Geer Gottle O'Geer
Pop New - LP ILPS 9389 Island
Sealed 1976 Original.... more details
 
Fairport Convention - Rosie Rosie
Pop Used - LP ILPS 9208 Island
1973 UK Island Palm Tree Label Original, 1U/1U Stampers. Vinyl Appears Unplayed. Dark Ring Wear On Cover, Hence Price.... more details
 
Fairport Convention - Fairport Convention Fairport Convention
Pop Used - LP SD 9024 Cotillion
Beautiful 1970 Original. Small COH. LP Looks Unplayed. Features Richard Thompson. ... more details
 
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Unhalfbricking
Folk Used - LP ILPS 9102 Island
Stunning 1969 Pink Island Original With Black Swirl Logo Over Spindle Hole. Richard Thompson And Sandy Denny Shine Throughout This Record, Which Is Considered By Some To Be Their Fairport Peak Together. The Second Album By A Tragically Short-Lived Fairport Convention Lineup. It Seems Top-Heavy With Dylan Tunes, Three Of Them Included, But They're Done With Such Verve And Freshness (Si Tu Dois Partir) That They Seem Perfectly Appropriate. As For The Rest, Denny's Performance On "Autopsy" Is Outshone Only By Her Work On The Apocalyptic Nine-Minute "A Sailor's Life," Which Is One Of The Greatest English Folk-Rock Showcases Ever Recorded-A Rival To Such Works As Phil Ochs' "Crucifixion" And Bob Dylan's "Desolation Row," As A Song That Just Makes The Listener "White Out" Inside, Mouth Open, When Its Over. Also Highlighted By The Definitive Denny Recording Of "Who Knows Where The Time Goes." The LP Is Very Near Mint With Only The Hint Of A Spindle Trail On One Label. A Truly Five Star Album. Very Tempting To Keep For My Own Collection, As This Original Handily Trounces Any Reissue I’ve Heard.... more details
 
Fairport Convention - Five Seasons Five Seasons
Pop Used - LP RUE 005 Rough Trade
1990 UK Import Vinyl. Appears New, Unplayed.... more details
 
Fairport Convention - Full House Full House
Folk New - LP SP 4265 A&M
Factory Sealed 1970 Original Housed In A Textured, Heavy-Duty Gatefold Cover. Pristine Copy. “Fairport Convention Is A Group That Has Always Beaten The Odds -- That's Why A Version Of The Band Is Working In The 21st Century. By The Time Of This, The Group's Fifth Album, Key Members Ashley Hutchings And Sandy Denny Had Exited The Lineup, Yet The Group Continued Here Without Skipping A Beat, For The First Time Without A Female Singer -- And It Turned Out Not To Make A Major Difference. Richard Thompson And Dave Swarbrick Took Over As Singers, And Dave Pegg (More Recently Of Jethro Tull) Joined On Bass, And The Resulting Album Was Actually More Viscerally Exciting Than Its Predecessor, Liege And Lief, If Not Quite As Important As That Record, Since It Came First. Even Vocally, This Version Of The Group Needed Offer No Apologies. Thompson, Swarbrick, Pegg, And Simon Nicol Harmonize Beautifully Around Strong Lead Vocals. Not Only Does The Singing Here Retain The High Standard Of The Earlier Incarnation Of The Group (Check Out The Harmony Singing On "Sir Patrick Spens" And "Flowers Of The Forest"), But The Playing Throughout Has Greater Urgency And Punch, From The Rousing Thompson-Swarbrick Opener "Walk Awhile" To The Haunting, Moody, Dazzling Nine-Minute "Sloth," Which Remained Part Of The Group's Live Set For Years. An Indispensable Recording, And One That Anybody Who Wants To Truly Know This Band, Or To Take In Some Of The Best Work Of Richard Thompson's Career, Must Own (His Playing On "Sloth" And "Doctor Of Physick" Makes It Worthwhile). Swarbrick's Fiddle And Viola Playing Is Also Among The Best Of His Career. Ironically, Thompson Would Make This His Last Full-Time Studio Venture With Fairport, But What A Way To Go!” Bruce Eder, AMG.... more details
 
Fairport Convention - Babbacombe Lee Babbacombe Lee
Folk Used - LP SP 4333 A&M
1971 White Label Promo Housed In A Die-Cut Gatefold Cover With 8 Page Booklet. LP Appears Glossy, Unplayed. A1/M1 Lowest Stampers. Clean Cut Out Hole.... more details
 
Fairport Convention - Live At The L.A. Troubador Live At The L.A. Troubador
Folk Used - LP HELP 28 Island
Beautiful 1976 UK Pink "i" Label Original, A2/B2 Stampers. Recorded In 1970 And Previously Unreleased.... more details
 
Fairport Convention - Fairport Chronicles Fairport Chronicles
Folk New - LP SP 3530 A&M
Sealed 1972 2LP Gatefold, Clean Cut Out Hole. Almost Certainly A White Label Promo. Includes Songs From "Unhalfbricking," "Fairport Convention," "Angel Delight," "The Bunch, The Bunch," "Full House" Plus Songs Only Previously Released On English 45s Such As "Now Be Thankful" And Additional Songs From Fotheringay And Sand Denny.... more details
 
Fairport Convention - What We Did On Our Holidays What We Did On Our Holidays
Folk Used - LP CGLP 4430 Carthage
1987 All Analogue Pressing. Appears Unplayed.... more details
 
Fairport Convention - Bonny Bunch Of Roses Bonny Bunch Of Roses
Pop Used - LP 9102 015 Vertigo
Beautiful 1977 UK Spaceship Label Gatefold Original.... more details
 
Fairport Convention - Fairport Chronicles Fairport Chronicles
Folk Used - LP SP 3530 A&M
1972 2LP White Label Promo Housed In A Gatefold Cover With Custom Hype Sticker And White Promo Sticker. Clean Cut Out Hole. Includes Songs From "Unhalfbricking," "Fairport Convention," "Angel Delight," "The Bunch, The Bunch," "Full House" Plus Songs Only Previously Released On English 45s Such As "Now Be Thankful" And Additional Songs From Fotheringay And Sandy Denny. Both LPs Appear Unplayed.... more details
 
Fairport Convention - Angel Delight Angel Delight
Pop Used - LP ILPS 9162 Island
Beautiful 1971 UK Pink Rimmed Sun Ray Label Original. Textured Gatefold Jacket With Paste-On Photo, 2U/2U Stampers. First Copy We Have Seen If 6 Years.... more details
 
Fairport Convention - What We Did On Our Holidays What We Did On Our Holidays
Pop Used - LP ILPS 9092 Island
Beautiful UK Stereo 70's Issue.... more details
 
Fairport Convention - Rosie Rosie
Pop Used - LP SP 4386 A&M
Mint 1973 White Label Promo, Clean COH. Includes Insert.... more details
 
Fairport Convention - Fairport Convention / What We Did On Our Holidays Fairport Convention / What We Did On Our Holidays
Pop Used - LP SP 4185 A&M
Beautiful 1969 Brown Label, Heavy Vinyl, Stereo Original In Shrink Wrap. This Title Was Released In The UK As "What We Did On Our Holidays."... more details
 
Fairport Convention - Rosie Rosie
Pop New - LP SP 4386 A&M
Sealed 1973 Original. Pristine Copy.... more details
 
Fairport Convention - In Real Time-Live '87 In Real Time-Live '87
Pop Used - LP 90678 Island
1987 Original, Saw Cut, Gold Promo Stamp On Jacket. Unplayed Condition.... more details
 
Fairport Convention - Live Convention Live Convention
Pop Used - LP ILPS 9285 Island
Mint UK Blue Label 2nd Issue. Recorded In Sydney And London.... more details
 
Fairport Convention - Gladys' Leap Gladys' Leap
Pop New - LP VR 023 Varrick
Sealed 1985 Heavy Vinyl Original.... more details
 
Fairport Convention - Full House Full House
Folk Used - LP SP 4625 A&M
Beautiful 1970 Brown Label, Heavy-Duty Textured Gatefold Original. Tiny Initials Written On Back Cover, LP Appears Unplayed.... more details
 
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Fairport Chronicles
Pop Used - LP SP 3530 A&M
1972 2 LP Gatefold Original With Custom Song Hype Sticker. COH.... more details
 
Fairport Convention - Moveable Feast Moveable Feast
Folk New - LP ILPS 9285 Island
Sealed 1974 Original. Recorded Live At The Sydney Opera House, The Rainbow Theatre In London And Fairfield Hall In Croydon.... more details
 
Fairport Convention - Fairport Convention Fairport Convention
Pop New - LP SD 9024 Cotillion
Sealed 1970 Original Recorded In 1968. “By Far The Most Rock-Oriented Of Fairport Convention's Early Albums, This Debut Was Recorded Before Sandy Denny Joined The Band (Judy Dyble Handles The Female Vocals). Unjustly Overlooked By Listeners Who Consider The Band's Pre-Denny Output Insignificant, This Is A Fine Folk-Rock Effort That Takes Far More Inspiration From West Coast '60s Sounds Than Traditional British Folk. Fairport's Chief Strengths At This Early Juncture Were The Group's Interpretations, Particularly In The Harmony Vocals, Of Obscure Tunes By American Songwriters Such As Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Emitt Rhodes, And Jim & Jean. Their Own Songs Weren't Quite Up To That High Standard, But Were Better Than Many Have Given Them Credit For, With "Decameron" And "Sun Shade" In Particular Hitting Wonderfully Fetching Melancholic Moods. It's True That Fairport Would Devise A More Original Style After Denny Joined, But The Bandmembers' First-Class Abilities As More American Pop-Folk-Rock-Styled Musicians On This Album Shouldn't Be Undersold.” Richie Unterberger, All Music Guide.... more details
 
Fairport Convention - Unhalfbricking Unhalfbricking
Pop Used - LP CGLP 4418 Carthage
Beautiful 1985 U.S. First Vinyl Release Still In Shrink Wrap. Recorded In 1969 For The Island Label.... more details
 
Fairport Convention - Unhalfbricking Unhalfbricking
Pop Used - LP SP 4206 A&M
Beautiful Brown Label Stereo Original Featuring Alternate Cover Art To The UK Version. Shrink Wrap Intact. LP Appears Glossy, Unplayed.... more details
 
Fairport Convention - Airing Cupboard Tapes '71 - '74 Airing Cupboard Tapes '71 - '74
Pop New - LP ASMF 1002 Stamford Audio
The Airing Cupboard Tapes First Appeared In 1981 As A Mail-Order Cassette From Wormwood Records. Recorded Live At Various Fairport Convention Shows Between 1971 And 1974, The Tape Was Compiled By Fairport Drummer Dave Mattacks And Became Sort Of A Touchstone For Die-Hard Fans. Calling This A Definitive Live Set From The Band Might Be Stretching Things Since Fairport Convention Have Had A Dizzying Array Of Lineups And Personnel Combinations Over The Yeafans Will Be Delighted That The Late Sandy Denny Appears On Five Tracks Here, Including Yet Another Fine Performance Of Her Signature Song, "Who Knows Where The Time Goes."Rs, But It Is A Pleasant And Varied Listen, Catching This Innovated Folk-Rock Outfit At A Particular Point In Its History.... more details
 
Fairport Convention - Who Knows Where The Time Goes? Who Knows Where The Time Goes?
Pop Picture Disc FP005LP Woodworm
Sealed, Limited Edition 1998 UK Picture Disc. This Is Number 00971 Of 1,000 Pressings.... more details
 
Fairport Convention - Red & Gold Red & Gold
Pop Used - LP ROUGH US 63 Rough Trade
1989 Original With Custom Insert, 8x10 Press Photo And Bio. Cut-Out Hole. Appears Unplayed. “Though Their Most Famous Albums Were Over A Decade Past By The Late '80s, Fairport Convention Was Still Releasing Albums That Were Good Enough To Convert New Listeners. Red & Gold Is A Case In Point, An Assured And Enjoyable Album Of The Band's Trademark Mix Of English Folk And Rock. Simon Nicol's Vocal On The Title Cut Is Worth The Price Of The Album By Itself; It's As Sure And Passionate A Track As He's Ever Cut, A Sorrowful Account Of A Great Battle As Seen By A Peasant Farmer Who Doesn't Understand Why It's All Happening. In Fact, The Songs On This Album All Rank With The Best Of Fairport's Later Work. The Only Dud Tracks Are A Pair Of Instrumentals That Are Curiously Hectic And Dense, With A Strong Emphasis On The Midi Guitar. Given That This Was Recorded When Midi Was A Fairly New Technology, It's Hard Not To Conclude That The Novelty Of The Sound Led To Its Overuse. This Is Not To Quibble, As Least Much, Because There Is Much Else On This Album That Makes It A Very Worthwhile Listen.” – Richard Foss, All Music Guide... more details
 
Fairport Convention - What We Did On Our Holidays What We Did On Our Holidays
Folk New - LP CGLP 4430 Carthage
Sealed 1987 All Analogue Pressing.... more details
 
Fairport Convention - Moveable Feast Moveable Feast
Folk New - LP ILPS 9285 Island
Sealed 1974 Original. Cut Corner. Recorded Live At The Sydney Opera House, The Rainbow Theatre In London And Fairfield Hall In Croydon.... more details
 
Fairport Convention - What We Did On Our Holidays What We Did On Our Holidays
Folk Used - LP CGLP 4430 Carthage
1987 All Analogue Pressing Still In Shrink Wrap. Appears Unplayed.... more details
 
Fairport Convention - Full House Full House
Folk New - LP CGLP 4417 Carthage
Sealed 1985 Carthage Edition With Different Cover Colors Than UK Version.... more details
 
Fairport Convention - Moat On The Ledge - Live At Broughton Castle Moat On The Ledge - Live At Broughton Castle
Folk Used - LP SPL 1052 Stony Plain
1982 Original. Recorded August 15, 1981 Reunion/Fair At Broughton Castle. Original Female Vocalist Judy Dyble Returned For This Show. Slight Sticker Tear On To Right Of Cover Accounted For In Pricing.... more details
 
Fairport Convention - Rising For The Moon Rising For The Moon
Pop Used - LP ILPS 9313 Island
1975 UK Pink Rimmed Palm Tree Label. Includes Custom Card Inner Sleeve. Vinyl Appears Glossy.... more details
 
Fairport Convention - Rosie Rosie
Pop Used - LP SP 4386 A&M
Beautiful 1973 Grooved Label Original.... more details
 
Fairport Convention - Liege & Lief Liege & Lief
Pop Used - LP ILPS 9115 Island
Stunning UK Palm Tree Label 2nd Issue With 4U/4U Stampers. Cut By George Peckham (Porky In The Dead Wax). Appears Glossy, Unplayed. “In The Decades Since Its Original Release, More Than One Writer Has Declared Fairport Convention's Liege & Lief The Definitive British Folk-Rock Album. While Fairport Had Begun Dipping Their Toes Into British Traditional Folk With Their Stellar Version Of "A Sailor's Life" On Unhalfbricking, Liege & Lief Found Them Diving Head First Into The Possibilities Of England's Musical Past, With Ashley Hutchings Digging Through The Archives At The Cecil Sharp House In Search Of Musical Treasure, And The Musicians (In Particular Vocalist Sandy Denny) Eagerly Embracing The Dark Mysteries Of This Music. Liege & Lief Was Also Recorded After A Tour Bus Crash Claimed The Lives Of Original Fairport Drummer Martin Lamble And Richard Thompson's Girlfriend; As The Members Of The Group Worked To Shake Off The Tragedy (And Break In New Drummer Dave Mattacks And Full-Time Fiddler Dave Swarbrick), They Became A Stronger And More Adventurous Unit, Less Interested In The Neo-Jefferson Airplane Direction Of Their Earlier Work And Firmly Committed To Fusing Time-Worn Folk With Electric Instruments While Honoring Both. And While Liege & Lief Was The Most Purely Folk-Oriented Fairport Convention Album To Date, It Also Rocked Hard In A Thoroughly Original And Uncompromising Way; The "Lark In The Morning" Medley Swings Unrelentingly, The Group's Crashing Dynamics Wring Every Last Ounce Of Drama From "Tam Lin" And "Matty Groves," And Thompson And Swarbrick's Soloing Is Dazzling Throughout. Liege & Lief Introduced A Large New Audience To The Beauty Of British Folk, But Fairport Convention's Interpretations Spoke Of The Present As Much As The Past, And The Result Was Timeless Music In The Best Sense Of The Term.” Mark Deming, AMG.... more details
 
Fairport Convention - Live Convention Live Convention
Pop Used - LP ILPS 9285 Island
Beautiful 1974 UK Palm Tree Label Original. 1U/2U Stampers.... more details
 
Fairport Convention - Gottle O'Geer Gottle O'Geer
Folk Used - LP ILPS 9389 Island
Stunning 1976 UK Original. Appears Unplayed.... more details
 
Fairport Convention - Unhalfbricking Unhalfbricking
Folk Used - LP ILPS 9102 Island
1969 UK Pink Island With White "i" Logo 2nd Label. A1/B1 Stampers. Richard Thompson And Sandy Denny Shine Throughout This Record, Which Is Considered By Some To Be Their Fairport Peak Together. The Second Album By A Tragically Short-Lived Fairport Convention Lineup. It Seems Top-Heavy With Dylan Tunes, Three Of Them Included, But They're Done With Such Verve And Freshness (Si Tu Dois Partir) That They Seem Perfectly Appropriate. As For The Rest, Denny's Performance On "Autopsy" Is Outshone Only By Her Work On The Apocalyptic Nine-Minute "A Sailor's Life," Which Is One Of The Greatest English Folk-Rock Showcases Ever Recorded-A Rival To Such Works As Phil Ochs' "Crucifixion" And Bob Dylan's "Desolation Row," As A Song That Just Makes The Listener "White Out" Inside, Mouth Open, When Its Over. Also Highlighted By The Definitive Denny Recording Of "Who Knows Where The Time Goes." Jacket Is VG++. The LP Is Near Mint Without Spindle Trails On The Labels. A Truly Five Star Album. Very Tempting To Keep For My Own Collection, As This Copy Handily Trounces Any Reissue I’ve Heard. J.T.... more details
 
Fairport Convention - Full House Full House
Folk Used - LP ILPS 9130 Island
Blue Label Late 70's UK Pressing Of This 1970 UK Album Housed In A Non-Gatefold Cover. Vinyl Appears Glossy, Unplayed.... more details
 
Fairport Convention - Full House Full House
Folk Used - LP CGLP 4417 Carthage
1985 Carthage Edition With Different Cover Colors Than UK Version. Appears Unplayed.... more details
 
Fairport Convention - Babbacombe Lee Babbacombe Lee
Folk New - LP SP 4333 A&M
Sealed 1971 Gatefold Original. Label Variation Unknown.... more details
 
Fairport Convention - Gottle O'Geer Gottle O'Geer
Pop Used - LP ILPS 9389 Island
Beautiful 1976 Original. Saw Cut. Vinyl Appears Unplayed.... more details
 
Fairport Convention - Red & Gold Red & Gold
Pop New - LP ROUGH US 63 Rough Trade
Sealed 1989 Original. “Though Their Most Famous Albums Were Over A Decade Past By The Late '80s, Fairport Convention Was Still Releasing Albums That Were Good Enough To Convert New Listeners. Red & Gold Is A Case In Point, An Assured And Enjoyable Album Of The Band's Trademark Mix Of English Folk And Rock. Simon Nicol's Vocal On The Title Cut Is Worth The Price Of The Album By Itself; It's As Sure And Passionate A Track As He's Ever Cut, A Sorrowful Account Of A Great Battle As Seen By A Peasant Farmer Who Doesn't Understand Why It's All Happening. In Fact, The Songs On This Album All Rank With The Best Of Fairport's Later Work. The Only Dud Tracks Are A Pair Of Instrumentals That Are Curiously Hectic And Dense, With A Strong Emphasis On The Midi Guitar. Given That This Was Recorded When Midi Was A Fairly New Technology, It's Hard Not To Conclude That The Novelty Of The Sound Led To Its Overuse. This Is Not To Quibble, As Least Much, Because There Is Much Else On This Album That Makes It A Very Worthwhile Listen.” – Richard Foss, All Music Guide... more details
 
Fairport Convention - In Real Time-Live '87 In Real Time-Live '87
Folk New - LP 90678 Island
Sealed 1987 Original.... more details
 
Fairport Convention - Full House Full House
Pop Used - LP ILPS 9130 Island
Stunning 1970 Pink Label With White "i" Logo Original Housed In A Textured Gatefold Jacket. Appears Unplayed.... more details
 
Fairport Convention - Liege & Lief Liege & Lief
Pop Used - LP SP 4257 A&M
US Second Label Housed In A Heavy Duty Gatefold. Superficial Mark On Side 2 Is Inaudible. In The Decades Since Its Original Release, More Than One Writer Has Declared Fairport Convention's Liege & Lief The Definitive British Folk-Rock Album. While Fairport Had Begun Dipping Their Toes Into British Traditional Folk With Their Stellar Version Of "A Sailor's Life" On Unhalfbricking, Liege & Lief Found Them Diving Head First Into The Possibilities Of England's Musical Past, With Ashley Hutchings Digging Through The Archives At The Cecil Sharp House In Search Of Musical Treasure, And The Musicians (In Particular Vocalist Sandy Denny) Eagerly Embracing The Dark Mysteries Of This Music. Liege & Lief Was Also Recorded After A Tour Bus Crash Claimed The Lives Of Original Fairport Drummer Martin Lamble And Richard Thompson's Girlfriend; As The Members Of The Group Worked To Shake Off The Tragedy (And Break In New Drummer Dave Mattacks And Full-Time Fiddler Dave Swarbrick), They Became A Stronger And More Adventurous Unit, Less Interested In The Neo-Jefferson Airplane Direction Of Their Earlier Work And Firmly Committed To Fusing Time-Worn Folk With Electric Instruments While Honoring Both. And While Liege & Lief Was The Most Purely Folk-Oriented Fairport Convention Album To Date, It Also Rocked Hard In A Thoroughly Original And Uncompromising Way; The "Lark In The Morning" Medley Swings Unrelentingly, The Group's Crashing Dynamics Wring Every Last Ounce Of Drama From "Tam Lin" And "Matty Groves," And Thompson And Swarbrick's Soloing Is Dazzling Throughout. Liege & Lief Introduced A Large New Audience To The Beauty Of British Folk, But Fairport Convention's Interpretations Spoke Of The Present As Much As The Past, And The Result Was Timeless Music In The Best Sense Of The Term.” Mark Deming, AMG.... more details
 
Fairport Convention - Unhalfbricking Unhalfbricking
Pop Used - LP ILPS 9102 Island
1969 UK Pink Island With White "i" Logo 2nd Label. A1/B1 Stampers. LP Surfaces Seem To Have A Residue Akin To "Last" Liquid, But The LP Plays Quietly Throughout. Jacket Has A Top Left Corner Sticker Tear And "To Doreen, Merry Christmas, Lots Of Love, Douglas" Written In Small Letters On The Back Cover. Richard Thompson And Sandy Denny Shine Throughout This Record, Which Is Considered By Some To Be Their Fairport Peak Together. The Second Album By A Tragically Short-Lived Fairport Convention Lineup. It Seems Top-Heavy With Dylan Tunes, Three Of Them Included, But They're Done With Such Verve And Freshness (Si Tu Dois Partir) That They Seem Perfectly Appropriate. As For The Rest, Denny's Performance On "Autopsy" Is Outshone Only By Her Work On The Apocalyptic Nine-Minute "A Sailor's Life," Which Is One Of The Greatest English Folk-Rock Showcases Ever Recorded-A Rival To Such Works As Phil Ochs' "Crucifixion" And Bob Dylan's "Desolation Row," As A Song That Just Makes The Listener "White Out" Inside, Mouth Open, When Its Over. Also Highlighted By The Definitive Denny Recording Of "Who Knows Where The Time Goes." Jacket Is VG++. The LP Is Near Mint Without Spindle Trails On The Labels. A Truly Five Star Album. Very Tempting To Keep For My Own Collection, As This Copy Handily Trounces Any Reissue I’ve Heard. J.T.... more details
 
Fairport Convention - What We Did On Our Holidays What We Did On Our Holidays
Folk Used - LP ILPS 9092 Island
Rare 1969 UK Pink Label (With Circle Logo To The Left) First Pressing Housed In A Front Laminated Cover. Only The Very Earliest Pressings Came In This Delicate Cover. Later Pressings Had Both Front And Back Laminated. The Delicate Cover Has Some Very Minor Wrinkles To The Laminate, But Retains Its Full Gloss. The LP Appears Virtually Unplayed With Glossy Surfaces. There Is A Small Spot Of Sticker Residue On The Label. Has Closed In Similar Condition At Over $700 On The Bay. “Sandy Denny's Haunting, Ethereal Vocals Gave Fairport A Big Boost On Her Debut With The Group. A More Folk-Based Album Than Their Initial Effort, What We Did On Our Holidays Was Divided Between Original Material And A Few Well-Chosen Covers. This Contains Several Of Their Greatest Moments: Denny's "Fotheringay," Richard Thompson's "Meet On The Ledge," The Obscure Joni Mitchell Composition "Eastern Rain," The Traditional "She Moves Through The Fair," And Their Version Of Bob Dylan's "I'll Keep It With Mine." And More Than Simply Being A Collection Of Good Songs (With One Or Two Pedestrian Ones), It Allowed Fairport To Achieve Its Greatest Internal Balance, And Indeed One Of The Finest Balances Of Any Major Folk-Rock Group. The Strong Original Material, Covers Of Little-Known Songs By Major Contemporary Songwriters Such As Dylan And Mitchell, And Updates Of Traditional Material Were Reminiscent Of The Blend Achieved By The Byrds On Their Early Albums, With Fairport Convention Giving A British Slant To The Idiom.” Richie Unterberger, AMG.... more details
 
Fairport Convention - Fairport Convention / What We Did On Our Holidays Fairport Convention / What We Did On Our Holidays
Folk Used - LP SP 4185 A&M
Beautiful Brown Label Stereo Original With Different Cover Art And Title Than The UK Release: "What We Did On Our Holidays."... more details
 
Fairport Convention - Unhalfbricking Unhalfbricking
Pop Used - LP ILPS 9102 Island
Beautiful Blue Label Issue. No Barcode On Cover. Richard Thompson And Sandy Denny Shine Throughout This Record, Which Is Considered By Some To Be Their Fairport Peak Together. The Second Album By A Tragically Short-Lived Fairport Convention Lineup. It Seems Top-Heavy With Dylan Tunes, Three Of Them Included, But They're Done With Such Verve And Freshness (Si Tu Dois Partir) That They Seem Perfectly Appropriate. As For The Rest, Denny's Performance On "Autopsy" Is Outshone Only By Her Work On The Apocalyptic Nine-Minute "A Sailor's Life," Which Is One Of The Greatest English Folk-Rock Showcases Ever Recorded-A Rival To Such Works As Phil Ochs' "Crucifixion" And Bob Dylan's "Desolation Row," As A Song That Just Makes The Listener "White Out" Inside, Mouth Open, When Its Over. Also Highlighted By The Definitive Denny Recording Of "Who Knows Where The Time Goes."... more details
 
Fairport Convention - Unhalfbricking Unhalfbricking
Folk New - LP 4M 158 4 Men With Beards
Factory Sealed 2008 180gm Reissue.... more details
 
Fairport Convention - What We Did On Our Holidays What We Did On Our Holidays
Folk New - LP 4M 157 4 Men With Beards
Factory Sealed 2008 180gm Reissue.... more details
 
Fairport Convention - Liege & Lief Liege & Lief
Folk New - LP 4M 159 4 Men With Beards
Factory Sealed 2008 180gm Gatefold Reissue.... more details
 
Fairport Convention - Liege & Lief Liege & Lief
Pop Used - LP SP 4257 A&M
Rare 1969 White Label Promo Housed In A Gatefold Jacket. Appears Unplayed. “In The Decades Since Its Original Release, More Than One Writer Has Declared Fairport Convention's Liege & Lief The Definitive British Folk-Rock Album, A Distinction It Holds At Least In Part Because It Grants Equal Importance To All Three Parts Of That Formula. While Fairport Had Begun Dipping Their Toes Into British Traditional Folk With Their Stellar Version Of "A Sailor's Life" On Unhalfbricking, Liege & Lief Found Them Diving Head First Into The Possibilities Of England's Musical Past, With Ashley Hutchings Digging Through The Archives At The Cecil Sharp House In Search Of Musical Treasure, And The Musicians (In Particular Vocalist Sandy Denny) Eagerly Embracing The Dark Mysteries Of This Music. (Only Two Of The Album's Eight Songs Were Group Originals, Though "Crazy Man Michael" And "Come All Ye" Hardly Stand Out From Their Antique Counterparts.) Liege & Lief Was Also Recorded After A Tour Bus Crash Claimed The Lives Of Original Fairport Drummer Martin Lamble And Richard Thompson's Girlfriend; As The Members Of The Group Worked To Shake Off The Tragedy (And Break In New Drummer Dave Mattacks And Full-Time Fiddler Dave Swarbrick), They Became A Stronger And More Adventurous Unit, Less Interested In The Neo-Jefferson Airplane Direction Of Their Earlier Work And Firmly Committed To Fusing Time-Worn Folk With Electric Instruments While Honoring Both. And While Liege & Lief Was The Most Purely Folk-Oriented Fairport Convention Album To Date, It Also Rocked Hard In A Thoroughly Original And Uncompromising Way; The "Lark In The Morning" Medley Swings Unrelentingly, The Group's Crashing Dynamics Wring Every Last Ounce Of Drama From "Tam Lin" And "Matty Groves," And Thompson And Swarbrick's Soloing Is Dazzling Throughout. Liege & Lief Introduced A Large New Audience To The Beauty Of British Folk, But Fairport Convention's Interpretations Spoke Of The Present As Much As The Past, And The Result Was Timeless Music In The Best Sense Of The Term.” Mark Deming, AMG.... more details
 
Fairport Convention - Angel Delight Angel Delight
Pop Used - LP ILPS 9162 Island
1971 UK Pink Rimmed Sun Ray Label Original. Textured Gatefold Jacket With Paste-On Photo, 2U/2U Stampers. Appears Unplayed.... more details
 
Fairport Convention - Liege & Lief Liege & Lief
Folk New - LP SP 4257 A&M
Sealed 1969 Brown Label Original Housed In A Heavy-Duty Gatefold Jacket. Embossed Promo Stamp Across Corner Indicates This Is Probably A White Label Promo. “In The Decades Since Its Original Release, More Than One Writer Has Declared Fairport Convention's Liege & Lief The Definitive British Folk-Rock Album, A Distinction It Holds At Least In Part Because It Grants Equal Importance To All Three Parts Of That Formula. While Fairport Had Begun Dipping Their Toes Into British Traditional Folk With Their Stellar Version Of "A Sailor's Life" On Unhalfbricking, Liege & Lief Found Them Diving Head First Into The Possibilities Of England's Musical Past, With Ashley Hutchings Digging Through The Archives At The Cecil Sharp House In Search Of Musical Treasure, And The Musicians (In Particular Vocalist Sandy Denny) Eagerly Embracing The Dark Mysteries Of This Music. (Only Two Of The Album's Eight Songs Were Group Originals, Though "Crazy Man Michael" And "Come All Ye" Hardly Stand Out From Their Antique Counterparts.) Liege & Lief Was Also Recorded After A Tour Bus Crash Claimed The Lives Of Original Fairport Drummer Martin Lamble And Richard Thompson's Girlfriend; As The Members Of The Group Worked To Shake Off The Tragedy (And Break In New Drummer Dave Mattacks And Full-Time Fiddler Dave Swarbrick), They Became A Stronger And More Adventurous Unit, Less Interested In The Neo-Jefferson Airplane Direction Of Their Earlier Work And Firmly Committed To Fusing Time-Worn Folk With Electric Instruments While Honoring Both. And While Liege & Lief Was The Most Purely Folk-Oriented Fairport Convention Album To Date, It Also Rocked Hard In A Thoroughly Original And Uncompromising Way; The "Lark In The Morning" Medley Swings Unrelentingly, The Group's Crashing Dynamics Wring Every Last Ounce Of Drama From "Tam Lin" And "Matty Groves," And Thompson And Swarbrick's Soloing Is Dazzling Throughout. Liege & Lief Introduced A Large New Audience To The Beauty Of British Folk, But Fairport Convention's Interpretations Spoke Of The Present As Much As The Past, And The Result Was Timeless Music In The Best Sense Of The Term.” Mark Deming, AMG.... more details
 
Fairport Convention - Full House Full House
Folk Used - LP SP 4265 A&M
1970 Brown Label Original Housed In A Textured, Heavy-Duty Gatefold Cover. Appears Unplayed. The Word "Good" Is Written In Small Letters On The Back Cover. “Fairport Convention Is A Group That Has Always Beaten The Odds -- That's Why A Version Of The Band Is Working In The 21st Century. By The Time Of This, The Group's Fifth Album, Key Members Ashley Hutchings And Sandy Denny Had Exited The Lineup, Yet The Group Continued Here Without Skipping A Beat, For The First Time Without A Female Singer -- And It Turned Out Not To Make A Major Difference. Richard Thompson And Dave Swarbrick Took Over As Singers, And Dave Pegg (More Recently Of Jethro Tull) Joined On Bass, And The Resulting Album Was Actually More Viscerally Exciting Than Its Predecessor, Liege And Lief, If Not Quite As Important As That Record, Since It Came First. Even Vocally, This Version Of The Group Needed Offer No Apologies. Thompson, Swarbrick, Pegg, And Simon Nicol Harmonize Beautifully Around Strong Lead Vocals. Not Only Does The Singing Here Retain The High Standard Of The Earlier Incarnation Of The Group (Check Out The Harmony Singing On "Sir Patrick Spens" And "Flowers Of The Forest"), But The Playing Throughout Has Greater Urgency And Punch, From The Rousing Thompson-Swarbrick Opener "Walk Awhile" To The Haunting, Moody, Dazzling Nine-Minute "Sloth," Which Remained Part Of The Group's Live Set For Years. An Indispensable Recording, And One That Anybody Who Wants To Truly Know This Band, Or To Take In Some Of The Best Work Of Richard Thompson's Career, Must Own (His Playing On "Sloth" And "Doctor Of Physick" Makes It Worthwhile). Swarbrick's Fiddle And Viola Playing Is Also Among The Best Of His Career. Ironically, Thompson Would Make This His Last Full-Time Studio Venture With Fairport, But What A Way To Go!” Bruce Eder, AMG.... more details
 
Fairport Convention - From Cropredy To Portmeirion From Cropredy To Portmeirion
Pop New - LP LETV154LP Let Them Eat Vinyl
Sealed, Out Of Print 2007 2LP 180gm Gatefold Original.... more details
 
Fairport Convention - Unhalfbricking Unhalfbricking
Pop Audiophile - LP SVLP 164 Simply Vinyl
Sealed 2000 UK 180gm Limited Edition Audiophile Reissue.... more details
 

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