Live At The Bbc CD (2007)

Customer Reviews   Write a Review

Be the first to review this item and earn 25 Rakuten Super Points™

Product Overview

Specifications

Label Msi Music
SKU 204319665
UPC 602498453858
UPC 14 00602498453858
Format CD
Release Date 4/9/2007
Links
Author Fairport Convention
Compilation Appearance Only Folk Collection You'll Ever Need
Compilation Appearance Walking On A Wire (1968-2009)
Associated Artist/Work Original Soundtrack
Associated Artist/Work Swarbrick, Dave
Technical Info
Engineer Dave Tate; Mike Franks; Mike Harding; Adrian Revill; Nick Gomm; Pete Ritzema; Tony Wilson; Bob Conduct; Allen Harris
Producer Aidan Day; Frances Line; Ron Belchier; Malcolm Brown; John Walters; Pete Dauncey; Tony Wilson; Bernie Andrews
CatalogID 9845385
Lable Name Universal Distribution
Released 04/09/2007
Original Release 2007
Number of Discs 4
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Live
UPC 00602498453858
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Simon Nicol (vocals, guitar, background vocals); Jerry Donahue, Richard Thompson, Trevor Lucas (vocals, guitar); Dave Swarbrick (vocals, violin); Ian Matthews, Sandy Denny, Judy Dyble (vocals); Dave Pegg (mandolin, fiddle, background vocals); Rick Grech (violin); Dave Mattacks, Martin Lamble (drums).
Liner Note Author: Kingsley Abbott.
Recording information: 12/10/1967-08/06/1974.
Photographer: Sandy Denny.
Is a four-CD box set of Fairport Convention 1967-1974 BBC recordings excessive? After all, even the Beatles only got two CDs of Beeb tracks into official release. But it really isn't too much for fans of the band, for the quality of most of the stuff here is truly good, even if the very best of it was already issued on the Heyday compilation. There's a lot more here, however. While the expanded Heyday CD contains 20 tracks from 1968-1969, this offers a relatively whopping 69, and where Heyday focused exclusively on late-'60s sessions done while Sandy Denny was in the lineup (which was admittedly their peak era), this has a few recordings predating Denny's entrance into Fairport, as well as quite a few post-dating her departure (and a few from when she briefly rejoined the group in the mid-'70s). Most important of all, this has quite a few songs, particularly folk-rock cover versions from the late '60s, that didn't make it onto official Fairport Convention releases of the time.
Certainly the first two discs of the set are the strongest, as all but three of the tracks date from the 1968-1969 Denny era. If you're already heard Heyday, you know how good some of these gems are, like their superb interpretation of Leonard Cohen's "Suzanne," and their fine reworkings of songs by Richard Fari¤a ("Reno, Nevada"), the Everly Brothers, Gene Clark ("Tried So Hard"), Eric Andersen ("Close the Door Lightly When You Go"), Bob Dylan ("Percy's Song"), Johnny Cash ("I Still Miss Someone"), and Joni Mitchell ("I Don't Know Where I Stand"), as well as quality originals like "Autopsy" and "Shattering Live Experience." This set includes a few other goodies, however, some of which were previously on bootlegs and benefit from much-improved sound here (Joni Mitchell's "Eastern Rain," "Marcie," and "Night in the City"), and one of which ("Jack of Diamonds," an obscure Bob Dylan lyric set to music by Ben Carruthers from their first LP) had never even previously shown up on those old bootlegs. It's true the blues songs "You're Gonna Need My Help" and "If It Feels Good You Know It Can't Be Wrong" are kind of lame, but at least they preserve one aspect of the early band's repertoire.
It's also true that disc three (all taken from 1970-1974 sessions) pales a little in comparison to the first pair of CDs, but these do document Fairport's transition to a much more English traditional folk-oriented group, with Denny re-entering on the four songs from 1974. The fidelity on disc four (subtitled "Off Air") is indeed taken from off-air recordings rather than original tapes, and has noticeably poorer fidelity, though it's actually not that bad. Even these performances, however (some of which found prior release on the Fairport Unconventional box set, as had a few other stray tracks from the first three discs), are quite enjoyable, with eight songs done in 1967-1968 when Judy Dyble was still in the lineup. Some of these songs, too, Eric Andersen's "Violets of Dawn," Bob Dylan's "Lay Down Your Weary Tune" -- never found release on their official albums, and there are other highlights (or at least intriguing oddities) like their December 1968 send-up of "Light My Fire" and a 1970 version of "Tam Lin" with male lead vocals (though Denny had taken the lead on the familiar studio recording). In all, this is essential for Fairport fans, and is not solely or primarily of historical interest, making for quite fine listening on its own terms. ~ Richie Unterberger
Disc 1
1 Close the Door Lightly When You Go,You're Gonna Need My Help,Sir Patrick Spens,Let's Get Together
2 I Don't Know Where I Stand,Fotheringay,Bonny Bunch of Roses, The,One Sure Thing
3 Some Sweet Day,Shattering Live Experience,Dirty Linen (Jigs and Reels),Lay Down Your Weary Tune
4 You Never Wanted Me,Cajun Woman,Now Be Thankful,Chelsea Morning
5 Nottamun Town,Autopsy,Journeyman's Grace, The,Violets of Dawn
6 Marcie,Si Tu Dois Partir,Now Be Thankful,If (Stomp)
7 Night in the City,Percy's Song,Tokyo,Time Will Show the Wiser
8 Jack O' Diamonds,Reynardine,Matthew, Mark, Luke and John,If I Had a Ribbon Bow
9 Gone, Gone, Gone,Tam Lin,Possibly Parsons Green,Meet on the Ledge
10 Suzanne,Sir Patrick Spens,Rosie,Light My Fire
11 If It Feels Good, You Know It Can't Be Wrong,Medley: The Lark in the Morning/Rakish Paddy/Foxhunter's Jig/Toss the F,John the Gun,Flatback Caper
12 Eastern Rain,Lady Is a Tramp, The,Fiddlestix,Open the Door Richard
13 Fotheringay,Walk Awhile,Rising for the Moon,Deserter, The
14 I Still Miss Someone,Poor Will and the Jolly Hangman,Down in the Flood,Hangman's Reel, The
15 Bird on a Wire,Doctor of Physick,Tam Lin
16 Tried So Hard,Sir William Gower
17 Reno Nevada,Banks of the Sweet Primroses
18 Book Song,Sickness and Diseases
19 Who Knows Where the Time Goes?,Bridge Over the River Ash
20 Lord Marlborough
21 Angel Delight
Disc 2
1 Close the Door Lightly When You Go,You're Gonna Need My Help,Sir Patrick Spens,Let's Get Together
2 I Don't Know Where I Stand,Fotheringay,Bonny Bunch of Roses, The,One Sure Thing
3 Some Sweet Day,Shattering Live Experience,Dirty Linen (Jigs and Reels),Lay Down Your Weary Tune
4 You Never Wanted Me,Cajun Woman,Now Be Thankful,Chelsea Morning
5 Nottamun Town,Autopsy,Journeyman's Grace, The,Violets of Dawn
6 Marcie,Si Tu Dois Partir,Now Be Thankful,If (Stomp)
7 Night in the City,Percy's Song,Tokyo,Time Will Show the Wiser
8 Jack O' Diamonds,Reynardine,Matthew, Mark, Luke and John,If I Had a Ribbon Bow
9 Gone, Gone, Gone,Tam Lin,Possibly Parsons Green,Meet on the Ledge
10 Suzanne,Sir Patrick Spens,Rosie,Light My Fire
11 If It Feels Good, You Know It Can't Be Wrong,Medley: The Lark in the Morning/Rakish Paddy/Foxhunter's Jig/Toss the F,John the Gun,Flatback Caper
12 Eastern Rain,Lady Is a Tramp, The,Fiddlestix,Open the Door Richard
13 Fotheringay,Walk Awhile,Rising for the Moon,Deserter, The
14 I Still Miss Someone,Poor Will and the Jolly Hangman,Down in the Flood,Hangman's Reel, The
15 Bird on a Wire,Doctor of Physick,Tam Lin
16 Tried So Hard,Sir William Gower
17 Reno Nevada,Banks of the Sweet Primroses
18 Book Song,Sickness and Diseases
19 Who Knows Where the Time Goes?,Bridge Over the River Ash
20 Lord Marlborough
21 Angel Delight
Disc 3
1 Close the Door Lightly When You Go,You're Gonna Need My Help,Sir Patrick Spens,Let's Get Together
2 I Don't Know Where I Stand,Fotheringay,Bonny Bunch of Roses, The,One Sure Thing
3 Some Sweet Day,Shattering Live Experience,Dirty Linen (Jigs and Reels),Lay Down Your Weary Tune
4 You Never Wanted Me,Cajun Woman,Now Be Thankful,Chelsea Morning
5 Nottamun Town,Autopsy,Journeyman's Grace, The,Violets of Dawn
6 Marcie,Si Tu Dois Partir,Now Be Thankful,If (Stomp)
7 Night in the City,Percy's Song,Tokyo,Time Will Show the Wiser
8 Jack O' Diamonds,Reynardine,Matthew, Mark, Luke and John,If I Had a Ribbon Bow
9 Gone, Gone, Gone,Tam Lin,Possibly Parsons Green,Meet on the Ledge
10 Suzanne,Sir Patrick Spens,Rosie,Light My Fire
11 If It Feels Good, You Know It Can't Be Wrong,Medley: The Lark in the Morning/Rakish Paddy/Foxhunter's Jig/Toss the F,John the Gun,Flatback Caper
12 Eastern Rain,Lady Is a Tramp, The,Fiddlestix,Open the Door Richard
13 Fotheringay,Walk Awhile,Rising for the Moon,Deserter, The
14 I Still Miss Someone,Poor Will and the Jolly Hangman,Down in the Flood,Hangman's Reel, The
15 Bird on a Wire,Doctor of Physick,Tam Lin
16 Tried So Hard,Sir William Gower
17 Reno Nevada,Banks of the Sweet Primroses
18 Book Song,Sickness and Diseases
19 Who Knows Where the Time Goes?,Bridge Over the River Ash
20 Lord Marlborough
21 Angel Delight
Disc 4
1 Close the Door Lightly When You Go,You're Gonna Need My Help,Sir Patrick Spens,Let's Get Together
2 I Don't Know Where I Stand,Fotheringay,Bonny Bunch of Roses, The,One Sure Thing
3 Some Sweet Day,Shattering Live Experience,Dirty Linen (Jigs and Reels),Lay Down Your Weary Tune
4 You Never Wanted Me,Cajun Woman,Now Be Thankful,Chelsea Morning
5 Nottamun Town,Autopsy,Journeyman's Grace, The,Violets of Dawn
6 Marcie,Si Tu Dois Partir,Now Be Thankful,If (Stomp)
7 Night in the City,Percy's Song,Tokyo,Time Will Show the Wiser
8 Jack O' Diamonds,Reynardine,Matthew, Mark, Luke and John,If I Had a Ribbon Bow
9 Gone, Gone, Gone,Tam Lin,Possibly Parsons Green,Meet on the Ledge
10 Suzanne,Sir Patrick Spens,Rosie,Light My Fire
11 If It Feels Good, You Know It Can't Be Wrong,Medley: The Lark in the Morning/Rakish Paddy/Foxhunter's Jig/Toss the F,John the Gun,Flatback Caper
12 Eastern Rain,Lady Is a Tramp, The,Fiddlestix,Open the Door Richard
13 Fotheringay,Walk Awhile,Rising for the Moon,Deserter, The
14 I Still Miss Someone,Poor Will and the Jolly Hangman,Down in the Flood,Hangman's Reel, The
15 Bird on a Wire,Doctor of Physick,Tam Lin
16 Tried So Hard,Sir William Gower
17 Reno Nevada,Banks of the Sweet Primroses
18 Book Song,Sickness and Diseases
19 Who Knows Where the Time Goes?,Bridge Over the River Ash
20 Lord Marlborough
21 Angel Delight

More Buying Options

Seller Infomation Price & Shipping  
Importcds $29.03 + $2.98 shipping
Condition: Brand New
In Stock, 45 Day Returns
All our items are brand new - Ships directly from our Warehouse in California - Estimated delivery time: 5-7 days after shipment.
Usually ships in 1 to 2 business days
Add to Cart
Blow It Outa Here $32.01 + free shipping
Condition: Brand New
In Stock, 45 Day Returns
All products are BRAND NEW and factory sealed. Fast shipping with tracking and delivery confirmation! 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed.
Usually ships in 1 to 2 business days
Add to Cart
loading
$29.03 + $2.98 shipping
$90.98 You save $61.95 (68%)
Earn 30 ($0.30) Rakuten Super Points™
What are Rakuten Super Points™?
Get rewarded when you shop! Earn 1 point per dollar spent. That's like getting cash back on every purchase. Easy to see matured points in checkout. Use points just like cash.
Learn More
Format: CD
Condition: Brand New
In Stock. Usually Ships in 1 to 2 business days
Please select an option to buy
Add to Cart

Sold By:  Importcds
What is a Marketplace and Shop Owner?
  • Our marketplace is a platform where approved third-party retailers (Shop Owners) can sell their products
  • Items are sold and shipped by Shop Owners
  • Your credit card and personal information remain secure; Rakuten.com meets all PCI Security Standards.
  • Purchases can only be returned to the Shop Owner
  • All purchases receive Rakuten Super Points™
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT