Nine (Bonus Tracks) CD (2005)

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Label Universal Can/zoom
SKU 63992336
UPC 602498279663
UPC 14 00602498279663
Format CD
Release Date 6/28/2005
Author Fairport Convention
Compilation Appearance Only Folk Collection You'll Ever Need
Compilation Appearance Walking On A Wire (1968-2009)
Compilation Appearance Swarb]forty Five Year0405
Associated Artist/Work Original Soundtrack
Associated Artist/Work Swarbrick, Dave
Technical Info
CatalogID 9827966
Lable Name Universal Distribution
Released 08/02/2005
Original Release 1973
Number of Discs 1
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Album Notes and Credits
Fairport Convention's ninth album is their most uneven. The group shows extraordinary virtuosity and musical instincts on folk-based tracks such as "The Hexamshire Lass" and "The Brilliancy Medley & Cherokee Shuffle" (which features some of the best mandolin playing you're ever likely to hear from an English band), but on numbers like "Polly on the Shore" and "To Althea From Prison," where the band supplies the music to traditional lyrics...the numbers are uniformly lugubrious in the way they're treated, even though the playing isn't bad...Where Richard Thompson always came up with something surprising, unexpected on Fairport's songs, Lucas and Donahue stick with fairly routine pop music sounds, more in keeping with the Eagles than the group that recorded Liege and Lief, Full House and House Full. Lucas's "Bring 'Em Down" is a decent song, with some strong singing and playing by the composer and a lovely and powerful fiddle solo by well as the upbeat, riff-heavy "Possibly Parsons Green"... ~ Bruce Eder
Disc 1
1 Hexhamshire Lass, The
2 Polly on the Shore
3 Brilliancy Medley & Cherokee Shuffle, The
4 To Althea from Prison
5 Tokyo
6 Bring 'Em Down
7 Big William
8 Pleasure & Pain
9 Possibly Parsons Green
10 Devil in the Kitchen, The (Fiddlestix)
11 George Jackson
12 Pleasure & Pain
13 Six Days on the Road

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