Fairport Convention: The History of Fairport Convention
This old double LP is a great introduction into the work of Fairport Convention. However, it's also a bit sad: To hear how their music changed from brilliant to dull in just a few years. Side A is a firework, but side D doesn't talk to me at all.
The cover was painted by Pete Frame, who made (and, it seems, still makes) similar "family trees" of many bands, and even a two-volume book, in which he demonstrates, in his unique way, how all those rock bands are related and connected. There was even a BBC TV show about it, narrated by John Peel.
The setup of this band continued to change frequently, with ex-members spawning ever more new bands, so Pete later needed to draw a much more complex family tree for Fairport Convention, check here. In a way this artist was a pioneer of metatext and links.
Meet on the Ledge - 2:48
Fotheringay - 3:08
Mr. Lacey - 2:55
Book Song - 3:17
Sailor's Life - 11:12
Si tu dois partir - 2:18
Who Knows Where the Time Goes - 5:11
Matty Groves - 8:12
Crazy Man Michael - 4:40
Medley: The Lark in the Morning / Rakish Paddy / Foxhunter's Jig / Toss the Feathers - 4:07
Now Be Thankful - 2:29
Walk Awhile - 3:59
Sloth - 9:16
The Bonny Black Hare - 3:08
Angel Delight - 4:05
Bridge over the River Ash - 2:22
John Lee - 3:03
Breakfast in Mayfair - 3:08
Hanging Song - 5:27
The Hen's March / The Four Poster Bed - 2:01