Fairport Convention

Fairport Convention - Liege & Lief (1969) Expanded Remastered 2002

Fairport Convention - Liege & Lief (1969) Expanded Remastered 2002
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 323 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 160 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
British Folk Rock, Psychedelic, Progressive Folk | Island | # 586 929-2, IMCD 291 | 00:55:21

Liege & Lief is the fourth album by the English folk rock band Fairport Convention. It is the third and final album the group released in the UK in 1969, all of which prominently feature Sandy Denny as lead female vocalist. (Denny did not appear on the group's 1968 debut album). It is also the very first Fairport album on which all songs have either been adapted (freely) from traditional British and Celtic folk material (for example "Matty Groves", "Tam Lin"), or else are original compositions (such as "Come All Ye", "Crazy Man Michael") written and performed in a similar style. By introducing songs of this genre into the group's repertoire Denny, who had previously sung and recorded traditional folk songs as a solo artist, was instrumental in this transformation. Although Denny quit the band even before the album's release, Fairport Convention has continued to the present day to make music almost exclusively within the traditional British folk music idiom, and are still most strongly associated with it.
Fairport Convention - Unhalfbricking (1969) Remastered Reissue 2003 [Re-Up]

Fairport Convention - Unhalfbricking (1969)
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 311 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 141 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
British Folk Rock, Psychedelic, Progressive Folk | Island Remasters | # IMCD293 / 063 596-2 | 00:48:18

Unhalfbricking is the third album by British folk rock band Fairport Convention, released in 1969. It is seen as a transitional album in their history and marked a further musical move away from American influences towards more traditional English folk songs that had begun on their previous album, What We Did On Our Holidays and arguably reached its peak on the follow-up, Liege & Lief, released later the same year. In 2004 Q magazine placed Unhalfbricking at number 41 in its list of the 50 Greatest British Albums Ever, and in the same year The Observer, describing it as "a thoroughly English masterpiece", listed it at number 27 in its Top 100 British Albums. The following year, 2005, it was included in Robert Dimery's "1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die".
Fairport Convention - What We Did On Our Holidays (1969) Expanded Remastered 2003

Fairport Convention - What We Did On Our Holidays (1969) Expanded Remastered 2003
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 316 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 172 Mb (incl 5%) | Complete Scans
British Folk Rock, Folk, Folk-Blues, Psychedelic | Island Remasters | # IMCD 294/063 597-2 | 00:48:34

Digitally remastered edition of the 2nd Fairport Convention LP and the first to include the presence of Sandy Denny was recorded in 1968. It showcases a young group taking pleasure in singing and playing whatever took its' collective fancy, and doing this with surprising sensitivity, authority and musicality. Also evident is the trademark unpredictability and wacky sense of fun which marked their live concerts . Make 'em laugh, make 'em cry, make 'em puzzled; that was early Fairport. Includes 3 Bonus Tracks. "Throwaway Street Puzzle" was released as the b-side of the "Meet On The Ledge" single. "You're Gonna Need My Help" is a rare BBC Radio recording from 1969 and features a virtuoso slide-guitar performance by Richard Thompson. "Some Sweet Day" was originally recorded to be released as a single but was shelved in favour of "Meet On The Ledge".
Fairport Convention ‎– 25th Anniversary Concert (1993) 2 CD

Fairport Convention ‎– 25th Anniversary Concert (1993) 2 CD
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks & cue & log) 776 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 321 MB | Artwork (PNG) | 36 MB | 2:21:30
Genre: Folk Rock | Country: UK | Label: Woodworm Records | WRDCD022

Original release from this historical concert, includes the participation of several ex-members of Fairport Convention, and other importang guests, like Robert Plant and Ralph McTell. Chris Leslie (not a member from Fairport in those times) replaced Ric Sanders (who had injuried herself with a glass, however he managed to play some keyboards)

BBC - Fairport Convention: Who Knows Where the Time Goes? (2012)  Video

Posted by vivid23 at Sept. 25, 2012
BBC - Fairport Convention: Who Knows Where the Time Goes? (2012)

BBC - Fairport Convention: Who Knows Where the Time Goes? (2012)
PDTV | 720x416 | AVI/XviD @ 1513 Kbps | 59mn | Audio: English AC3 128 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None | 701 MB
Genre: Documentary

Documentary following English folk-rock pioneers Fairport Convention as they celebrate their 45th anniversary in 2012. Fairport's iconic 1969 album Liege and Lief featured some of folk music's biggest names - including singer Sandy Denny, guitarist Richard Thompson and fiddler Dave Swarbrick - and was voted by Radio 2 listeners as the most influential folk album of all time.

Fairport Convention - Fairport Convention (1968)  Music

Posted by uff at July 20, 2016
Fairport Convention - Fairport Convention (1968)

Fairport Convention - Fairport Convention (1968)
Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Ape + Cue + Log | covers
Polydor, 068 291-2 | rem: 2003 | 320Mb

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 Convention - Myths and Heroes (2015)  

Posted by v3122 at April 10, 2015
Fairport Convention - Myths and Heroes (2015)

Fairport Convention - Myths and Heroes (2015)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Matty Grooves, MGCD053 | ~ 366 or 129 Mb | Scans(600dpi, jpg) -> 54 Mb
Folk / Folk Rock

Myths and Heroes is the latest album from Britain's best-known folk-rock band Fairport Convention. Featuring thirteen new songs and tunes, this eagerly-awaited release is the first new Fairport studio album for four years…
Fairport Convention - Unhalfbricking (1969) [2014, Universal Music Japan, UICY-40056]

Fairport Convention - Unhalfbricking (1969)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Universal Music Japan, UICY-40056 | ~ 245 or 107 Mb | Scans(png) -> 183 Mb
Folk Rock / Progressive Folk

Unhalfbricking was, if only in retrospect, a transitional album for the young Fairport Convention, in which the group shed its closest ties to its American folk-rock influences and started to edge toward a more traditional British folk-slanted sound…

Fairport Convention - Jewel In The Crown (1995)  Music

Posted by uff at Nov. 4, 2014
Fairport Convention - Jewel In The Crown (1995)

Fairport Convention - Jewel In The Crown (1995)
Folk Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Ape + Cue + Log | covers
Woodworm WRCD023 | rel: 1995 | 410Mb

On their first album in five years, Fairport Convention, which now boasts a steady lineup (nearly a decade together!) for the first time in its history, carries on two traditions. The shorter-term one is the tradition of Fairport itself, a band intended to blend contemporary rock with folk, often in the form of work by current singer/songwriters, here including Clive Gregson and Leonard Cohen. The longer term one is the tradition of Scots-Irish music, with its jigs and reels and story songs that date back to the Middle Ages.
Fairport Convention - Unhalfbricking (1969) [Japanese SHM-SACD 2014] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC / RE-UP

Fairport Convention - Unhalfbricking (1969) [Japanese SHM-SACD 2014]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 38:53 minutes | Scans included (PDF) | 1,2 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included (PDF) | 883 MB