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.