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Fairport Convention / Come All Ye: The First Ten Years: seven CD box

Universal will issue a seven-CD Fairport Convention box set in July that features ‘key album tracks’, non-album singles, radio sessions and previously unreleased live recordings from all of the classic line-ups

This collection celebrates Fairport’s first 10 years, beginning with their eponymous debut for Polydor in 1968, through all of their albums for Island Records and finishing with tracks from their two albums for Vertigo, The Bonny Bunch of Roses and Tippers Tales.

Out of the 121 tracks included almost half (55 to be exact) are previously unreleased, including alternate takes, live recordings, single mixes and TV performances and the like. As well as the aforementioned album tracks, box highlights include single B-sides, BBC Radio Sessions, five songs from the French TV programme, ‘Pop 2’ (December 1970), five songs from the Television show, ‘The Man They Couldn’t Hang’ (1971) and the audio for an entire concert at The Fairfield Halls, Croydon (December 16th 1973) and more.

Sleeves notes for this release come courtesy of writer Patrick Humphries. Come All Ye: The First Ten Years will be released on 28 July 2017.

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DISC ONE

01: Time Will Show The Wiser ( 3:05 ) from Fairport Convention
02: Decameron ( 3:42 ) from Fairport Convention
03: Jack O’ Diamonds ( 3:30 ) from Fairport Convention
04: One Sure Thing ( 2:53 ) from Fairport Convention
05: I Don’t Know Where I Stand ( 3:38 ) from John Peel’s Top Gear programme 2/6/1968
06: You Never Wanted Me ( 3:15 ) from John Peel’s Top Gear programme 2/6/1968
07: Fotheringay ( 3:04 ) from What We Did On Our Holidays
08: I’ll Keep It With Mine ( 5:53 ) from What We Did On Our Holidays
09: Mr Lacey ( Sandy on Vocals ) ( 2:55 ) from the Sandy Denny box set
10: Eastern Rain ( Sandy on Vocals ) ( 3:48 ) – Previously Unreleased
11: Nottamun Town – A Capella version ( 1:48 ) – Previously Unreleased
12: Meet On The Ledge ( 2:50 ) from What We Did On Our Holidays
13: Throwaway Street Puzzle ( 3:27 ) – B Side on What We Did On Our Holidays remastered
14: Reno Nevada ( 2:23 ) from the David Symonds radio show 6/1/1969
15: Suzanne ( 5:25 ) from John Peel’s Top Gear programme 1/9/1968
16: A Sailors Wife ( without Swarb ) ( 11:23 ) from the Sandy Denny box set
17: Genesis Hall ( 3:35 ) from Unhalfbricking
18: Autopsy – Alt Take ( 4:33 ) – Previously Unreleased
19: Who Knows Where The Time Goes ? – Alt Take ( 5:19 ) – Previously Unreleased

DISC TWO

01: Dear Landlord ( 4:08 ) from Unhalfbricking
02: Si Tu Doir Partir ( 2:25 ) from John Peel’s Top Gear programme 6/4/1969
03: Percy’s Song ( 5:28 ) from John Peel’s Top Gear programme 1/9/1968
04: Ballad of Easy Rider ( 4:54 ) – Guitar Vocal
05: The Deserter – Rehearsal version ( 4:40 ) – Previously Unreleased
06: Come All Ye – Alt Take ( 5:27 ) from the Sandy Denny box set
07: Reynardine ( 4:31 ) from Liege and Lief
08: Matty Groves – Alt Take ( 7:43 ) from the Sandy Denny box set
09: Farewell Farewell ( 2:38 ) from Liege and Lief
10: Quiet Joys Of Brotherhood – Take 1 edit ( 6:42 ) from Liege & Lief Deluxe Edition
11: Tam Lin ( 7:46 ) from John Peel’s Top Gear programme 27/9/1969
12: Sir Patrick Spens ( 3:44 ) from John Peel’s Top Gear programme 27/9/1969
13: The Lark In The Morning medley ( 4:12 ) from John Peel’s Top Gear 27/9/1969
14: Bonny Bunch Of Roses ( 10:48 ) – Full House Out-Take

DISC THREE

01: Walk Awhile ( 3:51 ) – Live in Concert on Pop2 – 5/12/1970 – Previously Unreleased
02: Dirty Linen ( 3:55) – Live in Concert on Pop2 – 5/12/1970 – Previously Unreleased
03: Sloth ( 12:17 ) – Live in Concert on Pop2 – 5/12/1970 – Previously Unreleased
04: Journeyman’s Grace ( 4:47 ) – Live on Pop2 – 5/12/1970 – Previously Unreleased
05: Sir B.McKenzie ( 4:29) – Live in Concert on Pop2 – 5/12/1970 – Previously Unreleased
06: Flatback Caper – Live 1970 ( 5:57 ) – Previously Unreleased
07: Doctor of Physick – Live 1970 ( 3:52 ) – Previously Unreleased
08: Poor Will and The Jolly Hangman (5:34 ) from Guitar, Vocal
09: Bonnie Black Hare – Alt Take ( 3:04 ) – Previously Unreleased
10: Lord Marlborough ( 3:24 ) from Angel Delight
11: Banks of the Sweet Primroses ( 4:11 ) from Angel Delight
12: Breakfast In Mayfair ( 3:07 ) from Babbacombe Lee
13: Little Did I Think ( 1:52 ) from The Man They Could Not Hang – Previously Unreleased
14: John Lee ( 1:48 ) from The Man They Could Not Hang – Previously Unreleased
15: Cell Song ( 4:27 ) from The Man They Could Not Hang – Previously Unreleased
16: Time Is Near ( 2:49 ) from The Man They Could Not Hang – Previously Unreleased
17: Dream Song ( 4:14 ) from The Man They Could Not Hang – Previously Unreleased
18: Farewell To A Poor Man’s Son ( 5:16 ) from The Man They Could Not Hang

DISC FOUR

01: Sweet Little Rock ‘n’ Roller – Live at the LA Troubadour ( 3:55 ) from Guitar Vocal
02: That’ll Be The Day ( 2:02 ) from The Bunch
03: Think It Over – Sandy Denny rehearsal version ( 2:31 ) – Previously Unreleased
04: Maverick Child ( 4:03 ) Previously Unreleased
05: Sad Song aka As Long As It Is Mine ( 5:06 ) Previously Unreleased
06: Matthew, Mark, Luke & John ( 3:05 ) Previously Unreleased
07: Rattle Trap ( 2:05 ) Previously Unreleased
08: Sheep In The Meadow ( 4:10 ) Previously Unreleased
09: Rosie ( 3:34 ) Previously Unreleased
10: Country Judy Jane ( 2:36 ) Previously Unreleased
11: Me With You ( 3:23 ) Previously Unreleased
12: My Girl ( 4:05 ) Previously Unreleased
13: To Althea from Prison ( 2:25 ) Previously Unreleased
14: Knights Of The Road ( 3:52 ) from Rosie
15: The Plainsman ( 3:19 ) from Rosie
16: Matthew, Mark, Luke & John from the Old Grey Whistle Test ( 3:44 ) Previously Unreleased
17: Brilliancy medley from the Old Grey Whistle Test ( 3:55 ) Previously Unreleased
18: Polly On The Shore ( 4:53 ) from Nine
19: Fiddlestix (The Devil In The Kitchen) without orchestra ( 2:49 ) Previously Unreleased
20: Possibly Parsons Green ( 3:41 ) – OZ 7” single mix Previously Unreleased
21: Bring Em Down ( 5:55 ) from Nine

DISC FIVE

01: Sloth – Live in Sydney ( 11:31 ) from Live Convention
02: John The Gun ( 5:05 ) – John Peel session 6/8/1974
03: Down In The Flood ( 3:27 ) – John Peel session 6/8/1974
04: Rising For The Moon ( 4:18 ) – John Peel session 6/8/1974
05: After Halloween ( 2:54 ) Byfield Demo – Alt Take Previously Unreleased
06: Restless ( 3:59 ) from Rising For The Moon
07: White Dress ( 3:24 ) Live on LWT (on Rising for the Moon deluxe edition)
08: Stranger To Himself ( 2:52 ) from Rising For The Moon
09: Dawn – Alt version ( 4:09 ) from the Sandy Denny box set
10: One More Chance – Alt Take ( 7:52 ) Previously Unreleased
11: All Along The Watchtower – Live in Oslo in 1975 ( 4:22 )
12: When First Into This Country ( 2:28 ) from Gottle O’ Geer
13: Sandy’s Song aka Take Away The Load ( 3:34 ) from Gottle O’Geer
14: Royal Seleccion No 13 ( 4:24 ) from A World of Music: Anne Lorne Gillies 26/11/1976 Previously Unreleased
15: Adieu Adieu ( 2:35 ) from A World of Music: Anne Lorne Gillies 26/11/1976 Previously Unreleased
16: Reynard The Fox ( 2:59 ) from Tipplers Tales
17: Poor Ditching Boy ( 3:46 ) from In Concert – STV 1976 Previously Unreleased
18: Flowers Of The Forest ( 3:50 ) from In Concert – STV 1976 Previously Unreleased

DISC SIX – Live at Fairfield Hall 16/12/1973

01: Polly On The Shore ( 5:12 ) Previously Unreleased
02: Furs and Feathers ( 5:11 ) Previously Unreleased
03: Tokyo ( 3:09 ) Previously Unreleased
04: Cell Song ( 5:05 ) Previously Unreleased
05: The Claw ( 3:01 ) Previously Unreleased
06: Far From Me ( Old Broken Bottle ) ( 3:47 ) Previously Unreleased
07: Brilliancy medley / Cherokee Shuffle ( 4:14 ) Previously Unreleased
08: Days of 49 ( 6:20 ) Previously Unreleased
09: Fiddlestix (The Devil In The Kitchen) ( 3:07 ) Previously Unreleased
10: Dirty Linen ( 4:33 ) Previously Unreleased
11: Matthew, Mark, Luke & John ( 6:34 ) Previously Unreleased
12: Possibly Parsons Green ( 3:39 ) Previously Unreleased
13: Sir B. McKenzie ( 6:21 ) Previously Unreleased
14: Down In The Flood – Full version ( 3:45 ) Previously Unreleased
15: Something You’ve Got- Full version ( 3:00 ) Previously Unreleased

DISC SEVEN – Live at the LA Troubadour 1/2/1974

01: Down In The Flood ( 3:13 )
02: The Ballad Of Ned Kelly ( 3:59 )
03: Solo ( 5:34 )
04: It’ll Take A Long Time ( 5:35 )
05: She Moves Through The Fair ( 4:15 )
06: The Hens March Through The Midden & The Four Poster Bed ( 3:17 )
07: The Hexamshire Lass ( 2:44 )
08: Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door ( 4:33 )
09: Six Days On The Road ( 3:44 )
10: Like An Old Fashioned Waltz ( 4:20 )
11: John The Gun ( 5:10 )
12: Down Where The Drunkards Roll – Alt Take ( 4:30 ) Previously Unreleased
13: Crazy Lady Blues ( 4:02 )
14: Who Knows Where The Time Goes ( 6:54 )
15: Matty Groves ( 7:05 )
16: That’ll Be The Day ( 3:23 )

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19 responses to Fairport Convention / Come All Ye: The First Ten Years: seven CD box

  1. CJ Feeney says:

    A well packed set, but not much new for the money for fans. The last two discs look most interesting to me, but the quality would have to be good. I don’t have the huge Sandy Denny box set, but some of the tracks described as being from that set are on other collections.

  2. Steve j says:

    Looks a really nice addition to any Fairport collection
    Live from the Fairfield Halls is a winner if the quality is decent.
    Other sites already £10 cheaper (£44.99) why do Amazon give these inflated prices all the time only to drop later

  3. Craig says:

    Do all the rare Fairport tracks from the big Sandy boxset feature here?

  4. MiG says:

    Can’t wait to hear “A Sailor’s Wife.”
    Some people are never grateful, eh?

  5. phantomengineer says:

    Looking at this one on Amazon took me also to imminent, archival releases from Laura Nyro “A Little Magic, A Little Kindness—The Complete Mono Albums Collection”, a 2CD on Real Gone, and Dusty Springfield “The Complete Philadelphia Sessions – A Brand New Me (Expanded Edition)”, a single CD also on Real Gone. An expensive, early summer beckons me thinks!

  6. Dr Magus says:

    would have liked performance of The Hanging Song from The Old Grey Whistle Test 72

  7. Stan Butler says:

    Crikey. it’s now up to £59.99 on Amazon UK!
    Will get this eventually but happy to wait for the price to drop a bit.
    Mind you, having bought every Sandy Denny box set that has been released in recent memory, those go for huge prices now.

  8. Ex-Oligarch says:

    If you aren’t a rabid fan, have a look at Fairport Convention’s discography (say, on the discogs site). The band, great though it is, has been subject to remarkably thorough documentation already, with an astronomical number of releases (they give The Fall a run for their money).

    Want rarities? In addition to scores of concert albums released over the years, there are a string of live box sets, a 4cd sets of BBC sessions, another 4cd set of outtakes and scraps, at least one archival series and lord knows what else.

    Want a compilation of the band’s best moments, studio and otherwise? There have been over three dozen already, many of those multi-cd sets.

    Now suppose you are someone who is truly obsessed with Fairport Convention. In addition to the above, there are all the studio albums, original and reissued, to contend with. There are hundreds of solo albums and records by splinter groups (not to mention guest appearances) by the twenty or so musicians that have played in the group. Many of them have been the subject of their own thorough documentation. One of the band’s singers, the late Sandy Denny, had a 19 cd retrospective released, including 4 or so cds worth of Fairport material. Former guitarist Richard Thompson has been the subject of several box sets.

    Then there are the bootlegs …

    It’s a bottomless rabbit hole. And almost all of this vast bounty is at least good, and much of it is truly great, inspiring stuff.

    Still, how much enthusiasm can be summoned for each repackaging of older material?

  9. DaveM says:

    Being a massive Sandy Denny fan, thanks to the missus getting me into her twenty-six years ago, my biggest regret is not buying the 19CD set when it came out, but we simply didn’t have the funds at the time. We currently have the Fotheringay box, the SD Fairport albums, the SD Strawbs album and then Sandy’s solo albums as deluxe editions. Will wait for the reviews on this as I want to know what the SQ is like on Live at the Troubadour.

  10. Philip says:

    According to my catalogue program I currently own “58” Fairport CDs*, totalling 5,101.42 minutes. And that’s before I start on Sandy, Thommo, Swarb et al…………. I’m in for this one definitely!!!!

    *Box sets and multi-disc albums counting as one.

  11. Jon Heyes says:

    Am I hoping for too much but are the tracks 4 to 12 on Disc 4 the long lost Manor Album from c. 72/73?

  12. Philip says:

    “Am I hoping for too much but are the tracks 4 to 12 on Disc 4 the long lost Manor Album from c. 72/73?”

    Apparently yes.

  13. truthsayer says:

    Here`s a link for a recent 3 CD Fairport (52 tracks) set for just over £6 on Amazon Marketplace. I got it for £5 (new) on release. It`s very good in both track selection and sound quality.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01N7XTZL2/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

  14. Rob Field says:

    The new Fairport box has been reviewed by Peter Shaw, who listened to the whole thing and wrote an in-depth, helpful review:
    http://www.folkradio.co.uk/2017/07/fairport-convention-come-all-ye-the-first-10-years/

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