We continue our occasional series reappraising a selection of our favourite 1971 albums in greater detail. This time, we have a new close look at the album many saw as the First Folk Rock Opera: Fairport Convention’s Babbacombe Lee.
Iain Matthews revisits his back catalogue and repolishes some gems on the Fake Tan album from Talking Elephant Records.
John Barlass trawls his memory banks for a detailed piece of the first Cropredy Festival in 1979 and Fairport’s Farewell.
At The Barrier takes a look back at 1971 and celebrates a seminal year for the Rock Album. Happy Birthday to these classics!
Fairport Convention’s Breton adventures – now extended! Immerse yourself in Fame and Glory.
2020 has been a tremendously challenging year for many obvious reasons. One thing that has kept many of us afloat is an endless stream of amazing music.
Judy Dyble and David Longdon. Their mutual admiration results in an album that serves as a beautiful swan song.
Richard & Linda Thompson. Two of the UK’s finest singer/songwriters ever. Their Complete Works – and more! A veritable Thompson Treasure Trove.
Zach Phillips recently released his new album, The Wine Of Youth. Here, the adopted Californian writes about his love of the music of Richard Thompson.
Chris Leslie uses his time in lock down to release a new album that’s half instrumental, half vocal; half self-composed, half trad-arr.
Few have been brave enough to dedicate a whole album of Dylan songs like Emma Swift. Blonde On The Tracks meets the challenge head on.
Emma Swift discusses her love of the late, great Sandy Denny; the amazing singer who helped Fairport Convention and Fotheringay reach the top.
Fairport’s Cropredy Convention is a staple of the UK festival circuit. We believe it’s the best. Here are ten reasons why.
In a piece that seems apt at the moment, Simon Nicol shares his love of gigging. Not a band, not an artist, but a vital aspect of why we all love music; seeing it live.
Gerry Conway shares his love of the music of the mighty Stevie Wonder; who recently celebrated his 70th birthday.