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Live At The BBC [BBC Version]
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Album: Live At The BBC [BBC Version]
# Song Title   Time
  Disc 1
1)    Close The Door Lightly When You Go BBC Session - Top Gear 2/6/68 More Info... 2:57
2)    I Don't Know Where I Stand BBC Session - Top Gear 2/6/68 More Info... 3:37
3)    Some Sweet Day BBC Session - Top Gear 2/6/68 More Info... 2:16
4)    You Never Wanted Me BBC Session - Top Gear 2/6/68 More Info... 3:16
5)    Nottamun Town BBC Session - Top Gear 2/6/68 More Info... 3:36
6)    Marcie BBC Session - David Symonds 24/6/68 More Info... 3:35
7)    Night In The City BBC Session - David Symonds 24/6/68 More Info... 3:06
8)    Jack O' Diamonds BBC Session - David Symonds 24/6/68 More Info... 3:12
9)    Gone, Gone, Gone BBC Session - Top Gear 1/9/68 More Info... 1:59
10)    Suzanne BBC Session - Top Gear 1/9/68 More Info... 5:25
11)    If It Feels Good, You Know It Can't Be Wrong BBC Session - Top Gear 1/9/68 More Info... 3:12
12)    Eastern Rain BBC Session - Top Gear 1/9/68 More Info... 3:10
13)    Fotheringay BBC Session - Top Gear 1/9/68 More Info... 3:09
14)    I Still Miss Someone BBC Session - Stuart Henry 8/12/68 More Info... 2:24
15)    Bird On A Wire BBC Session - Stuart Henry 8/12/68 More Info... 3:28
16)    Tried So Hard BBC Session - David Symonds 6/1/69 More Info... 2:55
17)    Reno Nevada BBC Session - David Symonds 6/1/69 More Info... 2:23
18)    Book Song BBC Session - David Symonds 6/1/69 More Info... 3:06
19)    Who Knows Where The Time Goes? BBC Session - Symonds On Sunday 9/2/69 More Info... 4:15
  Disc 2
1)    You're Gonna Need My Help BBC Session - Symonds On Sunday 9/2/69 More Info... 3:57
2)    Fotheringay BBC Session - Symonds On Sunday 9/2/69 More Info... 3:00
3)    Shattering Live Experience BBC Session -Symonds On Sunday 9/2/69 More Info... 3:24
4)    Cajun Woman BBC Session - Top Gear 6/4/69 More Info... 2:44
5)    Autopsy BBC Session - Top Gear 6/4/69 More Info... 4:25
6)    Si Tu Dois Partir BBC Session - Top Gear 6/4/69 More Info... 2:25
7)    Percy's Song BBC Session - Top Gear 6/4/69 More Info... 5:26
8)    Reynardine BBC Session - Top Gear 27/9/69 More Info... 4:20
9)    Tam Lin BBC Session - Top Gear 27/9/69 More Info... 7:46
10)    Sir Patrick Spens BBC Session - Top Gear 27/9/69 More Info... 3:45
11)    Medley - The Lark In The Morning/Rakish Paddy/Foxhunter's Jig/Toss The Feathers BBC Session - Top Gear 27/9/69 More Info... 4:12
12)    The Lady Is A Tramp BBC Session - Top Gear 27/9/69 More Info... 2:11
13)    Walk Awhile BBC Session - Top Gear 2/5/70 More Info... 4:01
14)    Poor Will And The Jolly Hangman BBC Session - Top Gear 2/5/70 More Info... 5:33
15)    Doctor Of Physick BBC Session - Top Gear 1/8/70 More Info... 3:37
  Disc 3
1)    Sir Patrick Spens BBC Session - David Symonds 27/4/70 More Info... 3:32
2)    The Bonny Bunch Of Roses BBC Session - Folk On One 26/7/70 More Info... 10:53
3)    Dirty Linen BBC Session - Folk On One 26/7/70 More Info... 4:15
4)    Now Be Thankful BBC Session - Folk On One 26/7/70 More Info... 2:24
5)    The Journeyman's Grace BBC Session - Stuart Henry 19/11/70 More Info... 3:56
6)    Now Be Thankful BBC Session - Stuart Henry 19/11/70 More Info... 3:23
7)    Tokyo BBC Session - John Peel 20/2/73 More Info... 2:37
8)    Matthew, Mark, Luke And John BBC Session - John Peel 20/2/73 More Info... 5:29
9)    Possibly Parsons Green BBC Session - John Peel 20/2/73 More Info... 4:27
10)    Rosie BBC Session - John Peel 20/2/73 More Info... 4:02
11)    John The Gun BBC Session - John Peel 6/8/74 More Info... 5:04
12)    Fiddlestix BBC Session - John Peel 6/8/74 More Info... 2:47
13)    Rising For The Moon BBC Session - John Peel 6/8/74 More Info... 4:16
14)    Down In The Flood BBC Session - John Peel 6/8/74 More Info... 3:27
  Disc 4
1)    Let's Get Together BBC Session - Top Gear 10/12/67 More Info... 2:49
2)    One Sure Thing BBC Session - Top Gear 10/12/67 More Info... 3:36
3)    Lay Down Your Weary Tune BBC Session - Top Gear 10/12/67 More Info... 3:37
4)    Chelsea Morning BBC Session - Top Gear 10/12/67 More Info... 3:02
5)    Violets Of Dawn BBC Session - Top Gear 3/3/68 More Info... 3:53
6)    If (Stomp) BBC Session - Top Gear 3/3/68 More Info... 2:35
7)    Time Will Show The Wiser BBC Session - Top Gear 3/3/68 More Info... 2:59
8)    If I Had A Ribbon Bow BBC Session - Top Gear 3/3/68 More Info... 2:35
9)    Meet On The Ledge BBC Session - Stuart Henry 8/12/68 More Info... 2:49
10)    Light My Fire BBC Session - Top Gear 22/12/68 More Info... 1:20
11)    Flatback Caper BBC Session - David Symonds 27/4/70 More Info... 6:23
12)    Open The Door Richard BBC Session - David Symonds 27/4/70 More Info... 3:05
13)    The Deserter BBC Sessions - Folk On One 26/7/70 More Info... 3:55
14)    The Hangman's Reel BBC Folk On One 26/7/70 More Info... 3:24
15)    Tam Lin BBC Session - Folk On One 26/7/70 More Info... 8:03
16)    Sir William Gower BBC Session - Folk On One 27/3/71 More Info... 4:42
17)    Banks Of The Sweet Primroses BBC Session - Folk On One 27/3/71 More Info... 4:09
18)    Sickness & Diseases BBC Session - Folk On One 27/3/71 More Info... 3:41
19)    Bridge Over The River Ash BBC Session - Folk On One 27/3/71 More Info... 2:10
20)    Lord Marlborough BBC Session - Folk On One 27/3/71 More Info... 3:21
21)    Angel Delight BBC Session - Folk On One 27/3/71 More Info... 4:05
 

Album: Live At The BBC [BBC Version]
# Song Title   Time
  Disc 1
1)    Close The Door Lightly When You Go BBC Session - Top Gear 2/6/68 More Info... 2:57
2)    I Don't Know Where I Stand BBC Session - Top Gear 2/6/68 More Info... 3:37
3)    Some Sweet Day BBC Session - Top Gear 2/6/68 More Info... 2:16
4)    You Never Wanted Me BBC Session - Top Gear 2/6/68 More Info... 3:16
5)    Nottamun Town BBC Session - Top Gear 2/6/68 More Info... 3:36
6)    Marcie BBC Session - David Symonds 24/6/68 More Info... 3:35
7)    Night In The City BBC Session - David Symonds 24/6/68 More Info... 3:06
8)    Jack O' Diamonds BBC Session - David Symonds 24/6/68 More Info... 3:12
9)    Gone, Gone, Gone BBC Session - Top Gear 1/9/68 More Info... 1:59
10)    Suzanne BBC Session - Top Gear 1/9/68 More Info... 5:25
11)    If It Feels Good, You Know It Can't Be Wrong BBC Session - Top Gear 1/9/68 More Info... 3:12
12)    Eastern Rain BBC Session - Top Gear 1/9/68 More Info... 3:10
13)    Fotheringay BBC Session - Top Gear 1/9/68 More Info... 3:09
14)    I Still Miss Someone BBC Session - Stuart Henry 8/12/68 More Info... 2:24
15)    Bird On A Wire BBC Session - Stuart Henry 8/12/68 More Info... 3:28
16)    Tried So Hard BBC Session - David Symonds 6/1/69 More Info... 2:55
17)    Reno Nevada BBC Session - David Symonds 6/1/69 More Info... 2:23
18)    Book Song BBC Session - David Symonds 6/1/69 More Info... 3:06
19)    Who Knows Where The Time Goes? BBC Session - Symonds On Sunday 9/2/69 More Info... 4:15
  Disc 2
1)    You're Gonna Need My Help BBC Session - Symonds On Sunday 9/2/69 More Info... 3:57
2)    Fotheringay BBC Session - Symonds On Sunday 9/2/69 More Info... 3:00
3)    Shattering Live Experience BBC Session -Symonds On Sunday 9/2/69 More Info... 3:24
4)    Cajun Woman BBC Session - Top Gear 6/4/69 More Info... 2:44
5)    Autopsy BBC Session - Top Gear 6/4/69 More Info... 4:25
6)    Si Tu Dois Partir BBC Session - Top Gear 6/4/69 More Info... 2:25
7)    Percy's Song BBC Session - Top Gear 6/4/69 More Info... 5:26
8)    Reynardine BBC Session - Top Gear 27/9/69 More Info... 4:20
9)    Tam Lin BBC Session - Top Gear 27/9/69 More Info... 7:46
10)    Sir Patrick Spens BBC Session - Top Gear 27/9/69 More Info... 3:45
11)    Medley - The Lark In The Morning/Rakish Paddy/Foxhunter's Jig/Toss The Feathers BBC Session - Top Gear 27/9/69 More Info... 4:12
12)    The Lady Is A Tramp BBC Session - Top Gear 27/9/69 More Info... 2:11
13)    Walk Awhile BBC Session - Top Gear 2/5/70 More Info... 4:01
14)    Poor Will And The Jolly Hangman BBC Session - Top Gear 2/5/70 More Info... 5:33
15)    Doctor Of Physick BBC Session - Top Gear 1/8/70 More Info... 3:37
  Disc 3
1)    Sir Patrick Spens BBC Session - David Symonds 27/4/70 More Info... 3:32
2)    The Bonny Bunch Of Roses BBC Session - Folk On One 26/7/70 More Info... 10:53
3)    Dirty Linen BBC Session - Folk On One 26/7/70 More Info... 4:15
4)    Now Be Thankful BBC Session - Folk On One 26/7/70 More Info... 2:24
5)    The Journeyman's Grace BBC Session - Stuart Henry 19/11/70 More Info... 3:56
6)    Now Be Thankful BBC Session - Stuart Henry 19/11/70 More Info... 3:23
7)    Tokyo BBC Session - John Peel 20/2/73 More Info... 2:37
8)    Matthew, Mark, Luke And John BBC Session - John Peel 20/2/73 More Info... 5:29
9)    Possibly Parsons Green BBC Session - John Peel 20/2/73 More Info... 4:27
10)    Rosie BBC Session - John Peel 20/2/73 More Info... 4:02
11)    John The Gun BBC Session - John Peel 6/8/74 More Info... 5:04
12)    Fiddlestix BBC Session - John Peel 6/8/74 More Info... 2:47
13)    Rising For The Moon BBC Session - John Peel 6/8/74 More Info... 4:16
14)    Down In The Flood BBC Session - John Peel 6/8/74 More Info... 3:27
  Disc 4
1)    Let's Get Together BBC Session - Top Gear 10/12/67 More Info... 2:49
2)    One Sure Thing BBC Session - Top Gear 10/12/67 More Info... 3:36
3)    Lay Down Your Weary Tune BBC Session - Top Gear 10/12/67 More Info... 3:37
4)    Chelsea Morning BBC Session - Top Gear 10/12/67 More Info... 3:02
5)    Violets Of Dawn BBC Session - Top Gear 3/3/68 More Info... 3:53
6)    If (Stomp) BBC Session - Top Gear 3/3/68 More Info... 2:35
7)    Time Will Show The Wiser BBC Session - Top Gear 3/3/68 More Info... 2:59
8)    If I Had A Ribbon Bow BBC Session - Top Gear 3/3/68 More Info... 2:35
9)    Meet On The Ledge BBC Session - Stuart Henry 8/12/68 More Info... 2:49
10)    Light My Fire BBC Session - Top Gear 22/12/68 More Info... 1:20
11)    Flatback Caper BBC Session - David Symonds 27/4/70 More Info... 6:23
12)    Open The Door Richard BBC Session - David Symonds 27/4/70 More Info... 3:05
13)    The Deserter BBC Sessions - Folk On One 26/7/70 More Info... 3:55
14)    The Hangman's Reel BBC Folk On One 26/7/70 More Info... 3:24
15)    Tam Lin BBC Session - Folk On One 26/7/70 More Info... 8:03
16)    Sir William Gower BBC Session - Folk On One 27/3/71 More Info... 4:42
17)    Banks Of The Sweet Primroses BBC Session - Folk On One 27/3/71 More Info... 4:09
18)    Sickness & Diseases BBC Session - Folk On One 27/3/71 More Info... 3:41
19)    Bridge Over The River Ash BBC Session - Folk On One 27/3/71 More Info... 2:10
20)    Lord Marlborough BBC Session - Folk On One 27/3/71 More Info... 3:21
21)    Angel Delight BBC Session - Folk On One 27/3/71 More Info... 4:05
 
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  • Personnel: Simon Nicol (vocals, guitar, background vocals); Jerry Donahue, Richard Thompson, Trevor Lucas (vocals, guitar); Dave Swarbrick (vocals, violin); Ian Matthews, Sandy Denny, Judy Dyble (vocals); Dave Pegg (mandolin, fiddle, background vocals); Rick Grech (violin); Dave Mattacks, Martin Lamble (drums).
  • Liner Note Author: Kingsley Abbott.
  • Recording information: 12/10/1967-08/06/1974.
  • Photographer: Sandy Denny.
  • Is a four-CD box set of Fairport Convention 1967-1974 BBC recordings excessive? After all, even the Beatles only got two CDs of Beeb tracks into official release. But it really isn't too much for fans of the band, for the quality of most of the stuff here is truly good, even if the very best of it was already issued on the Heyday compilation. There's a lot more here, however. While the expanded Heyday CD contains 20 tracks from 1968-1969, this offers a relatively whopping 69, and where Heyday focused exclusively on late-'60s sessions done while Sandy Denny was in the lineup (which was admittedly their peak era), this has a few recordings predating Denny's entrance into Fairport, as well as quite a few post-dating her departure (and a few from when she briefly rejoined the group in the mid-'70s). Most important of all, this has quite a few songs, particularly folk-rock cover versions from the late '60s, that didn't make it onto official Fairport Convention releases of the time.
  • Certainly the first two discs of the set are the strongest, as all but three of the tracks date from the 1968-1969 Denny era. If you're already heard Heyday, you know how good some of these gems are, like their superb interpretation of Leonard Cohen's "Suzanne," and their fine reworkings of songs by Richard Fari¤a ("Reno, Nevada"), the Everly Brothers, Gene Clark ("Tried So Hard"), Eric Andersen ("Close the Door Lightly When You Go"), Bob Dylan ("Percy's Song"), Johnny Cash ("I Still Miss Someone"), and Joni Mitchell ("I Don't Know Where I Stand"), as well as quality originals like "Autopsy" and "Shattering Live Experience." This set includes a few other goodies, however, some of which were previously on bootlegs and benefit from much-improved sound here (Joni Mitchell's "Eastern Rain," "Marcie," and "Night in the City"), and one of which ("Jack of Diamonds," an obscure Bob Dylan lyric set to music by Ben Carruthers from their first LP) had never even previously shown up on those old bootlegs. It's true the blues songs "You're Gonna Need My Help" and "If It Feels Good You Know It Can't Be Wrong" are kind of lame, but at least they preserve one aspect of the early band's repertoire.
  • It's also true that disc three (all taken from 1970-1974 sessions) pales a little in comparison to the first pair of CDs, but these do document Fairport's transition to a much more English traditional folk-oriented group, with Denny re-entering on the four songs from 1974. The fidelity on disc four (subtitled "Off Air") is indeed taken from off-air recordings rather than original tapes, and has noticeably poorer fidelity, though it's actually not that bad. Even these performances, however (some of which found prior release on the Fairport Unconventional box set, as had a few other stray tracks from the first three discs), are quite enjoyable, with eight songs done in 1967-1968 when Judy Dyble was still in the lineup. Some of these songs, too, Eric Andersen's "Violets of Dawn," Bob Dylan's "Lay Down Your Weary Tune" -- never found release on their official albums, and there are other highlights (or at least intriguing oddities) like their December 1968 send-up of "Light My Fire" and a 1970 version of "Tam Lin" with male lead vocals (though Denny had taken the lead on the familiar studio recording). In all, this is essential for Fairport fans, and is not solely or primarily of historical interest, making for quite fine listening on its own terms. ~ Richie Unterberger
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