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The Airing Cupboard Tapes '71-'74

Fairport Convention: The Airing Cupboard Tapes '71-'74 (cassette)

The Airing Cupboard Tapes '71-'74
Fairport Convention
Woodworm Records, no number (Cass, UK, 1981)
Talking Elephant TECD046, (CD, UK, November 2002)

Fairport Convention: The Airing Cupboard Tapes '71-'74 (Talking Elephant TECD046)

Cassette compiled by Dave Mattacks; with approximately 11.25"x6" folded insert sheet with notes by Dave Mattacks about the tracks and sources.

CD reissue with four bonus tracks and extra sleeve notes by Ian Burgess - Friends of Fairport

Musicians

Dave Swarbrick, vocals [1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 13], fiddle [1-13];
Sandy Denny, vocals [4, 8-11];
Jerry Donahue, electric guitar [1, 2, 4, 6, 8-11], acoustic guitar [12], vocals [10, 11];
Trevor Lucas, acoustic guitar [1, 2, 4, 6, 8-12], backing vocals [6];
Simon Nicol, electric guitar   vocals [3, 5, 13], acoustic guitar [13];
Dave Pegg, bass guitar [1-6, 8-9, 11], mandolin [7], backing vocals [3, 5];
Dave Mattacks, drums [1-6, 8-14], electric piano [7]

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. The Hexhamshire Lass (Roud 3182) (2.30)
  2. The Hens March Through the Midden / The Four Poster Bed (2.44)
  3. Sloth (12.46)
  4. It'll Take a Long Time (5.28)
  1. Walk Awhile (3.57)
  2. Furs and Feathers (4.42)
  3. Cell Song (3.55)
  4. Who Knows Where the Time Goes? (6.28)
  5. That'll Be the Day (1.53)
CD Bonus Tracks
  1. The Ballad of Ned Kelly (3.50)
  2. Something You Got (2.24)
  3. The Claw (2.20)
  4. The Deserter (Roud 493) (4.36)

Track 13 recorded in Frankfurt, Germany, February 1971;
Tracks 3, 5 recorded at San Antonio, Texas, USA, October 1971;
Track 6 recorded at Kent University, Canterbury, November 1972;
Tracks 2, 9 recorded at Kingston-Upon-Thames Polytechnic, December 1972;
Tracks 7, 12 recorded at the Rainbow Theatre, London - December 15, 1973;
Track 1 recorded at Sydney Opera House, January 26, 1974;
Tracks 4, 8 recorded at The Troubadour, Los Angeles, February 1974;
Tracks 10, 11 recorded at Clark University, USA, April 1974

Tracks 1, 2, 13 trad. arr. Fairport Convention;
Tracks 3, 5 Richard Thompson / Dave Swarbrick;
Tracks 4, 8 Sandy Denny;
Track 6 Dave Swarbrick;
Track 7 Dave Swarbrick, Dave Pegg, Simon Nicol, Dave Mattacks;
Track 9 Jerry Alison, Buddy Holly, Norman Petty;
Track 10 Trevor Lucas;
Track 11 Chris Kenner;
Track 12 Jerry Reed Hubbard