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Before the Moon

Fairport Convention: Before the Moon (NMC pilot133)

Before the Moon
Live at Ebbets Field, Denver, Colorado, USA, May 1974
Fairport Convention

NMC Music pilot133 (2 CD, UK, June 2002)

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Recorded live at Ebbets Field, Denver, Colorado, USA, in May 1974 by “Sandy Denny and Fairport Convention” as told at the role call at the end of the first CD. The track list, therefore, is a mixture of Fairport stuff and songs from Sandy's solo albums. The name of the album, Before the Moon hints at the yet to come album Rising for the Moon, of which the title track and One More Chance were already performed here.

A sticker on the CD jewel case says “Limited edition includes bonus disc of the 2nd set”. This second disc is in mono because of the poor quality of the surviving tape.

The booklet contains a lot of before unknown band pictures (plus, to add a little bit more, a photo of Richard and Linda Thompson) and a long and informative interview with Dave Pegg by Jon Kirkman.

There exists also a bootleg of these concerts, Sandy's Lament, with quite bad sound quality.

Musicians

Sandy Denny, vocals;
Dave Swarbrick, violin, vocals;
Jerry Donahue, lead guitar, vocals;
Trevor Lucas, rhythm guitar, vocals;
Dave Pegg, bass guitar;
Dave Mattacks, drums

Tracks

CD 1: First SetCD 2: Second Set
  1. Rising for the Moon (4.14)
  2. Solo (5.50)
  3. Dirty Linen (5.10)
  4. One More Chance (8.51)
  5. Sloth (13.34)
  6. It'll Take a Long Time (7.10)
  7. Matty Groves (Roud 52; Child 81) (10.56)
  8. Hen's March / Medley (8.48)
  9. Down in the Flood (4.08)
  1. Matty Groves (Roud 52; Child 81) (7.39)
  2. Solo (5.58)
  3. Dirty Linen (5.39)
  4. Fiddlestix (3.21)
  5. Who Knows Where the Time Goes? (7.27)
  6. Like an Old Fashioned Waltz (5.46)
  7. Hexhamshire Lass (Roud 3182) (5.38)
  8. Bring 'em Down (12.05)
  9. Down in the Flood (4.03)
  10. John the Gun (6.58)
  11. Sir B. McKenzie (6.47)

Tracks 1, 2, 4, 6 Sandy Denny;
Track 3 trad. arr. Dave Swarbrick;
Track 5 Richard Thompson, Dave Swarbrick;
Tracks 7, 8 trad. arr. Fairport Convention;
Track 9 Bob Dylan

Tracks 1, 4, 7 trad. arr. Fairport Convention;
Tracks 2, 5, 6, 10 Sandy Denny;
Track 3 trad. arr. Dave Swarbrick;
Track 8 Trevor Lucas;
Track 9 Bob Dylan;
Track 11 Fairport Convention

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Ebbets Field 1974

Fairport Convention: Ebbets Field 1974 (ItsAboutMusic)

Ebbets Field 1974
Fairport Convention

ItsAboutMusic (CD, UK, April 2011)

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Recorded live at Ebbets Field, Denver, Colorado, USA, in May 1974.
This is a shortened version of the concert already known from the above double CD Before the Moon.

Musicians

Sandy Denny, vocals;
Dave Swarbrick, violin, vocals;
Jerry Donahue, lead guitar, vocals;
Trevor Lucas, rhythm guitar, vocals;
Dave Pegg, bass guitar;
Dave Mattacks, drums

Tracks

  1. Solo (5.04)
  2. Hexhamshire Lass (Roud 3182) (2.35)
  3. John the Gun (5.12)
  4. Fiddlestix (2.48)
  5. Dirty Linen (4.07)
  6. Who Knows Where the Time Goes? (7.15)
  7. Sloth (13.23)
  8. It'll Take a Long Time (6.18)
  9. Matty Groves (Roud 52; Child 81) (10.04)
  10. Hen's March / Medley (8.29)
  11. Down in the Flood (3.50)

Tracks 1, 3, 6, 6 Sandy Denny;
Tracks 2, 4, 9-10 trad. arr. Fairport Convention;
Track 5 trad. arr. Dave Swarbrick;
Track 7 Richard Thompson, Dave Swarbrick;
Track 11 Bob Dylan