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Farewell, Farewell

Fairport Convention: Farewell, Farewell (Turning Point TPM-02211)

Farewell, Farewell
Fairport Convention

Woodworm Records BEAR 22 (LP, UK, September 1979)
Simons Records GAMA 1 (LP, UK, April 1980)
Road Goes On Forever RFG CD001 (CD, UK, August 1991)
Turning Point Music TPM-02211 (2 LP, UK, October 2002)

Fairport Convention: Encore Encore (Folkprint FP001CD)

Encore Encore
Fairport Convention

Folkprint FP001CD (CD, UK, August 1997)

Mostly recorded live May 1979 by Frank Owen using the Island Mobile at Birmingham University, Southampton University and Derby Assembly Rooms.
Some vocals redone at Chipping Norton Studios.

The bonus track Rubber Band on the later issues was originally released as a single.

Musicians

Simon Nicol, vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, violin;
Dave Swarbrick, vocals, violin, mandolin;
Dave Pegg, bass guitar, mandolin, vocals, violin;
Bruce Rowland, drums, vocals, bass, violin

Tracks

Woodworm and Simons LPs

Side 1Side 2
  1. Matty Groves (Roud 52; Child 81) / High Road to Linton / Orange Blossom Special (8.34)
  2. John Lee (3.18)
  3. The Bridge over the River Ash (2.40)
  4. Sir Patrick Spens (Roud 41; Child 58; G/D 1:17) (3.17)
  1. Mr Lacey (3.36)
  2. Walk Awhile (4.13)
  3. The Bonny Black Hare (Roud 1656; G/D 7:1427) (2.40)
  4. The Journeyman's Grace (4.35)
  5. Meet on the Ledge (6.18)

Tracks 1ab, 3, 4, 7 trad. arr. Fairport Convention;
Track 1c Ervin Rouse;
Track 2 Dave Swarbrick;
Track 5 Ashley Hutchings;
Tracks 6, 8 Richard Thompson, Dave Swarbrick;
Track 9 Richard Thompson

Promotional copies of the Simons LP included the single Rubber Band / The Bonny Black Hare (Simons PMW 1, 1980).

Road Goes on Forever CD

Compared to the original LP, track 1 has been split in two and Rubber Band from the original single has been added as a bonus track:

  1. Matty Groves (Roud 52; Child 81) / High Road to Linton (6.33)
  2. Orange Blossom Special (2.30)
  3. John Lee (3.18)
  4. The Bridge over the River Ash (2.40)
  5. Sir Patrick Spens (Roud 41; Child 58; G/D 1:17) (3.17)
  6. Mr Lacey (3.36)
  7. Walk Awhile (4.13)
  8. The Bonny Black Hare (Roud 1656; G/D 7:1427) (2.40)
  9. The Journeyman's Grace (4.35)
  10. Meet on the Ledge (6.18)
  11. Rubber Band (6.18)

Track 11 Mike Waterson

Turning Point Music double LP and Folkprint CD Encore Encore

Both these issues added three more tracks from the May 1979 farewell tour:

Side 1Side 2
  1. Matty Groves (Roud 52; Child 81) / High Road to Linton (6.33)
  2. Orange Blossom Special (2.30)
  3. John Lee (3.18)
  4. The Bridge over the River Ash (2.40)
  1. Sir Patrick Spens (Roud 41; Child 58; G/D 1:17) (3.17)
  2. Mr Lacey (3.36)
  3. Walk Awhile (4.13)
  4. The Bonny Black Hare (Roud 1656; G/D 7:1427) (2.40)
Side 3Side 4
  1. The Journeyman's Grace (4.35)
  2. Meet on the Ledge (6.18)
  3. Rubber Band (6.18)
  1. The Hens March Through the Midden / The Four Poster Bed (3.37)
  2. Flatback Caper (6.37)
  3. Dirty Linen (4.20)

Tracks 1, 4, 5, 8, 12 trad. arr. Fairport Convention;
Track 2 Ervin Rouse;
Track 3 Dave Swarbrick;
Track 6 Ashley Hutchings;
Tracks 7, 9 Richard Thompson, Dave Swarbrick;
Track 10 Richard Thompson;
Track 11 Mike Waterson;
Track 13 Ronald Cooper / trad. arr. Fairport Convention / O'Carolan;
Track 14 trad. arr. Dave Swarbrick