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In Real Time

Fairport Convention: In Real Time (Island IMCD 10)

In Real Time
Live 1987
Fairport Convention

Island Records ILPS 9883 (LP, UK, December 1987)
Island Records 90678-1 (LP, UK, January 1988)
Island Records IMCD 10 (CD, UK, June 1990)

Tracks 1-6 recorded live in the studio at The Mill, Farnham, Buckinghamshire;
The audience was dubbed onto the “live” tracks by Island Records; it was apparently taken from John Martyn's album Live In Leeds;
Track 7, Meet on the Ledge, is taken from the 7" single (IS324) and 12" single (12IS-324)


Simon Nicol, vocals, electric & acoustic guitars;
Ric Sanders, violin, keyboards;
Maartin Allcock, vocals, electric & acoustic guitars, bouzouki, bass;
Dave Pegg, bass, mandolin, drums, vocals;
Dave Mattacks, drums, keyboards


Side 1Side 2
  1. Reynard the Fox (Roud 190) (2.52)
  2. The Widow of Westmorland's Daughter (Roud 228; G/D 7:1439) / Random Jig (4.44)
  3. The Hiring Fair (6.35)
  4. Crazy Man Michael (4.49)
  1. Close To The Wind (6.20)
  2. “Big Three” Medley: The Swirling Pit / Matty Groves (Roud 52; Child 81) / The Rutland Reel / Sack the Juggler (10.41)
  3. Meet on the Ledge (studio version) (4.09)

Tracks 1, 2a, 6b trad. arr. Fairport Convention except
Track 2b James Hill;
Track 3 Ralph McTell, Dave Mattacks;
Track 4 Richard Thompson, Dave Swarbrick;
Track 5 stuart Marson;
Track 6a Dave Pegg;
Track 6c/d Ric Sanders;
Track 7 Richard Thompson