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Liege and Lief

Fairport Convention: Liege and Lief (Island ILPS 9115)

Liege and Lief
Fairport Convention

Island ILPS 9115 (LP, UK, December 1969)
A&M SP 7257 (LP, USA, 1969)
Island IMCD 60 (CD, UK, September 1986)
Island ILPM 9115 (LP '25 Years Collection' reissue, UK, October 1986)
A&M CD4257 (CD, USA, November 1988)

Fairport Convention: Liege and Lief (A&M CD4257)
Fairport Convention: Liege and Lief (Island IMCD291)

Island IMCD 291 (CD with bonus tracks, UK, May 2002)
Island 530 111-1 (2 CD, UK, August 2007)

Fairport Convention: Liege and Lief (Island 530 111-1)

Recorded at Sound Techniques Studio, October 16 - November 2, 1969;
Engineered by John Wood, Sound Techniques Ltd.;
Produced by Joe Boyd, Witchseason Productions Ltd.,
with special thanks to the English Folk Dance & Song Society at Cecil Sharp House

Musicians

Sandy Denny, vocals;
Ashley Hutchings, bass;
Dave Mattacks, drums;
Simon Nicol, guitar, vocals;
Dave Swarbrick, violin, viola, vocals;
Richard Thompson, guitar, vocals

Tracks

Note: The 1986 Island CD lists all tracks as shown on both cover and CD but No. 5 & 6 are actually joined to a single track.

Side 1Side 2
  1. Come All Ye (5.00)
  2. Reynardine (Roud 397; Laws P15; G/D 2:333) (4.31)
  3. Matty Groves (Roud 52; Child 81) (8.08)
  4. Farewell, Farewell (2.37)
  1. The Deserter (Roud 493) (4.22)
  2. Medley: The Lark in the Morning jig / Rakish Paddy reel / Foxhunter's Jig slip jig / Toss the Feathers reel (4.07)
  3. Tam Lin (Roud 35; Child 39; G/D 2:330) (7.11)
  4. Crazy Man Michael (4.37)

All tracks trad. arr. Fairport Convention except
Track 1 Sandy Denny / Ashley Hutchings;
Track 4 Richard Thompson;
Track 8 Richard Thompson / Dave Swarbrick

2002 CD Bonus Tracks: Recording session out-takes

  1. Sir Patrick Spens (Roud 41; Child 58; G/D 1:17) (4.00)
  2. The Quiet Joys of Brotherhood (Take 1; 7.48)

Track 9 trad. arr. Fairport Convention;
Track 10 Richard Fariña / trad.

Second CD of the 2007 reissue: Recording session out-takes and BBC sessions

  1. Sir Patrick Spens (Roud 41; Child 58; G/D 1:17) (3.59)
  2. The Quiet Joys of Brotherhood (Take 4; 5.59)
  3. Ballad of Easy Rider (4.53)
  4. Tam Lin (Roud 35; Child 39; G/D 2:330) (7.46)
  5. Medley: The Lark in the Morning jig / Rakish Paddy reel / Foxhunter's Jig slip jig / Toss the Feathers reel (4.13)
  6. Sir Patrick Spens (Roud 41; Child 58; G/D 1:17) (3.44)
  7. Reynardine (Roud 397; Laws P15; G/D 2:333) (4.19)
  8. The Quiet Joys of Brotherhood (Take 1; 7.50)
  9. The Lady Is a Tramp (2.11)
  10. Medley: The Lady Is a Tramp / In Other Words (Fly Me to the Moon) (2.21)

Tracks 1, 8 recording session out-takes;
Track 2 recording session out-take; also released on Sandy Denny's Who Knows Where the Time Gues?;
Track 3 recording session out-take; also released on Richard Thompson's (guitar, vocal), on Sandy Denny's No More Sad Refrains, and on Fairport's 2003 CD reissue of Unhalfbricking;
Tracks 4-7, 9 recorded for John Peel's BBC Top Gear Show on September 23, 1969, bc. September 27, 1969; also released on Live at the BBC;
Track 10 previously unreleased

All tracks trad. arr. Fairport Convention except
Tracks 2, 8 Richard Fariña / trad.;
Track 3 Roger McGuinn;
Tracks 9, 10 Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart