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Meet on the Ledge: The Classic Years (1967-1975)

Fairport Convention: Meet on the Ledge (Island 564 687-2)

Meet on the Ledge: The Classic Years (1967-1975)
Fairport Convention

A&M 314 564 687-2 (2 CD, USA, August 1999)
Island 564 687-2 (2 CD, UK, August 1999)

This 2 CD set is an overview of the first eight Fairport Convention years which I prefer to the similar new CD What We Did On Our Holidays: An Introduction to Fairport Convention as this 2 CD set has more bang for the buck and offers some rare and unreleased tracks. But anyway, both albums are fine companions to the new Sandy Denny collection Listen Listen: An Introduction to Sandy Denny.

Compilation produced by Boll Levenson;
Remastered by Chris Herles;
Design by Wherefore Art?;
Liner notes by Patrick Humphries

Tracks

CD 1

  1. Chelsea Morning (3.02)
  2. Fotheringay (3.01)
  3. Mr Lacey (2.50)
  4. Book Song (3.12)
  5. I'll Keep It With Mine (5.52)
  6. Tale in Hard Time (3.26)
  7. Meet on the Ledge (2.49)
  8. Genesis Hall (3.35)
  9. A Sailor's Life (Roud 273; Laws K12; G/D 6:1245) (11.12)
  10. Who Knows Where the Time Goes? (5.07)
  11. Percy's Song (6.47)
  12. Come All Ye (4.58)
  13. Matty Groves (Roud 52; Child 81) (8.06)
  14. Tam Lin (Roud 35; Child 39; G/D 2:330) (7.09)
  15. Crazy Man Michael (4.36)
  16. Farewell, Farewell (2.36)

CD 2

  1. Now Be Thankful (single) (2.21)
  2. The Bonny Bunch of Roses (Roud 664; Laws J5; G/D 1:155) (10.45)
    (previously unreleased studio version)
  3. Walk Awhile (3.57)
  4. Sloth (9.10)
  5. Poor Will and the Jolly Hangman (5.28)
    (Full House version)
  6. The Journeyman's Grace (4.31)
  7. John Lee (3.01)
  8. Rosie (3.35)
  9. The Plainsman (3.16)
  10. The Hexhamshire Lass (Roud 3182) (2.27)
  11. Polly on the Shore (Roud 811) (4.53)
  12. Bring 'Em Down (5.55)
  13. Rising for the Moon (4.06)
  14. White Dress (3.42)
  15. Stranger to Himself (2.49)
  16. One More Chance (7.80)

Track 1 Joni Mitchell;
Tracks 2, 10, 29, 31-32 Sandy Denny;
Track 3 Ashley Hutchings;
Track 4 Ian Matthews, Richard Thompson;
Tracks 5, 11 Bob Dylan;
Tracks 6-8, 16 Richard Thompson;
Tracks 9, 13-14, 18, 26 trad.;
Track 12 Sandy Denny, Ashley Hutchings;
Track 15, 17, 19-22 Richard Thompson, Dave Swarbric;;
Tracks 23-24 30 Dave Swarbrick;
Track 25 Trevor Lucas, Pete Roche;
Track 27 music Dave Pegg, lyrics trad. arr. Dave Swarbrick, Trevor Lucas;
Track 28 Trevor Lucas