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Close the Door Lightly When You Go

[Eric Andersen]

This song, originally sung by Eric Andersen on his 1966 album Bout Changes & Things, was recorded by Fairport Convention (Ian Matthews, lead vocals; Sandy Denny, harmony vocals; Richard Thompson, slide guitar; Simon Nicol, electric guitar; Ashley Hutchings, bass guitar; Martin Lamble, drums) on 28 May 1968 in BBC Studio 1, 201 Piccadilly, for John Peel’s Top Gear radio show, produced by Bernie Andrews. It was broadcast on 2 June 1968 with a repeat on 30 June 1968. The track was released on the Heyday cassette and both of its CD versions and in 2007 on the 4CD set Live at the BBC.


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