Fairport Convention discography

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This is a list of recordings by the folk rock group Fairport Convention, usually credited as the first English electric folk band. Founded in 1967 and initially covering songs by artists such as Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell, they developed a devoted niche following by providing electrified and upbeat versions of traditional folk tunes mixed with their own compositions. In a career spanning over forty years, notable for numerous changes of lineup as well as continued success, Fairport Convention have issued over fifty albums.

Singles (UK issues)[edit]

  • "If (Stomp)"/"If I Had a Ribbon Bow" February 1968, (Track Records)
  • "Meet on the Ledge"/"Throwaway Street Puzzle" December 1968 (Island)
  • "I'll Keep It With Mine"/"Fotheringay" - 1969
  • "Si Tu Dois Partir"/"Genesis Hall" - July 1969 Chart: #21 [1]
  • "If (Stomp)"/"Chelsea Morning" - April 1970 (Polydor Records)
  • "Now Be Thankful"/"Sir B. McKenzie's Daughter's Lament..." - September 1970 (Island)
  • "Walk Awhile"/"Sir Patrick Spens" - Late 1970
  • "Sickness & Diseases"/"Wizard Of Worldly Game" - 1971
  • "John Lee"/"The Time Is Near" - February 1972 (Island)
  • "The World Has Surely Lost Its Head"/"The Journeyman's Grace" - February 1972
  • "Rosie"/"Knights of the Road" - February 1973, Island
  • "Rosie"/"Fiddlestix" - May 1973
  • "The Devil In The Kitchen"/"Possibly Parsons Green" - January 1974 (Australia / New Zealand only)
  • "White Dress"/"Tears" - 1975, Island
  • "Si Tu Dois Partir"/"White Dress" - August 1975
  • "Jams O'Donnell's Jig"/"The Last Waltz" - June 1978
  • "Rubber Band"/"The Bonny Black Hare" - March 1980
  • "Quazi-Be-Goode"/"Where Would You Rather Be Tonight?" - August 1986
  • "Meet On The Ledge"/"Sigh Beg Sigh Mor" - May 1987

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Release date Title
June 1968 Fairport Convention
January 1969 What We Did on Our Holidays (titled Fairport Convention in the USA)
July 1969 Unhalfbricking
December 1969 Liege & Lief
July 1970 Full House
June 1971 Angel Delight
November 1971 Babbacombe Lee
1972 The Manor Album (unreleased)[2]
March 1973 Rosie
October 1973 Nine
June 1975 Rising for the Moon
May 1976 Gottle O'Geer - credited to "Fairport featuring Dave Swarbrick" in the US, to "Fairport" in the UK
February 1977 The Bonny Bunch of Roses
May 1978 Tipplers Tales
August 1985 Gladys' Leap
August 1986 Expletive Delighted!
1987 Heyday
December 1987 In Real Time: Live '87
December 1989 Red & Gold
December 1990 The Five Seasons
June 1995 Jewel in the Crown
July 1996 Old New Borrowed Blue - Studio/Live, credited to "Fairport Acoustic Convention"
June 1997 Who Knows Where the Time Goes?
November 1999 The Wood and the Wire
February 2002 XXXV
September 2004 Over the Next Hill
February 2007 Sense of Occasion
January 2011 Festival Bell
January 2012 By Popular Request

Live albums[edit]

Date Title
July 1974 Fairport Live Convention (titled A Moveable Feast in the USA)
January 1977 Live at the L.A. Troubadour (Recorded Sept 1970)
1979 Farewell Farewell (aka Encore Encore)
1982 Moat On The Ledge - Live At Broughton Castle (Recorded 15 August 1981)
June 1986 House Full: Live at the L.A. Troubadour (Recorded Sept 1970)
October 1994 25th Anniversary Concert
1997 Encore, encore
1998 The Cropredy Box (3-CD set)
1999 Cropredy 98
2000 Kind Fortune (2-CD set - the first live, the second a compilation)
2002 From Cropredy to Portmeirion (Recorded 1990)
2002 The Airing Cupboard Tapes (Recorded 1971-1974)
2002 Cropredy 2002 (2-CD set)
2004 The Quiet Joys of Brotherhood (2-CD set + interview DVD, recorded at Cropredy 1986 & 1987)
2004 Cropredy Capers: 25 Years of Fairport Convention and Friends at Cropredy Festival (4-CD set)
2005 Journeyman's Grace
2005 Acoustically Down Under (Recorded 1996)
2006 Off The Desk
2007 Live at the BBC
2007 Who Knows? 1975
2007 On the Ledge (2-CD set, 35th Anniversary Concert)
2008 Live At Cropredy '08
January 2012 Babbacombe Lee Live Again

Compilation albums[edit]

Release date Title
1972 The History of Fairport Convention
1975 Tour Sampler (UK Only issue)
July 1976 Fairport Chronicles[1] USA Only A&M Records SP3530
1983 Folk With Poke (Instrumentals And Sloth) Studio / live (Australia-only compilation)
1991 The Woodworm Years
1995 A Chronicle of Sorts 1967 - 1969
1999 Meet On the Ledge: The Classic Years 1967-1975 (2-CD set)
1999 Fiddlestix: The Best of Fairport, 1970-1984
2001 Some of Our Yesterdays
2002 Fairport Convention
2002 Then & Now 1982 - 1996: The Best of Fairport Convention
February 2003 Rhythm Of The Times (1985 - 1990)
2003 Shines Like Gold (3-CD set)
2003 Across the Decades (2-CD set)
2006 The Classic Collection (2-CD set)
January 2009 Fame and Glory

References[edit]

  1. ^ UK Chart Stats
  2. ^ "The Manor Album (Not Released)". AllMusic.com. Retrieved 2011-07-09.