Live at the BBC (Fairport Convention album)

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Live at the BBC
Compilation album by Fairport Convention
Released 2007
Recorded 1968–1974
Genre folk rock
Label Island

Live at the BBC is a compilation album by English folk-rock band Fairport Convention released in 2007. It includes tracks recorded for the BBC for various radio programmes between 1968 and 1974 and consists of four CDs in a fold-out package with a fifty-page booklet including song lyrics and numerous contemporary photographs.

Track listing[edit]

Disc one[edit]

  1. "Close the Door Lightly When You Go" (Eric Andersen) – 2:57[1]
  2. "I Don't Know Where I Stand" (Joni Mitchell) – 3.36
  3. "Some Sweet Day" (Felice & Boudleaux Bryant) – 2.16
  4. "You Never Wanted Me" (Jackson C. Frank) – 3.15
  5. "Nottamun Town" (trad. arr. Fairport Convention) – 3.35
  6. "Marcie" (Joni Mitchell) – 3.34[2]
  7. "Night in the City" (Joni Mitchell) – 3.05
  8. "Jack O'Diamonds" (Bob Dylan, Ben Carruthers) – 3.12
  9. "Gone, Gone, Gone" (Phil & Don Everly) – 1.59[3]
  10. "Suzanne" (Leonard Cohen) – 5.25
  11. "If It Feels Good, You Know It Can't Be Wrong" (Richard Thompson & Ashley Hutchings – 3.12
  12. "Eastern Rain" (Joni Mitchell) – 3.10
  13. "Fotheringay" (Sandy Denny) – 3.09
  14. "I Still Miss Someone" (Johnny Cash & Roy Cash) – 2.23[4]
  15. "Bird on a Wire" (Leonard Cohen) – 3.27
  16. "Tried So Hard" (Gene Clark) – 2.54)[5]
  17. "Reno, Nevada" (Richard Fariña) – 2.23
  18. "Book Song" (Ian Matthews & Richard Thompson) – 3.05
  19. "Who Knows Where the Time Goes?" (Sandy Denny) – 4.14[6]

Disc two[edit]

  1. "You're Gonna Need My Help" (Muddy Waters) – 3.56[7]
  2. "Fotheringay" (Sandy Denny) – 3.01
  3. "Shattering Live Experience" (Simon Nicol) – 3.23
  4. "Cajun Woman" (Richard Thompson) – 2.44[8]
  5. "Autopsy" (Sandy Denny) – 4.24
  6. "Si Tu Dois Partir" (Bob Dylan) – 2.25
  7. "Percy's Song" (Bob Dylan) – 5.25
  8. "Reynardine" (trad. arr. Fairport Convention) – 4.19[9]
  9. "Tam Lin" (trad. arr. Dave Swarbrick) – 7.46
  10. "Sir Patrick Spens" (trad. arr. Fairport Convention) – 3.44
  11. "Medley: The Lark in the Morning/Rakish Paddy/Foxhunter's Jig/Toss the Feathers" (trad. arr. Fairport Convention) – 4.12
  12. "The Lady Is a Tramp" (Rodgers and Hart) – 2.11
  13. "Walk Awhile" (Dave Swarbrick, Richard Thompson) – 4.00[10]
  14. "Poor Will and the Jolly Hangman" (Richard Thompson, Dave Swarbrick) – 5.32
  15. "Doctor of Physick" (Dave Swarbrick, Richard Thompson) – 3.37[11]

Disc three[edit]

  1. "Sir Patrick Spens" (trad. arr. Fairport Convention) – 3.32[12]
  2. "The Bonny Bunch of Roses" (trad. arr. Dave Swarbrick, Dave Mattacks, Simon Nicol, Richard Thompson – 10.53[13]
  3. "Dirty Linen" (trad. arr. Dave Swarbrick) – 4.15
  4. "Now Be Thankful" (Richard Thompson, Dave Swarbrick) – 2.24
  5. "The Journeyman's Grace" (Dave Swarbrick, Richard Thompson) – 3.56[14]
  6. "Now Be Thankful" (Richard Thompson, Dave Swarbrick) – 3.23
  7. "Tokyo" (Jerry Donahue) – 3.23[15]
  8. "Matthew, Mark, Luke and John" (Dave Mattacks, Simon Nicol, Dave Pegg, Dave Swarbrick, Richard Thompson] (5.29)
  9. "Possibly Parsons Green" (Trevor Lucas, Pete Roche) – 4.27
  10. "Rosie" (Dave Swarbrick) – 4.02
  11. "John the Gun" (Sandy Denny) – 5.03[16]
  12. "Fiddlestix" (trad. arr. Dave Swarbrick, Dave Mattacks, Dave Pegg, Jerry Donahue, Trevor Lucas) – 2.47
  13. "Rising for the Moon" (Sandy Denny) – 4.16
  14. "Down in the Flood" (Bob Dylan) – 3.27

Disc four[edit]

  1. "Let's Get Together" (Chet Powers) – 2.48[17]
  2. "One Sure Thing" (Harvey Brooks, Jim Glover) – 3.35
  3. "Lay Down Your Weary Tune" (Bob Dylan) – 3.37
  4. "Chelsea Morning" (Joni Mitchell) – 3.01
  5. "Violets of Dawn" (Eric Andersen) – 3.53[18]
  6. "If (Stomp)" (Ian MacDonald, Richard Thompson) – 2.35
  7. "Time Will Show the Wiser" (Emitt Rhodes) – 2.59
  8. "If I Had a Ribbon Bow" (Huey Prince, Louis Singer) – 2.34
  9. "Meet on the Ledge" (Richard Thompson) – 2.48[19]
  10. "Light My Fire" (Jim Morrison, John Densmore, Robert Krieger, Ray Manzarek) – 1.20[20]
  11. "Flatback Caper" (trad. arr. Dave Swarbrick, Simon Nicol, Dave Pegg, Dave Mattacks, Richard Thompson) – 6.23[21]
  12. "Open the Door, Richard" (Bob Dylan)[22] – 3.54
  13. "The Deserter" (trad. arr. Fairport Convention) – 3.54[23]
  14. "The Hangman's Reel" (trad. arr. Dave Swarbrick) – 3.23
  15. "Tam Lin" (trad. arr. Dave Swarbrick) – 8.03
  16. "Sir William Gower" (trad. arr. Fairport Convention) – 4.47[24]
  17. "Banks of the Sweet Primroses" (trad. arr. Fairport Convention) – 4.09
  18. "Sickness and Diseases" (Dave Swarbrick, Richard Thompson) – 3.46
  19. "Bridge over the River Ash" (trad. arr. Dave Swarbrick, Dave Mattacks, Dave Pegg, Simon Nicol) – 2.09
  20. "Lord Marlborough" (trad. arr. Fairport Convention) – 3.21
  21. "Angel Delight" (Dave Mattacks, Simon Nicol, Dave Pegg, Dave Swarbrick]) – 4.04

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tracks 1 – 5 recorded 28 May 1968 for John Peel's Top Gear and broadcast 2 June 1968
  2. ^ Tracks 6 – 8 recorded 18 June 1968 for David Symonds show & broadcast c. 24 June 1968
  3. ^ Tracks 9 – 13 recorded 26 August 1968 for John Peel's Top Gear and broadcast 1 September 1968
  4. ^ Tracks 14 – 15 recorded 2 December 1968 for Stuart Henry's show and broadcast 8 December 1968
  5. ^ Tracks 16 – 18 recorded 27 December 1968 for David Symonds and 6 January 1969
  6. ^ Track 19 recorded on 4 February 1969 for Symonds on Sunday and broadcast 9 February 1969
  7. ^ Tracks 1 – 3 recorded 4 February 1969 for Symonds on Sunday and broadcast 9 February 1969
  8. ^ Tracks 4 – 7 recorded 18 March 1969 for John Peel's Top Gear and broadcast 6 April 1969
  9. ^ Tracks 8 – 12 recorded 23 September 1969 for John Peel's Top Gear and broadcast 27 September 1969
  10. ^ Tracks 13 – 14 recorded for John Peel's Top Gear and broadcast 2 May 1970
  11. ^ Recorded for John Peel's Top Gear, broadcast 1 August 1970
  12. ^ Broadcast by David Symonds, on 27 April 1970
  13. ^ Tracks 2 – 4 Broadcast by Folk on One on 26 July 1970
  14. ^ Tracks 5 – 6 Broadcast by Stuart Henry on 19 November 1970
  15. ^ Tracks 7 – 10 recorded on 5 February 1973 for John Peel and 20 February 1973
  16. ^ Tracks 11 – 14 recorded on 16 July 1974 for John Peel and broadcast on 6 August 1974
  17. ^ Tracks 1 – 4 John Peel's Top Gear, rec. 24 November 1967, bc. 10 December 1967
  18. ^ Tracks 5 – 8 John Peel's Top Gear, rec. 6 February 1968, bc. 3 March 1968
  19. ^ Stuart Henry, rec. 2 December 1968, bc. 8 December 1968
  20. ^ John Peel's Top Gear, rec. 9 December 1968, bc. 22 December 1968
  21. ^ Tracks 11 – 12 Sound of the Seventies, host David Symonds, rec. 21 April 1970, bc. 27 April 1970
  22. ^ as credited on the album
  23. ^ Tracks 13 – 15 Folk on One, bc. 26 July 1970
  24. ^ Tracks 16 – 21 Folk on One, bc. 27 March 1971