Live at the L.A. Troubadour

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Live at the L.A. Troubadour
Live album by Fairport Convention
Released January 1977
Recorded 4-6 September 1970
Genre Folk rock
Label Island Records
Producer Joe Boyd
Fairport Convention chronology
Gottle O'Geer
(1976)
Live LA Troubador
(1977)
The Bonny Bunch of Roses
(1977)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Live at the L.A. Troubadour along with its reissued counterpart House Full are the only live Fairport Convention albums to feature Richard Thompson. It was recorded in 1970 on the Full House tour and was reissued in 2007. Seven of the eight tracks are available on the House Full album with one ("Poor Will And The Jolly Hangman") being found only on this album.

Track listing[edit]

Side 1
  1. "Toss the Feathers" (Trad. Arr. Fairport Convention) 3'49" (The Lark un the Morning Medley)
  2. "Matty Groves" (Trad. Arr. Fairport Convention) 8'42"
  3. "Bonnie Kate" (Trad. Arr. Fairport Convention / Dave Swarbrick) 4'52" (Actually a medley with "Sir B. McKenzies")
  4. "Poor Will And The Jolly Hangman" (Richard Thompson / Dave Swarbrick) 5'23"
Side 2
  1. "Sloth" (Richard Thompson / Dave Swarbrick) 11'43"
  2. "Banks of the Sweet Primroses" (Trad. Arr. Fairport Convention) 3'58"
  3. "Mason's Apron" (Trad. Arr. Fairport Convention) 6'14" (actually a medley of "Jenny's Chickens / Mason's Apron" )
  4. "Yellow Bird" (Marilyn Keith / Alan Bergman / Norman Luboff) 2'11"

Personnel[edit]

with

Recording[edit]

  • All except Track 4 recorded 4-6 September 1970 at the L.A. Troubadour, Los Angeles.
  • Track 4 is actually an outtake from the " Full House" sessions with new vocals by Richard & Linda Thompson overdubbed in March 1975.

Release history[edit]

  • UK (LP) Island Records HELP 28 (January 1977)
  • AUSTRALIA (LP) Island Records L36090 (1977)
  • GERMANY (LP) Island Records 28208 (1977)
  • HOLLAND (LP) Island Records 28208 XAT (1977)
  • NEW ZEALAND (LP) Island Records L36090 (1977)
  • IRELAND (LP) Island Records HELP 28 (1977)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ruhlmann, William. Live at the L.A. Troubadour at AllMusic

External links[edit]

  • [1] - Entry on "Beesweb" (Richard Thompson's Homepage)
  • [2] - Entry from Expletive Delighted (Fairport Convention Fansite)