Nine (Fairport Convention album)
|Studio album by Fairport Convention|
|Recorded||July - August, 1972 at Sound Techniques, London|
|Producer||Trevor Lucas, John Wood and Fairport Convention|
|Fairport Convention chronology|
Nine is the ninth album by the British folk rock group Fairport Convention and, according to Allmusic, is their most uneven. It is their second album to feature Trevor Lucas and Jerry Donahue, and features no original members of Fairport Convention.
Polly on the Shore was re-recorded by the 21st century lineup of Fairport Convention (featuring only Dave Pegg from the Nine-era lineup) for their album Sense of Occasion in 2007, with Simon Nicol on lead vocals. The same lineup later re-recorded The Hexhamshire Lass in a new arrangement for 2012's By Popular Request. This version featured Chris Leslie on lead vocals.
- "The Hexhamshire Lass" (Trad arr Fairport Convention) – 2:31
- "Polly on the Shore" (Music: Pegg, Words: Trad arr Swarbrick/Lucas) – 4:56
- "The Brilliancy Medley/Cherokee Shuffle" (Traditional) – 3:56
- "To Althea From Prison" (Words Lovelace/Music: Dave Swarbrick) – 5:10
- "Tokyo" (Donahue) – 2:52
- "Bring 'Em Down" (Lucas) – 5:59
- "Big William" (Lucas/Swarbrick) – 3:25
- "Pleasure and Pain" (Lucas/Swarbrick) – 5:03
- "Possibly Parsons Green" (Lucas/Roche) – 4:42
Bonus tracks on CD reissue
- "The Devil in the Kitchen" (Fiddlestix) – 2:49
- "George Jackson" (Live) – 2:49
- "Pleasure and Pain" (Live) – 4:59
- "Six Days on the Road" (Live) – 3:44
Bonus tracks recorded live at The Howff (London) on April 23, 1973.
- Trevor Lucas: lead vocals on 'Polly on the Shore', 'Bring 'Em Down', 'Possibly Parsons Green' and the chorus of 'Pleasure and Pain', backing vocals, acoustic guitar
- Dave Swarbrick: lead vocals on 'The Hexhamshire Lass', 'To Althea From Prison', 'Big William' and verses of 'Pleasure and Pain', backing vocals, violin, viola, mandolin
- Jerry Donahue: guitars
- Dave Pegg: bass, mandolin, backing vocals
- Dave Mattacks: drums, percussion, keyboards, bass
- Eder, B. (2011). "Nine - Fairport Convention | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 28 July 2011.