Nine (Fairport Convention album)

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Nine
Studio album by Fairport Convention
Released October 1973
Recorded July - August, 1972 at Sound Techniques, London
Genre folk rock
Label A&M
Producer Trevor Lucas, John Wood and Fairport Convention
Fairport Convention chronology
Rosie
(1973)
Nine
(1973)
Fairport Live Convention
(1974)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]

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.

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "The Hexhamshire Lass" (Trad arr Fairport Convention) – 2:31
  2. "Polly on the Shore" (Music: Pegg, Words: Trad arr Swarbrick/Lucas) – 4:56
  3. "The Brilliancy Medley/Cherokee Shuffle" (Traditional) – 3:56
  4. "To Althea From Prison" (Words Lovelace/Music: Dave Swarbrick) – 5:10
  5. "Tokyo" (Donahue) – 2:52

Side two[edit]

  1. "Bring 'Em Down" (Lucas) – 5:59
  2. "Big William" (Lucas/Swarbrick) – 3:25
  3. "Pleasure and Pain" (Lucas/Swarbrick) – 5:03
  4. "Possibly Parsons Green" (Lucas/Roche) – 4:42

Bonus tracks on CD reissue[edit]

  1. "The Devil in the Kitchen" (Fiddlestix) – 2:49
  2. "George Jackson" (Live) – 2:49
  3. "Pleasure and Pain" (Live) – 4:59
  4. "Six Days on the Road" (Live) – 3:44

Bonus tracks recorded live at The Howff (London) on April 23, 1973.

Personnel[edit]

  • 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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eder, B. (2011). "Nine - Fairport Convention | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 28 July 2011.