Farewell, Farewell

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Farewell, Farewell
Live album by Fairport Convention
Released September 1979
Recorded live during Fairport's Farewell Tour in Spring 1979.[1]
Genre Folk rock
Label Woodworm
Fairport Convention chronology
Tipplers Tales
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Moat on the Ledge
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[2]

Farewell, Farewell is a live Fairport Convention album recorded on the band's farewell tour in 1979. It is the last Fairport album to feature fiddler/mandolinist Dave Swarbrick. Tracks are drawn from three performances of the Farewell Tour during Spring 1979: at Birmingham University, Southampton University and at Derby Assembly Rooms. Most of the songs are performances of already familiar tracks from previous studio albums. In 1997 to mark the 30th anniversary of Fairport Convention, the album was remastered, repackaged and re-released as "Encore Encore". This version included the 1980 studio single "Rubber Band" plus three additional tracks recorded on the 1979 tour: "The Hens March Through the Midden/Four Poster Bed", "Flatback Caper" and "Dirty Linen".

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Matty Groves/High Road to Linton/Orange Blossom Special" (Traditional, arrangement by Fairport Convention Ervin T. Rouse) – 8:34
  2. "John Lee" (Dave Swarbrick) – 3:18
  3. "Bridge Over the River Ash" (Traditional, arrangement by Fairport Convention) – 2:40
  4. "Sir Patrick Spens" (Traditional, arrangement by Fairport Convention) – 3:17

Side two[edit]

  1. "Mr. Lacey" (Ashley Hutchings) – 3:36
  2. "Walk Awhile" (Swarbrick, Richard Thompson) – 4:13
  3. "The Bonny Black Hare" (Traditional, arrangement by Fairport Convention) – 2:40
  4. "The Journeyman's Grace" (Swarbrick, Thompson) – 4:35
  5. "Meet on the Ledge" (Thompson) – 6:18

Extra tracks on the 1997 30th Anniversary Edition (Encore Encore)[edit]

  1. "Rubber Band" - 3:05
  2. "The Hens March Through the Midden/Four Poster Bed" - 3:37
  3. "Flatback Caper" - 6:38
  4. "Dirty Linen" - 4:20


Release history[edit]

  • UK, LP, Woodworm Records BEAR 22 (September 1979)
  • UK, LP, Simons Records GAMA 1 (April 1980)
  • UK, CD, Road Goes On Forever RFG CD001 (August 1991)
  • UK, 2 LP, Turning Point Music TPM-02211 (October 2002)


  1. ^ "Fairport Convention - Farewell, Farewell (Vinyl, LP, Album) at Discogs". www.discogs.com. Retrieved 2010-08-09. 
  2. ^ "allmusic ((( Farewell, Farewell > Overview )))". www.allmusic.com. Retrieved 2010-08-09.