Live at the L.A. Troubadour

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Live at the L.A. Troubadour
Fairport Convention Live At The L.A.Troubadour.jpg
Live album by
ReleasedJanuary 1977
Recorded4-6 September 1970
GenreFolk rock
ProducerJoe Boyd
Fairport Convention chronology
Gottle O'Geer
Live at the L.A. Troubadour
The Bonny Bunch of Roses
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 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 1986 and again in 2007, with modifications. 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" (Traditional; arranged by Fairport Convention) 3'49" (The Lark in the Morning Medley)
  2. "Matty Groves" (Traditional; arranged by Fairport Convention) 8'42"
  3. "Bonnie Kate" (Traditional; arranged by Fairport Convention and Dave Swarbrick) 4'52" (as 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" (Traditional; arranged by Fairport Convention) 3'58"
  3. "Mason's Apron" (Traditional; arranged by Fairport Convention) 6'14" (a medley of "Jenny's Chickens / Mason's Apron" )
  4. "Yellow Bird" (Marilyn Keith, Alan Bergman, Norman Luboff) 2'11"




  • All except Track 4 recorded 4-6 September 1970 at the L.A. Troubadour, Los Angeles.
  • Track 4 is 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)


  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)