The Bonny Bunch of Roses (album)

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The Bonny Bunch of Roses
Studio album by Fairport Convention
Released July 1977
Recorded August 1976–March 1977
Studio Island Studios, Hammersmith
Genre Folk rock
Label Vertigo BE 9102 015
Producer Fairport Convention
Fairport Convention chronology
Live at the L.A. Troubadour
(1977)Live at the L.A. Troubadour1977
The Bonny Bunch of Roses
Tipplers Tales
(1978)Tipplers Tales1978
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]

The Bonny Bunch of Roses is the 12th studio album by Fairport Convention.

This album had the highest number of traditional songs that Fairport had recorded since Liege & Lief. For this album, Simon Nicol returned after an absence of five years although he had contributed some guitar to the previous record, Gottle O'Geer and mixed the album. It was recorded between August 1976 and March 1977 at Island Studios, London.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks credited to "Trad." unless otherwise noted

Side one[edit]

  1. "Jams O'Donnells Jig" (Dave Pegg) - 2:33
  2. "The Eynsham Poacher" - 2:22
  3. "Adieu Adieu" - 2:26[2]
  4. "The Bonny Bunch of Roses" - 12:19[3]

Side two[edit]

  1. "The Poor Ditching Boy" (Richard Thompson) - 3:56
  2. "General Taylor" - 3:39
  3. "Run Johnny Run" (Ralph McTell) - 4:34
  4. "The Last Waltz" (Dave Swarbrick) - 3:02
  5. "Royal Seleccion No 13" (Haste to the Wedding/Morpeth Rant/Toytown March/Dashing White Sargeant) - 4:15[4]


References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ dedicated to "Pete, John, Keith and Roger" (i.e. The Who) and begins with the riff that also starts The Who's "Happy Jack"
  3. ^ "The Bonny Bunch of Roses" is sung at a funereal pace, building into a powerful march.
  4. ^ named after a box of cigars favoured by Bruce Rowland