Fairport Convention - Liege On Lief, 1969 UK

Fairport Convention - Liege On Lief

(Island ILPS 9115

Released 1969, Island label, manufactured in Great Britian.

Single album with gatefold sleeve.


Track Listing

Side 1

Track 1: Come All Ye - 5:01

Track 2: Reynardine - 4:33

Track 3: Matty Groves - 8:09

Track 4: Farewell Farewell - 2:39

Side 2

Track 5: The Deserter - 4:23

Track 6: Medley (The Lark In The Morning, Rakish Paddy, Foxhunters' Jig, Toss The Feathers) - 4:08

Track 7: Tam Lin - 7:13

Track 8: Crazy Man Michael - 4.:38



Liege & Lief is the fourth album by the English folk rock band Fairport Convention. It is the third and final album the group released in the UK in 1969, all of which prominently feature Sandy Denny as lead female vocalist (Denny did not appear on the group's 1968 debut album), as well as the first to feature future long-serving personnel Dave Swarbrick and Dave Mattacks on violin/mandolin and drums, respectively, as full band members (Swarbrick had previously guested on Unhalfbricking). It is also the first Fairport album on which all songs have either been adapted (freely) from traditional British and Celtic folk material (for example "Matty Groves", "Tam Lin"), or else are original compositions (such as "Come All Ye", "Crazy Man Michael") written and performed in a similar style. Although Denny (and also founding member, the bass player Ashley Hutchings) quit the band even before the album's release, Fairport Convention has continued to the present day to make music strongly based within the British folk rock idiom, and are still the band most prominently associated with it.

The album was moderately successful, peaking at number 17 on the UK Albums Chart during a 15-week run. It is often credited, though the claim is sometimes disputed, as the first major "British folk rock" album (this term is not to be confused with American-style folk rock, which had first achieved mainstream popularity on both sides of the Atlantic with The Byrds' early work several years prior). The popularity of Liege & Lief did a great deal to establish the new style commercially and artistically as a distinct genre. In an audience vote at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2006, the album was voted "Most Influential Folk Album of All Time".


(information sourced from wikipedia)

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Fairport Convention - Liege On Lief, 1969 UK

SKU: 10
  • Band: Fairport Convention

    Album: Liege On Lief (single album, gatefold sleeve)

    Label: Island, ILPS 9115

    Year: 1969

    Country: Great Britain

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    All pictures are of actual record for sale.

  • Used.

    Gatfold Sleeve in very good condition considering age, some wear on edges and corners (see pictures)

    Internal sleeves Generic and in very good condition.

    Vinyl in good condition, play tested, no jumps etc, usual crackling, but nothing to affect listening pleasure.

    Sleeve and record have been well looked after and are overall in very good condition considering their age. A very good copy.

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