parlando playlist #94: fairport convention - crazy man michael [1969]

Posted on March 3rd, 2014 by Scraps.
Categories: Music, Parlando Playlist.

Fairport Convention, Crazy Man Michael

From their fourth album Liege & Lief, on the Island label (A&M in 1970 in the US).
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8 comments.

Scraps

Comment on March 3rd, 2014.

Very early Richard Thompson song (co-written by Dave Swarbrick), that impresses me because I thought it was Traditional. My favorite (most days) Thompson song.

Gavin

Comment on April 28th, 2014.

That's lovely. I wouldn't rank it in my top ten RT songs, but I should give it time to worm its way into my heart.

This track was having loading problems, so I took the opportunity to rip a disc you made me years ago of L&L and Full House, and am now thoroughly enjoying those albums. Early pick hit from L&L is "Matty Groves."

Scraps

Comment on April 28th, 2014.

Hm, thank you.

Scraps

Comment on April 28th, 2014.

Incidentally, the third one (before L&L and Full House), Unhalfbricking, I'll bet you'd enjoy.

Gavin

Comment on April 29th, 2014.

Oh, I already do! You may not remember, but you were kind enough to make me two Fairport discs, the other one of which was an Unhalfbricking / What We Did on Our Holidays twofer. (Unhalfbricking is kind of legendary, and I had always wanted to hear it.) I fell in love with both albums--thank you!--but for some reason, I forgot to get around to the second disc.

I find it remarkable that they released three of those albums in 1969.

Gavin

Comment on April 29th, 2014.

Is the first Fairport C album (without Sandy Denny) good?

Scraps

Comment on April 29th, 2014.

Yes, I think so; but it's a step down. The singer -- Judy Dyble? -- is quite good. I have it, if you want a mp3 version (my CDs are in storage).

(Liege & Lief is ever more legendary, I think; it's usually listed as the number one British Folk album of all time.)

(But I prefer -- barely -- Unhalfbricking.)

Gavin

Comment on April 30th, 2014.

I'd love an MP3 copy, thank you. Learned from Wikipedia: Apparently Judy Dyble used to kill time during guitar solos by knitting onstage.

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