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Fairport Convention
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England
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Fairport Convention is an English folk rock and electric folk band. Formed in 1967, they are widely regarded as the most important group in the English folk rock movement. Their seminal album Liege & Lief is considered to have launched the electric folk or English folk rock movement, which provided a distinctively English identity to rock music and helped awaken much wider interest in traditional music in general. The large number of personnel who have been part of the band (including most notably Richard Thompson and Sandy Denny) are among the most highly regarded and influential musicians of their era and have gone on to participate in a large number of significant bands, or enjoyed important solo careers. Since 1979, they have hosted the Cropredy Festival, which is the largest such annual event in England. Individually and collectively the members of Fairport Convention have received numerous awards recognizing their contribution to music and culture. As of 2014, they continue to record and tour.
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http://www.fairportconvention.com
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Alan Simon — Songwriter Alan Simon — Songwriter
(Babaïka Productions AS-001-C, 2017, 2CD)
Us & Them — Fading within the Dwindling Sun Us & Them — Fading within the Dwindling Sun
(Fruits de Mer crustacean 75, 2016, 10")
Alan Simon — Excalibur III - The Origins Alan Simon — Excalibur III - The Origins
(Babaïka Productions, 2012, CD)
Alan Simon — Anne de Bretagne - Le Rock Opéra Alan Simon — Anne de Bretagne - Le Rock Opéra
(Babaïka Productions, 2009, 2CD)
Alan Simon — Excalibur II - The Celtic Ring Alan Simon — Excalibur II - The Celtic Ring
(EMI 0946 3856312 9, 2007, CD)
Fairport Convention — Sense of Occasion Fairport Convention — Sense of Occasion
(Matty Groves MGCD044, 2007, CD)
Fairport Convention — Over the Next Hill Fairport Convention — Over the Next Hill
(Compass 7 4391 2, 2004, CD)
Fairport Convention — The Wood and the Wire Fairport Convention — The Wood and the Wire
(Woodworm WRCD033, 1999, CD)
Alan Simon — Excalibur - La Légende des Celtes Alan Simon — Excalibur - La Légende des Celtes
(TriStar TSR 492713 2, 1998, CD)
Fairport Convention — Who Knows Where the Time Goes? Fairport Convention — Who Knows Where the Time Goes?
(Woodworm WRCD025, 1997, CD)
Fairport Accoustic Convention — Old - New - Borrowed - Blue Fairport Accoustic Convention — Old - New - Borrowed - Blue
(Woodworm WRCD024, 1996, CD)
Fairport Convention — Jewel in the Crown Fairport Convention — Jewel in the Crown
(Talking Elephant TECD067, 1995/2004, CD)
Fairport Convention — 25th Anniversary Concert Fairport Convention — 25th Anniversary Concert
(Woodworm WRDCD022, 1992/1994, 2CD)
Fairport Convention — The Five Seasons Fairport Convention — The Five Seasons
(Woodworm WRCD019, 1990, CD)
Fairport Convention — Red & Gold Fairport Convention — Red & Gold
(Woodworm WRCD018, 1989, CD)
Fairport Convention — Expletive Delighted Fairport Convention — Expletive Delighted
(Woodworm WRCD009, 1986, C)
Fairport Convention — Gladys' Leap Fairport Convention — Gladys' Leap
(Woodworm WRCD007, 1985, CD)
Fairport Convention — Moat on the Ledge Fairport Convention — Moat on the Ledge
(Eagle Rock EAGCD349, 1982/2007, CD)
Fairport Convention — Farewell, Farewell Fairport Convention — Farewell, Farewell
(Road Goes on Forever CD001, 1980/1991, CD)
Fairport Convention — Tipplers Tales Fairport Convention — Tipplers Tales
(WOT 80101003, 1978/2006, CD)
Fairport Convention — The Bonny Bunch of Roses Fairport Convention — The Bonny Bunch of Roses
(Universal 80100025, 1977/2003, CD)
Fairport — Gottle O'Gear Fairport — Gottle O'Gear
(Island Records UICY-93252, 1976/2007, CD)
Richard Thompson — (guitar, vocal) Richard Thompson — (guitar, vocal)
(Hannibal HNCD 4413, 1976/1995, 2CD)
Fairport Convention — Rising for the Moon Fairport Convention — Rising for the Moon
(Island Records IMCD 312, 1975/2005, CD)
Fairport Convention — The Airing Cupboard Tapes '71 - '74 Fairport Convention — The Airing Cupboard Tapes '71 - '74
(Talking Elephant TECD046, 1974/2002, CD)
Fairport Convention — Before the Moon Fairport Convention — Before the Moon
(Burning Airlines Pilot 33, 1974/2002, 2CD)
Fairport Convention — Fairport Live Convention Fairport Convention — Fairport Live Convention
(Island Records UICY-9682, 1974/2006, CD)
Fairport Convention — Nine Fairport Convention — Nine
(Island Records IMCD 310, 1973/2004, CD)
Fairport Convention — Rosie Fairport Convention — Rosie
(Island Records IMCD 309, 1973/2004, CD)
Fairport Convention — Angel Delight Fairport Convention — Angel Delight
(Island Records IMCD 307, 1971/2004, CD)
Fairport Convention — Fairport Convention — "Babbacombe" Lee
(Island Records IMCD 308, 1971/2004, CD)
Fairport Convention — Full House Fairport Convention — Full House
(Island Records IMCD 285, 1970/2001, CD)
Fairport Convention — House Full - Fairport Convention Live at the LA Troubadour Fairport Convention — House Full - Fairport Convention Live at the LA Troubadour
(Island Records IMCD 289, 1970/2002, CD)
Fairport Convention — Heyday - The BBC Sessions 1968-1969 Fairport Convention — Heyday - The BBC Sessions 1968-1969
(Hannibal HNCD 1329, 1969/1987, CD)
Fairport Convention — Liege and Lief Fairport Convention — Liege and Lief
(Island Records 530 111-1, 1969/2007, 2CD)
Fairport Convention — Unhalfbricking Fairport Convention — Unhalfbricking
(Island Records 063 596-2, 1969/2003, CD)
Fairport Convention — What We Did On Our Holidays Fairport Convention — What We Did On Our Holidays
(Hannibal HNCD 4430, 1969/1991, CD)
Fairport Convention — Fairport Convention Fairport Convention — Fairport Convention
(Polydor 068 291-2, 1968/2003, Cd)

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