Monday, June 23, 2008

Fairport Convention - House Full: Live At The L.A. Troubador (1970)
"Here we find Fairpoint Convention supporting their latest release "Full House" - which solidified their move towards traditional British isles material while at the same time moving towards a harder-rocking sound. The jigs are performed at a breakneck speed, which is perphaps unnecessary, but they work well anyway with new bassist Dave Pegg laying down solid, rockin' lines. Gone are the haunting and beautiful vocals of Sandy Denny, replaced by the simpler, rustic vocals of Richard Thompson and Dave Swarbrick. The highlight may very well be "Sloth" off of the new album - this live rendition brings even more emotion and power to the tune than the studio version. Also,look to get a kick out of the final tune on the disc- "Yellow Bird" It'll make you laugh - not because it sucks - but rather because it immensely entertains. If you dig 'Liege & Lief' and 'Full House'- you must check this out." (

This is a remastered reissue of a 1986 release on Hannibal Records called "House Full" with the addition of two remastered bonus tracks, taken from a 1977 Island LP called "Live At The L.A. Troubador". I think most people would agree that this is the best non-Sandy Denny lineup that Fairport Convention ever had. And the most rockin'.

1. Sir Patrick Spens (3:06)
2. Banks of the Sweet Primroses (3:56)
3. Toss the Feathers (3:56)
4. Sloth (12:04)
5. Staines Morris (3:44)
6. Matty Groves (3:44)
7. Mason's Apron (4:32)
8. Battle of the Somme (5:02)
9. Bonnie Kate/Sir B. MacKenzie's (4:56)*
10. Yellow Bird (2:17)*
*Bonus tracks taken from "Live At The LA Troubadour" (1977)
Total Time: 47:17

Richard Thompson - Vocals, Lead Guitar, Dulcimer
Simon Nicol - Vocals, Rhythm Guitar, Mandolin
Dave Swarbrick - Vocals, Fiddle, Mandolin
Dave Pegg - Backing Vocals, Bass Guitar, Mandolin
Dave Mattacks - Drums


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12:32 AM, June 25, 2008  
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10:23 AM, June 25, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fantastic record. Many thankx for this.

2:45 PM, June 25, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Welcome back Gar.

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11:17 AM, June 27, 2008  
Blogger maurizaorocha said...

man!! I so desapointed, so, what kind of format is that? I canĀ“t open it,is it possible to post it as a MP3, thanks.

11:04 AM, August 25, 2008  
Blogger GarColga said...

Hi maurizaorocha - sorry I don't do mp3's, only lossless. The file is a .flac image. Use the CUE Splitter, link for it is on the right hand side of the blog. You can split the image into individual .flac files and then convert them to mp3. Better though to find a way to burn the .flac file(s)- the quality is the same as the original CD.

2:59 PM, August 25, 2008  

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