terça-feira, 26 de julho de 2016

"Mais Si Tu Dois Partir..."

Original Released as LP ISLAND ILPS 9102
(UK,  July 1969)


"Unhalfbricking" was Fairport Convention’s third LP and featured the legendary Richard Thompson on guitar, the now sadly deceased Sandy Denny as vocalist, Ashley Hutchings, the “John Mayall of UK folk rock,” on bass, Simon Nicol, the longest serving Fairporter on guitar, and Martin Lamble on drums (who tragically died in a traffic accident before the album’s release). This album preceded "Liege & Lief", the first Fairport LP to feature mostly traditional folk songs and, in many ways, "Unhalfbricking" was a transitional album. Bob Dylan was strongly represented. His “If You Gotta Go, Go Now” was translated into French ("Si Tu Dois Partir") – Fairport were well educated – and the result became a UK Top 30 hit single. They adopted an invigorating Cajun style on this and “Million Dollar Bash” (at the time an unreleased Dylan Basement Tapes composition). Denny’s “Who Knows Where The Time Goes”, surely her best known composition, was later covered by Judy Collins. The longest track is the traditional song “A Sailor’s Life”, which Denny had been perfoming for some time in folk clubs. This jaw-dropping epicf was recorded in a single take, and saw folk fiddler Dave Swarbrick duel at length with Thompson’s guitar. The enigmatic picture on the sleeve shows Sandy Denny’s parents outside their garden – it is at once very English and slightly unsettling (the group are visible through the fence). And the odd title? A word Denny coined in the course of a word game the band were playing on the road. (John Tobler in "1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die")

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Jenny disse...

Hey...just a pop up comment ..lol

Sam Stone disse...

Thanks a million for FC!

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