Fairport Convention Live At The BBC 1968 to 1974

Live At The BBC is a compilation of live recordings of Fairport Convention made by the BBC between 1968 and 1974.

This includes live in the studio recordings made for John Peel, David Symonds, Stuart Henry and Folk On One. Full details of what was recorded when and who played on which songs can be found at Discogs.

Fairport Convention Live At The BBC

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Songs On Fairport Convention Live At The BBC

CD 1

Close The Door Lightly When You Go – 2:57
I Don’t Know Where I Stand – 3:36
Some Sweet Day – 2:16
You Never Wanted Me – 3:15
Nottamun Town – 3:35
Marcie – 3:34
Night In The City – 3:05
Jack O’ Diamonds – 3:12
Gone, Gone, Gone – 1:59
Suzanne (BBC Session – Top Gear 1/9/68) 5:25
If It Feels Good, You Know It Can’t Be Wrong – 3:12
Eastern Rain – 3:10
Fotheringay – 3:09
I Still Miss Someone – 2:23
Bird On A Wire – 3:27
Tried So Hard – 2:54
Reno Nevada – 2:23
Book Song – 3:05
Who Knows Where The Time Goes? – 4:14

CD 2

You’re Gonna Need My Help – 3:56
Fotheringay – 2:59
Shattering Live Experience – 3:23
Cajun Woman – 2:44
Autopsy – 4:24
Si Tu Dois Partir – 2:25
Percy’s Song – 5:25
Reynardine – 4:19
Tam Lin – 7:46
Sir Patrick Spens – 3:44
Medley – The Lark In The Morning/Rakish Paddy/Foxhunter’s Jig/Toss The Feathers – 4:12
The Lady Is A Tramp – 2:11
Walk Awhile – 4:00
Poor Will And The Jolly Hangman – 5:33
Doctor Of Physick – 3:37

CD 3

Sir Patrick Spens – 3:32
The Bonny Bunch Of Roses – 10:53
Dirty Linen – 4:15
Now Be Thankful – 2:24
The Journeyman’s Grace – 3:55
Now Be Thankful – 3:23
Tokyo – 2:37
Matthew, Mark, Luke And John – 5:29
Possibly Parsons Green – 4:27
Rosie – 4:01
John The Gun – 5:03
Fiddlestix – 2:47
Rising For The Moon – 4:16
Down In The Flood – 3:27

CD 4

Let’s Get Together – 2:49
One Sure Thing – 3:35
Lay Down Your Weary Tune – 3:37
Chelsea Morning – 3:01
Violets Of Dawn – 3:53
If (Stomp) – 2:35
Time Will Show The Wiser – 2:59
If I Had A Ribbon Bow – 2:34
Meet On The Ledge – 2:48
Light My Fire – 1:20
Flatback Caper – 6:23
Open The Door Richard – 3:04
The Deserter – 3:54
The Hangman’s Reel – 3:23
Tam Lin – 8:03
Sir William Gower – 4:42
Banks Of The Sweet Primroses – 4:09
Sickness & Diseases – 3:41
Bridge Over The River Ash – 2:09
Lord Marlborough – 3:21
Angel Delight – 4:04

The two names I look for on Fairport Convention albums are Richard Thompson and Sandy Denny. Both are heavily featured on this album:

  • Richard Thompson features on tracks: 1-1 to 1-19, 2-1 to 2-15, 3-1 to 3-6, 4-1 to 4-21
  • Sandy Denny features on tracks 1-1 to 1-19, 2-1 to 2-10, 3-11 to 3-14.

Personally I find this too much as the quantity of songs is overwhelming. My other problem is that these are live in the studio recordings rather than live in concert in front of an enthusiastic audience.

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