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Fairport Convention: Come All Ye - The First Ten Years

From Leonard Cohen covers to radical re-interpretations of traditional English folk songs, Fairport Convention quietly turned their backs on the psychedelic '60s in favour of 17th-century child ballads.

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Counting Crows: Underwater Sunshine (or What We Did On Our Summer Vacation)

Fifteen covers performed with as fine a sense of group interplay as you’ll find outside the jazz world.

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Laura Marling: A Creature I Don't Know

Laura Marling is just 21, but her new album confirms her timeless talent.

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Baba Zula: Gecekondu

Self-proclaimed "psychebelly dance music" pioneers hit one out of the park.

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P.G. Six: Starry Mind

P.G. Six returns with inventive and mellow sounds.

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Richard Thompson: Walking on a Wire: Richard Thompson (1968-2009)

It took long enough, but there's finally a great way to sample Richard Thompson's long and prolific career.

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Fotheringay: Fotheringay 2

A second Fotheringay album is little more than a footnote to the larger stories of Fairport Convention and British folk-rock, but a pleasant and lovingly-assembled footnote.

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Fairport Convention: Unhalfbricking

Though the Convention still releases new music to this day, the essential spirit of their third album has yet to be repeated.

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Ian Matthews: If You Saw Thro' My Eyes

After leaving Fairport Convention and Matthews Southern Comfort, Ian struck gold with his solo folk-rock debut (not literally).

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Fairport Convention: Maidstone 1970 [DVD]

A disappointingly short glimpse of a once important band.

Ryan Scott
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Fairport Convention: Fairport Convention 35th Anniversary Concert [DVD]

Fairport Convention’s band membership may have been significantly different 35 years ago, but while the names have changed, the high musical quality has remained intact.

Dan MacIntosh

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