Fairport Convention have released a new compilation, Fame And Glory, released through Cherry Red. The new collection gathers together the band’s recordings created for Alan Simon’s various rock operas, including Excalibur: The Celtic Rock Opera, on a ‘catch all’ release for fans to buy the recordings in one place.
The band previously made this compilation available to its fans, but this mainstream release adds three tracks including a previously unreleased studio recording Goodbye My Friends.
“Fairport Convention don’t often get asked to collaborate on outside projects, but none have been more exciting and artistically rewarding than those inspired by Alan Simon,” says Fairport’s Simon Nicholl. “One of the musical highlights of my professional life – and some of the most enjoyable times on and off stage. It’s great to have Fame And Glory as a souvenir of happy times.“
“I am so pleased to see this great album available again but with bonus tracks,” adds bassist Dave Pegg. “It was such a joy to record and play on these lovely songs with some of my favourite musicians. Do get hold of a copy!”
The current Fairport Convention line-up are joined by a slew of special guests on the recordings, which date back to 1999, including the late John Wetton, Martin Barre, John Helliwell, Jacqui McShee, Dave Mattacks, Andreas Vollenweider and more.
“This has got all the famous songs from my collaborations with Fairport Convention, sats Excalibur creator Alan Simon. “This album is considered some of Fairport at its best.”
Fairport Convention: Fame And Glory
1. Castle Rock
3. Celtic Dream
4. Gest Of Gauvain
6. Dragon Breath
8. Behind The Darkness
9. La Guerre Folle
10. Fame And Glory
12. Danza Del Crepusculo
13. Maire La Cordeliere
14. Duchess Anne
17. Fame And Glory
18. Goodbye My Friends
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FAIRPORT CONVENTION Heyday (1987 UK 12-track LP, pressed in France for the UK market, containing BBC radio sessions recorded in 1968 & 1969 & featuring the late great Sandy Denny, including those for John Peel's Top Gear Show, picture sleeve designed by Phil Smee with liner notes from Joe Boyd on the reverse. The sleeve shows minimal wear and the vinyl is Near Mint HNBL1329)
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FAIRPORT CONVENTION Rising For The Moon (Late 1970's UK second issue 11-track LP on the orange 'Sunrise' label, originally released in 1975, matt picture sleeve. This album saw the return of Sandy Denny to the fold, bringing with her husband Trevor Lucas & fellow ex-Fotheringay bandmate Jerry Donahue. The sleeve shows just a little light shelfwear with a bit of edge scuffing & the vinyl is Near Mint ILPS9313)
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FAIRPORT CONVENTION Unhalfbricking (Rare 1969 UK first pressing 8-track stereo vinyl LP on the pink 'block' label design, picture sleeve. This was one of only two albums that had their debut release on this label, with just five other releasesrepressed to use this design, making each one very collectable indeed & extremely hard to find these days!) See 'More Info' for further details ...
- Fairport Convention - Fairport Convention - 1st - UK - vinyl LP - £20.00, $24.40, €23.60 (New Item) (arrived 22-Feb-2022 14:47)on May 16, 2022 at 6:49 am
FAIRPORT CONVENTION Fairport Convention (1975 UK repackaging of the band's 12-track debut LP from 1968, picture sleeve. The sleeve shows minimal wear & the vinyl is Excellent with very little play)
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