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 - Babbacombe Lee - 1st - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £20.00, $25.00, €22.40 (New Item) (arrived 25-Jan-2021 08:08)on January 26, 2021 at 6:04 am
FAIRPORT CONVENTION Babbacombe Lee (1971 UK pink rim 'palm tree' label 5-track LP, their one concept album based on the life story of John 'Babbacombe' Lee, a condemned murderer from the Victorian-age, gatefold picture sleeve with inside pocket housing an 8-page story booklet & lyric inner. The sleeve displays some light edge scuffing and a little discolouration, whilst the vinyl remains excellent with only a little light surface scuffs - an ideal play copy ILPS9176)
- Fairport Convention - John Lee - P/S - UK - 7" vinyl - £20.00, $25.00, €22.40 (Back In Stock) (arrived 15-Dec-2020 08:54)on January 26, 2021 at 6:04 am
FAIRPORT CONVENTION John Lee (1972 UK solid centre 7" single on the pink rim 'palm tree' label, also including Time Is Near, lyric picture sleeve. The thin cover shows a little ring wear & some light corner creasing, & is clean & intact whilst the vinyl is Excellent with just a few faint hairlines not interfering with play WIP6128)
- Fairport Convention - The History Of Fairport Convention - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £15.00, $18.75, €16.80 (New Item) (arrived 05-Sep-2020 16:41)on January 26, 2021 at 6:04 am
FAIRPORT CONVENTION The History Of Fairport Convention (1972 UK 20-track double LP on the pink rim Island 'palm tree' label, gatefold 'family tree' picture sleeve including integral 12-page booklet with notes by engineer John Wood. The sleevehas some light ringwear & a mark at the bottom, with a small tear to the stapled area of the booklet, whilst aside from a few light surface marks, the vinyl is in excellent condition ICD4)
- Fairport Convention - Full House - 2nd - WOS - UK - vinyl LP - £18.00, $22.50, €20.16 (New Item) (arrived 08-Oct-2020 11:00)on January 26, 2021 at 6:04 am
FAIRPORT CONVENTION Full House (1970 UK second issue 7-track stereo LP on the pink 'i' label, textured gatefold picture sleeve with the reference to 'Poor Will & The Jolly Hangman' overprinted with the new tracklisting in gold & black on the back of the sleeve. The previous owner has handwritten his name in the top right corner of the sleeve otherwise the sleeve shows only the lighest edgewear and the vinyl appears near as new. A great play copy offered at an advantageous price ILPS9130)
- Fairport Convention - Live At The BBC - Sealed - UK - 4-CD set - £49.99, $62.49, €55.99 (New Item) (arrived 30-Oct-2020 16:47)on January 26, 2021 at 6:04 am
FAIRPORT CONVENTION Live At The BBC (2007 UK 4-CD set compiling a 69-track collection of their complete surviving BBC radio recordings, until recently it was thought very few of these recordings remained in the BBC's archive but were discovered in a box on a shelf at the BBC, including Top Gear, David Symonds, Stuart Henry, Symonds On Sunday, Folk On One & John Peel sessions recorded between 1967 - 1974, presented in a deluxe hard-back book-style picture sleeve and remains factory sealed from new)
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