Gonna See All My Friends – A People’s History of Fairport Convention, which takes its title from Fairport’s Richard Thompson-penned anthem Meet On The Ledge, will be published in October by Spenwood Books on November 18.
The fully authorised book tells the Fairport Convention story anew, with eyewitness accounts from their very first show through to their 2022 Wintour and Cropredy Festival appearances, through the memories of over 250 fans, friends and collaborators.
“All our fans have a common interest or fondness in Fairport, but every one of them has made a separate journey to get there,” says bassist Dave Pegg. “In reading all these individual reminiscences, fans will get a perspective they couldn’t get any other way.
“Fairport have performed thousands of gigs over the last 55 years and we’ve touched people’s lives in more ways than we sometimes realise. It’s been fabulous to read these stories and see what our music means to people.”
The 384 page Gonna See All My Friends – A People’s History of Fairport Convention features an introduction by Fairport historian Nigel Schofield, and is fully illustrated and packed with full colour photos and memorabilia.
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- Fairport Convention - Expletive Delighted! - UK - CD album - £9.99, $11.29, €11.39 (New Item) (arrived 28-Sep-2022 15:49)on October 6, 2022 at 6:20 am
FAIRPORT CONVENTION Expletive Delighted! (1986 UK 10-track CD, starring Maartin Allcock, Dave Mattacks, Simon Nicol, Dave Pegg, Ric Sanders, Jerry Donahue & Richard Thompson, picture sleeve booklet WRCD009)
- Fairport Convention - Nine - 1st - VG - UK - vinyl LP - £16.00, $18.08, €18.24 (New Item) (arrived 19-Aug-2022 12:22)on October 6, 2022 at 6:20 am
FAIRPORT CONVENTION Nine (Original 1973 UK 9-track LP on the pink rim Island 'palm tree' label, gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve [VG+] shows just light shelfwear with a little discolouration in places & a small mark whilst the vinyl remainsin Excellent condition with only a few signs of play ILPS9246)
- Fairport Convention - Rising For The Moon - 1st - UK - vinyl LP - £25.00, $28.25, €28.50 (Back In Stock) (arrived 03-Aug-2022 07:47)on October 6, 2022 at 6:20 am
FAIRPORT CONVENTION Rising For The Moon (1975 UK first issue 11-track LP on the pink rim Island 'palm tree' label, complete with illustrated lyric inner, 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 minimal shelfwear & the vinyl remains near 'as new' with few signs of play ILPS9313)
- Fairport Convention - Fairport Convention - 1st - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £350.00, $395.50, €399.00 (New Item) (arrived 16-Aug-2022 09:30)on October 6, 2022 at 6:20 am
FAIRPORT CONVENTION Fairport Convention (Extremely rare 1968 UK first issue 12-track stereo vinyl LP, featuring Ian MacDonald, Judy Dyble, Richard Thompson, Simon Nichol, 'Tyger' Hutchings & Martin Lamble, produced by Joe & Tod Lloyd for Witchseason Productions. Recorded well in advance of their future popularity, this debut record sold quite poorly & has now become very difficult to find. Apart from the optimistic single 'If [Stomp]' that was released, most of the rest of this album has long since disappeared into history. Complete with the fully laminated picture sleeve, see 'more info' for condition details...)
- Fairport Convention - Farewell Farewell - UK - vinyl LP - £12.00, $13.56, €13.68 (New Item) (arrived 16-Aug-2022 10:19)on October 6, 2022 at 6:20 am
FAIRPORT CONVENTION Farewell Farewell (1979 UK 10-track LP recorded live during their farewell tour of Spring 1979, gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve has light wear & the vinyl remains Excellent, with just a few faint paper hairlines not affecting play BEAR22)