10 Songs, 50 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The four albums Fairport Convention released in 1969 and 1970 are cornerstones of the U.K. folk-rock movement, and this concise collection cherry-picks some of the best tunes from each, along with Fairport frontwoman Sandy Denny's signature solo song "Who Knows Where the Time Goes" and a non-LP single (the hymnlike "Now Be Thankful"). With Denny's soulful pipes and wunderkind Richard Thompson's fluid-but-forceful guitar lines leading the way, the band added a rock edge to traditional folk songs like "Matty Groves" and contemporary folk tunes like Bob Dylan's "Percy's Song."

EDITORS’ NOTES

The four albums Fairport Convention released in 1969 and 1970 are cornerstones of the U.K. folk-rock movement, and this concise collection cherry-picks some of the best tunes from each, along with Fairport frontwoman Sandy Denny's signature solo song "Who Knows Where the Time Goes" and a non-LP single (the hymnlike "Now Be Thankful"). With Denny's soulful pipes and wunderkind Richard Thompson's fluid-but-forceful guitar lines leading the way, the band added a rock edge to traditional folk songs like "Matty Groves" and contemporary folk tunes like Bob Dylan's "Percy's Song."

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