This was Fairport’s 3rd album and was released just after the car crash that killed Martin Lamble (drummer) and Richard Thompson’s girlfriend ‘Jeannie Franklyn’. Although this album features 3 unreleased Bob Dylan tracks (the band had been invited to hear the then-unreleased tracks on the ‘Basement Tapes Sessions’), the received opinion is that this album was transitional for the band, as they moved away from American influences towards British folk music.
This is a timeless album that gets better and better with each playing. Cannot be recommended highly enough, as it has no peer, it is unique.
Fairport Convention - Unhalfbricking
ARTIST: Fairport Convention
CAT NO: ILPS 9102
FORMAT: Vinyl LP album
GENRE: Folk Rock