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« on: May 02, 2018, 03:03:49 PM »

Just got wind that Clinton Heylin has produced a Fairport biography. Details and pre-order here :

www.fairportbook.wordpress.com/

I'm always interested to read another take on our heroes, although I'm sceptical about the works of Mr Heylin following his Sandy biography, and his Bob Dylan biogs, which have been reviewed thus :

"Dylan might have been there – but only Heylin knows what actually happened."
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« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2018, 03:22:17 PM »

Heylin is an unpleasant, opinionated asshat.

But he does know how to research.

It could go either way.

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« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2018, 04:36:51 PM »

I'll get it and 'enjoy' reading it, but I expect to be thoroughly p1ssed off throughout.  
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« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2018, 05:06:49 PM »

As long as it's not another "Fairport By Fairport" situation. The reviews for that book could politely be described as "mixed".
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« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2018, 11:44:44 AM »


I'll get it and 'enjoy' reading it, but I expect to be thoroughly p1ssed off throughout.  


Couldn't you just pass on it ,  David??   Cool
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« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2018, 01:08:17 PM »

Interesting that both Simon and Iain Matthews have remarked positively about it (and of course he is safe from Swarb's acid tongue now...)
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« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2018, 01:26:55 PM »

I was rather disappointed by ”Fairport by Fairport” - not as much behind the headlines as I’d hoped - my hopes are low that Heylin will present me with anything more than a band update from 2012. But, with Fairport being ” my” band for almost 60 years, I have already ordered and look forward to a cosy reading experience full of already known facts. With a glass of red wine beside me and ”Come All Ye” playing over the speakers, I am sure I will have a splendid time. Cool
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I was rather disappointed by ”Fairport by Fairport” - not as much behind the headlines as I’d hoped - my hopes are low that Heylin will present me with anything more than a band update from 2012. But, with Fairport being ” my” band for almost 60 years, I have already ordered and look forward to a cosy reading experience full of already known facts. With a glass of red wine beside me and ”Come All Ye” playing over the speakers, I am sure I will have a splendid time. Cool


Cripes - how did you manage that, then?   Wink Smiley Grin
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I was rather disappointed by ”Fairport by Fairport” - not as much behind the headlines as I’d hoped - my hopes are low that Heylin will present me with anything more than a band update from 2012. But, with Fairport being ” my” band for almost 60 years, I have already ordered and look forward to a cosy reading experience full of already known facts. With a glass of red wine beside me and ”Come All Ye” playing over the speakers, I am sure I will have a splendid time. Cool


Cripes - how did you manage that, then?   Wink Smiley Grin


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I was rather disappointed by ”Fairport by Fairport” - not as much behind the headlines as I’d hoped - my hopes are low that Heylin will present me with anything more than a band update from 2012. But, with Fairport being ” my” band for almost 60 years, I have already ordered and look forward to a cosy reading experience full of already known facts. With a glass of red wine beside me and ”Come All Ye” playing over the speakers, I am sure I will have a splendid time. Cool


Cripes - how did you manage that, then?   Wink Smiley Grin

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« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2018, 12:41:55 PM »


Interesting that both Simon and Iain Matthews have remarked positively about it (and of course he is safe from Swarb's acid tongue now...)


Maybe Oscar Wilde said it best:
"There is only one thing in life worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about."
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« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2018, 10:40:38 AM »


Interesting that both Simon and Iain Matthews have remarked positively about it (and of course he is safe from Swarb's acid tongue now...)


Does anybody know who else has been interviewed for this book?
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Interesting that both Simon and Iain Matthews have remarked positively about it (and of course he is safe from Swarb's acid tongue now...)


Does anybody know who else has been interviewed for this book?

Not me, so if there are any quotes they will be from interviews with other people and may be out of context.  Shocked
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Interesting that both Simon and Iain Matthews have remarked positively about it (and of course he is safe from Swarb's acid tongue now...)


Does anybody know who else has been interviewed for this book?

Not me, so if there are any quotes they will be from interviews with other people and may be out of context.  Shocked


I'm just excited to finally get to read about all the hotels y'all trashed!!
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Interesting that both Simon and Iain Matthews have remarked positively about it (and of course he is safe from Swarb's acid tongue now...)


Does anybody know who else has been interviewed for this book?

Not me, so if there are any quotes they will be from interviews with other people and may be out of context.  Shocked


I'm just excited to finally get to read about all the hotels y'all trashed!!


Yes I'll be fascinated by those stories too!!  Grin
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« Reply #15 on: June 08, 2018, 10:18:40 AM »

My copy has just this second dropped through the letterbox. Let's have a look, then.
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« Reply #16 on: June 08, 2018, 10:29:02 AM »


My copy has just this second dropped through the letterbox. Let's have a look, then.


Same here but I can't look at it as it is a present for someone else. I can't get my own copy until I find out whether this is a duplicated gift, which won't be until September!  Shocked
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« Reply #17 on: June 08, 2018, 10:52:11 AM »

That's a bit of a pain. I'll try to avoid spoilers.
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« Reply #18 on: June 08, 2018, 10:55:19 AM »


That's a bit of a pain. I'll try to avoid spoilers.


Don't try too hard.  Some of us are relying on you to know whether it's worth splashing the cash ourselves!
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« Reply #19 on: June 08, 2018, 11:03:32 AM »

OK....but I'm not going to tell you if they manage to get a recording contract, or have any hits, or create a new musical genre, or do any festivals or anything like that.
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