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« on: March 25, 2019, 04:35:46 PM »

I just received the Newsletter and they seem to be working on a new album.

May I be excited? Are you? Do you have expectations?

What would you like them to record?

I certainly would like Simon to play electric guitar on a couple of songs....
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« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2019, 05:19:21 PM »

Honestly?

I liked about two thirds of the last two studio albums, considerably less of the previous two or three.

My expectation is that they will continue in a similar vein to recent records and the album will be enjoyable in parts but unspectacular and with a couple of cloying tracks thrown in which undermine it.

You may absolutely be excited. I hope you are. I however can no longer reach those heights with Fairport. I was excited about every release up to The Wood & The Wire but that album and most of those which have followed did not really live up to my hopes.

I think a band like Trad Arrr are probably doing what i would like to hear from Fairport at this point in their career but I don't think the current line up have that dynamic. They favour a somewhat conservative acoustic approach.
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« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2019, 10:28:34 PM »

"What would you like them to record?"

Folk rock.
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« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2019, 06:30:04 AM »


"What would you like them to record?"

Folk rock.


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« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2019, 09:18:56 AM »




I think a band like Trad Arrr are probably doing what i would like to hear from Fairport at this point in their career but I don't think the current line up have that dynamic. They favour a somewhat conservative acoustic approach.

There is folk rock out there....
I have already expounded on the Willows but check out Phantom Voices , from Blackpool and the John Palmer Acoustic Band from Otley ,great songwriting ...
John and his Fiddle player , Wendy ( Magna Carta) are playing field 8 as a duo I think. Well worth seeing.
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« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2019, 09:44:34 AM »





I think a band like Trad Arrr are probably doing what i would like to hear from Fairport at this point in their career but I don't think the current line up have that dynamic. They favour a somewhat conservative acoustic approach.

There is folk rock out there....



Undoubtedly so. It is just that our favourite band are not recording it any more.
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« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2019, 10:54:10 AM »

I would like an album with great songs and playing, I would be happy with an acoustic album as long as the songs were  of good enough quality avoiding the twee / novelty stuff for a more traditional sound.

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« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2019, 12:49:31 PM »

Ive heard it already, its the same as the last few "new" albums and every bit as indistinguishable from those records as they all are from each other, 3 CL originals, 2 instrumentals by Ric, 3 from the pen of folky writers, one cover of a vaguley folky song and a new version of an old favourite, probably recorded live.
      They need to bring in an outside musician/producer to shake it up and breathe a bit of life into their recording process.
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« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2019, 01:20:00 PM »


Ive heard it already, .


Oh.

In the newsletter it said:


"We have booked time in the studio later this year to record a brand new album which we hope to have ready for the Wintour 2020. We are currently writing and gathering material and we’ll let you know more as it happens."

They didn't lose any time then....
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« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2019, 01:24:13 PM »


Ive heard it already


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« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2019, 09:41:02 AM »


There is folk rock out there....
I have already expounded on the Willows but check out Phantom Voices , from Blackpool and the John Palmer Acoustic Band from Otley ,great songwriting ...
John and his Fiddle player , Wendy ( Magna Carta) are playing field 8 as a duo I think. Well worth seeing.

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Both great bands, and as Dave says , catch the wonderful Jon Palmer on field 8...
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« Reply #11 on: March 27, 2019, 10:03:18 AM »



There is folk rock out there....
I have already expounded on the Willows but check out Phantom Voices , from Blackpool and the John Palmer Acoustic Band from Otley ,great songwriting ...
John and his Fiddle player , Wendy ( Magna Carta) are playing field 8 as a duo I think. Well worth seeing.



Let's not forget the Offa Rex album Queen of Hearts either. If anybody here hasn't heard it, they really should. Saw the vocalist on the album, Olivia Chaney, live in Manchester last night as it happens.
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« Reply #12 on: March 27, 2019, 12:39:51 PM »

From the current line-up, albums not made in a major anniversary year (ie ending in 5 or zero):

Wood And The Wire
Over The Next Hill
Festival Bell
Myths And Heroes

Albums made in an anniversary year:

XXXV
Sense of Occasion
By Popular Request
50:50@50

Given that its not an anniversary year I'd expect and hope for something of the same standard as the first four rather than the last four(actually, I quite like By Popular Request - the other 3 not so much but they have their moments). As such I'll be buying it. Myths and Heroes was the first album in a while not to have a cover of an existing song - I'd hope for this to continue.
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