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Author Topic: New review of Liege and Lief  (Read 1516 times)
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« on: November 12, 2019, 10:39:38 AM »

I came across this 50th anniversary review of the album that defined 'folk rock'. Interesting reading

https://thequietus.com/articles/27417-fairport-convention-liege-lief
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« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2019, 07:43:06 PM »

Yes, a good read that. "It's easy to imagine Jacob Rees-Mogg on LBC, if it were a news story today, explaining that if Matty Groves had any common sense, he would not have slept with Lord Donald's wife." Heh!
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« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2019, 09:40:02 PM »

Spot the glaring error in the opening sentence.

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« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2019, 10:39:28 PM »


Spot the glaring error in the opening sentence.

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Always at least one! I'd also take some issue with his point about Fairport taking the songs out of their more academic settings. Yes, that is true on one level, but Fairport by way of Swarb and Ashley's increasing interest in traditional music, also surely leaned heavy on Martin Carthy's approach which was (and still is) a combination of both source singers like Walter Pardon and collections like Cecil Sharp's. Point is, using Martin Carthy as example, there already was somebody not purely singing the songs like they belonged in some museum or front parlor room with a spinet. There were already people taking liberty with songs. And sorry...putting aside the discussion of the songs, to not even mention in passing the tune set is a serious mistake. As Ashley once pointed out, the tunes being electrified had really NOT been done like that before. Not to mention being a lot of fun even if you were not all that keen on folk. Those tunes come on and you can't help enjoying.

All IMHO of course.  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2019, 12:06:34 AM »


Spot the glaring error in the opening sentence.

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Yep, but also "rouse the spirit of the air"? Grin

Otherwise, top marks for a most enjoyable piece.  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2019, 07:00:33 AM »

Incidentally next month's Shindig (after a fairly decent and wordy 'formation of Steeleye' piece in the current issue) carries a Fairport '69 (the year of 3 classic albums etc etc etc) article.  On sale Dec 5th, apparently....
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« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2019, 05:21:51 PM »

It reads like a very pretentious piece of journalism, the Liege & Lief album is folk rock 'n roll for heaven's sake which I play loud in my car!!!
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« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2019, 07:27:10 PM »

A Mott the Hoople piece in the same issue
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« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2020, 06:24:09 PM »

Hmmmm, not impressed.
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