EVANSTON 1975 by FAIRPORT CONVENTION Compact Disc LFMCD654

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released on 5th december 2020

EVANSTON 1975
by FAIRPORT CONVENTION
Compact Disc

 

LFMCD654


 

Label: LEFT FIELD MEDIA

MID-70s BROADCAST FROM SANDY DENNY’S SECOND TENURE WITH FAIRPORT 

Sandy Denny first left Fairport Convention - to form Fotheringay with then boyfriend Trevor Lucas - in late 1969, having by then contributed to three of the band’s albums. Fotheringay broke up in 1971, after which Sandy developed a critically acclaimed solocareer, releasing three albums between 1971 and 1974 - by which time she had married Lucas and re-joined Fairport, by then fronted by her husband. During her second tenure with the group, they released Fairport Live Convention in July ’74 (featuring shows by the Denny led group recorded in Melbourne and London). Then, in June ’75, came Rising For The Moon, on which 7 of the 11 tracks were composed, or co-composed by Sandy. • By mid-August 1975, Fairport Convention were out in the US promoting their recent masterpiece, and on 5th September they played at the tiny Amazingrace venue in Evanston, Illinois, in the suburbs of Chicago and home to the world-famous Northwestern University. The band played an extraordinary show, with Sandy Denny in pitch-perfect voice, and the entire proceedings being recorded and broadcast across the greater Chicago area. • Released here for the first time, 45 years since it was performed and recorded, the release of this awesome show will surely prove a complete delight for Fairport and Denny fans alike1. Rising For The Moon 5:28

2. Tam Lin 8:32
3. The Hexamshire Lass 2:58
4. One More Chance 9:11
5. Brillancy Medley 2:27
6. Cherokee Shuffle 2:10
7. Down In The Flood 4:31
8. Sloth 17:57
9. Iron Lion 5:15
10. Sir B. Mackenzie 7:25
11. Pick Me Up 5:20