35th Anniversary Concert
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This magnificent concert was recorded and filmed in Digital 5.1 Surround Sound at The Anvil Theatre in Basingstoke, England on February 23, 2002. In addition to the 19-song set, it includes an exclusive interview with the band which consists of Simon Nic
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The set list is pretty good mixing old classics from the 1970s with newer material from the 80's onward, with several written by Chris Leslie. I am not a tremendous fan of Leslie's songwriting however. He is very competent but his arrangements lack the rock portion of the folk-rock sound Fairport are mostly known for. His ballads are just alright.
If you want a fairly recent (going on 14 year since this was recorded) example of Fairport's sound this is a decent collection of live songs. Good luck trying to overlook the flawed picture quality due to interlacing issues.
I was turned on to this group by listening to a CD of Judy Collins a few months ago, when she mentioned the death of a singer she knew, Sandy Denny, who sang with "Fairport Convention." Well, right away I went out a bought a couple of albums and have been in love with the music ever since.