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Meet On the Ledge - The Classic Years (1967-1975)


Download links and information about Meet On the Ledge - The Classic Years (1967-1975) by Fairport Convention. This album was released in 1999 and it belongs to Rock, Folk Rock, World Music, Songwriter/Lyricist, Psychedelic, Contemporary Folk genres. It contains 32 tracks with total duration of 02:36:49 minutes.

Artist: Fairport Convention
Release date: 1999
Genre: Rock, Folk Rock, World Music, Songwriter/Lyricist, Psychedelic, Contemporary Folk
Tracks: 32
Duration: 02:36:49
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No. Title Length
1. Chelsea Morning 3:05
2. Fotheringay 3:04
3. Mr. Lacey 2:54
4. Book Song 3:15
5. I'll Keep It With Mine 5:55
6. Tale In a Hard Time 3:28
7. Meet On the Ledge 2:52
8. Genesis Hall 3:39
9. A Sailor's Life 11:13
10. Who Knows Where the Time Goes? 5:10
11. Percy's Song 6:50
12. Come All Ye 4:59
13. Matty Groves 8:08
14. Tam Lin 7:12
15. Crazy Man Michael 4:38
16. Farewell, Farewell 2:36
17. Now Be Thankful (Stereo Mix) 2:21
18. Bonny Bunch of Roses 10:46
19. Walk Awhile 3:57
20. Sloth 9:10
21. Poor Will and the Jolly Hangman 5:29
22. The Journeyman's Grace 4:31
23. John Lee 3:01
24. Rosie (featuring Richard Thompson, Sandy Denny) 3:35
25. The Plainsman 3:16
26. The Hexhamshire Lass 2:28
27. Polly On the Shore 4:53
28. Bring 'Em Down 5:56
29. Rising for the Moon 4:06
30. White Dress 3:43
31. Stranger to Himself 2:49
32. One More Chance 7:50



If you had to pick just one British folk-rock band to download, and could only choose a single album, this collection would have to be it. Meet on the Ledge: The Classic Years (1967-1975) spans the group's genesis, before they hooked up with golden-throated singer Sandy Denny, on a few years after her accidental death and the departure of guitarist and guiding light Richard Thompson. Due attention is paid to their most fertile period in the late '60s, while the songs included from the less successful eras are just the ones you want. The group showed quite a knack for songcraft, from the traditional numbers they adapted ("Tam Lin," "Matty Groves") to the contemporaries they covered (Leonard Cohen, Gene Clark, Joni Mitchell, Dylan) and those they wrote themselves (the Thompson or Denny-penned numbers, most notably the title tune). There were other British folk-rock bands, of course; some were weirder (Incredible String Band) or Renn Faire-ish (Rennaissance) or traditional (Steeley Span). But in bringing British Isles music together with rock, folk and even jazz elements while totally kicking ass, classic-era Fairport is peerless.