quinta-feira, 16 de agosto de 2018

Fairport Convention - A Tree With Roots - Fairport Convention & Friends And The Songs Of Bob Dylan

Fairport Convention - A Tree With Roots - Fairport Convention & Friends And The Songs Of Bob Dylan - 2018

A new compilation of vintage covers of Bob Dylan’s work by Fairport Convention and their friends, A Tree With Roots — Fairport Convention And The Songs Of Bob Dylan, will be released on Island on 3 August. It comes just ahead of the 2018 edition of the band’s celebrated Cropredy Festival, which takes place this year from 9-11 August with Fairport themselves in the traditional headlining slot.

In their early days, before they developed their own songwriting, Fairport were much given to covering the work of Dylan, one of their prime influences. 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the arrival of the American bard’s Basement Tapes acetate in London, from which the nascent English folk group took ‘Million Dollar Bash.’ It also offered up ‘Too Much Of Nothing’ to the Fairport splinter group Fotheringay.

Dylan was also responsible for Fairport’s one UK hit single, ‘Si Tu Dois Partir,’ their version of his ‘If You Gotta Go, Go Now’,’ written in 1964. It prompted an appearance by the band on Top Of The Pops and featured on their third album Unhalfbricking, spending two weeks at No. 21 on the UK singles chart.

That version is on A Tree With Roots along with such Dylan copyrights as ‘Lay Down Your Weary Tune,’ ‘I’ll Keep It With Mine’ and the more widely-celebrated ‘All Along The Watchtower’ and ‘Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door.’ Tracks by Fotheringay and Fairport’s former lead singer Sandy Denny are also included.

01. Si Tu Dois Partir
02. Jack O' Diamonds
03. Lay Down Your Weary Tune (Live On John Peel's Top Gear)
04. Dear Landlord
05. Open The Door Richard (David Symonds BBC Session)
06. I'll Keep It With Mine
07. Percy's Song (Live On John Peel's Top Gear)
08. The Ballad Of Easy Rider
09. It Ain’t Me Babe (Demo)
10. George Jackson (Live At The Howff)
11. Tomorrow Is A Long Time (Live From The Royalty Theatre)
12. Days Of 49 (Live At Fairfield Halls, 1973)
13. Down In The Flood (Live At Fairfield Halls, 1973)
14. All Along The Watchtower (Live At Chateau Neuf, 1975)
15. Too Much Of Nothing
16. Million Dollar Bash
17. Knocking On Heaven's Door (Live At The L.A. Troubadour, 1974)


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