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The Lost Chord
3 stars 6.5/10 Decent

Well, Fairport has almost entirely strayed from what I loved about them so much. At this point they are almost entirely traditional minstrel folkish sounding, which is probably my least favorite style from them. Farewell, Farewell is a complete masterpiece in the likes of What we did on holidays... makes me cry remembering that sound!!! Why oh why they chose to stray from this is beyond me, when they were so capable of continuing with it!! This is not to say the musicianship is not great, sure...the violins jigging and the speed and passion are all there but I am just NOT INTERESTED half the time! I still play this album and enjoy it all the way through if I am in the mood, but when I hear that Farewell, Farewell it makes me want to swap this album for What We Did... every time. If you are interested in serious folk, downright traditional songs basically that all sound exactly like She Moves Through The Fair or that like, then by all means you will probably love this album so check it out...but for me, no THANKS! I need some raw Fairport classics...Sandy still sounds amazing here and this is enough to give it a listen...Farewell, Farewell, whew!!

The Lost Chord | 3/5 |


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