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3 stars What We Did On Our Holidays is the second studio album from british folk/ rock act Fairport Convention. Itīs a very different album compared to their selftitled debut album. New vocalist Sandy Denny has meant a radical shift towards british traditional folk allthough thereīs still a bluesy rocking edge to some songs.

The mild psychadelic tendencies which were present on the debut album are entirely gone from Fairport Conventionīs sound. Instead weīre treated with folk/ rock songs like the beautiful opener Fotheringay, Nottamun Town and The Lord Is In His Place. Sandy Denny is a much more dominant female vocalist than her predecessor Judy Dyble and Sandy Denny also contributes greatly in the songwriting process. The more bluesy sound is present in a song like Mr. Lacey.

The musicianship is great and the female and the male vocals compliment each other well.

The productions is good. Warm and organic.

I was pleasantly surprised by Fairport Conventionīs debut album which I found to be an excellent album. What We Did On Our Holidays is just what I expected it to be which means that the folk side of Fairport Convention is now the dominant side and Iīm not pleased with that. That doesnīt mean that this is not good music, but it doesnīt suit my personal taste much and I much prefer the debutīs more eclectic atmosphere. What We Did On Our Holidays is a 3 star album in my book, but my personal preference means that this is not an album Iīll be listening to much in the future.

UMUR | 3/5 |


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