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Fairport Convention - What We Did On Our Holidays CD (album) cover

WHAT WE DID ON OUR HOLIDAYS

Fairport Convention

 

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3.65 | 71 ratings

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SouthSideoftheSky
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2 stars Archaeology convention

There is nothing very progressive about these early albums. What We Did On Our Holidays is a very poppy album with slight folky and bluesy influences.

The opening song is very beautiful and showcases the distinctive voice of Sandy Denny very well. And the album closes beautifully with a short acoustic outro. But the material in between goes off in various different directions - Folk, Blues, Pop, Rock - but not really containing anything to catch my interest. However, Meet On The Ledge has a strong chorus and not too surprisingly this song is a favourite on the band's live shows till this day.

It is probably for historical reasons only that this early album is so highly regarded. But to my ears this sounds heavily outdated. For the Prog fan, Full House, Babbacombe Lee and even Angel Delight offers much more of interest.

I can recommend this only for hardcore Fairport Convention and Sandy Denny fans.

SouthSideoftheSky | 2/5 |

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