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3.14 | 22 ratings | 4 reviews | 5% 5 stars

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Live, released in 1974

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Matty Groves (7:32)
2. Rosie (4:08)
3. Fiddlestix (2:44)
4. John The Gunn (5:03)
5. Something You Got (2:31)
6. Sloth (11:19)
7. Dirty Linen (3:50)
8. Down In The Flood (3:14)
9. Sir B. Mc Kenzies (5:22)

Total Time: 45:43

Line-up / Musicians

- Sandy Denny / vocals, piano
- Dave Swarbrick / vocals, fiddle
- Dave Pegg / bass guitar
- Dave Mattacks/ drums
- Trevor Lucas / vocals, 12-string acoustic guitar, acoustic guitar
- Jerry Donahue / electric guitar

Releases information

LP Island ILPS 9285 (1974)
CD Island IMCD 95 (1990)

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FAIRPORT CONVENTION Live Convention ratings distribution

(22 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of rock music(5%)
Excellent addition to any rock music collection(41%)
Good, but non-essential (41%)
Collectors/fans only (14%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

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3 stars Live Convention is a remarkable Live performance because of the "comeback" of Sandy Denny, the woman vocalist that shined on the Liege & Lief record and the records before that. I do hardly prefer her voice aboth the man vocalist: in fact she might the best woman vocalist within the folkgenre. ... (read more)

Report this review (#647332) | Posted by the philosopher | Tuesday, March 6, 2012 | Review Permanlink

2 stars A disappointing album. With a singer as great as Sandy Denny, who wants to hear anyone else sing? Perhaps it's not fair to judge this record like that, but I think it's a shame we get to hear Sandy so little on this record, which lasts only 45 minutes to begin with. And of the time we get to h ... (read more)

Report this review (#77928) | Posted by LittleMan | Friday, May 12, 2006 | Review Permanlink

3 stars This live album created much hype when it was orinally released in 1974, because of the presence of the returning Sandy Denny. And she did a great job (as always), singing with passion and harmonizing very well with Lucas, Pegg and Swarbrick, making this album a must to all her fans. Of course ... (read more)

Report this review (#62116) | Posted by M. B. Zapelini | Thursday, December 29, 2005 | Review Permanlink

4 stars This is a big live! The pseudo baroque folk of the ours succeeds to excite also in seat live. It will be the voice of Sandy Danny, will be the skill of the musicians (Dave Pegg then in Jehtro Tull!!!), but to listen to between everything "John the Gunn" (the favourite of mine) is not so immediate. I ... (read more)

Report this review (#60437) | Posted by | Thursday, December 15, 2005 | Review Permanlink

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