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Fairport Convention Vs. Pentangle

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Poll Question: Which was better: Fairport Convention or Pentanle?
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    Posted: August 15 2014 at 15:53
Which folk rockers did you like better: Fairport or Pentangle?

Edited by SteveG - August 15 2014 at 16:07
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Post Options Post Options   Quote someone_else Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 15 2014 at 16:41
Pentangle. Great band.
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Fairport......due to Sandy Denny and Richard Thompson.
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Yes.

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One for Pentangle. 
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Fairport - marginally.

Both great bands.
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Fairport easily. Liege & Lief is magical
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Originally posted by Xonty

Fairport easily. Liege & Lief is magical

Dat!
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Originally posted by Hercules

Fairport - marginally.

Both great bands.

My thoughts as well.
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Fairport by a slim margin.
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Fairport 1967-1970 were superb. Pentangle were also brilliant. Hmmmm yep early Fairport wins.

Another poll would be Sandy Denny vs Jacqui McShee. That would be a tough one as both had voices from heaven.
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I don't find myself qualified to vote as I'm not very familiar with their works, even though I do listen to a good dose of Brit folk rock every now and then.

Originally posted by BarryGlibb

Fairport 1967-1970 were superb. Pentangle were also brilliant. Hmmmm yep early Fairport wins.

Another poll would be Sandy Denny vs Jacqui McShee. That would be a tough one as both had voices from heaven.
In that case I would vote for Sandy because of her writing skills.

Edited by Dayvenkirq - August 16 2014 at 20:08
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Pentangle.

Who are these men of lust, greed, and glory? Rip off the masks and let's see.
But that's not right - oh no, what's the story? There's you and there's me.
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Originally posted by tszirmay

Originally posted by Xonty

Fairport easily. Liege & Lief is magical

Dat!
 
I just wish we could get more "progressive" folks to listen to Richard Thompson in Fairport Convention. It kinda defines the word "progressive", in how different and stylish he is all around.
 
And "Reynardine" is one of the prettiest things EVER recorded in rock music! Just a shame that we can't even hear it and not be cynical about it, and say it's not progressive. The presentation is so progressive as to be totally alien and out of this world!
 
However, it is likely that Pentangle would have had a larger influence in the folk circles for its creativity and difference. By comparison, FC almost fits into the folk-rock revival in the 70's a lot more than Pentangle that was around way before that!


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Post Options Post Options   Quote The Dark Elf Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 19 2014 at 22:54
Originally posted by moshkito

Originally posted by tszirmay

Originally posted by Xonty

Fairport easily. Liege & Lief is magical


Dat!


 
I just wish we could get more "progressive" folks to listen to Richard Thompson in Fairport Convention. It kinda defines the word "progressive", in how different and stylish he is all around.

 

And "Reynardine" is one of the prettiest things EVER recorded in rock music! Just a shame that we can't even hear it and not be cynical about it, and say it's not progressive. The presentation is so progressive as to be totally alien and out of this world!

 

However, it is likely that Pentangle would have had a larger influence in the folk circles for its creativity and difference. By comparison, FC almost fits into the folk-rock revival in the 70's a lot more than Pentangle that was around way before that!


Hey, Mosh, you and I actually agree on something! Thompson with Fairport was superb.

I will have to disagree in part regarding "Reynardine", however. It is perilous, not pretty. The song is an old folktale regarding a "were-fox" who lures a maiden to her death. When Sandy Denny sings the words "his teeth did brightly shine", I still get chills from her sinister intonation.
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Find the studio recordings of Pentangle a little sterile. Much prefer their live material.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Progosopher Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 22 2014 at 00:32
Two great folksters but I gotta go with Fairport all the way, especially when Sandy Denny, Richard Thompson, AND Dave Swarbrick were in the band.
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