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Fairport Convention


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3.27 | 43 ratings

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2 stars Sandy returns

Rising For The Moon is a very uneven album featuring some good material, but also some awful stuff. The country influence from the previous album is still there and it brings this album down. Also, there are no real jigs or reels! here, which is a large part of what I like about the band.

The songs sung by Sandy Denny are the better ones, the other songs are horrible. Dawn is in my opinion the best song here. Many reviewers have talked about the One More Chance track. To my ears it is just a half-decent power ballad. It takes more than a great guitar solo to make anything Prog!

Rising For The Moon is more of a Country rock album than a (Prog) Folk album. A decent album, but not really my cup of tea. Fairport Convention has made many far better - and for a Prog fan much more relevant - albums, both before and after this one.

Fans and collectors only.

SouthSideoftheSky | 2/5 |


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