Fairport Convention - Liege and Lief album
Liege & Lief is the fourth album by the English folk rock band Fairport Convention. It is the third and final album the group released in the UK in 1969, all of which prominently feature Sandy Denny as lead female vocalist (Denny did not appear on the group's 1968 debut album), as well as the first to feature future long-serving personnel Dave Swarbrick and Dave Mattacks on violin/mandolin and drums, respectively, as full band members (Swarbrick had previously guested on Unhalfbricking).
Liege & Lief (2xCD, Album, Dlx, RE, RM). Island Remasters. Liege & Lief (LP, Album, RE, Ind). Liege & Lief (LP, Album, RE).
More By Fairport Convention. See All. 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: Best of Fairport Convention. Meet On the Ledge - The Classic Years (1967-1975). The Best of the BBC Recordings.
Liege and Lief" was the third album released by Fairport Convention in 1969, coming just a few months after the excellent "Unhalfbricking". Tragically, between the albums drummer Martin Lamble was killed in a road accident, so Dave Mattacks makes his first appearance with the band. Also added to the permanent line-up is the multi-talented Dave Swarbrick, who had guested on three tracks on "Unhalfbricking".
Features Song Lyrics for Fairport Convention's Liege and Lief album. Fairport Convention - Liege and Lief Album Lyrics. 1. The Ballad of Easy Rider Lyrics.
Liege & Lief is the Fairport album steeped in tragedy – the first trip back to the studio following the deaths of drummer Martin Lamble and Jeannie Franklyn (the girlfriend of Richard Thompson) in a tragic car accident in May 1969, the album has the almost eerie quality of a band struggling to find a means of coping with their obvious anguish; at the same. time they are a band desperate to break all social constraints and indulge in the most manic of folk rock which they do so unapologetically in Matty Groves