1970-08-01 _ Potters Bar, Hertsfordshire, England _ Farx (club) _ (M?-AUD)
(located in the Elm Court Youth Center, 363 Mutton Lane)
Saturday evening 7-11pm
01. Sir Patrick Spens
02. -- jokes, tuning, medley intro --
03. Sir B. McKenzie's... Medley: Bonny Kate -> The Kilfenora -> Boston Tea Party -> Biff, Bang, Crash (*)
04. -- Can't Explain tease, Somethin' Else false start --
05. Somethin' Else
Encore (presumably) :::
06. ...Johnny B. Goode
Total Time ::: 18:04
::: Somewhat rough & ready but eminently doable quality! Check samples for flight or fancy.
::: Warts: #6 starts slightly late. Repaired dullspots & dropouts but surely missed a few.
::: #3 is aka "Sir B. McKenzie's Daughter's Lament for the 77th Mounted Lancers Retreat from the Straits of Loch Knombe, in the Year of Our Lord 1727, on the Occasion of the Announcement of Her Marriage to the Laird of Kinleakie", tho' from the intro comments here the band very possibly alternated reels within the piece & possibly my title above is not strictly correct. A RIPPIN' version, tho', & 'twer to be their upcoming 45, recorded 1970-07-22 (about 10 days before this gig!), but not released until September. Here, they're already opening the medley with "Bonny Kate", which was to become the standard. The lengthy title was, for those who as yet unclear on the history, Fairport's effort to claim their fame in the Guinness Book of Records with the longest song title, ever.
::: VERY likely someone has more of this show. If so, please consider sharing!
::: Dudes, what more do you want? It's an Eddie Cochran cover!
::: Is Ashley or maybe Marc Ellington guesting on vocals on the last 2 songs?
::: For those unclear on the concept, or Brit geography, Potters Bar is a town in England (18 miles north of London).
Recording Information ::: unknown mono recording equipment -> master tape -> ? -> unknown generation Maxell XLII-90 cassette, Dolby off.
Playback 2015-10-07 ::: unknown generation Maxell XLII-90 cassette on Nakamichi 680ZX cassette deck, Dolby off, azimuth adjusted for individual tape, heads cleaned & demagnetized -> Sony Linear PCM Recorder PCM-M10 (LPCM 44.10kHz/16bit WAV files) -> computer -> Audacity [normalisation to remove DC offset, channel/phase alignment, fades, manual one-at-a-time glitch, bump, pop, click, dropout & dullspot repairs, volume adjustments, +1.6% averaged pitch (speed) fix with single pass after frequency analysis & with pitchpipe verification, NO equalisation] -> CD Wave (track splits) -> flacs (Trader's Little Helper) -> yr ears. First uploaded week of 2015-10-10. (NOTE: The recording was mono & the left channel had a lot of issues. Remastering was done with both channels, patching whatever was needed/possible from the left channel & then I torpedoed it & just used the right channel, resulting in a major quality upgrade. Fairport in this era is extremely hard to pitch so I hope this is passable. What were they tuning to? Possibly NOT A440?!).
Line-up ::: Dave Swarbrick � fiddle, mandolin, vocals // Richard Thompson � electric guitar, vocals // Simon Nicol � electric & acoustic guitars, vocals // Dave Pegg � electric bass guitar, mandolin, vocals // Dave Mattacks � drums, percussion.
Nothing here ever commercially released to my knowledge. If I'm wrong, please advise & I'll take the offending trax offline.
DimeTravel 215 ::: Thanks to the original taper & traders! ::: Corrections welcome ::: Well the response to the Little Hadham recording was pretty sweet, so I dug around a bit & came up with this wonderful oddity from 3 weeks before. The band was really in a great phase. Some majestic moments in Sir Patrick Spens & the medley is excellent - it rocks(!) - and the last 2 numbers are REALLY swell - too bad they didn't go for the Who cover... Listen, enjoy, show appreciation, share, give, spread peace. Yrs truly, Knees
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