Fairport Convention
1970-08-22 _ Little Hadham, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, England _ Fete _ (M?-AUD)

~*~ Carefully remastered fixing MANY issues, without EQ ~*~

"The rooster chews tobacco and the hen uses snuff"!

01-[00:23]. -- introduction --
02-[04:08]. Walk Awhile
03-[03:46]. Staines Morris
04-[03:57]. Dirty Linen
05-[02:26]. Now Be Thankful
06-[04:24]. Banks Of The Sweet Primroses
07-[04:05]. Lark In The Morning
08-[12:37]. Sloth
09-[02:43]. Wipe Out
10-[05:52]. ? (with Peter Bellamy on vocals)
11-[04:37]. Blues In The Bottle
12-[04:53]. Nadine (with Ashley Hutchings)
13-[03:33]. High School Confidential
14-[02:56]. Mr. Lacey
15-[03:37]. Meet On The Ledge (with Ian Matthews)
16-[06:17]. ...C.C. Rider
17-[03:12]. Sir Patrick Spens
18-[02:23]. Bridge Over The River Ash

Total Time ::: 1:15:49

::: Quite fine AUD after all the work. Check samples for ear flight or fancy.
::: Warts: Taper shut off deck between songs. Bit of clapping in #7. After a minute into it, #15 had way too many dropouts to repair (tape damage). #16 starts a few notes late.
::: Marc Ellington (and band) opened. Very possible other acts played as well.
::: Very possible some of the above.mentioned guests are playing on other songs as well.

Recording Information ::: unknown mono recording equipment -> master audience tape -> ? (1 or 2) -> unknown generation Maxell XLII-100 cassette, Dolby off.

Playback 2011-08-05 ::: unknown generation Maxell XLII-100 cassette on Nakamichi BX-300 cassette deck, Dolby off, azimuth adjusted for individual tape, heads cleaned & demagnatized -> Tascam CD-RW900SL professional CD recorder -> CD-RW, no track splits -> computer -> EAC secure mode (logs made) -> wav file(s) -> Audacity [normalisation to remove DC offset, channel/phase alignment, fades, manual one-at-a-time glitch, bump, pop, click, dropout & dullspot repairs, volume adjustments, -1.3 pitch (speed) fix with single pass (very rough average as speed varies slightly thru tape) after frequency analysis & with pitchpipe verification, NO equalisation] -> CD Wave (track splits) -> flacs (Trader's Little Helper) -> yr ears. First uploaded week of 2015-08-15.

Remastering notes: The phase was screwed up, so I inverted 1 channel to correct it. The channels levels had hundreds of huge volume variations between them. No idea why, since the recording seems to be mono, but now everything is pretty much fixed after hours of work just on that issue. There were an unbelievable number of dropouts & dullspots - fixed what I could. And... a labor of love - I did this one twice, a complete second run thru.

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 155 ::: Thanks to the original taper & traders! ::: Corrections welcome ::: It seems like a nice informal hometown (home village!) festival for the band, with friends & old bandmembers joining in - happy and relaxed. THIS is what we need more of, the 5 man band line-up with Richard, rare songs, guests, the band having fun. One thing I really appreciate is they don't just start the cover songs & give us a tease, they play them out. Listen, enjoy, show appreciation, share, give, spread peace. Yrs truly, Knees

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