Fairport Convention May 10, 1974
Sanders Theater, Cambridge, MA
Source: Jerry Moore's Maxell XL-1 35-90B Reel @ 7.5ips
(recorded on a TEAC A23300S with Dolby B on February 5, 1984)
Lineage:: Soundboard Direct Stereo Line Feed > ? -> cassette (played back on Sony D5) -> Jerry's Maxell XL-1 35-90B Reel with Dolby B @ 7.5ips (played back on a Technics RS-1506 with a TEAC AN-180 outboard Dolby unit)->PC 24/96-> CDwav 16/44.1 -> Logic Pro (speed correction, silence/dropout editing, track indexing - NO additional processing)-> wav 16/44.1-> xAct-> flac (Total Time: 89:08)
Transfer and mastering by Rob Berger and Alan Bershaw on October 16 and 17, 2011
Sandy Denny - vocals, piano, guitar, tambourine
Trevor Lucas - vocals, guitar
Dave Swarbrick - vocals, violin
Jerry Donahue - lead guitar
Dave Pegg - bass, vocals
Dave Mattacks - drums
disc one: (show) 71:32
1 Matty Groves 07:45
2 Solo 05:13
3 Sloth 14:13
4 It'll Take A Long Time // 03:51*
5 --Trevor intros next song & tuning 00:44
6 Dirty Linen 04:41
7 Brilliancy Medley/Cherokee Shuffle 04:14
8 --Trevor intros Sandy 00:33
9 Like An Old Fashioned Waltz 04:57
10 Rising For The Moon 04:36
11 --Sandy and Trevor monologue 02:16
12 Ballad Of Ned Kelly 04:09
13 --Swarbrick monologue (joke) 03:01*
14 John The Gun // 00:32*
15 --Sandy intros next song & tuning 00:32
16 Down In The Flood 03:35
17 --Trevor intros last song & tuning 00:51
18 Sir B McKenzie's 05:44
disc two: (encores) 17:34
1 --1st encore applause 01:29
2 --Sandy intros next song & tuning 01:07
3 Who Knows Where The Time Goes 06:52
4 Six Days On The Road 03:24
5 --2nd encore applause 00:29 *
6 Unidentified Instrumental 04:11
There are four uninterupted sequences on Jerry's reel. The * after timings indicates that track as being the end of one of those sequences.
Intermittent equipment buzzing on stage. It primarily effects the quiet parts between songs during the first half of the set.
The opening number, "Matty Groves," begins shortly in progress just before Sandy sings the first verse.
"It'll Take A Long Time" and "John The Gun" are incomplete.
"Hexamshire Lass" is introduced by Swarbrick during track 13, but was apparently not recorded.
Although not without issues, this is superior quality to all circulating copies of this recording and is more complete than most. Unlike many versions making the rounds, "Like An Old Fashioned Waltz" is complete and the second encore is included. The second encore is an instrumental, but is not one of the standard Swarbrick fiddle medleys common to this era. If anyone can better identify that last track, please do.