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Fairport Convention: Liege and Lief (Island Stereo ILPS 9115).

Lon Goddard, Record Mirror, 27 December 1969

RELEASED AFTER Sandy and Tiger left the group, this LP would appear to be the last by the Fairports in their most famous line-up, with both personalities on all tracks. The addition of Dave Swarbrick gave their sound the trad folk drone that it needed to bring it to it's full and as a result this collection is the finest to date. It is the best form of traditional music Britain has ever produced; though some of the songs have been sung and re-sung for hundreds of years, these versions are without a doubt the most magnetic yet conceived.

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