Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Jewel in the Crown
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop, Rock
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One of their best later albums
Matthew Schwarz | Bridgewater, nj United States | 01/25/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This CD has the most traditional tunes of the post-70s Fairport Convention, and I generally prefer more trad. with my Fairport. That being said, it also contains some of my all-time favorite non-traditional Fairport songs ("Slip Jigs & Reels" and "Travelling by Steam" are fantastic). All the musicians are excellent, and I must point out that Simon Nichol's voice is wonderful on this album (really on all the ones he sings on, but I noticed it the most here). I don't know why such a rich voice doesn't get praised more. My only complaint is that there are a number of songs (like "London Danny" and "Diamonds and Gold") on this album that, while good, are real downers!"
A bit lower than a hit but a good pursuader
firstname.lastname@example.org | Blackpool, England | 08/29/1998
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This was the first Fairport CD I bought at the first live concert I had ever been to. This and the concert was enough to sway me onto Fairport and get more and more albums.This CD is very good it has a few jigs and tunes (Youngest Daughter especially reccomended) and a number of good songs. It is a reasonably new CD (about three years old) so it features the last group (Simon Nicol, Rick Sanders, Maart (my hero), Peggy and DM.) This was before the most recent group (as in Who knows where the time goes) where Maart and DM had left so this is probably the best most recent CD."
A lively example of 90s Fairport
woburnmusicfan | Woburn, MA United States | 03/17/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The quality of Fairport Convention's 90s albums has depended on the material they've found to record. "Jewel in the Crown" is a pleasant return to form after the tedious "The Five Seasons". The songs are more lively here, giving the album a better pace and more upbeat feel. Highlights are the instrumental "A Surfeit of Lampreys", "Travelling by Steam", and "Slip Jigs and Reels"."