Qobuz Store wallpaper
Categories:
Cart 0

Your cart is empty

Fairport Convention - What We Did On Our Holidays

Mes favoris

Cet élément a bien été ajouté / retiré de vos favoris.

What We Did On Our Holidays

Fairport Convention

Available in
16-Bit CD Quality 44.1 kHz - Stereo

Unlimited Streaming

Listen to this album in high quality now on our apps

Start my trial period and start listening to this album

Enjoy this album on Qobuz apps with your subscription

Subscribe

Enjoy this album on Qobuz apps with your subscription

Digital Download

Purchase and download this album in a wide variety of formats depending on your needs.

Sandy Denny's haunting, ethereal vocals gave Fairport a big boost on her debut with the group. A more folk-based album than their initial effort, What We Did on Our Holidays is divided between original material and a few well-chosen covers. This contains several of their greatest moments: Denny's "Fotheringay," Richard Thompson's "Meet on the Ledge," the obscure Joni Mitchell composition "Eastern Rain," the traditional "She Moves Through the Fair," and their version of Bob Dylan's "I'll Keep It with Mine." And more than simply being a collection of good songs (with one or two pedestrian ones), it allowed Fairport to achieve its greatest internal balance, and indeed one of the finest balances of any major folk-rock group. The strong original material, covers of little-known songs by major contemporary songwriters such as Dylan and Mitchell, and updates of traditional material were reminiscent of the blend achieved by the Byrds on their early albums, with Fairport Convention giving a British slant to the idiom. The slant would become much more British by the end of the '60s, though, both gaining and losing something in the process. Confusingly, What We Did on Our Holidays was titled Fairport Convention in its initial U.S. release, with a different cover from the U.K. edition, although Fairport's very first album from 1968 had used the title Fairport Convention as well.
© Richie Unterberger /TiVo

More info

What We Did On Our Holidays

Fairport Convention

launch qobuz app I already downloaded Qobuz for Windows / MacOS Open

download qobuz app I have not downloaded Qobuz for Windows / MacOS yet Download the Qobuz app

Copy the following link to share it

You are currently listening to samples.

Listen to over 70 million songs with an unlimited streaming plan.

Listen to this album and more than 70 million songs with your unlimited streaming plans.

1
Fotheringay
00:03:04

Joe Boyd, Producer - Ian Matthews, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Richard Thompson, Acoustic Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - John Wood, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Sandy Denny, Guitar, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Simon Nicol, Harp, AssociatedPerformer - Fairport Convention, MainArtist - Ashley Hutchings, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Martin Lamble, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1969 Island Records, a division of Universal Music Operations Limited

2
Mr. Lacey
00:02:51

Joe Boyd, Producer - John Wood, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Fairport Convention, MainArtist - Ashley Hutchings, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1969 Island Records, a division of Universal Music Operations Limited

3
Book Song
00:03:13

Joe Boyd, Producer - Ian Matthews, ComposerLyricist - Richard Thompson, ComposerLyricist - John Wood, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Fairport Convention, MainArtist

℗ 1969 Island Records, a division of Universal Music Operations Limited

4
The Lord Is In This Place
00:01:58

Joe Boyd, Producer - Richard Thompson, ComposerLyricist - Sandy Denny, ComposerLyricist - Fairport Convention, MainArtist - Ashley Hutchings, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1969 Island Records, a division of Universal Music Operations Limited

5
No Man's Land
00:02:29

Joe Boyd, Producer - Richard Thompson, ComposerLyricist - Fairport Convention, MainArtist

℗ 1969 Island Records, a division of Universal Music Operations Limited

6
I'll Keep It With Mine
00:05:52

Bob Dylan, ComposerLyricist - Joe Boyd, Producer - Ian Matthews, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Richard Thompson, Electric Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - John Wood, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Sandy Denny, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Simon Nicol, Acoustic Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Fairport Convention, MainArtist - Ashley Hutchings, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Martin Lamble, Drums, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1969 Island Records, a division of Universal Music Operations Limited

7
Eastern Rain
00:03:35

Joni Mitchell, ComposerLyricist - Joe Boyd, Producer - Fairport Convention, MainArtist

℗ 1969 Island Records, a division of Universal Music Operations Limited

8
Nottamun Town
00:03:09

Traditional, ComposerLyricist - Joe Boyd, Producer - Fairport Convention, Arranger, Work Arranger, MainArtist

℗ 1969 Island Records, a division of Universal Music Operations Limited

9
Tale In Hard Time
00:03:26

Joe Boyd, Producer - Richard Thompson, ComposerLyricist - John Wood, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Fairport Convention, MainArtist

℗ 1969 Island Records, a division of Universal Music Operations Limited

10
She Moves Through The Fair
00:04:10

Traditional, ComposerLyricist - Joe Boyd, Producer - Richard Thompson, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Sandy Denny, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Simon Nicol, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Fairport Convention, MainArtist - Ashley Hutchings, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Padraic Colum, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1969 Island Records, a division of Universal Music Operations Limited

11
Meet On The Ledge
00:02:49

Joe Boyd, Producer - Ian Matthews, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Richard Thompson, Electric Guitar, Piano, Additional Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - John Wood, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Sandy Denny, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Simon Nicol, Acoustic Guitar, Additional Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Fairport Convention, MainArtist - Ashley Hutchings, Bass Guitar, Additional Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Marc Ellington, Additional Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Martin Lamble, Drums, Additional Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Kingsley Abbott, Additional Vocals, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1969 Island Records, a division of Universal Music Operations Limited

12
End Of A Holiday
00:01:07

Joe Boyd, Producer - Simon Nicol, ComposerLyricist - Fairport Convention, MainArtist

℗ 1969 Island Records, a division of Universal Music Operations Limited

13
Throwaway Street Puzzle
00:03:26

Joe Boyd, Producer - Ian Matthews, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Richard Thompson, Electric Guitar, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Sandy Denny, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Simon Nicol, Acoustic Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Fairport Convention, MainArtist - Ashley Hutchings, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Martin Lamble, Drums, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1976 Island Records, a division of Universal Music Operations Limited

14
You're Gonna Need My Help (BBC)
00:04:07

McKinley Morganfield, ComposerLyricist - Fairport Convention, MainArtist

℗ 1969 BBC Enterprises Ltd.

15
Some Sweet Day
00:02:31

Felice Bryant, ComposerLyricist - D. Bryant, ComposerLyricist - Joe Boyd, Producer - Fairport Convention, MainArtist

℗ 1987 BBC Worldwide Ltd.

Album Description

Sandy Denny's haunting, ethereal vocals gave Fairport a big boost on her debut with the group. A more folk-based album than their initial effort, What We Did on Our Holidays is divided between original material and a few well-chosen covers. This contains several of their greatest moments: Denny's "Fotheringay," Richard Thompson's "Meet on the Ledge," the obscure Joni Mitchell composition "Eastern Rain," the traditional "She Moves Through the Fair," and their version of Bob Dylan's "I'll Keep It with Mine." And more than simply being a collection of good songs (with one or two pedestrian ones), it allowed Fairport to achieve its greatest internal balance, and indeed one of the finest balances of any major folk-rock group. The strong original material, covers of little-known songs by major contemporary songwriters such as Dylan and Mitchell, and updates of traditional material were reminiscent of the blend achieved by the Byrds on their early albums, with Fairport Convention giving a British slant to the idiom. The slant would become much more British by the end of the '60s, though, both gaining and losing something in the process. Confusingly, What We Did on Our Holidays was titled Fairport Convention in its initial U.S. release, with a different cover from the U.K. edition, although Fairport's very first album from 1968 had used the title Fairport Convention as well.
© Richie Unterberger /TiVo

About the album

Improve this page

Qobuz logo Why buy on Qobuz...

On sale now...

Crime Of The Century [2014 - HD Remaster]

Supertramp

Deloused in the Comatorium

The Mars Volta

The Snow Goose

Camel

Thick as a Brick

Jethro Tull

Thick as a Brick Jethro Tull
More on Qobuz
By Fairport Convention

As Long As It Seems Fit

Fairport Convention

As Long As It Seems Fit Fairport Convention

Liege And Lief

Fairport Convention

Liege And Lief Fairport Convention

House Full - Live At The LA Troubadour

Fairport Convention

Unhalfbricking

Fairport Convention

Unhalfbricking Fairport Convention

Fame And Glory

Fairport Convention

Fame And Glory Fairport Convention
You may also like...

I Still Have Faith In You / Don't Shut Me Down

Abba

Random Access Memories (Hi-Res Version)

Daft Punk

Chemtrails Over The Country Club

Lana Del Rey

Reprise

Moby

Reprise Moby

...‘Til We Meet Again - Live

Norah Jones

In your panoramas...
Peak Guitar

If we’re not living it right now—and there’s a solid argument that we might be—then when?

And then Nirvana Killed Rock

In 1987, Nirvana was born: the most unexpected punk swerve of the end of the 20th century. A rocketing career, international hits, hordes of fans and a tragic epilogue for this worldwide phenomenon. And what if Kurt Cobain’s band was none other than the last band in the history of rock? The ultimate generational phenomenon of genre, if not its last myth.

Joni Mitchell: the Blue Period

An immaculate masterpiece of 70's folk, 'Blue' celebrates its 50th birthday this year. And it hasn't aged a day. But why are artists the world over still so fascinated by this fourth, intimate album by the Canadian singer-songwriter?

In the news...