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"Babbacombe" Lee

1971

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Catawiki number: 231671
Category: Vinyl records and CDs
Title: "Babbacombe" Lee
Main artist / band: Fairport Convention
Medium: LP - 1LP vinyl 12"Icon-information
Label: IslandIcon-information
Release number: ILPS 9176
Collection / set:  
Number in collection:  
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Country: United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Irelan...)
Year: 1971
Additional features:  
Genre: FolkIcon-information
Details:
Recorded at Sound Techniques Studio
Produced by John Wood and Simon Nicol
Engineered by John Wood
Design: Roberta Nicol

Musicians
Simon Nicol, guitar, dulcimer;
Dave Mattacks, drums, electric piano;
Dave Swarbrick, fiddle, mandolin;
Dave Pegg, bass, mandolin

with
Philip Sterling-Wall, A.L. Lloyd, reading


The LP and the first CD reissue have only five tracks with narrative description instead of titles:

Side 1 Side 2
[1-5] John's reflection on his boyhood, his introduction to Miss Keyes and The Glen, his restlessness, and his struggles with his family, finally successful, to join the navy. (6.19)
[6-8] This was the happiest period in his life. All locked set fair for a career until he was stricken with sickness and invalided out of his chosen niche in life. Reluctantly and unhappily he turned to a number of menial occupations and finally returned to the services of Miss Keyes. (10.12)
[9-10] Tragedy now strikes hard. The world's imagination is caught by the brutal senseless of the apparent criminal who slays his kind old mistress. (3.57)
[11-12] John was hardly more than a bewildered observer at his own trial, not being allowed to say more than a few words. The tides of fate wash him to the condemned cell where he waits three sad weeks for his last night on earth. (7.32)
[13-15] When it comes, he cannot sleep, but when he does, a strange, prophetic dream comes to him, and helps him to bear the strain of his next day's ordeal as scaffold and its crew try in vain three times to take his life. (13.20)

All compositions by Fairport Convention except
The Sailor's Alphabet for which, thanks to Bert Lloyd
Submission date: 01-02-2009 22:37:44
Submitted by: Laaromba
Last updated on: 01-03-2015 14:40:53
Last updated by: MatthijsS
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Fair: € 10.00
Tracks voor dit album

A

Track
A 01: The Verdict (0:28)
Genre
Folk
Track
A 02: Little Did I Think (2:19)
Genre
Folk
Composer
Swarbrick, Dave
Track
A 03: I Was Sixteen / John My Son (3:30)
Genre
Folk
Composer
Nicol, Simon, Pegg, Dave
Track
A 04: Instrumental (1:14)
Genre
Folk
Track
A 05: Sailor's Alphabe (5:42)
Genre
Folk
Composer
Lloyd, A.L., Traditional
Track
A 06: John Lee (3:07)
Genre
Folk
Composer
Swarbrick, Dave
Track
A 07: Newspaper Reading (0:46)
Genre
Folk
Track
A 08: Breakfast In Mayfair (3:07)
Genre
Folk
Composer
Nicol, Simon

B

Track
B 01: Trial Song (3:55)
Genre
Folk
Composer
Pegg, Dave, Swarbrick, Dave
Track
B 02: Cell Song (3:34)
Genre
Folk
Composer
Swarbrick, Dave
Track
B 03: The Time Is Near (2:33)
Genre
Folk
Composer
Pegg, Dave
Track
B 04: Dream Song (5:25)
Genre
Folk
Composer
Pegg, Dave, Swarbrick, Dave
Track
B 05: Wake Up John (5:23)
Genre
Folk
Composer
Swarbrick, Dave
Copywriter
Pegg, Dave
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