It All Comes Round
Cropredy 2007
A Fairport Chronology
Fairport Convention
What We Did On Our Holidays
Liege and Lief
Full House
Now Be Thankful
Sir B. McKenzie's Daughter's
Live At The L.A Troubadour
Angel Delight
Babbacombe Lee
The History of Fairport Convention
Live Convention
Rising For The Moon
Gottle O' Geer
Moat On The Ledge
Heyday: BBC Radio Sessions, 1968-1969
Meet On The Ledge
Fairport Live At The BBC
It All Came Round Again

Once Was A Flawed Masterpiece
Recorded at Sound Techniques Studio. February - March 1970
Vocals Overdubbed:- April 1970 at Vanguard Studios, New York
Produced by Joe Boyd, Witchseason Productions Ltd.
Engineered by John Wood

Full House lineup. [click for larger image]

The writing team of Dave Swarbrick and Richard Thompson in its finest hour.Full House has always had a special place in the Fairport canon, as it is only one of two outings on vinyl for the classic 1970 Nicol/Mattacks/Pegg/ Swarbrick/Thompson line-up (the other being the  Live at The Troubador album). However, there's always been the sense of the flawed masterpiece about it, mainly due to the last minute omission of the legendary Richard Thompson, Dave Swarbrick opus, 'Poor Will & The Jolly Hangman'. Now, thanks to the magic powers of CD remastering, Island have not only restored the missing track and the original running order, but added both sides of the neglected Dave Swarbrick, Richard Thompson 'Now Be Thankful' single, plus 'Bonny Bunch of Roses' - a sprawling Napoleonic folk opus that proves that Fairport Convention are truly masters of the genre.
We can't recommended this album highly enough. simply go out and buy it.

Richard Thompson, vocals, guitar;
Simon Nicol, vocals, electric, acoustic & bass guitars,
dulcimer. (watch out Steve Stills)
Dave Swarbrick, vocals, fiddle, viola, mandolin;
Dave Pegg
, vocals, bass guitar, mandolin;
Dave Mattacks, drums, harmonium, bodhrán;


2003 CD reissue

  1. Walk Awhile
  2. Doctor of Physick
  3. Dirty Linen
  4. Sloth
  5. Sir Patrick Spens
  6. Flatback Caper
  7. Poor Will and the Jolly Hangman
  8. Flowers of the Forest
  9. Now Be Thankful (mono)
  10. Sir B. Mackenzie's Daughter's Lament for the 77th Mounted Lancers Retreat From The Straits of Loch Knombe on the occasion of the Announcement of her Marriage to The Laird of Kinleakie
  11. Bonny Bunch of Roses
  12. Now Be Thankful (new stereo mix)

Tracks 1, 2, 4, 9, 12 Dave Swarbrick, Richard Thompson
Track 3 trad. arr. Dave Swarbrick
Tracks 5, 6, 8, 10, 11 trad. arr. Fairport Concention
Track 7 Richard Thompson, Dave Swarbrick


Full House 1970
Island ILPS 9130 (LP, UK, July 1970)

side 1

Walk Awhile
Dirty Linen

side 2

Sir Patrick Spens
Flatback Caper
Doctor of Physick
Flowers of the Forest

Tracks 1, 3, 6
Dave Swarbrick/Richard Thompson
Track 2 trad. arr. Dave Swarbrick
Tracks 4, 5, 7 trad. arr.
Fairport Convention

Full House. back cover

an article on the song from
Living Traditions Magazine,
the online edition 

background information
on the 13th century
Scottish ballad

9th September 1513


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