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Full House

Come All Ye
Sorting Through The Attic
Sandy Denny
Meet On The Ledge
Meet on the Ledge - The Classic Years (1967-1975)
Ashley Hutchings
Dave Mattacks
Fairport Friends and Relations
Cropredy
Fairport In These Days
Fairport un-Convention-al
Poor Will and The Jolly Hangman
Now Be Thankful
Fairport Convention
What We Did On Our Holidays
UNHALFBRICKING
Liege and Lief
Full House
Angel Delight
Babbacombe Lee
Rosie
The Wood and The Wire
XXXV
Over The Next Hill
The Transports
Breweries
Fairport Family Photo Album
Some Cropredy Posters
unConventional Links

 
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;
Dave Swarbrick, vocals, fiddle, viola, mandolin;
Dave Pegg
, vocals, bass guitar, mandolin;
Dave Mattacks, drums, harmonium, bodhrán;

Full House CD cover.  2003

 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

Sloth
Thompson/Swarbrick
 
 
Just a roll, just a roll
Just a roll on your drum
Just a roll, just a roll
And the war has begun

Now the right thing's the wrong thing
No more excuses to come
Just one step at a time
And the war has begun

Just a roll, just a roll
Just a roll on your drum
Just a roll, just a roll
And the war has begun

She's run away, she's run away
And she ran so bitterly
Now call to your colours, friend
Don't you call to me

Just a roll, just a roll
Just a roll on your drum
Just a roll, just a roll
And the war has begun

Don't you cry, don't you cry
Don't you cry upon the sea
Don't you cry, don't you cry
For your lady and me

Just a roll, just a roll
Just a roll on your drum
Just a roll, just a roll
And the war has begun

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

The Full House lineup

Fairport Un-convention-al (now be thankful)
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