This time, continuing the mugshots and summaries on the back cover, where we reach, at the far left of the second line:
Britain’s first lady of song, if you discount Dorothy Squires! From art college into the folk circuit, into the early Strawbs and on to an illustrious stay with Fairport Convention. Fotheringay followed, then solo again and consecutive wins in the MM (*) Readers’ Poll as Best Female Singer.”
To her right we find:
It became apparent to all who heard that Richard Thompson had become, by the time he left Fairport Convention, one of rock’s tastiest lead guitarists. On this album he exposes his roots, and inability to play boringly.”
*MM was shorthand for the music newspaper Melody Maker.
What we have, of course, in these two neatly juxtaposed persons, is the essential core of the uniquely classical line-ups of Fairport Convention which strode 1969.