The other notes in the CD insert are by Dean Sciarra, the other half of the “A Team”. These are of immense significance in explaining how this CD came to exist, and they start like this:
“As a child of the sixties, I grew up on The Beatles and Motown, The British Invasion and The Doors and most things in between. But British Folk eluded me for most of my formative years. I had always heard of Fairport Convention back in the day but even their name sounded a bit stuffy to me so I passed on getting to know their music until (and I hate to admit this) the mid-Nineties. I had always been a huge Iain Matthews fan and I liked Richard Thompson but Fairport and I were the twain that had not really met.
“My favourite albums by Fairport were the first 4 – everything up thru “Liege & Lief”. And then I met Jerry Donahue and everything changed. I began buying every Fairport CD or download I could find. Jerry filled me in on the various versions of the band, the life and times and music of Sandy Denny including the amazing Fotheringay – and now I’m a convertee – and can’t get enough.”
Join the club.
Next time, God willing, we continue with this note, whereupon the provenance of this CD will become a great deal clearer.