Please remember that the foregoing photos were fortutiously taken just one day after this remarkable recording was made.
We now come to the first set of notes in the CD insert, these having been penned by Thor-Rune Haugen.
“”This’ll interest you…”
Said the voice on the phone. It was about 1990. This guy had stumbled across two rolls of tapes in boxes that simply said “Fairport Convention”. When I arrived to hear it, I could hardly believe what I heard. Cause 15 years earlier I had witnessed a memorable Fairport Convention performance at the Chateau Neuf concert hall in Oslo. Only their second Norweigan performance, in fact. In my thoughts I had tried to imagine what a live album of it would have been like. And here I was, 15 years later, listening to that very performance. From tapes nobody knew existed! It was simply too good to be true.
” My mind started drifting back to that dark winter evening in the mid-1970’s. You see, this particular Fairport line-up is one that got away. Until now, that is. It did include familiar faces like the great Sandy Denny, her husband Trevor Lucas, wizard fiddler Dave Swarbrick, guitar genius Jerry Donahue and the incomarable bass champion Dave Pegg.”
Excitng stuff, huh? More from this chap next time.