Today more of David Suff’s notes dated November 2006:
“Gottle o’ Geer was the band’s last aslbum for Island – until a brief return in 1987 for the In Real Time album. After an incredible nine years association band and label went their separate ways. Fairport replaced the “Convention” and continued for a couple of years, recording a pair of spirited albums for Vertigo before calling it a day with a village festival at Cropredy in Oxfordshire in 1979. Since then, an annual Cropredy festival has taken place and is now a major event on the British folk calendar. August 2006 saw the band celebrate their 28th festival.”
There is a final paragraph which I shall transcribe next time, although in doing so we are straying from the theme of the last hundred or so posts, which deals with the comparative fortunes of Fairport Convention and Fleetwood Mac in the 1970s. Nevertheless, these are notes in the insert for a CD of a 1976 record, so I am happy to allow them in.