Track 3 on Side Two of the LP (Track 8 on the CD) is “Bonny Black Hare”. This is the saucy song from “Angel Delight” [see above], and thus, once more, a good and sensible choice. This live version is a bit starker and sparser than the original. Dave Swarbrick is virtually the only vocalist, but handles it perfectly throughout. All in all, this is a most creditable effort.
Track 4 is the penultimate one on Side Two of the LP, and is “The Journeyman’s Grace”, a Richard Thompson composition which again appeared on “Angel Delight” after he had quit the group. Curiously, Dave Mattacks’ drumming is very conspicuous by its absence on this song, but otherwise it is a text book blasting out of this magnificent tour de force. It is great fun to listen to, this one.
Track 5 on Side Two of the LP closed the original album, and inevitably it had to be “Meet on the Ledge”, which was on “What We Did On Our Holidays” [see way above]. This live version of the anthem is a good try at recreating the original. Simon Nicol sings the Sandy Denny and Ian Matthews parts, doing his best, and it is a good as could reasonably be expected; and of course there is no Richard Thompson on guitar. Missing thus all the essential bits as it does, and using the violin for the piano breaks, it is not bad at all. Indeed, it is the best live version of the song. It was an inspired cadence to the existence of this extraordinary and evolving band. Thankfully, there was no invitation to the crowd to join in.