The CD insert contains some notes written by John Tobler in 1991. They kick off like this:
“It’s 1979 and Britain’s foremost folk/rock band are convening for a final tour, during which they will record their seventeenth (and last) original album after a fascinating 12 year career. Only Simon Nicol of the original group remains a member (although even he had spent nearly five years away from the band in the first half of the 1970s), but he’s back, singing and playing guitar, along with Dave Pegg on bass, who joined Fairport in the last month of the 1960s, fiddler supreme Dave Swarbrick, who joined a couple of moths before Peggy, and drummer Bruce Rowland, the new boy who arrived in early [?] 1975.
“If that all sounds quite straightforward, the history of Fairport is anything but simple. By the time of the farewell tour, there had been no less than 15 different line-ups of the group, an average duration per line-up of less than a year! This was Peggy’s eleventh line-up, Swarb’s twelth and Simon’s ninth, and their erstwhile colleagues have include noteables like the great Richard Thompson, the late and much missed Sandy Denny, Ian Matthews, who topped the singles chart in 1970 with “Woodstock”, Ashley Hutchings, who launched Steeleye Span and then the various Albion Bands, Trevor Lucas (the Australian who married Sandy), and the great American guitarist, Jerry Donahue.”
[For much more on all this, see above!!!]