Buying the albums sampled on “You Can All Join In”.
This time we start looking at Ashley Hutching’s 2002 notes in the CD insert, which kick off thus:
“”WHAT WE DID ON OUR HOLIDAYS” was the second Fairport Convention long-playing record, and the first to include the presence of Sandy Denny. Recorded in 1968, it continued our approach taken on the first album; that of presenting a variety of musical styles and a variety of writers. Folk, blues, cajun, medieval, country – all are to be heard here. Favourite songwriters Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell (then little known) are represented, along with contributions by nearly all the group members.”
I should add, by the way, that the insert also contains some super pictures, to which we shall come in due course
More of the notes next time.