[Buying the albums sampled on “You Can All Join In”.]
More today from Ashley Hutchings’ notes in the insert with the expanded CD:
“Even by the standards set by the free-wheeling music fraternity of Britain’s “underground” at that time Fairport were unusual. We tended to play short, melodic songs by those we considered to be the best singer-songwriters, most of whom were in some way attached to the folk scene on the other side of the Atlantic. Lyrics were important: and not the vacuous rambling epistles which were grafted onto chord progressions designed as a platform for musical expression (call it jamming). We favoured the poetry of Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen.”
We continue with these notes next time.