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On September 16. 2018.

On September 16, 2018, Maartin Allcock died aged 61. He was a musician (violin, guitar, bass, keyboards, pipes), and record producer, best known as a member of Fairport Convention, Jethro Tull, and The Mission. As a musician, he recorded with a number of bands and musicians including Ralph McTell, Simon Nicol, Kieran Halpin, Beverley Craven, Steve Ashley, Dan Ar Braz, Robert Plant, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Les Barker, Ashley Hutchings, Billy Connolly, Judith Durhamlin, Steve Tilston, Maggie Boyle, Chris Leslie, The Simon Mayor Quintet, WAZ!, Dave Pegg, Steve Gibbons, David Hughes, Sally Barker, Emily Slade, Alistair Russell, John Wright, Swarb’s Lazarus, Mike Billington, The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican, Scott Doonican, Dave Burland, and Lisa Starnini. Allcock released four solo albums.

On February 12, 2007.

On February 12, 2007, “Matty Grooves” label released “Sense of Occasion”, the 24th Fairport Convention studio album. It was recorded in November 2006, at “Woodworm Studios, Oxfordshire, and was produced by Mark Tucker, Tic Sander, Simon Nicol, Gery Conway, Dave Pegg and Chris Leslie.

Personnel:

  • Ric Sanders– violin
  • Simon Nicol– vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, twelve-string guitar
  • Gerry Conway– vocals, drums, percussion, harmonium
  • Dave Pegg– vocals, bass guitar
  • Chris Leslie– vocals, mandolin, bouzouki, violin

Track listing:

  1. Keep on Turning the Wheel – Chris Leslie
  2. Love on a Farmboy’s Wages – Andy Partridge
  3. The Bowman’s Return – Ric Sanders
  4. South Dakota to Manchester – Chris Leslie
  5. Spring Song – Chris Leslie
  6. Polly on the Shore – music by Dave Pegg, lyrics by Dave Swarbrick, Trevor Lucas
  7. Just Dandy – Ric Sanders
  8. Tam Lin – traditional, arranged by Dave Swarbrick
  9. In Our Town – Chris Leslie
  10. Edge of the World – Chris Leslie
  11. Hawkwood’s Army – Pete Scrowther
  12. The Vision – Bob Miller, John Flanagan
  13. Your Heart and Mine – Ric Sanders
  14. Untouchable – Glenn Tilbrook, Christopher Braid
  15. Galileo’s Apology – PJ Wright
  16. Best Wishes – Steve Ashley

In December 1988.

In December 1988, “Rough Trade” label released “Red & Gold”, the 16th Fairport Convention studio album. It was recorded September to November 1988 at “Woodworm Studios” in Barford St. Michael, Oxfordshire, and was produced by Simon Nicol.

Personnel:

  • Maartin Allcock– vocals, guitars, bouzouki, mandolin, accordion, keyboards
  • Dave Mattacks– drums, percussion, keyboards, harpsichord
  • Ric Sanders– violin
  • Dave Pegg– vocals, acoustic and bass guitars
  • Simon Nicol– vocals, guitars, dobro
  • Tim Matyear – engineer
  • Rob Braviner, Mark Tucker – engineering
  • John Dent – mastering
  • Mike Dolan – mixing
  • David Gleeson, Spencer Richards – artwork
  • Malcolm Holmes – booklet design
  • Dawn Robertson, John Woodward – cover photography

Track listing:

  1. Set Me Up – Dave Whetstone
  2. The Noise Club – Maartin Allcock
  3. Red and Gold – Ralph McTell
  4. The Beggar’s Song – traditional,arranged by  Maartin Allcock
  5. The Battle – Ric Sanders
  6. Dark Eyed Molly – Archie Fisher
  7. The Rose Hip – Ric Sanders
  8. London River – Rod Shearman
  9. Summer Before the War – Huw Williams
  10. Open the Door Richard – Bob Dylan

In November 1971.

In November 1971, “island” label released “Babbacombe Lee”, the seventh Fairport Convention studio album. It was recorded August – September 1971, at “Sound Techniques” in London, and was produced by John Wood and Simon Nicol.

  • Simon Nicol– vocals, guitar, dulcimer
  • Dave Mattacks– drums, electric piano, harmonium
  • Dave Swarbrick– vocals, fiddle, mandolin
  • Dave Pegg– vocals, bass, mandolin
  • Trevor Lucas- rhythm guitar
  • Jerry Donahue- lead guitar
  • Sandy Denny– vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Simon Nicol, Dave Mattacks, Dave Swarbrick, Dave Pegg, Trevor Lucas and Jerry Donahue.

The album story is about the life of John “Babbacombe” Lee, murderer who was condemned to death but reprieved after the gallows failed on three occasions to work properly.

The tracks are listed episodically rather than as discrete tracks, reflecting the structure of the narrative.

  1. John’s reflection on his boyhood, his introduction to Miss Keyes and The Glen, his restlessness, and his struggles with his family, finally successful, to join the navy
  2. This was the happiest period in his life. All locked set fair for a career until he was stricken with sickness and invalided out of his chosen niche in life. Reluctantly and unhappily he turned to a number of menial occupations and finally returned to the services of Miss Keyes
  3. Tragedy now strikes hard. The world’s imagination is caught by the brutal senseless[ness] of the apparent criminal who slays his kind old mistress
  4. John was hardly more than a bewildered observer at his own trial, not being allowed to say more than a few words. The tides of fate wash him to the condemned cell where he waits three sad weeks for his last night on earth
  5. When it comes, he cannot sleep, but when he does, a strange, prophetic dream comes to him, and helps him to bear the strain of his next day’s ordeal as scaffold and its crew try in vain three times to take his life

 

 

In November 1975.

In November 1975, “Island” label released “Pour Down Like Silver”, the third Richard and Linda Thompson album. It was recorded in 1975, at “Sound Techniques” in London, and was produced by Richard Thompson and John Wood.

Personnel:

  • Richard Thompson- guitar, vocals, mandolin, banjo, Appalachian dulcimer, Hammered dulcimer, harmonium, electric piano
  • Linda Thompson– vocals
  • Timi Donald – drums
  • Pat Donaldson- bass guitar
  • Dave Mattacks– drums
  • Dave Pegg- bass guitar
  • John Kirkpatrick- accordion, concertina
  • Ian Whiteman – flute, shakuhachi
  • Aly Bain- fiddle
  • Nic Jones– fiddle
  • Henry Lowther- trumpet
  • Clare Lowther – cello
  • Jack Brymer- clarinet

Track listing:

All tracks by Richard Thompson except where noted.

  1. Streets of Paradise
  2. For Shame of Doing Wrong
  3. The Poor Boy Is Taken Away
  4. Night Comes In
  5. Jet Plane in a Rocking Chair
  6. Beat the Retreat
  7. Hard Luck Stories
  8. Dimming of the Day / Dargai – “Dargai” written by J. Scott, arranged by Richard Thompson

 

In October 1973.

In October 1973, “A&M” label released “Nine”, the ninth Fairport Convention album. It was recorded July – August 1973, at “Sound Techniques” in London, and was produced by Trevor Lucas, John Wood, Dave Swarbrick, Jerry Donahue, Dave Pegg and Dave Mattacks.

Personnel:

  • Trevor Lucas – acoustic guitar, lead, chorus and backing vocals
  • Dave Swarbrick – violin, lead verse and backing vocals, viola, mandolin
  • Jerry Donahue – acoustic and electric guitars
  • Dave Pegg – bass, backing vocals, mandolin
  • Dave Mattacks – drums, percussion, bass, harmonium , clavinet

Track listing:

  1. The Hexhamshire Lass – traditional; arranged by Trevor Lucas, Dave Swarbrick, Jerry Donahue, Dave Pegg and Dave Mattacks
  2. Polly on the Shore – music by Dave Pegg, words traditional; arranged by Dave Swarbrick, Trevor Lucas
  3. The Brilliancy Medley/Cherokee Shuffle – traditional
  4. To Althea From Prison – words by Richard Lovelace; music Dave Swarbrick
  5. Tokyo – Jerry Donahue
  6. Bring ‘Em Down – Trevor Lucas
  7. Big William – Trevor Lucas, Dave Swarbrick
  8. Pleasure and Pain – Trevor Lucas, Dave Swarbrick
  9. Possibly Parsons Green – Trevor Lucas, Roche

In July 1970.

In July 1970, “Island” label released “Full House” the fifth Fairport Convention album. It was recorded February – April 1970, at “Sound Techniques Studio” in London,”Vanguard Studios” in New York City,  and was produced by Joe Boyd.

Personnel:

  • Dave Swarbrick– vocals, fiddle, viola, mandolin
  • Richard Thompson– vocals, electric guitar, sleeve not
  • Dave Pegg– vocals, bass guitar, mandolin
  • Dave Mattacks– drums, percussion, harmonium, bodhran
  • Simon Nicol– vocals, electric & acoustic guitars, bass guitar, electric dulcimer
  • Engineeredby John Wood

Track listing:

  1. Walk Awhile – Richard Thompson, Dave Swarbrick
  2. Dirty Linen – traditional, arr. by Dave Swarbrick
  3. Sloth – Richard Thompson, Dave Swarbrick
  4. Sir Patrick Spens – traditional, arr. by Dave Awarbrick, Richard Thompson, Dave Pegg, Dave Mattacks, Simon Nicol
  5. Flatback Caper – Ronald Cooper, Turlough O’Carolan
  6. Doctor of Physick – Richard Thompson, Dave Swarbrick
  7. Flowers of the Forest – traditional, arr. by Dave Awarbrick, Richard Thompson, Dave Pegg, Dave Mattacks, Simon Nicol

 

In June 1983.

In June 1983, “Hannibal Records” label released “Hand of Kindness”, the second Richard Thompson solo album. It was recorded in 1983, at “Olympic Studios” in London, “Ocean Way Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Joe Boyd.

Personnel:

  • Richard Thompson- guitar, vocals
  • Dave Pegg- bass guitar
  • Dave Mattacks- drums
  • Pete Zorn- saxophone, backing vocals
  • Pete Thomas- saxophone
  • Simon Nicol- guitar
  • John Hiatt, Bobby Kingand Clive Gregson – backing vocals
  • John Kirkpatrick- accordion, concertina
  • Aly Bain- violin

Track listing:

All tracks by Richard Thompson.

  1. Tear-Stained Letter
  2. How I Wanted To
  3. Both Ends Burning
  4. A Poisoned Heart and a Twisted Memory
  5. Where the Wind Don’t Whine
  6. The Wrong Heartbeat
  7. Hand of Kindness
  8. Devonside
  9. Two Left Feet

 

In June 1975.

In June 1975, “Island” label released “Rising for the Moon”, the tenth Fairport Convention studio album. It was recorded September 1974 – March 1975, at “Olympic Sound Studios” in London, and was produced by Glyn Johns. “Rising for the Moon” was band’s last album to feature the vocalist Sandy Denny.

Personnel:

  • Sandy Denny- vocals, piano, electric piano
  • Trevor Lucas- vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Dave Swarbrick- vocals, violin, viola, mandolin (3), dulcimer, autoharp, acoustic guitar
  • Jerry Donahue- lead guitar
  • Dave Pegg- bass, electric guitar, backing vocals
  • Dave Mattacks- drums
  • Bruce Rowland- drums

Track listing:

  1. Rising For The Moon – Sandy Denny
  2. Restless – Trevor Lucas, Pete Roche
  3. White Dress – Dave Swarbrick
  4. Let It Go – Sandy Denny, Dave Pegg, Dave Swarbrick
  5. Stranger To Himself – Sandy Denny
  6. What Is True – Sandy Denny
  7. Iron Lion – Trevor Lucas
  8. Dawn – Sandy Denny, Jerry Donahue
  9. After Halloween – Sandy Denny
  10. Night-Time Girl – Dave Pegg, Dave Swarbrick
  11. One More Chance – Sandy Denny

 

In June 1971.

In June 1971, “Island” label released “Angel Delight”, the sixth Fairport Convention album.  It was recorded February – March 1971, at “Sound Techniques Ltd.” in London, and was produced by John Wood, Richard Thompson, Dave Swarbrick, Dave Pegg, Dave Mattacks and Simon Nicol.

Personnel:

  • Richard Thompson– vocals, electric guitar
  • Dave Swarbrick– lead vocals, mandolin, vocals, fiddle, viola, cuckoo
  • Dave Pegg– bass guitar, vocals, lead guitar, viola, violin
  • Dave Mattacks– drums, percussion, vocals, harmonium , tambourine, bass guitar, piano
  • Simon Nicol– lead vocals, vocals, guitar, bass guitar, electric dulcimer, violin

Track listing:

  1. Lord Marlborough – traditional
  2. Sir William Gower – traditional
  3. Bridge over the River Ash – traditional
  4. Wizard of the Worldly Game – Simon Nicol, Dave Swarbrick
  5. The Journeyman’s Grace – Dave Swarbrick, Richard Thompson
  6. Angel Delight – Dave Mattacks, Simon Nicol, Dave Pegg, Dave Swarbrick
  7. Banks of the Sweet Primroses – traditional
  8. Instrumental Medley: The Cuckoo’s Nest/Hardiman the Fiddler/Papa Stoor” traditional
  9. The Bonny Black Hare – traditional
  10. Sickness & Diseases – Dave Swarbrick, Richard Thompson