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Fairport Convention - Liege and Lief

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1969's Liege & Lief is the fourth electric folk album by Fairport Convention and a key release in helping establish British folk-rock as a distinct and influential genre. Avoiding the cover material found on their earlier releases, the album consists of electrified versions of traditional English folk songs and the first of a long line of instrumental medleys of folk dance tunes driven by Dave Swarbrick's violin playing. Richard Thompson's standout compositions, "Farewell, Farewell" and "Crazy Man Michael," are both bittersweet numbers of love and leaving which were inspired by an auto accident that had taken the lives of drummer Martin Lamble and Thompson's girlfriend. Liege & Lief remains a seminal example of the power of excellent storytelling and musicianship.

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