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WHAT WE DID ON OUR HOLIDAYS

Fairport Convention

 

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3.66 | 72 ratings

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3 stars What We Did On Our Holidays is the second studio album from british folk/ rock act Fairport Convention. It´s a very different album compared to their selftitled debut album. New vocalist Sandy Denny has meant a radical shift towards british traditional folk allthough there´s still a bluesy rocking edge to some songs.

The mild psychadelic tendencies which were present on the debut album are entirely gone from Fairport Convention´s sound. Instead we´re treated with folk/ rock songs like the beautiful opener Fotheringay, Nottamun Town and The Lord Is In His Place. Sandy Denny is a much more dominant female vocalist than her predecessor Judy Dyble and Sandy Denny also contributes greatly in the songwriting process. The more bluesy sound is present in a song like Mr. Lacey.

The musicianship is great and the female and the male vocals compliment each other well.

The productions is good. Warm and organic.

I was pleasantly surprised by Fairport Convention´s debut album which I found to be an excellent album. What We Did On Our Holidays is just what I expected it to be which means that the folk side of Fairport Convention is now the dominant side and I´m not pleased with that. That doesn´t mean that this is not good music, but it doesn´t suit my personal taste much and I much prefer the debut´s more eclectic atmosphere. What We Did On Our Holidays is a 3 star album in my book, but my personal preference means that this is not an album I´ll be listening to much in the future.

UMUR | 3/5 |

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