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4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he band run through five songs from the period that saw them embrace rocked-up traditional British folk and they speed up the jigs'n'reels to an almost frenzied climax..."Mojo133.8839

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Rolling Stone (9/6/69, p.28) - "...With its exquisite voicings and wonderful songs and sometimes gentle, sometimes rocking, always imaginative and exciting instrumentation, FAIRPORT CONVENTION is an unqualified treasure..."Q - 4 Stars - ExcellentGoldmine - 5 Stars - Outstanding61.9493

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Q (11/99, p.163) - Included in Q Magazine's Best Folk Albums of All Time - "...the group's most influential hour....it revolutionized the genre....Folk-rock's defining moment."Uncut (p.84) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[R]ightly considered a folk-rock landmark, Fairport's fourth album contains music too mercurial to be constrained within one genre."Uncut (p.174) - "LIEGE & LIEF set out a template for how rock and British folk could fuse together and become at once mystical and vital..."The Wire (12/00, p.39) - "...The group's masterpiece....this is one of the monumentally great records of the last 40 years....A focused and thematically coherent work, the whole record steams along at an excited pace..."Q (Magazine) (p.122) - "[A] folk-rock landmark, an amalgamation of traditional songs and self-penned ones that sounded just as authentically ancient."Mojo (Publisher) (p.72) - "LIEGE & LIFE saw the Fairports burrow further into the comfort and shade of English folklore to give birth to folk rock."61.34981

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Q (11/99, p.163) - Included in Q Magazine's Best Folk Albums of All Time - "...the group's most influential hour....it revolutionized the genre....Folk-rock's defining moment."Uncut (p.84) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[R]ightly considered a folk-rock landmark, Fairport's fourth album contains music too mercurial to be constrained within one genre."Uncut (p.174) - "LIEGE & LIEF set out a template for how rock and British folk could fuse together and become at once mystical and vital..."The Wire (12/00, p.39) - "...The group's masterpiece....this is one of the monumentally great records of the last 40 years....A focused and thematically coherent work, the whole record steams along at an excited pace..."Q (Magazine) (p.122) - "[A] folk-rock landmark, an amalgamation of traditional songs and self-penned ones that sounded just as authentically ancient."Mojo (Publisher) (p.72) - "LIEGE & LIFE saw the Fairports burrow further into the comfort and shade of English folklore to give birth to folk rock."61.34981

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Record Collector (magazine) (p.94) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[W]ith much whimsical folk-rocking from the off....The reeling continues with the strings and flute of 'On The Floor'..."61.34981

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Q (11/01, p.139) - 4 out of 5 stars - "...A steady consolidation of its predecessor....File not alongside Yes or ELP but Fairport Convention and The Crazy World OF Arthur Brown..."0.7993142

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Q (11/01, p.139) - 4 out of 5 stars - "...A steady consolidation of its predecessor....File not alongside Yes or ELP but Fairport Convention and The Crazy World OF Arthur Brown..."0.7993142

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Uncut (5/03, p.118) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...[With] perennial classics..."NME (Magazine) (11/6/99, p.38) - 8 out of 10 - "...provides a neat summary of the career of the sporadically brilliant Fairport Convention..."0.6993999

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No Depression (9-10/00, p.112) - "...A dead ringer for 1970s English folk-rock, a la Linda Thompson, Sandy Denny and the Fairport Convention....its gorgeous and simple melodies sound ages old..."0.6993999

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Uncut (5/03, p.118) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...[With] perennial classics..."NME (Magazine) (11/6/99, p.38) - 8 out of 10 - "...provides a neat summary of the career of the sporadically brilliant Fairport Convention..."0.6993999

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Q (Magazine) (p.111) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "The star is singer Anna Sheard, whose voice is as clean and pure as a Fairport Convention or Pentangle but has a warmth all its own..."0.6993999

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Uncut (p.84) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Swarb's swooping fiddle...coils with the propulsive energy he'd apply to Fairport Convention three years later."Dirty Linen (8-9/01, p.75) - "...A tuneful and witty audio souvenir..."Record Collector (magazine) (p.79) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "It's fascinating...Carthy and Swarb really were cutting edge, reinvigorating the tradition with a wink, a swagger and blinding virtuosity."0.4995714

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Q (Magazine) (p.105) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[With] a sound that owes as much to Joni Mitchell's Californian whimsy as it does Fairport Convention's leafy Englishness....Filled with triple-pronged harmonies..."Mojo (Publisher) (p.90) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "The Staves concentrate on tight harmonies, fireside-warm arrangements and winsome storytelling, the appeal of which grows with every play."0.4995714

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Uncut (p.113) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he selections...show how British folk was not only a force in its own right but connected to soul, funk, even dub."Record Collector (magazine) (p.105) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he music is folk-based, intelligent and imaginatively performed. As an introduction to that era of music it is quite superb..."0.4179973

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Q (Magazine) (p.106) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "'Blue Sky Falls' would grace any porch south of the Mason-Dixon Line before it explodes into harmonic loveliness, while 'Blakefield Gold' twangs and moves in equal measures..."Mojo (Publisher) (p.85) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "Massive leaps in songcraft are matched with tons of clever bits....A richer feast, from more humble ingredients, could scarcely be imagined."Uncut (magazine) (p.84) - "[S]uch disparate influences as Fairport Convention, Van Morrison and Tim Buckley are corralled with startling command."0.3996571

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Q (6/02, p.116) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...LIVING WITH THE PAST spends many of its tracks delivering robust versions of old favourites...'Aqualung'-still the most rewarding heavy metal riff ever written..."Mojo (Publisher) (7/02, p.96) - "...Fundamentally strong performances..."0.3940916

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Uncut (p.116) - 4 stars out of 5 - "[E]qual parts nostalgia, jazzy whimsy and singer-songwriter melancholia."0.3940916

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CMJ - "[T]here are more memorable songs here. The Celtic-y handclap-fed 'I Almost Killed For You' is a perfect example of his baldly confessional and simultaneously fun songs."Paste (magazine) (p.55) - "[A] particular pleasure....It's a leap forward in maturity, depth and nuance....[With] a wiser, more playful approach than ever."The Word (magazine) (p.100) - "Billy Bragg returns with one of the finest albums of his career; intimate, tender, genial....Bragg's voice sounds softer, deeper, warmer than ever before..."Record Collector (magazine) (p.87) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "It's Bragg's most musically accomplished collection, the caustic guitars of yore rarely surfacing, tempered by a plethora of styles, visiting Fairport Convention, Al Green, Rod Stewart and beyond."0.3497

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CMJ - "[T]here are more memorable songs here. The Celtic-y handclap-fed 'I Almost Killed For You' is a perfect example of his baldly confessional and simultaneously fun songs."Paste (magazine) (p.55) - "[A] particular pleasure....It's a leap forward in maturity, depth and nuance....[With] a wiser, more playful approach than ever."The Word (magazine) (p.100) - "Billy Bragg returns with one of the finest albums of his career; intimate, tender, genial....Bragg's voice sounds softer, deeper, warmer than ever before..."Record Collector (magazine) (p.87) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "It's Bragg's most musically accomplished collection, the caustic guitars of yore rarely surfacing, tempered by a plethora of styles, visiting Fairport Convention, Al Green, Rod Stewart and beyond."0.3497

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Rolling Stone (p.74) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "At her best, she takes PJ Harvey and Nick Drake back to their primordial folk roots..."Spin (pp.90-91) - "Her stormy folk songs are primal and dark, crammed with ancient mythology..."Q (Magazine) (p.131) - "With the Mumfords as her backing band, it is bruised, reflective, accusatory and defiant."Paste (magazine) (p.72) - "[A] gorgeous, melancholy, old-souled record....Malring avoids both precocity and self-seriousness..."Pitchfork (Website) - "[L]ike Fairport Convention or Nick Cave or Cat Power, she uses folk as an archetypal form to get at the essential realities of love, sex, heartbreak, and death."Clash (magazine) - "Her second album is an enchanting collection of beautifully raw songs....A more laid-back affair than her debut."Uncut (magazine) - "She starts off promisingly on 'Devil's Spoke, ' sounding unusually fervent....Second track, 'Made By Maid' is equally fine..."0.3497

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Rolling Stone (p.74) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "At her best, she takes PJ Harvey and Nick Drake back to their primordial folk roots..."Spin (pp.90-91) - "Her stormy folk songs are primal and dark, crammed with ancient mythology..."Q (Magazine) (p.131) - "With the Mumfords as her backing band, it is bruised, reflective, accusatory and defiant."Paste (magazine) (p.72) - "[A] gorgeous, melancholy, old-souled record....Malring avoids both precocity and self-seriousness..."Pitchfork (Website) - "[L]ike Fairport Convention or Nick Cave or Cat Power, she uses folk as an archetypal form to get at the essential realities of love, sex, heartbreak, and death."Clash (magazine) - "Her second album is an enchanting collection of beautifully raw songs....A more laid-back affair than her debut."Uncut (magazine) - "She starts off promisingly on 'Devil's Spoke, ' sounding unusually fervent....Second track, 'Made By Maid' is equally fine..."0.3497

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Rolling Stone (p.74) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "At her best, she takes PJ Harvey and Nick Drake back to their primordial folk roots..."Spin (pp.90-91) - "Her stormy folk songs are primal and dark, crammed with ancient mythology..."Q (Magazine) (p.131) - "With the Mumfords as her backing band, it is bruised, reflective, accusatory and defiant."Paste (magazine) (p.72) - "[A] gorgeous, melancholy, old-souled record....Malring avoids both precocity and self-seriousness..."Pitchfork (Website) - "[L]ike Fairport Convention or Nick Cave or Cat Power, she uses folk as an archetypal form to get at the essential realities of love, sex, heartbreak, and death."Clash (magazine) - "Her second album is an enchanting collection of beautifully raw songs....A more laid-back affair than her debut."Uncut (magazine) - "She starts off promisingly on 'Devil's Spoke, ' sounding unusually fervent....Second track, 'Made By Maid' is equally fine..."0.3497

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"Thompson plays half of this 16-song set acoustically before strapping on his unique Fender Strat." Uncut0.3448302

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Dirty Linen (p.46) - "The two distinctively different directions Matthews and Fairport took less than two years after their parting of ways are clearly illustrated."0.4550023

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