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Thread #146981   Message #3406004
Posted By: GUEST, Paul Slade
17-Sep-12 - 04:33 AM
Thread Name: Fairport on BBC4 Tonight
Subject: RE: Fairport on BBC4 Tonight
The "sentenced to life" thing made me jump too. No-one at the BBC seems to check scripts any more.

I agree that the singing was by far the weakest element of that gig - though the extended instrumental passage at the end of Celtic Moon was terrific. I noticed in the documentary that someone from the band (Thompson?) said it was only when they got a first-rate singer in Sandy Denny that the early Fairport thought they'd really become a complete band. Seems some sort of circle has closed here, and they find themselves lacking a singer again.

Also, wasn't that James May playing banjo on Matty Groves?