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Thread #146981   Message #3406190
Posted By: GUEST,Banjiman
17-Sep-12 - 11:32 AM
Thread Name: Fairport on BBC4 Tonight
Subject: RE: Fairport on BBC4 Tonight
I really enjoyed the documentary - for those of us who are slightly younger (not much, I grant you) and not steeped in FC lore it was useful to get a feel for where they came from. Great to see Kat & Jamie get their (first?) 15 mins of fame!

The concert was OK, I thought the older material was stronger than the newer (but then Hiring Fayre and Matty Groves are pretty sublime musically IMHO) but I agree that the singing was not in the same league as when Sandy Denny handled vocal duties...... no surprise there though, she was simply one of the best singers ever to take a breath. I really really like the contrast of female vocals with a rockier backing.

RT is a hugely talented guitarist and one of the best songwriters..... I really don't know how anyone can argue with that. Personal taste I guess. I've never been a huge fan of his singing....... but my wife tells me I'm wrong on that!