Liege and Lief

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Liege and Lief

Postby SUMPTUOUS SI » 22 Jul 2018, 23:03

Isn't it fabulous?
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Re: Liege and Lief

Postby Phenomenal Cat » 22 Jul 2018, 23:16

I only discovered it a few months back. Play it every week.
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Re: Liege and Lief

Postby Bent Fabric » 22 Jul 2018, 23:40

And it took YOUR recommendation to persuade me to listen.

Can't even say what I like about it, but...like it I do.

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Re: Liege and Lief

Postby Matt Wilson » 22 Jul 2018, 23:47

I like it, but it's not their best.
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Re: Liege and Lief

Postby SUMPTUOUS SI » 22 Jul 2018, 23:56

Bent Fabric wrote:And it took YOUR recommendation to persuade me to listen.


Me?
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Re: Liege and Lief

Postby The Modernist » 22 Jul 2018, 23:57

Matt Wilson wrote:I like it, but it's not their best.


Same here. It's got some lovely stuff on it, but What We Did on Our Holidays would be my first port of call.

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Re: Liege and Lief

Postby Matt Wilson » 22 Jul 2018, 23:59

The Modernist wrote:
Matt Wilson wrote:I like it, but it's not their best.


Same here. It's got some lovely stuff on it, but What We Did on Our Holidays would be my first port of call.


or Unhalfbricking.
Coan wrote:'Vertigo' is one of the best things U2 have ever done, one of a handful of occasions where they get it just right. That bit near the end where the song lifts off? You don't get that with The Allman Brothers.

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Re: Liege and Lief

Postby Phenomenal Cat » 23 Jul 2018, 00:16

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Bent Fabric wrote:And it took YOUR recommendation to persuade me to listen.


Me?


I was messaging John that they had vinyl copies on Amazon for something ridiculous like $12.00 and he just happened to be at a record store with a copy in his hands. Serendipity.
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Re: Liege and Lief

Postby Bent Fabric » 23 Jul 2018, 00:16

The Beatles wrote:
Bent Fabric wrote:And it took YOUR recommendation to persuade me to listen.


Me?


No. Phenomenal Cat.

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Re: Liege and Lief

Postby Phenomenal Cat » 23 Jul 2018, 00:16

Liege and Lief has Dave Mattacks. The guy just cooks.
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Re: Liege and Lief

Postby Matt Wilson » 23 Jul 2018, 00:19

Really? So he's a chef as well as a drummer?

Sometimes God gives us an abundance of gifts, I suppose.
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Re: Liege and Lief

Postby Phenomenal Cat » 23 Jul 2018, 00:25

Matt Wilson wrote:Really? So he's a chef as well as a drummer?

Sometimes God gives us an abundance of gifts, I suppose.


You are just awful and I am taking back my Graham Nash posters.
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Re: Liege and Lief

Postby Charlie O. » 23 Jul 2018, 00:49

Matt Wilson wrote:
The Modernist wrote:What We Did on Our Holidays would be my first port of call.

or Unhalfbricking.

For me it's those two, then the slight but charming first album, THEN Liege & Lief... tied with Full House.

Mattacks is a monster, and I'm certainly not putting him down. But Martin Lamble is to Fairport as Robert Wyatt (drumming-wise) is to Soft Machine: great musical intuition, but even so you could sometimes hear them having to think about what they were doing. I suppose some would say that's a bad thing.
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Re: Liege and Lief

Postby Phenomenal Cat » 23 Jul 2018, 00:58

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This is the U.S. version of What We Did on Our Holidays (titled simply Fairport Convention). I picked it up maybe a month ago. "I'll Keep it with Mine" is one of the greatest things ever.
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Re: Liege and Lief

Postby Charlie O. » 23 Jul 2018, 01:00

Charlie O. wrote:... tied with Full House.

I suppose I should clarify that MY Full House (if you will) includes not only "Poor Will And The Jolly Hangman" but also - especially - the lovely "Now Be Thankful".
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Re: Liege and Lief

Postby Phenomenal Cat » 23 Jul 2018, 02:20

No Sandy Denny on Full House?
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Re: Liege and Lief

Postby Charlie O. » 23 Jul 2018, 02:35

Right. She is missed, but not as much as you might expect.
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Re: Liege and Lief

Postby Darkness_Fish » 23 Jul 2018, 08:56

It's one of those albums I expected to love, it's smack bang in the middle of the Great British folk revival, but I found it too much in thrall to rockist tendencies. Drums rarely work in folk, and the guitars are too intrusive for my liking.

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Re: Liege and Lief

Postby robertff » 23 Jul 2018, 10:23

Their best I think, although their debut, Holidays and Unhalf are all pretty close. Love that debut, shame it hasn't been reissued on vinyl.


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Re: Liege and Lief

Postby never/ever » 23 Jul 2018, 11:01

I like Unhalfbricking, Lief and Holidays in equal amounts....
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