In this release the uncharted waters of Fairport Convention’s early voyages across the UK, European and American airwaves are navigated. Fairport initially focused on covers of future classics by US / Canadian singer-songwriters such as Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, Richard Farina and Bob Dylan, but delivered these covers in increasingly extended electric versions, becoming England’s answer to Jefferson Airplane. Within two years the band evolved into the prime-movers of British electric folk-rock, mixing electrified traditional songs with outstanding original material provided mainly by Sandy Denny and Richard Thompson.
Side One 1. Time Will Show The Wiser (Emmitt Rhodes) 2. I Still Miss Someone (Johnny Cash/Roy Cash Jnr.) 3. Bird On A Wire (Leonard Cohen) 4. If It Feels Good, You Know it Can't Be Wrong (Thompson/ Hutchings) 5. I'll Keep It With Mine (Bob Dylan).
Side Two 1. Sickness And Diseases (Swarbrick/ Thompson) 2. Sloth (Swarbrick/ Thompson) 3. Billy The Orphan Boy's Lonely Xmas (Thompson) 4. She Moves Through The Fair (Traditional)