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Fairport Convention - What We Did On Our Holidays album flac
  • Performer: Fairport Convention
  • Title: What We Did On Our Holidays
  • Genre: Rock
  • Country: UK
  • Date of release: 1971
  • Music style: Folk Rock
  • MP3 size: 1253 mb
  • FLAC size 1906 mb

What We Did on Our Holidays (released as Fairport Convention in the United States) is the 1969 second album by the band Fairport Convention. It was their first album to feature singer-songwriter Sandy Denny, whose "haunting, ethereal vocals gave Fairport a big boost", according to Richie Unterberger.

First issue on a pink Island label with ''bullseye'' logo in a front laminated sleeve. Reissue sleeves are laminated front and back.

Fairport Convention CD Album What We Did On Our Holidays Island Master IMCD97. I was introduced to folk music through this album on a hazy hot summer's day long ago. I remember the start with "Fotheringay" made instantly a great impression to me; The webs weaved by classical acoustic guitars and amplified bass, accompanied with few bells and Sandy Denny's celestial vocals describing the final moments of Queen Mary of Scots, all this uniting as most beautiful and harmonious tonal scenery.

Lacey, FAIRPORT CONVENTION - What We Did On Our Holidays (1969) - 03. Book Song, а также рингтоны на звонок и все новые треки.

A more folk-based album than their initial effort, What We Did on Our Holidays is divided between original material and a few well-chosen covers. This contains several of their greatest moments: Denny's "Fotheringay," Richard Thompson's "Meet on the Ledge," the obscure Joni Mitchell composition "Eastern Rain," the traditional "She Moves Through the Fair," and their version of Bob Dylan's "I'll Keep It with Mine

After a couple of months of listening this album has grown in my estimation. I was familiar with some of the more well-known tracks from Fairport compilations and Cropredy, but many of the tracks were new to me. It's clear that the band were in transition on this album, but that doesn't detract from the quality. It seems very well balanced between own compositions and covers, folk and "American", so that once the songs break the familiarity barrier they appeal more and more

1969 was the year of Fairport Convention's second, third and fourth studio albums, of which we're reDiscovering What We Did On Our Holidays. Their first, self-titled album, recorded late in 1967 and released the following June, appeared while the group were advancing their reputation on the live circuit. When we started in ’67, Hutchings told this writer in Prog magazine, we were kind of copying the Americans. It’s a wonder that we had the success we did. But John Peel got behind us, and a lot of other people, and then by the second album - third album, certainly - we were starting to get folkier

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Fotheringay
Written-By – Denny*
A2 Mr. Lacey
Written-By – Hutchings*
A3 Book Song
Written-By – Matthews*, Thompson*
A4 "The Lord Is In This Place....How Dreadful Is This Place."
Written-By – Hutchings*, Thompson*, Denny*
A5 No Man's Land
Written-By – Thompson*
A6 I'll Keep It With Mine
Written-By – Dylan*
B1 Eastern Rain
Written-By – Mitchell*
B2 Nottamun Town
Arranged By – Fairport ConventionWritten-By – Traditional
B3 Tale In Hard Time
Written-By – Thompson*
B4 She Moves Through The Fair
Arranged By – Fairport ConventionWritten-By – Traditional
B5 Meet On The Ledge
Written-By – Thompson*
B6 End Of A Holiday
Written-By – Nicol*

Companies, etc.

  • Record Company – Island Records Ltd.
  • Produced For – Witchseason Productions Ltd.
  • Engineered At – Sound Techniques, London
  • Recorded At – St Peters Westbourne Grove
  • Published By – Warlock Music Ltd.
  • Published By – Blossom Music
  • Published By – Essex Music
  • Printed By – E.J. Day Group
  • Made By – E.J. Day Group


  • Cello – Clare Lowther (tracks: A3)
  • Design – Diogenic Attempts Ltd.
  • Electronics – Prof. Bruce Lacey (tracks: A2)
  • Engineer – John Wood
  • Performer – Ashley S. Hutchings*, Ian M. Matthews*, Martin Lamble, Richard Thompson, Alexandra Elene MacLean Denny*, Simon Nicol
  • Photography By – Richard Bennett Zeff
  • Photography By [Front] – Annie Brown
  • Producer – Joe Boyd


Version with pink rim, rough textured Island labels. Fully laminated sleeve printed and made by the E.J.Day Group, London and Bedford similar to the earlier pink Island versions.
There is also another release with the pink rim Island label, but with 'Cover Printed in England by Robor Limited', from approximately 1973/74.

All compositions © Warlock Music Ltd, except, A6 Blossom Music & B1 Essex Music.

Track A4 recorded at St Peters Westbourne Grove.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, runout stamped): ILPS+9092+A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, runout stamped): ILPS+9092+B3

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
ILPS 9092 Fairport Convention What We Did On Our Holidays ‎(LP, Album) Island Records ILPS 9092 UK 1969
CDREAL0109123 Fairport Convention What We Did On Our Holidays ‎(CDr, Album, Unofficial) CD-Real CDREAL0109123 Russia Unknown
SP 4185, SP-4185 Fairport Convention Fairport Convention ‎(LP, Album, Mon) A&M Records, A&M Records SP 4185, SP-4185 US 1969
UICY-20056 Fairport Convention What We Did On Our Holidays ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM, SHM) Island Records UICY-20056 Japan 2003
ILPS 9092 Fairport Convention What We Did On Our Holidays ‎(LP, Album, TP) Island Records ILPS 9092 UK 1969

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