Fairport Convention Announce Album Come All Ye – The First 10 Years

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Fans of the 60s/70s English folk revival rejoice – seminal folk rockers Fairport Convention have announced plans to release their 7 CD box set Come All Ye – The First 10 Years on the 28th July.

Curated by Andrew Batt the box set features 121 tracks including 55 previously unreleased tracks and a slew of B-sides, BBC Radio Sessions, TV appearances and more. The set also comes complete with liner notes by respected English writer Patrick Humphries.

Check out the full tracklisting for the Box Set below:

1. Time Will Show The Wiser ( 3:05 ) from Fairport Convention
2. Decameron ( 3:42 ) from Fairport Convention
3. Jack O’ Diamonds ( 3:30 ) from Fairport Convention
4. One Sure Thing ( 2:53 ) from Fairport Convention
5. I Don’t Know Where I Stand ( 3:38 ) from John Peel’s Top Gear programme 2/6/1968
6. You Never Wanted Me ( 3:15 ) from John Peel’s Top Gear programme 2/6/1968
7. Fotheringay ( 3:04 ) from What We Did On Our Holidays
8. I’ll Keep It With Mine ( 5:53 ) from What We Did On Our Holidays
9. Mr Lacey ( Sandy on Vocals ) ( 2:55 ) from the Sandy Denny box set
10. Eastern Rain ( Sandy on Vocals ) ( 3:48 ) – Previously Unreleased
11. Nottamun Town – A Capella version ( 1:48 ) – Previously Unreleased
12. Meet On The Ledge ( 2:50 ) from What We Did On Our Holidays
13. Throwaway Street Puzzle ( 3:27 ) – B Side on What We Did On Our Holidays remastered
14. Reno Nevada ( 2:23 ) from the David Symonds radio show 6/1/1969
15. Suzanne ( 5:25 ) from John Peel’s Top Gear programme 1/9/1968
16. A Sailors Wife ( without Swarb ) ( 11:23 ) from the Sandy Denny box set
17. Genesis Hall ( 3:35 ) from Unhalfbricking
18. Autopsy – Alt Take ( 4:33 ) – Previously Unreleased
19. Who Knows Where The Time Goes ? – Alt Take ( 5:19 ) – Previously Unreleased

DISC TWO

1. Dear Landlord ( 4:08 ) from Unhalfbricking
2. Si Tu Doir Partir ( 2:25 ) from John Peel’s Top Gear programme 6/4/1969
3. Percy’s Song ( 5:28 ) from John Peel’s Top Gear programme 1/9/1968
4. Ballad of Easy Rider ( 4:54 ) – Guitar Vocal
5. The Deserter – Rehearsal version ( 4:40 ) – Previously Unreleased
6. Come All Ye – Alt Take ( 5:27 ) from the Sandy Denny box set
7. Reynardine ( 4:31 ) from Liege and Lief
8. Matty Groves – Alt Take ( 7:43 ) from the Sandy Denny box set
9. Farewell Farewell ( 2:38 ) from Liege and Lief
10. Quiet Joys Of Brotherhood – Take 1 edit ( 6:42 ) from Liege & Lief Deluxe Edition
11. Tam Lin ( 7:46 ) from John Peel’s Top Gear programme 27/9/1969
12. Sir Patrick Spens ( 3:44 ) from John Peel’s Top Gear programme 27/9/1969
13. The Lark In The Morning medley ( 4:12 ) from John Peel’s Top Gear 27/9/1969
14. Bonny Bunch Of Roses ( 10:48 ) – Full House Out-Take

DISC THREE

1. Walk Awhile ( 3:51 ) – Live in Concert on Pop2 – 5/12/1970 – Previously Unreleased
2. Dirty Linen ( 3:55) – Live in Concert on Pop2 – 5/12/1970 – Previously Unreleased
3. Sloth ( 12:17 ) – Live in Concert on Pop2 – 5/12/1970 – Previously Unreleased
4. Journeyman’s Grace ( 4:47 ) – Live on Pop2 – 5/12/1970 – Previously Unreleased
5. Sir B.McKenzie ( 4:29) – Live in Concert on Pop2 – 5/12/1970 – Previously Unreleased
6. Flatback Caper – Live 1970 ( 5:57 ) – Previously Unreleased
7. Doctor of Physick – Live 1970 ( 3:52 ) – Previously Unreleased
8. Poor Will and The Jolly Hangman (5:34 ) from Guitar, Vocal
9. Bonnie Black Hare – Alt Take ( 3:04 ) – Previously Unreleased
10. Lord Marlborough ( 3:24 ) from Angel Delight
11. Banks of the Sweet Primroses ( 4:11 ) from Angel Delight
12. Breakfast In Mayfair ( 3:07 ) from Babbacombe Lee
13. Little Did I Think ( 1:52 ) from The Man They Could Not Hang – Previously Unreleased
14. John Lee ( 1:48 ) from The Man They Could Not Hang – Previously Unreleased
15. Cell Song ( 4:27 ) from The Man They Could Not Hang – Previously Unreleased
16. Time Is Near ( 2:49 ) from The Man They Could Not Hang – Previously Unreleased
17. Dream Song ( 4:14 ) from The Man They Could Not Hang – Previously Unreleased
18. Farewell To A Poor Man’s Son ( 5:16 ) from The Man They Could Not Hang

DISC FOUR

1. Sweet Little Rock ‘n’ Roller – Live at the LA Troubadour ( 3:55 ) from Guitar Vocal
2. That’ll Be The Day ( 2:02 ) from The Bunch
3. Think It Over – Sandy Denny rehearsal version ( 2:31 ) – Previously Unreleased
4. Maverick Child ( 4:03 ) Previously Unreleased
5. Sad Song aka As Long As It Is Mine ( 5:06 ) Previously Unreleased
6. Matthew, Mark, Luke & John ( 3:05 ) Previously Unreleased
7. Rattle Trap ( 2:05 ) Previously Unreleased
8. Sheep In The Meadow ( 4:10 ) Previously Unreleased
9. Rosie ( 3:34 ) Previously Unreleased
10. Country Judy Jane ( 2:36 ) Previously Unreleased
11. Me With You ( 3:23 ) Previously Unreleased
12. My Girl ( 4:05 ) Previously Unreleased
13. To Althea from Prison ( 2:25 ) Previously Unreleased
14. Knights Of The Road ( 3:52 ) from Rosie
15. The Plainsman ( 3:19 ) from Rosie
16. Matthew, Mark, Luke & John from the Old Grey Whistle Test ( 3:44 ) Previously Unreleased
17. Brilliancy medley from the Old Grey Whistle Test ( 3:55 ) Previously Unreleased
18. Polly On The Shore ( 4:53 ) from Nine
19. Fiddlestix (The Devil In The Kitchen) without orchestra ( 2:49 ) Previously Unreleased
20. Possibly Parsons Green ( 3:41 ) – OZ 7” single mix Previously Unreleased
21. Bring Em Down ( 5:55 ) from Nine

DISC FIVE

1. Sloth – Live in Sydney ( 11:31 ) from Live Convention
2. John The Gun ( 5:05 ) – John Peel session 6/8/1974
3. Down In The Flood ( 3:27 ) – John Peel session 6/8/1974
4. Rising For The Moon ( 4:18 ) – John Peel session 6/8/1974
5. After Halloween ( 2:54 ) Byfield Demo – Alt Take Previously Unreleased
6. Restless ( 3:59 ) from Rising For The Moon
7. White Dress ( 3:24 ) Live on LWT (on Rising for the Moon deluxe edition)
8. Stranger To Himself ( 2:52 ) from Rising For The Moon
9. Dawn – Alt version ( 4:09 ) from the Sandy Denny box set
10. One More Chance – Alt Take ( 7:52 ) Previously Unreleased
11. All Along The Watchtower – Live in Oslo in 1975 ( 4:22 )
12. When First Into This Country ( 2:28 ) from Gottle O’ Geer
13. Sandy’s Song aka Take Away The Load ( 3:34 ) from Gottle O’Geer
14. Royal Seleccion No 13 ( 4:24 ) from A World of Music: Anne Lorne Gillies 26/11/1976 Previously Unreleased
15. Adieu Adieu ( 2:35 ) from A World of Music: Anne Lorne Gillies 26/11/1976 Previously Unreleased
16. Reynard The Fox ( 2:59 ) from Tipplers Tales
17. Poor Ditching Boy ( 3:46 ) from In Concert – STV 1976 Previously Unreleased
18. Flowers Of The Forest ( 3:50 ) from In Concert – STV 1976 Previously Unreleased

DISC SIX – Live at Fairfield Hall 16/12/1973

1. Polly On The Shore ( 5:12 ) Previously Unreleased
2. Furs and Feathers ( 5:11 ) Previously Unreleased
3. Tokyo ( 3:09 ) Previously Unreleased
4. Cell Song ( 5:05 ) Previously Unreleased
5. The Claw ( 3:01 ) Previously Unreleased
6. Far From Me ( Old Broken Bottle ) ( 3:47 ) Previously Unreleased
7. Brilliancy medley / Cherokee Shuffle ( 4:14 ) Previously Unreleased
8. Days of 49 ( 6:20 ) Previously Unreleased
9. Fiddlestix (The Devil In The Kitchen) ( 3:07 ) Previously Unreleased
10. Dirty Linen ( 4:33 ) Previously Unreleased
11. Matthew, Mark, Luke & John ( 6:34 ) Previously Unreleased
12. Possibly Parsons Green ( 3:39 ) Previously Unreleased
13. Sir B. McKenzie ( 6:21 ) Previously Unreleased
14. Down In The Flood – Full version ( 3:45 ) Previously Unreleased
15. Something You’ve Got- Full version ( 3:00 ) Previously Unreleased

DISC SEVEN – Live at the LA Troubadour 1/2/1974

1. Down In The Flood ( 3:13 )
2. The Ballad Of Ned Kelly ( 3:59 )
3. Solo ( 5:34 )
4. It’ll Take A Long Time ( 5:35 )
5. She Moves Through The Fair ( 4:15 )
6. The Hens March Through The Midden & The Four Poster Bed ( 3:17 )
7. The Hexamshire Lass ( 2:44 )
8. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door ( 4:33 )
9. Six Days On The Road ( 3:44 )
10. Like An Old Fashioned Waltz ( 4:20 )
11. John The Gun ( 5:10 )
12. Down Where The Drunkards Roll – Alt Take ( 4:30 ) Previously Unreleased
13. Crazy Lady Blues ( 4:02 )
14. Who Knows Where The Time Goes ( 6:54 )
15. Matty Groves ( 7:05 )
16. That’ll Be The Day ( 3:23 )

Listen to the New Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit Single “Cumberland Gap”

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The latest single from Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit’s highly anticipated new album “The Nashville Sound” (due on the 16th June) is the wonderfully rocky “Cumberland Gap”.

Not to be confused with the traditional old time track of the same name, “Cumberland Gap” is a raw, brutally honest song that covers what Isbell describes as “working class desperation”.

Take a listen to “Cumberland Gap” here:

Elwood Myre Announce East Coast Tour

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Central Coast folk-rock duo Elwood Myre have just announced a bunch of dates up and down the east coast through the second half of February and into March.

The tour comes off the back of their brand new single “They’re Gonna Get You Too” from their upcoming record. Check out the track plus all of the dates below:

Friday 17th February – The Junkyard, Maitland, NSW
Sunday 26th February – Union Hotel, Sydney, NSW
Friday 3rd March – The Rhythm Hut, Gosford, NSW
Friday 10th March – B-East, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 12th March – The Retreat, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 17th March – Flow Bar, Old Bar, NSW
Saturday 18th March – Federal Hotel, Bellingen, NSW
Sunday 19th March – The Fox Den, Gloucester, NSW
Saturday 25th March – The Stag & Hunter, Mayfield, NSW

Listen to Trent Williams’ New Single “What Do You Call a Man”

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Sydney based singer-songwriter Trent Williams has just released his new single “What Do You Call a Man” and it’s really really good. The track is taken from his upcoming debut EP Stories From Our Times which is due for release imminently.

Take a listen to “What Do You Call a Man” below and expect more like this from Trent Williams in 2017.

Listen to the Ryan Martin John Single “Mexico”

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Adelaide singer-songwriter Ryan Martin John has just released his wonderful, folk-rock infused single “Mexico”. John comes from the same group of Adelaide artists that are involved with Poke In The Eye Records which we know is a mark of quality.

“Mexico” is the first single from Ryan Martin John’s debut EP which will be released this year. Take a listen to “Mexico” below:

Thompson Springs Announce Australian Tour Dates with Maia Marsh

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Memphis based folk-rock band Thompson Springs are making their way to Australia next week and have a bunch of shows planned in NSW, the ACT, Victoria and Tasmania. They’ll be bringing Sydney singer-songwriter and Timber and Steel favourite Maia Marsh on the road with them.

Check out the full list of dates plus a stream of Thompson Springs’ latest EP Artifacts below:

Wednesday 11th January – Folkswagon, Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW
Friday 13th January – The Front, Canberra, ACT
Sunday 15th January – Retreat Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Monday 16th January – Cherry Bar, Melbourne, VIC
Tuesday 17th January – Some Velvet Morning, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 20th January – Club 54, Launceston, TAS
Sunday 22nd January – Brisbane Hotel, Hobart, TAS
Sunday 22nd January – Suburban Bar, Hobart, TAS

Watch the New Joel Barker Video “Make It Good”

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West Australian singer-songwriter Joel Barker and his band The Low Company have had a huge years, touring all over the place and appearing at a bunch of festivals.

The latest feather in Joel Barker’s cap is his brand new single and video “Make It Good”. Check it out below:

Joel Barker & The Low Company will be officially launching “Make It Good” this Thursday at The Bird in Perth – check out the official Facebook event here.

And if you like what you hear you can donate to Joel Barker & The Low Company’s Pozible EP campaign here.

The Head and the Heart To Release New Album Signs of Light

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American folk-rockers The Head and the Heart have announced plans to release their new album Signs of Light on the 9th September. The album will feature the track “All We Ever Knew” which they performed recently on the TV series Roadies.

As well as “All We Ever Knew” The Head and the Heart also have three other tracks from Signs of Light streaming online – “Library Magic”, “Colors” and “Rhythm & Blues”. Check them all out below:




The Levellers Announce Australian Tour

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Legendary English folk-rock band The Levellers have announced plans to return to Australia this October to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their seminal record Levelling The Land.

On the tour The Levellers will be playing Levelling The Land from start to finish along with a bunch of other favourites from their back catalogue. Levelling The Land will be reissued as a 3 disc special edition on the 18th November.

Check out the full list of Australian tour dates below:

Friday 7th October – The Factory, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 8th October – The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD
Sunday 9th October – Max Watts, Melbourne, VIC
Tuesday 11th October – The Gov, Adelaide, SA
Wednesday 12th October – Capitol, Perth, WA

Cutthroat Folk Fest Announced for Sydney

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This September some of the country’s finest folk-punk and raucous folk-rock bands are coming together in Sydney for the first ever Cutthroat Folk Fest.

Taking place at The Annandale Hotel on the 10th September, Cutthroat Folk Fest will feature the likes of The Bottlers (above), Scarlet’s Revenge, Sailors Grave and Medusa’s Wake. And best of the all the event is completely free.

For full details on Cutthroat Folk Fest check out the official Facebook event here.

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