Liege & Lief

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8 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Come All Ye 4:59 32,319
2 Reynardine 4:31 24,500
3 Matty Groves 8:08 43,970
4 Farewell, Farewell 2:36 29,297
5 The Deserter 6:55 19,940
6 Medley: The Lark in the Morning; Rakish Paddy; Foxhunter's Jig; Toss the Feathers 4:07 119
7 Tam Lin 7:12 26,156
8 Crazy Man Michael (Studio Live Version) 4:57 124

About this album

Liege & Lief, released in 1969, is the fourth album released by the English electric folk group Fairport Convention. The album, which established British folk rock as a distinct genre, is considered one of the most influential folk albums of all time.

The album has come to be regarded as having a major influence in the development of British folk rock. It was voted the ‘most important folk album of all time’ by BBC Radio 2 listeners in 2002, and at the 2006 BBC Radio 2 folk awards Liege and Lief won the award for Most influential Folk Album of all time.

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  • way2blues

    dream stuff

    16 Nov 2014 Reply
  • heedstoone

    needs me more fairpoint in my life

    10 Apr 2014 Reply
  • tilliekeratne

    I've never tired of this album after 40 years

    12 Mar 2011 Reply
  • futurefjp


    11 Oct 2010 Reply
  • Drazba

    the best-great songs, vocals, arrangements, instruments----and still stands the test of time 40 years later-amazing.

    1 May 2010 Reply
  • steel-cage

    Hearing it for the first time :O

    19 Apr 2010 Reply
  • ghostb00bs

    This album reminds me of wild nights dancing and drinking ginger beer at Cropredy fest, which, as a 5 yr old child blew my little mind!

    30 Dec 2009 Reply
  • SIBM

    Just stumbled upon this album and now love it - Sandy Denny fits the music wonderfully making it an up beat and awesome album!

    18 Nov 2009 Reply
  • KeithJones

    Classic album!

    29 Oct 2009 Reply
  • Spicyeggroll

    I always seem to overlook this album then come back to it wondering why. Best Fairport album!!!

    22 Oct 2009 Reply
  • Popa4488


    26 Sep 2009 Reply
  • audealix

    all time great, listen while traveling with open windows. But NOTHING should be changed to original vinyl

    21 Apr 2009 Reply
  • starnova

    Doesn't Sandy Denny perform Matty Groves on the Album??

    23 Mar 2009 Reply
  • DeliciousTowel

    It is a must have album. Greatness!

    1 Mar 2009 Reply
  • Kunitsune

    This album is too good to have this few shouts, so: more shouts. Seriously, spot in the Top 5 greatest folk-rock albums of all time.

    12 Feb 2009 Reply
  • ACDCat

    Dieses Album ist einfach nur sagenhaft, kenne es schon seit über 20Jahren und höre es immer gerne.

    2 Feb 2009 Reply
  • folkiscool

    This is still my favourite folk album of all time but why are the versions of Matty Groves and The Deserter here on Last fm completely different from those on the original vinyl? And not a patch on the originals. Listeners are missing out on the two best tracks on this classic album. I'm new to Last fm and enjoying the ride, but can anyone explain how this can happen?

    1 Feb 2009 Reply
  • DrPlaster

    the best

    13 Jan 2009 Reply
  • moltocontento

    bel folk

    7 Jun 2008 Reply
  • ThusIsOurKrao

    I guess that was your intention. :I

    7 Feb 2008 Reply
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