Fairport Convention - Unhalfbricking

 (Japanese Import)


Island Records



Product No.:
CISJ 9548 SA
EAN: 4988005811790

SHM Single Layer SACDs

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Preowned Vinyl Record
UK/ Pink Island/ White i Label/ M-

Unhalfbricking sees Sandy Denny front and center!

Unhalfbricking, released in 1969, was the third album by British band Fairport Convention. It reached No. 12 on the U.K. album charts and marked a departure from the label of "the English Jefferson Airplane."

After their previous album had seen original singer Judy Dyble replaced by Sandy Denny, the group's male vocalist Iain Matthews also left, and Denny took a more central role. Although covering then unreleased tracks by Bob Dylan, Denny's "Autopsy", "Who Knows Where the Time Goes" (which would become her signature song), and the lengthy "A Sailor's Life," set the tone for the future of British folk rock.

High-fidelity SHM-SACD format (fully compatible with standard SACD player, but it does not play on standard CD players). Japanese pressing.

1. Genesis Hall
2. Si Tu Dois Partir
3. Autopsy
4. A Sailor’s Life
5. Cajun Woman
6. Who Knows Where The Time Goes
7. Percy’s Song
8. Million Dollar Bash

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 1 person(s) rated this product.

Worth buying the SMH compared to Hannibal's release?

posted on 09/09/2014
5 Stars
Before I ordered this single-layer I listened to the Hannibal CD release -- hmm, I thought, do I really need an expensive SMH? The song I really cared about, "A Sailor's Life" -- a tour de force of folk rock -- sounded great.

Sure, it also has "Who Knows Where the Time Goes," but did that justify buying the SMH for those two songs? Compared to later recordings by the band, the whole album is a bit proto-folk and a bit of a crude throw-back to the album before it.

Well, I took the plunge, and can say: YES! Not only is "A Sailor's Life" more present and clearer, but parts of the Hannibal release that sounded a bit hissy or distant are totally absent on this disk: high quality from start to finish!

I'll still only really listen to it for "A Sailor's Life" and "Who Knows Where the Time Goes," but I feel they are the best audio versions available! And that's worth it.

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