1001 Albums You Must Hear (and Blog about) Before You Die

My attempt to blog all of the entries from the book 1001 Albums to Hear Before You Die

831. Unhalfbricking – Fairport Convention


Brief Background:  Unhalfbricking  was recorded at during the first four months of 1969 and was released in July of the same year. This is the second of three albums the group would release in 1969.

What I think: I’ve never heard any British folk music that I have enjoyed… not that I’ve heard a lot of British folk mind you. With that mentality, I really thought this would be a struggle to get through.  In reality, it is a really beautiful album the height of which is vocalist Sandy Denny’s voice. The album overall has a nice folk crossed with rock sound that never drones on even in the presence of  some longer songs. The album consists of three Bob Dylan songs from the Basement Tape Recordings, which are all pretty good. My favorites though are the original tracks “Who Knows Where the Time Goes” and the Folk paired with CCR sounding “Cajun Women”.

Do I agree or disagree with the writers as to this being an album you must listen to? I do agree that this should be here, it’s a nice mellow album that I would gladly put on from time to time.

Rating (Out of 5): 4.5

Amazon Review (Out of 5): 4.5

Is this my first time hearing this album? Yes (130/171)

Percentage of Albums that are new to me: 76%


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