|Fair Weather - Beginning from an End|
(RCA Neon NE-1 UK-71 VG+ 400:-)
A reduced version of Andy Fairweather-Low’s previous pop star employers, Amen Corner, in all but name, Fair Weather forsook the radio-friendliness of Bend Me Shape Me for a bluesier, underground rock vibe, not dissimilar to their contemporaries Humble Pie. Beginning From An End is almost wilfully uncommercial in places, not least the extended instrumental workout "Looking For The Red Label", although the Stax groove of "Don’t Mess With Cupid" rattles the speakers with goodtime vibes. Original 1971 UK 9-track LP, the first release on RCA's Neon subsidiary for their more progressive leftfield acts. The gatefold picture sleeve is in VG+ condition with some edge scuffing and a previous owners name in ink; the vinyl is in Excellent condition - a great copy!
|Fairport Convention - What we did on Our Holidays|
(Island ILPS-9092 UK-7? EX 400:-)
Sandy Denny's haunting, ethereal vocals gave Fairport a big boost on her debut with the group. A more folk-based album than their initial effort, What we did on Our Holidays was divided between original material and a few well-chosen covers. Scarce early '70s UK pink rimmed Island 'palm tree' label pressing of the 1969 12-track vinyl LP, fully laminated picture sleeve with pinched spine. The sleeve shows only a little light shelfwear &the vinyl is immaculate - an excellent copy!
|Ferry, Bryan - The Ultimate Collection|
(EG Records EGTV-2 EU-88 SS 200:-)
15-track vinyl LP, including "Dance Away", "He'll Have To Go" and "Love Is The Drug", still sealed in its original shrikwrap with the die-cut "flip-lock" sleeve complete with lyric inner.
|Fleetwood Mac - 1969 to 1972|
(Warner 81227-96535 EU-13 500:-)
Fleetwood Mac: 1969-1972 features four complete albums Then Play On (1969), Kiln House (1970), Future Games (1971) and Bare Trees (1972) housed in a striking black slipcase. To ensure superb sound quality, Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering cut the lacquers for all four albums. The records look as good as they sound thanks to authentically reproduced packages, including gatefolds for Then Play On and Kiln House and single sleeves for Future Games and Bare Trees.
The set follows the band through an early transitional period. With Kiln House, Fleetwood Mac began moving toward a more melodic pop sound on songs like "Mission Bell" and "One Together. " At the time, the band included: Jeremy Spencer (guitar, vocals, piano), Kirwan (guitar, vocals), John McVie (bass) and Mick Fleetwood (drums). Christine McVie was at the recording sessions and contributed backing vocals and the album s cover art, but she did not join the band until shortly after the album was finished.
The band s shift toward pop and folk styles continued on Future Games with songs like "Show Me A Smile" and "Morning Rain. " This marks the first Fleetwood Mac album with Christine McVie as a full band member as well as the Mac debut of Bob Welch on guitar.
The line-up stayed the same for Bare Trees, which boasts a consistently strong collection of songs like McVie s "Spare Me A Little Of Your Love, " Kirwan s "Dust" and Welch s "Sentimental Lady. " Although Kirwan was a dominant figure during the recording, penning half of the songs, this would ultimately be his last appearance on a Fleetwood Mac album.
|Folque - Landet Ditt|
(Talent TLS-4046 Nor-81 EX 800:-)
Pioneered by British groups such as Fairport Convention, Pentangle and Steeleye Span, the folk-rock movement was blooming in the early seventies. The most important contributors to this genre in Norway were a group appropriately named Folque. They formed in Oslo in 1972 with the aim of making a Norwegian form of folk-rock, using guitars and banjos instead of the traditional treatment with Hardanger fiddle or solo vocals. Their musical ability is impeccable, highlighting fiddle, mandolin, dulcimer and electric guitars. The arrangements always function well, meaning that the bass and drums do not disturb the original rhythm and rhymes.
On Landet Ditt (1981), Øyvind Rauset's compositions and synthesisers held a central position.
|Foo Fighters - In Your Honor|
(Sony 28766-80381 EU-05 EX 600:-)
20-track 4-LP vinyl album set showcasing the 2 very different sides of the band - 10 'Loud' tracks & 10 'not so loud', includes the singles 'Best Of You', 'DOA' and 'Resolve' and features a track written and sung by Taylor with Dave on drums plus contributions from John Paul Jones and guest appearance from Norah Jones, presented in embossed picture box!!).
|Fugs - Fugs 4, Rounders Score|
(ESP Disk' ESP-2018 US-75 EX 350:-)
Fugs 4, Rounders Score is a compilation album of material by the Fugs and the Holy Modal Rounders, including seven previously unreleased performances from the Fugs' first recording session (April 1965), when the Rounders (Peter Stampfel and Steve Weber) were members of the Fugs' band.
The title is both a reference to Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address ("Four score and seven years ago...), and the fact that this is the fourth album of Fugs material released on ESP, as well as a pun on "score" as drug slang. Although all recordings were made under the umbrella of the Fugs, the 6 lead vocals by Stampfel and Weber on Side A allow the album to function as a Rounders compilation as well. There is a notable and unusual lack of lead vocalizing by Ed Sanders, the most prominent vocalist on all other Fugs albums.