Fairport Convention - 50:50@50 album review
Folk titans hoist the bunting for their golden anniversary.
‘The time it goes and comes around,’ sings Chris Leslie on Our Bus Rolls On, one of seven new tunes here. ‘Fifty years and counting / Here’s to the Fairport family / And those blown off the mountain’. A sentimental salute to Fairport’s half century as an active unit, it’s a tacit acknowledgement of the evolving cast of nearly 30 characters that have helped shape the band’s sound through the decades.