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Fairport Convention: Beyond the Ledge
Fairport Convention Beyond the Ledge
Actors: Gerry Conway, Chris Leslie, Simon Nicol, Dave Pegg, Ric Sanders
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
NR     1999     1hr 41min

The seminal British folk rock group is captured live at Cropredy '98. Filmed for the first time in many years, Fairport Convention: Beyond the Ledge captures the spirit and joy of this unique band as they jig their way thr...  more »

     
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Actors: Gerry Conway, Chris Leslie, Simon Nicol, Dave Pegg, Ric Sanders
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Sub-Genres: Pop, Rock & Roll, Other Music
Studio: Image Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 10/26/1999
Original Release Date: 01/01/1998
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1998
Release Year: 1999
Run Time: 1hr 41min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

A MUSICAL TREAT
patrick a harris | eau claire, wi United States | 09/28/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A must for Fairport Convention fans.A treat for anybody who loves folk rock from the British Isles.Recorded at Cropredy in 98,their annual festival.These middle age minstals can do it all.Their blend of traditional,folk,and rock,will draw you in and hold you spell bound for close to 2 hours.It kicks off with a good tune up instrumental that showcases the dual violins of Ric Sanders and Chris Leslie.Then they do a beautiful rendition of Ian Anderson's Lifes A Long Song.Next they show off their jazz-bluegrass side with Woodworm Swing.Eat your heart out Nashville. They do a perfect mix of lyrical songs and instrumentals.Ric Sanders second to none on violin is phenominal.Chris Leslie a gifted multi-instamentalist,songwriter carries Fairport to a new level.Simon Nicol's vocals are like a fine wine,it gets better with age.Dave Pegg the master behind the bass,and Gerry Conway on drums round out the band.The song selection is great with the older ones holding up well with the new ones.It's great to see and hear Simon singing Crazy Man Michael,Hiring Fair,and Who Knows Where The Time Goes.The dual battles of fiddles between Ric and Chris are a real treat.They play off each others expertise,check out Come Haste.Do yourself a favor pick up a copy of this.Then call some buddies over,crack open a few brews,kick back and enjoy."
Cropredy 1998
patrick a harris | eau claire, wi United States | 08/31/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A must for Fairport fans.A treat for anybody who loves folk rock.This video was recorded at Cropredy in 1998,their annual concert. These middle age minstreals can do it all.Their blend of traditional,folk, and rock,will draw you in and hold you spell bound for close to 2 hours. It kicks off with a good tune up instremental that show cases the dual fiddles of Ric Sanders and Chris Leslie.Then they do a beautiful rendition of Ian Andersons (Lifes A Long Song).Next they show off their jazz-bluegrass side with Woodworm Swing. Eat your heart out Nashville. They do a perfect mix of lyrical songs and instrementals.Ric Sanders is second to none on fiddle.Chris Leslie a gifted multi-instrementalist,singer,songwriter carries Fairport to a new level.Simon Nicol's vocals are like a fine wine,it just gets better with age.Dave Pegg the master behind the bass,and Gerry Conway on drums round off the band. The song selection is great,with the old songs holding up well with the new ones.It's great to see and hear Simon singing Crazy Man Micheal,Hiring Fair, and Who Knows Where The Time Goes.The dual battles of fiddles between Ric and Chris are a real treat.They play off each others expertise,check out Come Haste.On Spanish Main Chris's lead guitar playing with Ric dualing it out with him on fiddle is another highlight. So call your friends over,slide the video in,pop open a few brews,kick back and enjoy.If you are up to it get off your butt and dance along."