Better Late Than Never
I'm ashamed to admit this, but I'm just now getting around to listening to Liege and Lief for the first time ever, and wow, is it ever good. Makes a feller wanna use words like "mindblowing" and stuff. Thank you, Douglas, for your occasional effusings (effusions?) about this record over the years; the more thick-headed among us need to be told something several times before it sticks. I have more than a passing familiarity with the tropes Fairport Convention's interrogating here—they're sorta standard fare at the table where I sup, so to speak—so it's all the more thrilling for me. The number of "holy fuck" moments are startlingly high here: the obvious parallel for me is the Allman Brothers right around the same period, though everybody else on the planet may already know this. Next up in our Obvious Realizations series: Hydrate Yourself...With Water!
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