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Fairport Convention - Rising For the Moon: Deluxe Edition

UMC is pleased to announce a new deluxe edition of Fairport Convention’s 1975 album, Rising For The Moon, which marked the only studio recordings by the line-up which saw Sandy Denny return to the group in 1974.

Denny officially re-joined the band in February 1974 during a four night stint at LA’s Troubadour. A remarkable live recording by Fairport with Sandy from those legendary shows is finally released for the first time as the second disc on this new edition of Rising For The Moon.

With Sandy back in the band, Island Records made a greater commitment to Fairport’s next studio recording and, to that end, Glyn Johns was brought in as producer for Fairport’s 10th studio album. The album was recorded at Olympic Studios in two blocks and included songs from all members of the band although seven of the album’s eleven tracks were penned in whole or partly by Sandy.

The original Rising For The Moon is now ripe for reappraisal whereas at the time it raised the question was it a Sandy Denny album or a Fairport album? Of course it’s both and, whichever way you look at it, one of Fairport’s and Sandy’s best and most underrated records.

Now enriched on this Deluxe edition by 21 additional tracks - including a beautiful, previously unreleased performance of ‘White Dress’ discovered in the LWT archive, there is also an alternate mix of ‘Dawn’ and Sandy’s home demos of ‘After Halloween’, and ‘King And Queen Of England’, the latter written for the album but never recorded.

The deluxe two disc edition of Rising for the Moon is released on August 26th 2013.  For the full press release including track listings, click here

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