SWARBRICK, DAVE & SIMON NICOL
IN THE CLUB (MUSIC ON VINYL)
Dave Swarbrick and Simon Nicol are hugely important figures in the history of British Folk Rock and Folk music since the 1960's.
They were both key figures in British Folk Rock super group Fairport Convention and appeared on their seminal album Liege and Lief (1969) which initiated the electric folk movement.
In fact BBC radio 2 listeners have voted Liege and Leaf the 'Most influential folk album of all time'.
Dave Swarbrick has been described the most influential British fiddle player bar none. After 1970 he emerged as Fairport Convention's leading figure and guided the band through a series of important albums until its disbandment in 1979.
Simon Nicol was a founder member of Fairport Convention and is the only founding member still in the band...
In 1973 he played on what is often considered one of the important folk/jazz albums of all time, John Martyn's Solid Air.
After Fairport Convention called it a day in 1979, Dave Swarbrick and Simon Nicol joined forces and spent the early eighties playing folk clubs throughout the UK as an acoustic duo.
Their repertoire was drawn from various sources - including Fairport Convention material, Dave Swarbrick's late seventies/early eighties solo albums and also several tracks that were individual to the duo.
The acoustic duo proved popular and recorded three albums. Two of those, the 1981 live album 'Live at the White Bear', and the 1984 studio effort 'Close to the Wind', were re-issued a few years back on Fairport Convention's own Woodworm Records label.
In The Club however was an extremely limited (cassette only!) album and has never appeared in any format other than it's original, limited, release - until now.
Simon Nicol remembers " we had a studio at our disposal and recorded the album in hardly more time than it takes to play: or a bit more if you include the time spent working out a running order.
The late Simon Stable, Judy Dyble's husband copied the actual cassettes from the master tape on his Revox to a bank of about 50 machines in their spare bedroom, and I'd assemble the cases in the boot of my car outside the gigs" So for the first time on LP, this MUSIC ON VINYL release is the now fully remastered In The Club album and with the benefit of some previously unreleased bonus material as well.
This release will appeal to all fans of UK folk/rock and to the legion of Fairport Convention followers in particular - a rare record from two of the folk genre's true stars.