''Babbacombe'' Lee

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"Babbacombe" Lee
Artista Fairport Convention
Tipo album Studio
Pubblicazione novembre 1971
pubblicato nel Regno Unito
Durata 41 min. : 20 sec. (LP A&M Records del 1971: SP-4333, con 5 tracce)
40 min. : 02 sec. (LP A&M Records del 1971: SP-4333, con 10 tracce)
50 min. : 04 sec. (CD del 2004)
Dischi 1 / 1 / 1 / 1
Tracce 2 / 5 / 10 / 17
Genere Folk
Folk rock
Etichetta Island Records (ILPS 9176)
Produttore John Wood, Simon Nicol
Arrangiamenti Fairport Convention
Registrazione Londra al Sound Techniques
Formati LP / CD
Note L'album originale pubblicato dalla Island Records, ILPS 9176 non reca la durata delle tracce
Fairport Convention - cronologia
Album precedente
(1971)
Recensioni professionali
Recensione Giudizio
Allmusic 3/5 stelle[1]
Piero Scaruffi 6.5/10 stelle[2]
Dizionario del Pop-Rock 3/5 stelle[3]
24.000 dischi 3/5 stelle[4]

"Babbacombe" Lee è un album discografico dei Fairport Convention, pubblicato dall'etichetta discografica Island Records nel novembre[5] del 1971.

Concept album ispirato ad un fatto realmente accaduto durante l'Inghilterra vittoriana, quello di un uomo (John Babbacombe Lee) accusato dell'omicidio della propria padrona di casa (Emma Ann Whitehead Keyse), che sopravvisse per ben tre volte all'impiccagione[6][7].

L'edizione statunitense (e canadese) del disco ha una normale suddivisione delle tracce rispetto alla versione originale britannica.

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Edizione LP originale del 1971, pubblicato dalla Island Records (ILPS 9176)
Lato A
  1. John's Reflection on His Boyhood, His Introduction to Miss Keyes and the Glen, His Restlessness, and His Struggles with His Family,
    Finally Successful, to Join the Navy. This Was the Happiest Period in His Life.
    All Locked Set for a Career Until He Was Stricken with Sickness and Invalided Out of His Chosen Niche in Life.
    Reluctantly and Unhappily He Turned to a Number of Menial Occupations and Finally Returned to the Services of Miss Keyes.
    Tragedy Now Strikes Hard.
    The World's Imagination Is Caught by the Brutal Senseless of the Apparent Criminal Who Stays His Kind Old Mistress.
    (Fairport Convention, eccetto The Sailor's Alphabet di Bert Lloyd)
Lato B
  1. John Was Hardly More Than a Bewildered at His Own Trial,
    Not Being Allowed to Say More Than a Few Words.
    The Tides of Fate Wash Him to the Condemned Cell Where He Waits Three Sad Weeks for His Last Night on Earth.
    When It Comes, He Cannot Sleep, But When He Does, a Strange,
    Prophetic Dream Comes to Him,
    and Helps Him to Bear the Strain of His Next Day's Ordeal as Scaffold
    and Its Crew Try in Vain Three Times to Take His Life.
    (Fairport Convention)
Edizione LP del 1971, pubblicato dalla A&M Records (SP-4333)
Lato A
  1. John's Reflection on His Boyhood, His Introduction to Miss Keyes and the Glen, His Restlessness, And His Struggles with His Family, Finally Succesful, To Join the Navy – 6:19 – (1-5)
  2. This Was the Happiest Period in His Life, All Locked Set Fair for a Career Until He Was Stricken with Sickness and Invalided Out of His Chosen in Life. Recluctantly and Unhappily He Turned to a Number of Menial Occupations and Finally Returned to the Services of Miss Keyes – 10:12 – (6-8)
  3. Tragedy Now Strikes Hard. The World's Imagination Is Caught by the Brutal Senseless of the Apparent Criminal Who Slays His Kind Old Mistress – 3:57 – (9-10)
Lato B
  1. John Was Hardly More Than a Bewildered Observer at His Own Trial, Not Being to Say More Than a Few Words. The Tides of Fate Wash Him to the Condemned Cell Where He Waits Three Sad Weeks for His Last Night on Earth – 7:32 – (11-12)
  2. When It Comes, He Cannot Sleep, but When He Does, a Strange, Prophetic Dream Comes to Him, and Helps Him to Bear the Strain of His Next Day's Ordeal as Scaffold and Its Crew Try in Vain Three Times to Take His Life – 13:20 – (13-15)
Edizione LP del 1971, pubblicato dalla A&M Records (SP-4333)

Brani composti dai Fairport Convention, eccetto dove indicato.

Lato A
  1. Little Did I Think – 2:20
  2. I Was Sixteen/John My Son – 4:41
  3. The Sailors Alphabet – 5:52 (Bert Lloyd)
  4. John Lee – 3:01
  5. Breakfast in Mayfair – 3:10
Lato B
  1. Trail Song – 3:55
  2. Cell Song – 3:32
  3. The Time Is Near – 2:32
  4. Dream Song – 5:23
  5. Wake Up John – 5:36
Edizione CD rimasterizzato del 2004, pubblicato dalla Island Records (982 150-1)
  1. The Verdict – 0:28 – Narratore: Philip Sterling-Wall
  2. Little Did I Think – 2:19
  3. I Was Sixteen (Part 1) – 1:29
  4. John My Son – 0:44
  5. I Was Sixteen (Part 2) – 1:17
  6. St. Ninian's Isle/Trumpet Hornpipe – 1:14
  7. Sailors Alphabet – 5:50 (Bert Lloyd)
  8. John Lee – 3:04
  9. Newspaper Reading – 0:46 – Narratore: A.L. Lloyd
  10. Breakfast in Mayfair – 3:09
  11. Trial Song – 3:55
  12. Cell Song – 3:35
  13. The Time Is Near – 2:31
  14. Dream Song – 5:24
  15. Wake Up John (Hanging Song) – 5:25
  16. Farewell to a Poor Man's Son – 4:55 – Bonus Track - 1975 BBC TV Programme
  17. Breakfast in Mayfair – 3:59 – Bonus Track - 1975 BBC TV Programme

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  1. ^ (EN) Bruce Eder, Babbacombe Lee, su AllMusic, All Media Network. URL consultato il 23 marzo 2017.
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ da Dizionario del Pop-Rock di Enzo Gentile & Alberto Tonti, Ed. Baldini & Castoldi, pagina 349
  4. ^ da 24.000 dischi di Riccardo Bertoncelli e Chris Thellung, Zelig Editore, pagina 312
  5. ^ [2]
  6. ^ [3]
  7. ^ [4]

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