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1979
Label: Island Records - ILPS 9092 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Reissue • Country: UK • Genre: Rock • Style: Folk Rock
Eastern Rain - Fairport Convention - What We Did On Our Holidays (Vinyl, LP, Album)

Eastern Rain has been recorded by 8 other artists. Antonioli, Laurie (from "Songs of Shadow, Songs of Light " - ) Big Yellow Taxi (from "Treasures Of Joni Mitchell" - ) Fairport Convention (from "What We Did On Our Holidays" - ) Fairport Convention (from "Come All Ye - The First 10 Years" .

 · What We Did on Our Holidays begins with Denny's "Fotheringay", which takes its name from the castle where Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned and .

Released: , USA-only. Alternative cover. US self-titled release on A&M Records. What We Did on Our Holidays (released as Fairport Convention in the United States) is the second album by British band Fairport Convention, released in It was their first album to feature singer-songwriter Sandy Denny.

 ·  · ‘What We Did On Our Holidays’: Fairport Convention Find Their Sound. It was the first Fairport album to feature Sandy Denny’s unforgettable vocals and .

A more folk-based album than their initial effort, What We Did on Our Holidays is divided between original material and a few well-chosen covers. This contains several of their greatest moments: Denny 's "Fotheringay," Richard Thompson 's "Meet on the Ledge," the obscure Joni Mitchell composition "Eastern Rain," the traditional "She Moves Through the Fair," and their version of Bob Dylan 's "I'll Keep It .


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  • There is an identical pressing, with matching labels and matrices but in an E.J. Day sleeve, here: What We Did On Our Holidays The alternate pink rim 'Side A'-style label in a Robor sleeve is here: What We Did On Our Holidays The alternate pink rim 'Side A'-style label in an E.J. Day sleeve is here: What We Did On Our Holidays.

  • One of those was "Eastern Rain," which was covered by Fairport Convention as a highlight of their second album, What We Did on Our Holidays. Fairport Convention did a number of Joni Mitchell covers in their early days, putting "Chelsea Morning" and "I Don't Know Where I Stand" on their first album, and covering some other numbers live that they never put on their own studio releases.

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