Fairport Convention ‎– "Babbacombe" Lee

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Island Records ‎– 85 805 IT, Island Records ‎– ILPS.9176
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A 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 Fair 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 Slays His Kind Old Mistress.
B John Was Hardly More Than A Bewildered Observer 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.

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First cat.nr on back cover (sticker).
Second cat.nr. on label.
Released on orange palm tree label with blue rim.
Recorded at Sound Techniques Studio.
On the label the release is called "John Babbacombe Lee".
Released in a gatefold cover with printed inner sleeve with lyrics and 8-page booklet.

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ILPS 9176 Fairport Convention "Babbacombe" Lee(LP, Album) Island Records ILPS 9176 UK 1971 Sell This Version
ILPS 9176 Fairport Convention "Babbacombe" Lee(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Island Records ILPS 9176 UK Unknown Sell This Version
512 755-2, IMCD 153 Fairport Convention 'Babbacombe' Lee(CD, Album) Island Records, Island Masters 512 755-2, IMCD 153 UK 1992 Sell This Version
SIL-934,457 Fairport Convention "Babbacombe" Lee(LP, Album) Island Records SIL-934,457 Australia 1971 Sell This Version
UICY-9484 Fairport Convention "Babbacombe" Lee(CD, Album, RE, RM, Ltd) Island Records, Island Remasters UICY-9484 Japan 2004 Sell This Version

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