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(A Musical Anthology Of) Glastonbury Fayre

Various Artists

Initial release : 1972

Revelation REV 1/2/3

A triple LP w/ fold-out sleeve of music supposedly recorded at Glastonbury in 1971. Includes part of the Dark Star that was performed on April 8, 1972 in London.

Tracks / Musicians

LP 1: Side 1;

  • Dark Star - Grateful Dead
LP 1: Side 2;
  • Love Song - Brinsley Schwarz
  • A Blanket In My Museli [sic] - Mighty Baby
LP 2: Side 1;
  • Sunken Rags - Marc Bolan
  • Classified - Pete Townshend
  • Supermen - David Bowie
  • Silver Machine And Welcome - Hawkwind
  • Sun Music - Skin Alley
LP 2: Side 2;
  • Glad Stoned Buried Fielding Flash And Fresh Fest Footprints In My Memory - Gong
LP 3: Side 1;
  • Do It - Pink Fairies
  • Uncle Harry's Last Freak Out - Pink Fairies
LP 3: Side 2;
  • Out Demons Out - Edgar Broughton Band

Dark Star was recorded in London on April 8, 1972. During the Europe '72 tour the Dead comprised;

  • Jerry Garcia - lead guitar, vocals
  • Donna Godchaux - vocals
  • Keith Godchaux - piano
  • Bill Kreutzmann - drums
  • Phil Lesh - bass, vocals
  • Ron (Pigpen) McKernan - organ, harmonica, vocals
  • Bob Weir - rhythm guitar, vocals

For the Grateful Dead track;

  • Engineering by Bob and Betty and Alembic. 16 track mobile. Thanks to Alan Trist and all...

Glastonbury Fayre was a triple LP with a fold-out poster sleeve, booklet and other inserts. The release was limited to 5000 copies.

The music on the album was supposedly recorded at the Glastonbury Festival in 1971 and 1972. But it appears that much, if not all, of it was recorded elsewhere.

The Grateful Dead section is part of the Dark Star performed at the Empire Pool, Wembley, London on April 8, 1972.

The Gong set is thought to have been recorded in Belgium in early 1972.

The Hawkwind songs were probably recorded at the Roundhouse in London on February 13, 1972.

The Brinsley Schwarz, David Bowie, Pete Townshend and Marc Bolan tracks are studio recordings.

The tracks by Edgar Broughton, Pink Fairies and Mighty Baby were probably recorded at Glastonbury in 1971.

From the LP booklet;

Glastonbury Fayre was held at Worthy Farm, Pilton, near Shepton Mallet, Somerset, from Sunday June 20 to Thursday June 24, encompassing Midsummers Day. It was a fair in the medieval tradition, embodying the legends of the area, with music, dance, poetry, theatre, lights and the opportunity for spontaneous entertainments.

There was no monetary profit - it was free.

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