Liege and Lief Gold Disc Presentation
8/15/2006 (updated 1/18/2011)

Fairport Convention's groundbreaking folk-rock album Liege & Lief has won a Gold Disc - nearly 37 years after it was first released.

Liege & Lief was launched in December 1969 on the Island Records label and spent 17 weeks in the LP charts during 1970. It was hailed as a masterpiece at the time and has continued to win plaudits ever since - as recently as February 2006, for example, it won 'Most Influential Folk Album of All Time' at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.

Awarded by Universal Music Catalogue for Island Records, the Gold Disc recognises that success and the album's continuing phenomenal sales.

Photos courtesy of Bob Battersby
Liege and Lief Gold Disc presentation
August 11, 2006
Cropredy Festival

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