While Gottle o' Geer is often considered to be a "forgotten" (intentionally or not) Fairport recording, there was a real band from that recording that played live. The lineup that made the Gottle recording performed on the Rockpalast TV show for its only time.
Prior to receiving this DVD, I had only seen (3) of these songs on a compilation DVD that has been around. I was told that this particular concert was not show in its entirety on TV. However, the trader had a contact at WDR who managed to find this.
I asked this trader if he might get the Steeleye Span performance from the previous year, but that was not felt to be likely. So, everybody get busy on that that one!
The tracks on this DVD are:
1. Introduction (English translation welcome)
2. come and Get It
3. The Limey's Lament (Swarb explains the roots of this song)
4. Sir B. McKenzie...
5. Dan's Acoustic Thing
6. When First Into This Country
7. Our Band (I)
8. Lay Me DOwn Easy
9. Cropredy Capers
10. Dirty Linen
11. Our Band (II)
12. Closing (English translation welcome)
Note that the 2nd "Our Band" is not shown on the Rockpalast archive website.
The lineup for this version of Fairport Convention (while the record was billed as "Fairport", the background on stage includes "Convention" so I'll use that here as well):
Dave Swarbrick: vocals, violin, mandolin, autoharp
Dave Pegg: bass, mandolin, vocals
Bruce Rowland: drums
Dan Ar Braz: guitars, vocals
Roger Burridge: violin, mandolin
Bob Brady: piano, vocals