By 1970 Fairport Convention had been together as a band for some three years. During this period, the band had recorded and released five studio albums, with one of the albums, Liege and Lief, being hailed as genre defining. At the time of this performance, the band had just recorded their most recent album FullHouse, with the line-up featuring founder members Richard Thompson and Simon Nicol, alongside Dave Pegg, Dave Swarbrick and drummer Dave Mattacks. This line-up was - and still is - considered one of the key line-ups of Fairport Convention, although the band only managed one studio and (released much later) one live album. Also featured are two songs from Matthews Southern Comfort, led by former Fairport member Ian Matthews with Gordon Huntley (pedal steel guitar), Carl Barnwell (rhythm guitar, vocals), Mark Griffiths (lead guitar, vocals), Andy Leigh (bass) and Raymond Duffy (drummer, formerly of Marmalade).
Fairport Convention: 1. Various Jigs and Reels 2. Sir Patrick Spens 3. Now Be Thankful Matthews Southern Comfort: 4. My Front Pages 5. Southern Comfort Fairport Convention: 6. Flatback Caper 7. Jenny's Chickens and The Mason's Apron