The first album to bill the couple together became a landmark release.
The album continued Thompson's working relationship with American producer Mitchell Froom, who had taken over the role from Richard's old Fairport Convention colleague Joe Boyd.
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It was the first Fairport album to feature Sandy Denny's unforgettable vocals and her addition to their songwriting talent pool.
After more than a quarter-century of recording, the British singer-guitarist made the UK album Top 30 as a solo artist for the first time, with 'Mirror Blue.'
The new book will focus on the star's early years and his work with Fairport Convention and with former wife, Linda Thompson.
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Produced by frontiersman Joe Boyd, the LP featured such haunting pieces as ‘Time Has Told Me,’ ‘River Man’ and ‘Way To Blue.’
Hugely revered by Fairport devotees, 'Angel Delight' also became their highest-charting UK LP.
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The song, by Vince Gill, Randy Scruggs and Earl Scruggs, previews a set featuring covers of Graham Nash, Richard Thompson and many others.
Fairport themselves will open the festival on the Thursday with an acoustic show, and will be the closing headliners on the Saturday with a two-hour set.
The folk-rock legend played a sublime set of hits, deep cuts and classics-in-waiting.