By early 1972 Fairport Convention were in a state of flux, with Simon Nicol and Dave Mattacks both leaving, to be replaced by Roger Hill and Tom Farnell. Hill didn't last long, with American guitarist David Rae taking his place, and the band now felt ready to record. Things didn't go smoothly, though, and most songs were canned almost as soon as they were recorded. Eventually they had enough good songs for an album and 'Rosie' was released in 1973, including just four tracks from the aborted sessions, but in different versions, and some with a different vocalist as well. The unused songs were not completely scrapped, and eventually turned up on the 'Come All Ye' box set, so now we can hear what the album might have sounded like if the band had been happy enough with the results to release it in 1972.
Track listing 01 Maverick Child 02 Sad Song (As Long As It Is Mine) 03 Matthew, Mark, Luke And John 04 Rattle Trap 05 Sheep In The Meadow 06 Rosie 07 Country Judy Jane 08 Me With You 09 My Girl 10 To Althea From Prison Enjoy