This set is now offered as 4CD + Book as it is simply not possible to re-print small quantities of our splendid outer boxes to create new stocks, without having the prices of the sets to zoom up to around £40.
This luxury Box Set was our major release for 2003 the definitive career tribute
to the legendary Folk & Folk-rock fiddler Dave ‘Swarb’ Swarbrick!
This 4-CD Boxed set includes four 79-minute CDs, with 73 Rare, Live and Classic
Swarbrick tracks, (over 85% unavailable!) together with a 136-Page full-colour
Book that features unique Pete Frame 'Family Twigs’, a detailed Nigel
Schofield biography, and full discography' - plus "Swarb’s Merrie
Melodies" 48-page Souvenir Fiddle-case Tune-Book! - and over 5 hours of
This is the first in-depth anthology of Dave Swarbrick’s music and 45-year
career, from his earliest vinyl LPs to his latest recordings!
- Music from every duo, Band and session line-up - including those never released
- Thirteen previously un-released Fairport Convention recordings – covering
Swarb’s whole time with the band
- Legendary "lost" recordings: the 'Manor Sessions', Swarb & friends,
BBC sessions, etc..
- Out-takes and alternate versions of tunes from all Swarb’s key albums
Music selected from over 2,500 tracks, from Swarb’s Archives, and rare
and unreleased sources
The set includes over 5 hours of music, including the essential Swarb released
recordings and a goldmine of crucial unreleased material!
Of the set’s 74 tracks: almost all are deleted or impossible-to-find,
even via collectors' tapes and fan bootlegs; over 60 tracks are available
on CD for the first time!