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From YouTube -- very high quality. Embedding is blocked, but you can click through to watch on YouTube.

Michael and John are seen during the second minute.

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Comment by Jean-Luc on August 28, 2010 at 3:48am
Widdicombe Fair. A traditionnal song covered by Renaissance.

Here is another version, by The King's Singers:

Comment by Jean-Luc on August 28, 2010 at 6:34pm
and another one:

Comment by Jean-Luc on February 26, 2011 at 12:33am

An old mystery solved: Binky's true name. This is quoted from the comments on YouTube.

 

MrTylerSlade: My Old man....Terry Slade on drums.....and my mum Binky Slade (then cullum) on vocals......brilliant

 

JimMcCartyandCo: Is your mum real name: Anne-Marie by any chance? ;-)

MrTylerSlade: It is indeed!

Comment by Jean-Luc on February 26, 2011 at 3:45am

And here is Terry Slade playing drums in 2011!

  The Diamonds - revival gig 2011

Comment by Jean-Luc on July 27, 2011 at 3:12am
Comment by FTG on April 30, 2019 at 8:20am

I'm sure some other sharp-eyed (or sharp-eared) Renaissance fan has observed this before, but I just realized it: The rock version of "Widdicombe Fair" heard on the DVD (with fewer lyrics and totally different music than the original folk song) is not original to Renaissance, but is in fact merely a cover of the version by The Nashville Teens!

From what I can tell that version was released in 1964, was credited to NT singer Ray Phillips, and features only one future Renaissance member (Hawken) -- though it seems likely enough that Dunford, Korner and/or Crowe may have performed it with the Teens at some point.

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