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Founded in 1980 as an independent music store, the Princeton Record Exchange continues to promote and support some of the best musicians and their recordings, including Fairport Convention CDs, DVDs and more. Read about us in Published Articles and read our Customer Reviews on We appreciate your support for our indie music store!

Our in-store music selection of over 100,000 CDs and LPs includes: Rock, Alternative, Punk, Jazz, Classical, Soul, Funk, Blues, Hip Hop, other genres, and often Fairport Convention albums. Our in-store DVD selection of over 10,000 titles includes: Action, Comedy, Criterion, Disney, TV DVDs and more. We hope you can visit our unique record store to see our Fairport Convention record collection, Fairport Convention CD collection and much more. We are located in historic downtown Princeton, New Jersey, about one hour from New York City and Philadelphia, which is easily accessible by car, train and bus.

Sell us your unwanted CDs DVDs and Vinyl, and they will be recycled into the hands of music and movie lovers who can appreciate them again. From personal collections to estate collections, from reviewer/radio station surplus to entire store inventories- no collection is too large! Contact us in order to determine how much we can pay you for your collection.

We appreciate your support for Fairport Convention and our indie music store!

They Might Be Giants played free show this past Record Store Day, April 21st, 2012!

You may not know this, but independent record stores have a holiday all their own. The third Saturday of April every year is National Record Store Day! We've participated in every one since it began five years ago, and every year we've had a fantastic turnout. This past April, we were thrilled to have the Grammy-award winning band They Might Be Giants help us celebrate by performing a free concert in the nearby Princeton Public Library courtyard. 

At this point, a very small percentage of you may be wondering, "wait, who are these guys?" I'm glad you asked - but the truth of the matter is you've probably heard them and just don't know it. Have you ever seen the intro to the hit TV show "Malcolm in the Middle"? That's them. Have you ever gotten "The Daily Show's" opening song stuck in your head? That's them, and we were honored that they chose our store as the place where they wanted to play.

We'd like to mention a special thanks to our friends at Princeton Public Library who graciously agreed to host the concert. (With all the merchandise we carry, we didn’t have the space!). The staff really went out of their way to pull this off.

The weather was great, the band was in fine form and the turnout was fantastic!  Over 1,000 folks showed up, and the band spent hours at the store after at a meet-and-greet posing for photos and signing autographs.  It was truly a memorable day.

In addition to TMBG, Record Store Day featured hundreds of limited edition vinyl records from the most talented musicians of our time. If you're interested in one of the limited edition releases at the next Record Store Day, we highly recommend you arrive early to maximize your chances of buying a copy. It's first come, first serve, so we look forward to seeing you bright and early!


Fairport Convention Biography

Fairport Convention is often credited with being the first English folk-rock band. Formed in April 1967, with Simon Nicol, Richard Thompson, Ashley Hutchings and Shaun Frater, Fairport rapidly developed from playing cover versions of American 'west coast' style music to an individual style which melded rock music with traditional English tunes and songs.

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Fairport Convention Bio Continued

Bedevilled by numerous personnel changes throughout its first decade, Fairport Convention was temporarily disbanded in 1979 but played annual reunion concerts until it reformed in 1985. Since then, it has enjoyed stability and continues to tour and record regularly.

Fairport Convention Discography Updated January 2007
Fairport Convention Albums

Studio Fairport Convention Vinyl & Fairport Convention CDs

1968 Fairport Convention A&M
1969 What We Did on Our Holidays Hannibal
1969 Unhalfbricking Hannibal
1969 Liege & Lief A&M
1970 Full House Hannibal
1971 Angel Delight Polygram
1971 Babbacombe Lee Polygram
1973 Rosie Island
1973 Nine A&M
1975 Rising for the Moon Polygram
1976 Gottle O'Geer Polygram
1977 Bonny Bunch of Roses Vertigo
1978 Tippler's Tales Vertigo
1979 Farewell, Farewell Simon's
1984 A T 2 Woodworm
1985 Gladys' Leap Varrick
1986 Other Boot
1986 Expletive Delighted! Woodworm
1987 It All Comes Round Again
1988 Red & Gold Castle
1990 The Five Seasons Rough Trade
1995 Jewel in the Crown Green Linnet
1996 Old-New-Borrowed-Blue Green Linnet
1997 Encore Encore Folkprint
1997 Who Knows Where the Time Goes? Green Linnet
2000 Wishfulness Waltz Sanctuary/Troj
2000 The Wood and the Wire Compass
2002 XXXV Compass
2002 Shines Like Gold Eureka Music
2003 Rhythm of the Times
2004 Over the Next Hill Compass
2005 Who Knows? The Woodworm Archives Series, Vol. 1 Talking Elephant

Live Fairport Convention Records and Fairport Convention CD Releases

1974 A Fairport Live Convention Island
1977 Live at the L.A. Troubadour Island
1981 The Airing Cupboard Tapes 71-74 Woodworm
1982 Moat on the Ledge Stony Plain
1987 Heyday: BBC Radio Sessions, 1968-1969 (live) Hannibal
1987 In Real Time: Live '87 Island
1994 From Past Archives Rough Trade
1998 House Full Sony
2000 Encore Encore Relix
2000 A T 2/The Boot Woodworm
2001 Live Island
2002 Before the Moon Pilot

Compilation Fairport Convention Vinyl and Fairport Convention CD's

1972 History of Fairport Convention Polygram
1976 Fairport Chronicles A&M
1988 The Best of Fairport Convention Island
1992 Bonny Bunch of Roses/Tipplers Tales Vertigo
1994 25th Anniversary Woodword
1998 Close to the Wind Silverline
1998 Woodworm Years Resurgent
1998 Fiddlestix: The Best of Fairport, 1970-1984 Raven
1999 Cropredy Box Sanctuary
1999 Meet on the Ledge: The Classic Years... A&M
2002 Some of Our Yesterdays: Anthology, 1985-1995 Sanctuary
2002 Then and Now: The Best of Fairport Convention Metro
2002 20th Century Masters - The Millennium... Universal
2002 Fairport Unconventional Free Reed
2002 Fairport -- A History Free Reed
2002 A Fairport History Free Reed
2002 Classic Convention Free Reed
2002 Rareport Convention Free Reed
2002 Airing Cupboard Tapes 71-74 Talking
2003 Fairport Convention Disky
2004 Across the Decades Recall
2004 Cropredy Capers: 25 Years of Fairport Convention and Friends at Cropredy Festival Woodworm
2005 Chronicles Universal
2005 The Lasting Spirit: The Collection Castle Us
2005 Quiet Joys of Brotherhood Recall
2005 Journeyman's Grace Snapper UK

Fairport Convention DVDs & Fairport Convention Music Videos

1987 It All Comes Round Again Fairport
1999 Beyond the Ledge Image
2002 Cropredy: The Best and the Guests Classic Rock
2003 35th Anniversary Concert
2004 Live Legends 1990 Classic Rock

Solo Fairport Convention Music CD Appearances

Ian Matthews
1969 Matthews Southern Comfort Decca
1969 Second Spring Line
1970 Later That Same Year Decca
1970 1 2 3 Too Good MCA
1971 If You Saw Thro' My Eyes Vertigo
1971 Tigers Will Survive Vertigo
1971 Later That Same Year (Diff Tracks) Decca
1972 Journeys From Gospel Oak Mooncrest
1973 Valley Hi Elektra
1974 Some Days You Eat the Bear and Some Days the... Elektra
1975 Go for Broke Columbia
1976 Hit and Run Columbia
1978 Stealin' Home Line
1978 Shake It (EP) Rockburgh
1979 Siamese Friends Line
1980 Spot of Interference Rockburgh
1983 Moods for Mallards Shanghai
1983 Shook Line
1988 Walking a Changing Line Windham Hill
1990 Pure and Crooked Watermelon
1993 Skeleton Keys Rhino
1994 Dark Ride Watermelon
1995 Scion Band of Joy
1996 God Looked Down Watermelon
1997 Nights in Manhattan (And Points West) (live) DCC
1998 Excerpts From Swine Lake Demon
2000 Tiniest Wham Perfect Pitch

Ashley Hutchings
1972 Morris On Hannibal
1974 Compleat Dancing Master Hannibal
1976 Rattlebone & Ploughjack BGO
1977 Kickin' up the Sawdust BGO
1987 By Gloucester Docks Paradise &
1988 An Albion Journey Hannibal
1993 Twangin' N' A-Traddin' Multimedia
1994 Crab Wars as Remembered, Vol. 1 Dambuster
1994 Crab Wars as Remembered, Vol. 2 Dambuster
1994 Crab Wars as Remembered, Vol. 3 Dambuster
1994 As You Like It Making Waves
1995 Birthday Bash (live) Talking
1996 Sway With Me Road Goes On
2002 Street Cries Topic
2002 All Stars Road Goes On

Richard Thompson
1972 Henry the Human Fly Hannibal
1974 I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight Hannibal
1975 Hokey Pokey Hannibal
1975 Pour Down Like Silver Hannibal
1978 First Light Hannibal
1979 Sunnyvista Hannibal
1981 Strict Tempo! Hannibal
1982 Shoot Out the Lights Hannibal
1983 Hand of Kindness Hannibal
1984 Small Town Romance Hannibal
1985 Across a Crowded Room Polygram
1986 Daring Adventures Beat Goes On
1988 Amnesia Alliance
1991 Rumor and Sigh Capitol
1992 Sweet Talker: Original Music From the Movie Capitol
1992 Across a Crowded Room Beat Goes On
1993 Watching the Dark Hannibal
1994 Mirror Blue Capitol
1995 Live at Crawley 1993 Flypaper
1996 You? Me? Us? Capitol
1997 Industry Hannibal
1999 Mock Tudor Bong Load
2003 The Old Kit Bag Cooking Vinyl

Simon Nicol

1984 Close to the Wind Woodworm
1986 Before Your Time
1992 Consonant Please Carol Woodword

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