The British folk-rock trio Jade made one obscure album in 1970, Fly on Strangewings, that might have sounded closer to 1968-1969-era Fairport Convention than any other record not by Fairport themselves. Jade's lead singer, Marian Segal (who also played acoustic guitar), had a very similar voice and style to that of Fairport's woman singer of the late '60s, Sandy Denny. Too, Jade blended parts of modern folk-rock and traditional British folk in their songs, vocal harmonies, and arrangements. Jade were not as big on traditional British folk as Fairport were by late 1969, however, recalling the Fairport albums What We Did on Our Holidays and Unhalfbricking far more than the later 1969 Fairport record that took a more traditional direction in repertoire, Liege & Lief. Jade were also a wee bit more pop in their songwriting and arrangements (which occasionally used orchestration) than Fairport, their inevitable point of comparison. While Fly on Strangewings isn't as strong or original as Fairport Convention's early albums, it can be heartily recommended to anyone who loves the sound of early Fairport with Sandy Denny on vocals, and wants something in a very similar style.