Not only one of the greatest moments in the Fairport Convention catalouge, " Who Knows Where The Time Goes" is also one of the great British folk-pop ballads of the later half of the 20th Century. Filled with a gentle melancholy, the song's lyrics seem to accurately describe the feeling of the need for freedom and expression which was so much a part of the 60's ethos. A straightforward romantic statement masks this, and in this sense, the songs' duality is beguiling. Melodically, the song matches the subtlety of the lyrics perfectly, with a vaguely country-infused electric guitar from Richard Thompson, which echoes the twilight agenda that is the basis for Sandy Denny's poetry. The song may be better known by Judy Collins beautiful, faithful version from her exquisite 1968 album of the same name. The original version is now available on Universal's 2002 20th Century Masters collection.