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Sandy Denny

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by Dave Hicks, Apr 12, 2021.

  1. Dave Hicks

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    There's always room for the Lady.

    Two of my favorites from her solo albums (live solo; and an alt take with a nice outro solo by perhaps Jerry Donahue or Richard Thompson - several guitars in the credits):



     
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    Liege and Lief is a tour de force. What a wonderful voice.
     
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    She is perhaps my favorite female voice ever. She did some great work and left us too soon.
     
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    My sentiments exactly. Who Knows Where The Time Goes will always tear me down. Every time. And it's not like everything else she did wasn't just as good.
     
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    I agree. Also amazing is that L&L was their third album released in 1969*; this was the fifth version of the band (in terms of personnel) since their start in 67.

    D.H.

    * Not to ignore the first album, with Judy Dyble rather than Sandy, in 68.
     
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    Here's a tune with Sandy in Fairport, recorded for Liege and Lief, but not included on the album. After she left, the lads redid it in a different key. I think their version has more life, but this is a Sandy vocal that isn't heard too much.

    D.H.

     
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    I love SD. I have her biography. In it, there was a statement from a former
    executive from Island Records who said that IR tried their best to break
    SD into a wider market & failed to do so. At the same time, IR couldn't print
    Cat Stevens records fast enough. :cool:

    I enjoy CS, btw... ;)
     
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    I like the first album. :cool:
     
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    Cheers,
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    Of the 60's & 70's UK female folksingers, I have always been a bit more partial to Jacqui McShee of Pentangle, but Sandy Denny was a force of nature to be reckoned with. Here is a more obscure clip of her with the short lived Fotheringay with Jerry Donahue on guitar:

     
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    That genre brought us some of the best female vocal talents we’ll ever hear. Sandy Denny, Jacqui McShee, Linda Thompson, Maddy Prior, and others I’m forgetting. All of them are crushingly good.
     
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    I want to bear Linda Thompsons love child... :twisted:
     
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    Very striking album cover. I have this on vinyl, need to digg it out for a listen. :cool:
     
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    Very true, but FC imploded soon after its release. :(
     
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    That version of the band did a French TV show. Iain Matthews is more featured as the vocalist than Judy, but she sings and plays recorder. This is only a few days before she was asked to leave the group.

     
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    And every few months thereafter.

    D.H.
     
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    Richard Thompson seems like maybe he’s an incredibly talented and brilliant man who can’t get along with anyone at all.

    Going to see him solo acoustic in June, so I’ll ask him. :D
     
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    Unfortunately, it doesn't seem like Richard's going to get anywhere near the Midwest any time soon. :cry:

    They've had so many personnel changes over the years! Here's Wiki's chart (pretty stable the last few decades, though):

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    Of course I know Linda Thompson, but I am not familiar with Maddy Prior. I will check her out because the other three are so damn good. Thanks for the tip.
     
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