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BBC Sessions 1971 - 73. 1997
Strange Fruit SFRSCD006 1997

The BBC Sessions 1971 - 73
Sandy Denny
Strange Fruit SFRSCD006 1997

Sandy Denny - piano, guitar, vocals
 
Hughie Burns - guitar (tracks 16,17,19, 20)
 
Pat Donaldson - bass ( tracks 16, 17,19, 20)
 
Willie Murray - drums (tracks 16, 17, 19, 20)
 

 1 The North Star Grassman - Sandy Denny
 2 Sweet Rosemary - Sandy Denny
 3 The Lady - Sandy Denny
 4 Next Time Around - Sandy Denny
 5 Blackwaterside - Trad. Arr.
 6 John The Gun - Sandy Denny
 7 Late November - Sandy Denny
 8 The Optimist - Sandy Denny
 9 Crazy Lady Blues - Sandy Denny
10 The Lowlands Of Holland - Trad. Arr.
11 It Suits Me Well - Sandy Denny
12 Bushes And Briars - Sandy Denny
13 The Music Weaver - Sandy Denny
14 It'll Take A Long Time - Sandy Denny
15 Who Knows Where The Time Goes? - Sandy Denny
16 Until The Real Thing Comes Along - Mann Holiner / Alberta Nichols / Sammy Cahn / Saul Chaplin /
L.E. Freeman
17 Whispering Grass - Fred Fisher / Doris Fisher
18 Like An Old Fashioned Waltz - Sandy Denny
19 Dark The Night - Sandy Denny
20 Solo - Sandy Denny

This 20-track CD was available only super-briefly in the spring of 1997 before Island Records prevented further copies from being distributed. The several thousand copies that had already been released, however, were allowed to remain in circulation, meaning that this disc is difficult but not impossible to find. And if you like Sandy Denny, you need to find it, because it's some of her best material. Most of the tracks are BBC versions of songs that appeared on her first three solo albums, and most are her own compositions; all but four are performed solo on piano or guitar. In a sense, it's Sandy unplugged, although that term didn't exist in those days. Denny arguably sounds much better on these spare versions than she does on the official takes, when she had to contend with often humdrum, over-arranged session accompaniment. In this context, she comes off much more like a kindred spirit to early-'70s singer/songwriters, especially Joni Mitchell and Judy Collins, than she does a British folk troubadour. You could, indeed, make a strong argument for this as her best solo recording, with fidelity that ranges from good to excellent. While eight of these tracks previously appeared on the fine bootleg Dark the Night, the remaining 12 did not, making it an essential addition for Denny fans.
 ~ Richie Unterberger, All Music Guide

1. Northstar Grassman
 
2. Sweet Rosemary
 
3. The Lady
 
4. Next Time Around
 
5. Blackwaterside
 
6. John the Gun
 
7. Late November
 
8. The Optimist
 
9. Crazy Lady Blues
 
10. Lowlands of Holland
 
11. It Suits Me Well
 
12. Bushes and Briars
 
13. The Music Weaver
 
14. It’ll Take a Long Time
 
15. Who Knows Where the Time Goes
 
16. Until the Real Thing Comes Along
 
17. Whispering Grass
 
18. Like an Old-Fashioned Waltz
 
19. Dark The Night
 
20. Solo

1-6  recorded 16/3/73 at the 
      Paris Theatre

7-10 Recorded at The BBC on 24/6/71

11-14 on 25/10/72 at The BBC

15 and 18 on 11/9/73 at The BBC

16, 17, 19, 20 on 14/11/73 at The BBC

Sandy

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