Gold Dust - The Final Concert
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||I Wish I Was a Fool for You (For Shame for Doing Wrong) [Live]||Sandy Denny||4:32||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Stranger to Himself (Live)||Sandy Denny||3:45||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||I'm a Dreamer (Live)||Sandy Denny||4:53||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Take Me Away (Live)||Sandy Denny||4:42||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Nothing More||Sandy Denny||4:16||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||The Sea (Live)||Sandy Denny||5:10||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||The Lady (Live)||Sandy Denny||3:45||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Gold Dust (Live)||Sandy Denny||3:53||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Solo (Live)||Sandy Denny||4:46||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||John the Gun (Live)||Sandy Denny||4:47||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||It'll Take a Long Time (Live)||Sandy Denny||4:59||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Wretched Wilbur (Live)||Sandy Denny||2:59||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Tomorrow Is a Long Time (Live)||Sandy Denny||3:57||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||The North Star Grassman and the Ravens (Live)||Sandy Denny||3:46||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||One More Chance (Live The Royalty Theatre)||Sandy Denny||8:21||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||No More Sad Refrains (Live)||Sandy Denny||2:27||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Who Knows Where the Time Goes? (Live)||Sandy Denny||6:38||$1.29||View in iTunes|
Gold Dust: Live at the Royalty captures Sandy Denny's final concert. The show (performed on Sunday, November 27, 1977) was intended to be the first date of an 11-city tour, but it turned out to be her last show ever. It certainly wasn't the way anyone wanted Denny to leave the stage, but it remains an affecting, surprising farewell. There are familiar items, to be sure, but the concert also finds her breaking new ground and moving away from traditional folk-rock to an edgier sound. These are subtle distinctions that only hardcore fans will notice, but those fans will find Gold Dust a minor treasure.
Unexpectedly beautiful, not just for hardcore fans and completists
I didn't expect this to be a great record based on the back story: the audio malfunctions that caused the tapes to be shelved for many years, the vocal problems Sandy had during the tour due to a severe cold, and the general state she was in at this point in her life. However, I was floored - it is outstanding on all counts. The band is great, the recording quality is superb (huge props to whoever was responsible for the audio restoration), and Sandy delivers truly jaw dropping versions of some of the songs - it is clear that her immense musical gift was still shining brightly, and her vocals here are very confident and relaxed. The only complaints might be the slow pace of almost all of the songs and the predominance of material from Rendevous, not her strongest album in many people's view.
Born: January 6, 1947 in Wimbledon, London, England
Years Active: '60s, '70s