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||It'll Take a Long Time||Sandy Denny||5:14||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Sweet Rosemary||Sandy Denny||2:27||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||For Nobody to Hear||Sandy Denny||4:12||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Tomorrow Is a Long Time||Sandy Denny||3:54||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Quiet Joys of Brotherhood||Sandy Denny||4:25||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Listen, Listen||Sandy Denny||3:57||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||The Lady||Sandy Denny||4:00||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Bushes and Briars||Sandy Denny||3:52||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||It Suits Me Well||Sandy Denny||5:05||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||The Music Weaver||Sandy Denny||3:20||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Here In Silence||Sandy Denny||3:50||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Man of Iron||Sandy Denny||7:37||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Sweet Rosemary (Demo)||Sandy Denny||2:57||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Ecoute Ecoute||Sandy Denny||3:56||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||It'll Take a Long Time (Live At the Troubadour)||Sandy Denny & Fairport Convention||5:22||$0.99||View in iTunes|
While Sandy Denny’s first solo album was very much an outgrowth of her time in Fairport Convention, 1972’s Sandy is where she came into her own as an artist. Though the personnel here is drawn from the Fairport family—with whole-hearted guitar work from Richard Thompson and production by Trevor Lucas, Denny’s collaborator and future husband—it also incorporates heroes of American music. The country-tinged “Bushes and Briars” and a cover of Bob Dylan’s “Tomorrow Is a Long Time” both feature pedal-steel veteran Sneaky Pete Kleinow, while “For Nobody to Hear” sports a robust arrangement from New Orleans R&B genius Allen Toussaint. The album works well when it pushes Denny’s voice outside the context of traditional British folk, but even in the most rollicking moments her voice always carries the proud and unnerving sentiment of ancient Scotch-Irish balladry. “Quiet Joys of Brotherhood” shows her mastery of that form, but Sandy succeeds because its author refused to simply replicate past traditions. She took the ancient bearing of that music and made it personal, as evinced by “The Music Weaver,” a proud songwriter’s autobiography told in a graceful epigram.
Best solo work
This is probably the best solo album Sandy made and if you want to buy a non-anthology album this is the one.
Her voice shimmers!
Born: January 6, 1947 in Wimbledon, London, England
Years Active: '60s, '70s