Tuesday 21 March 2017
Denny. Sandy - Sandy (1972)
The second album from this English singer.
Sandy Denny on vocals got help from old Fairport Convention members Dave Swarbrick and Richard Thompson together with numerous other helpers. The lineup is a mix of guitars, piano, keyboards, woodwinds, bass, drums and percussions.
I gave her debut solo album The North Star Grassman And The Ravens a glowing great review back in December 2013. A truly great album.
It is well known that Sandy Denny had her best years in Fotheringay and in particular; Fairport Convention. Her contribution to one of the greatest albums of all time; Led Zeppelin's IV album (duet with Robert Plant at The Battle Of Evermore.
It is also well known that Sandy Denny was a star who burned up far too young. She passed away 21. April 1978. Her ten years long career gave us some fantastic music. I am on record and I am happy to state my opinion that she is the greatest female vocalist of all time.
Sandy is a forty minutes long album which mainly gives us folk-rock and some country music too. Her feet are steeped in those genres here. There are plenty of mandolin and violins here. Most of all; there is plenty of Sandy Denny's vocals here. And Richard Thompson's guitars also plays a big part here.
The songs are not that interesting to be honest. But Sandy's vocals saves the day..... saves this album.
But it is nowhere as good as The North Star Grassman And The Ravens. But Sandy's vocals is alone the reason to check out this album.