Once voted the best female vocalist by Melody Maker, Sandy Denny still remains one of the best kept secrets in music. She never achieved the commercial success that her talents deserved. This new boxed set, traces her history through her work with Fairport Convention, Fotheringay, The Strawbs and her 3 solo albums. Her music was never fashionable, but her voice had a clarity and emotion that still cannot be matched, more than 25 years after her death.
Whilst much of the source material will already be familiar to those that love her music, there is still enough new and previously unreleased material to make this a valuable addition to any Collection. This 5 CD set is well laid out mixing the familiar with the home demos and studio outtakes.
The 56 page booklet is sympathetically written with a good selection of photographs, however, the author has not been afraid to pull any punches and tells Sandy's story as it was. She was headstrong, often drunk and could manipulate a situation, a Gem with a flaw, often she would press the self destruct button. But she was also an accomplished song writer and possesed a beautiful, powerful and haunting voice that deserved to be heard by more people.
This is not just for the Folkies, this is a must for all of the hopeless romantics out there.