I saw a poster for this dvd when at the 2006 Cropredy festival, and thus ran off to buy it at any market stall I could find that sold it. It's cover suggests a probably poor quality piece of journalism, but if, like me you think that you are wrong! It is quite an academic piece, which suits her story beautifully, it covers her career quite closely and, lets be honest, it contains several snips of footage that have laid dormant in some television archives somewhere under layer of dust. Notable examples are of the one in ten programme, showing snips of Late November, Crazy Lady Blues and The North Star Grassmen and the Ravens. I've had this footage for a while, but it's always nice to see. The other outstanding footage is of Fotheringay, playing Too Much of Nothing and Gypsy Davey. Wow! Where has this been all these years and how much not more is there? Sorry, I'm going off at a tangent. Oh, there's a snip of Fairport in Rising for the Moon lineup, doing Downb in the Flood, Like and Old Fashioned Waltz and Solo (in grainy b&w). So, lots to get fans' lips smacking.
Also, there are lots of intelligent and, essentially for such a product, interesting interviews with people who knew her; John Renbourne, Dave Swarbrick, Martin Cathy, Dave Mattacks and some academic, but none the less thought provoking interviewing interviews with music journalists who clearly display a knowledge and deep love of her work.
I think many who see this product is out to buy, after no televisual documentaries of her have ever been produced, either for vidoe/dvd release or television, will be nipping themselves and hoping it is worth the time spent to investigate. I am a looooong term Sandy fan, a completist of her work and have spend years trawling the internet for anything new (or old!) and this is an excellent documentary and hopfully will generate soem new fans. If it does that, and nothing else it will have done it's job. Whoever is behind it, well done! It's a peach!