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Sandy Denny Vinyl
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  • Vinyl (4 Feb 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Vinyl Lovers
  • ASIN: B0010R3VOE
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 664,940 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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55 of 56 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Sandy" by Sandy Denny 29 May 2007
Format:Audio CD
I was late in developing my music tastes and at 16 first heard Led Zep's Battle of Evermore and asked who is this female singer? Then I bought "Sandy" and the songs captured everything I wanted to hear in an album. Each track is perfect. Linda Thompson on backing vocals on the Dylan track and then multi tracking her own voice on "Quiet Joys of Brotherhood" and Dave Swarbrick's solo violin, not to mention Richard Thompson's guitar work. What could be better and the production is a great credit to Trevor Lucas. "The Lady" I have several versions and am amazed that it is not more covered by other artists like "Who knows where the time goes?"

It is far the best album that Sandy ever made being my favourite yet the others are of outstanding quality that should not be missed.

Listen to "Listen Listen" and then the French version "Ecoute Ecoute" and the performance does not change, try the former with a bottle of English wine Three Choirs and the latter with Cote du Duras.

This album took me onto Fairport including "Holidays" and "Rising for the moon" and more Sandy Denny and more Fairport without her. So I am forever grateful for buying this album back in 1978 and now again remastered with bonus tracks.

Recently I heard Simon Nicol performing an excellent version of "Who knows where the time goes?" and I hope that he will look at Sandy's other songs and champion these as well. You cannot replace her but you can leave it to her band mates to do her songs the justice they deserve in her untimely absence.

I am very surprised that the BBC have not yet dedicated a program about her life and music which is long long overdue.

So buy this CD and her others with and without Fairport and not to mention the brilliant and outstanding Fotheringay.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A gem after 30 years 22 Jan 2002
By Tim Edmonds VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Is it really 30 years since this gem first appeared? Sandy's voice still send shivers up my spine. Here she is accompanied by a high-quality group of musicians - Richard Thompson, Dave Swarbrick, Pat Donaldson, Timi Donald, Pete Kleinow and John Bundrick - supplemented by string and brass sections. Of the ten tracks, Sandy wrote eight, the balance being Bob Dylan's "Tomorrow is a Long Time" and Richard Farina's "Quiet Joys of Brotherhood". The latter has a traditional tune arranged by Sandy and is
notable for Linda Peters' harmony singing and a lyrical Swarb violin solo. This, "Listen, Listen" and "It'll take a Long Time" are for me the outstanding tracks on a delicious album.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The sadly missed 'One and Only' 15 April 2009
Format:Audio CD
Its not often you get all reviewers lining up in perfect harmony, but Sandy and this album deserve it.'Sandy' is sheer beauty, exceeding all expectations.If you simply love great music, without any silly and unecessary categorisations (folk, rock etc)buy this album, it can truly be called genius (unspun).
One of the greatest voices ever comes together with a beautiful set of songs.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Rare beauty 13 Dec 2007
Format:Audio CD
Listening to Sandy Denny's voice makes you realise how much the music industry short-changes us these days. Sublime and unaffected, young yet embedded with wisdom, it sweeps you away like none of today's wannabes ever will. 'Sandy' also benefits from first class arrangements, production and musicianship, with Richard Thompson and Dave Swarbrick adding valuable guitar and violin respectively. Sneaky Pete contributes some of his best pedal steel playing too, lending a country tinge to some of the tracks. By and large, this is folk at the edge of rock. 'It'll Take A Long Time' is an expansive, epic opening, while Denny's take on 'Tomorrow Is A Long Time' is one of the best Dylan covers you'll hear.

There are many breathtaking passages, such as the multi-tracked vocal on 'Quiet Joys Of Brotherhood,' unaccompanied until the momentous pause at which Dave Swarbrick takes over. The mandolin landscape of 'Listen Listen' is another. All but two of the songs are Denny's own. While they're all very good, it's the manner of their execution that gives this album an extra edge. If Celine, Mariah or Whitney is the extent of your female vocal experience, buy this and discover what a great artist really is.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fitting memorial 18 Aug 2009
By Carole
Format:Audio CD
This album is the best memorial that the late, lamented and much loved Sandy Denny deserves.

Her work with the Fairports had some beautiful peaks, "A Sailor's Life", "Who Knows where The Time Goes", "Reynardine" and others, but, as others have said, "Sandy" is her most complete set. It showcases her wonderful voice so beautifully, the pedal steel guitar playing on the opening "It'll Take A Long, Long Time" soars and weaves around her achingly perfect vocal line but that is only the door opening on a true box of delights.

Sandy was an original, a true one off and I don't think that she would ever have wanted to be packaged or pigeon-holed, which was why she left Fairport Convention as they were right at the top of their game.

You can see her need to explore different types of music on the brass-embellished "For Nobody To Hear". The musicianship on this album is amazing, Richard Thompson is, as usual, superb throughout and Dave Swarbrick also provides wonderful violin.

Unfortunately, Sandy wasn't the most outgoing person, she was shy and often suffered from bouts of self-doubt and insecurity and she sought refuge in too much drinking and she was a heavy smoker too, both of which ravaged the purity of her voice. Her drinking became a real problem towards the end of her life and she withdrew from performing as her personal life fell apart.

Her later studio albums suffer from having to disguise her damaged voice and are not really worth buying, the postumous live "Gold Dust" shows the damage she caused her vocal chords quite noticeably but "Sandy" is most definitely an album that any fan should have in their music library and Sandy's voice was at its finest here.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sandy Denny simply the best.
Sandy Denny,for me is the finest female singer-songwriter to come out of the UK in the last 50 years and one of THE best ever. Read more
Published 1 month ago by John McGovern
4.0 out of 5 stars LESS IS MORE
The curse of overproduction strikes again. As far as Sandy Denny's solo outings are concerned, less is definitely more. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Steve B
5.0 out of 5 stars ONLY THE BEST FOR THE YEAR
Published 1 month ago by Mr. D. Robinson
5.0 out of 5 stars What a voice
Great recording. Sandy had such a fabulous voice. Worth getting alone for the French version of Listen, Listen but there are some real gems on here. Read more
Published 4 months ago by M. Pearce
3.0 out of 5 stars Solo issues?
My initial impression is: if you know Sandy from Fairport Convention,then stick to those....it brings her out more, and more.
Published 7 months ago by Kersh
4.0 out of 5 stars Quite Lovely
Great songs performed and sung by a much missed major talent who is sorely missed but her memory is for all to gear and enjoy.
Published 7 months ago by ANTHONY KERRY
5.0 out of 5 stars Purity, teamwork & fidelity.
I hadn't listened to this music for nearly 40yrs, and it still weaves a wonderous spell.
Sandy Denny's voice is clear and pur. The music making is excellent. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Ms Legerdemain
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic album
Brings back fond memories of seeing her live
Classic tracks refreshed, a must have album. So little of her material exists, had to grab this
Published 12 months ago by David Tunstall
4.0 out of 5 stars Sandy!
Sandy! Sandy! Please marry me!!! Wha' you sayin'? You dead? Oh. I'm sorry. 7 more word required? Ehm... I love you even if you're dead. Bye.
Published 12 months ago by beppax
4.0 out of 5 stars Sandy- Sandy denny
Very good. like fairport convention,& i liked this cd a good mix of styles. Sandy has a great voice,cut off in her prime.
Published 17 months ago by Mr. R. E. Husk
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