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The Best Of Sandy Denny

18 Mar 1996 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 18 Mar 1996
  • Release Date: 18 Mar 1996
  • Label: Universal-Island Records Ltd.
  • Copyright: (C) 1987 Island Records Ltd.
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  • Total Length: 1:12:37
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  • ASIN: B001KVKE9K
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 22,819 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 9 April 2002
Format: Audio CD
When Sandy Denny was a child, her parents were advised not to send her for any singing lessons. This album makes it obvious why.
SAndy's voice was, frankly, quite unbelievable, and her greatest talent was for injecting feeling and emotion into her songs.
My favourites are "Who knows where the time goes" which also has some lovely guitar work on it, "I'm a dreamer" and "Solo." "Farewell, farewell" is another treasure. There are one or two songs that don't particularly appeal to me, but the good songs aren't good, they are breathtaking. An excellent biography of Sandy, (I think it was called "No more sad refrains") was brought out a while back - this would give you an insight into this tragi-comic stunning singer.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Hindburn on 1 Aug 2003
Format: Audio CD
A good introduction to the recordings of Sandy Denny from 1968 until her untimely death 10 years later. The selections come from several albums by the groups Fairport Convention and Fotheringay, and from Sandy’s four subsequent solo albums. All the songs are memorable and of high quality, although the long tracks ‘Tam Lin’ and ‘Banks of the Nile’ take up 15 minutes of playing time and might perhaps have been better replaced by 3 or 4 shorter songs. The booklet contains the lyrics to most of the songs, full musician credits, and numerous archive photos. A very good value album, but for those wanting a more comprehensive compilation of either Sandy’s solo albums or all of her recordings, the recently remastered new collections, ‘Listen Listen’ and ‘No More Sad Refrains’ respectively, are strongly recommended.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Customer 123 on 28 Dec 2005
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I had never heard of Sandy Denny before I stumbled across her on amazon. I'm glad I did, and bought this album. With such a beautiful, striking voice, Sandy's songs are undoubtedly powerful - the ballad Solo ("I've just gone solo - do you play solo?") is particularly memorable, as well as the more folky Pond and the Stream.
This album shows how easily Sandy used different styles in her music, and in my opinion, there are songs on this CD to suit most tastes, not just for people who are into folk. There is something about her voice that is very special - it just makes you want to listen to the same song on repeat for hours because you can't get enough of it! This is not something you experience with a lot of singers nowadays, at least for me, anyway!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 9 Aug 2008
Format: Audio CD
This album is a distilled version of 'Who Knows Where The Time Goes' and as such is fantastic value for money as an intro to Sandy Denny, but be warned, the 3 disc box set 'Who Knows Where The Time Goes' is The Definitive (capitals deliberate) collection of her best work and you'd be better off spending the extra money on that.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By badgersmith@msn.com on 3 July 2000
Format: Audio CD
Sandy Denny had a uniquely beautiful voice. The world was robbed of so much potential when she died, falling down the stairs.
Listen to the sheer gorgeousness of 'The Lady' and 'It'll take a Long Time'. This album is a great intoduction to Sandy's work: you'll soon be wanting more!
Try 'North Star Grassman and the Ravens' next.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Lewis Hulatt on 4 Mar 2005
Format: Audio CD
This album brings together Sandy's work and was the first album I bought when I purchased a decent CD player: OK so I bought 3 albums, Gothic Voices' "Hildegaard of Bingen" and Stevie Wonder's "Hotter than July" completed the trio. the reason to mention that is that this album is one that you would use to test the quality of your sound system.
The tracks encompasses a number of styles and it serves as a sampler from which to explore Sandy's work.
Somebody recently descibed Kate Rusby as a singer whose voice makes the hairs an the back of your neck prickle - Sandy was there first.
Sandy sings songs with the eloquence that the writer should wish to find. Sometimes her songs are covers, some are her own work, but she always sings them with conviction.
The tragic early history of Fairport Convention, with whom she did some of her best work, may have influenced and informed the poigniancy with which she sings "Meet on the ledge", but with "Mr Lacey" there is humour too.
Personally, I think Sandy is at her best when she is singing of the supernatural or of the darker side of the human experience, which she does on this compilation.
As I write this review, my mind is playing a track of her singing plaintively of the perils of the sea. the tracks on this album nestle in your subconscious and peek out from time to time.
Whether with Fairport, Fotheringay or with Trevor Lucas, Sandy delivered, but be warned: it is difficult to erase her singing from your memory.
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Sandy Denny had an amazing voice which could float over you like a wispy cloud concealing a wrecking ball . This is a good compilation of intelligently chosen songs . There a couple of Fairports and I think that Denny virgins would be better off buying Holidays , Unhalfbricking or Liege And Lief - you get Richard Thompson on those as an extra bonus . Either way , she is essential to any decent collection .
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