19 Rupert Street (& insert) [VINYL]
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19 Rupert Street
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|Vinyl, 5 Dec 2011||
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180 grams audiophile vinyl / Including full colour insert
About the Artist
19 Rupert Street was the house in Glasgow where Scottish folk singer Alex Campbell lived and this is where Sandy Denny recorded these songs. Recorded on a home tape machine they showcase Denny in a relaxed atmosphere singing with acoustic guitar, and occasionally joined by Campbell. The songs are mostly folk standards. The session is unique as it includes performances of a number of songs that Sandy never recorded in a studio (including John Martyn's 'Fairytale Lullaby' and the traditional 'The Leaves of Life') making this an essential release for fans. It's a set that will fascinate Sandy devotees. True, as home recordings, they are limited in audio quality. But the intimacy of these basic recordings shines through along with the sheer enjoyment she is having and, of course, that wonderful voice.
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Sandy Denny was staying at the house of Alex Campbell when these informal recordings took place .
Considering the quality of the original recording equipment the final cd sound is surprisingly good .
The song material is of its era and reflects the songs being sung by Sandy and other singers in the folk clubs at that time .
If you wish to hear what a cheerful Sandy Denny sounded like out of the studio this recording is one of your few chances .
In all a natural snapshot of a singer/songwriter in her early professional years ..
For Sandy fans these recordings have to be an absolute must-have as her warmth and humour really come across beautifully. Even on first listening you know this CD is going to grow on you with every play - a wonderful discovery.
The voice remains sublime, the material is variable but, despite this being a home recording from more than 40 years ago made with no intention of release, the listening experience is great. If you don't know Sandy Denny, start elsewhere - but if you have heard her studio solo output (and with Fairport and Fotheringay) you will not be disappointed.
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