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A beautifully remastered and comprehensive collection,
By A Customer
This review is from: No More Sad Refrains: The Anthology (Audio CD)
Though the single CD compilation ‘Listen listen’ contains an excellent selection from Sandy Denny’s four solo albums, this double album is even more highly recommended, since it also contains classic tracks from her earlier recordings with Fairport Convention and Fotheringay, as well as other one-off projects such as ‘The Bunch’ and ‘Pass of Arms’. A substantial booklet of archive photos, recording credits and an essay further enhances the collection, which extends to over 2.5 hours in length over 34 tracks. Purchasers of this album are likely to be committed enthusiasts for the Island Records folk-rock style pioneered by the likes of Sandy Denny, Richard Thompson and Fairport Convention, and further description of the music is therefore unnecessary. Suffice to say that no-one appreciating Sandy’s work is likely to be disappointed by this compilation. However, the ‘Listen listen’ CD does include three more songs which do not appear on ‘No more sad refrains’ and therefore those seeking more comprehensive coverage of Sandy’s solo work might well consider buying both of these collections of beautifully remastered recordings.