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The BBC Sessions 1971-73

Sandy Denny: The BBC Sessions 1971-73 (Strange Fruit SFRSCD006)

The BBC Sessions 1971-73
Sandy Denny

Strange Fruit SFRSCD006 (CD, UK, May 1997)

Sandy Denny: The BBC Sessions 1971-73 (Strange Fruit SFRSCD006)
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This CD contains a selection of live concert tracks recorded at the Paris Theatre on March 16, 1972, as well as a variety of live studio tracks recorded for the BBC. It was compiled by John Penhallow of the Australian Friends of Folk. Most of the tracks are of excellent sound quality and this CD is highly valued by Sandy's fans. The CD almost didn't make it because of a legal dispute but 3,500 copies were salvaged from destruction, were sold on the day of first issue only, and found their way to fans all over the world.

In 2007, an expanded 3 CD + DVD box, Live at the BBC, superseded this album.

Musicians

Sandy Denny: vocals, piano, guitar
Tracks 16-17 and 19-20 with the addition of
Hughie Burns: guitar;
Pat Donaldson: bass;
Willie Murray: drums

Tracks

BBC Radio 1 “In Concert”, Paris Theatre, London, host Bob Harris, rec. March 16, 1972, bc. March 25, 1972:

  1. The North Star Grassman and the Ravens (4.25)
  2. Sweet Rosemary (3.25)
  3. The Lady (3.44)
  4. Next Time Around (4.45)
  5. Blackwaterside (3.42)
  6. John the Gun (3.12)

Note: The one missing track from this session, Bruton Town *, was already included in the Who Knows Where the Time Goes? box set.

BBC Radio 1 “Sounds of the Seventies”, host Bob Harris, rec. August 24, 1971, bc. September 6, 1971:

  1. Late November (5.07)
  2. The Optimist (3.44)
  3. Crazy Lady Blues (2.16)
  4. The Lowlands of Holland * (3.13)

BBC Radio 1 “Sounds of the Seventies”, host Bob Harris, rec. October 25, 1972, bc. November 20, 1972:

  1. It Suits Me Well (4.20)
  2. Bushes and Briars * (2.35)
  3. The Music Weaver (3.07)
  4. It'll Take a Long Time (4.01)

BBC Radio 1 “Sounds of the Seventies”, host John Peel, rec. September 11, 1973, bc. September 25, 1973:

  1. Who Knows Where the Time Goes? (5.31)
  1. Like an Old Fashioned Waltz (3.30)

BBC Radio 1 “Sounds of the Seventies”, host Bob Harris, rec. November 14, 1973, bc. December 17, 1973:

  1. Until the Real Thing Comes Along * (4.07)
  2. Whispering Grass * (3.42)
  1. Dark the Night (4.06)
  2. Solo (4.26)

All tracks Sandy Denny except
Tracks 5, 10 trad. arr. Sandy Denny
Track 16 Sammy Cahn / Saul Chaplin / L.E. Freeman
Track 17 Doris & Fred Fisher

The tracks marked by a * are also on the Sandy Denny anthology A Boxful of Treasures.

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Live at the BBC

Sandy Denny: Live at the BBC (Universal 948 992-8)

Live at the BBC
Sandy Denny

Universal 948 992-8 (3CD + DVD, UK, September 10, 2007)

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This box contains almost every recording Sandy Denny made for the BBC with sessions, concerts and “off air” recordings. An included DVD shows her only surviving TV performances. The booklet contains extracts from her handwritten note books including unreleased song lyrics, sketches and rare and yet unseen photographs.

See also the Universal/BBC announcement for this box set.

Musicians

Sandy Denny: vocals, piano, guitar;
with
Johnny Silvo, guitar [CD 1 track 3-4];
Roger Evans, guitar [CD 1 track 3-4, CD 4 tracks 1-4];
Dave Moses, double bass [CD 1 track 3-4, CD 4 tracks 1-4];
Hughie Burns: guitar [CD 1 track 16-19];
Pat Donaldson: bass [CD 1 track 16-19];
Willie Murray: drums [CD 1 track 16-19]

Tracks

CD 1: In SessionCD 2: In Concert

BBC World Service “Folk Song Cellar”, rec. December 2, 1966, bc. January 11, 1967:

  1. Fhír a Bhata (The Boatman) (Roud 4356; Henry H834) (4.29)
  2. Green Grow the Laurels (3.53)

BBC World Service “Cellar Full of Folk”, rec. March 6, 1967, bc. March 18, 1967:

  1. Hold on to Me Babe (3.07)
  2. Blues Run the Game (2.41)

BBC Radio 1 “Sounds of the Seventies”, host Bob Harris, rec. August 24, 1971, bc. September 6, 1971:

  1. Late November (5.08)
  2. The Optimist (3.45)
  3. Crazy Lady Blues (2.17)
  4. The Lowlands of Holland * (3.15)

See also CD 4, track 9.

BBC Radio 1 “Sounds of the Seventies”, host Bob Harris, rec. October 25, 1972, bc. November 20, 1972:

  1. It Suits Me Well (4.21)
  2. The Music Weaver (3.08)
  3. Bushes and Briars * (2.35)
  4. It'll Take a Long Time (4.02)

BBC Radio 1 “Sounds of the Seventies”, host John Peel, rec. September 11, 1973, bc. September 25, 1973:

  1. Solo (4.36)
  2. Like an Old Fashioned Waltz (3.31)
  3. Who Knows Where the Time Goes? (5.35)

BBC Radio 1 “Sounds of the Seventies”, host Bob Harris, rec. November 14, 1973, bc. December 17, 1973:

  1. Until the Real Thing Comes Along * (4.08)
  2. Whispering Grass * (3.43)
  3. Dark the Night (4.07)
  4. Solo (4.28)

All tracks Sandy Denny except
Tracks 1-2, 8 trad. arr. Sandy Denny;
Track 3 Tom Paxton;
Track 4 Jackson C. Frank;
Track 16 Sammy Cahn / Saul Chaplin / L.E. Freeman;
Track 17 Doris & Fred Fisher

BBC Radio 1 “In Concert”, Paris Theatre, London, host Bob Harris, rec. March 16, 1972, bc. March 25, 1972:

  1. The North Star Grassman and the Ravens (3.47)
  2. Sweet Rosemary (3.25)
  3. The Lady (3.45)
  4. Bruton Town * (4.45)
  5. Next Time Around (4.46)
  6. Blackwaterside (3.43)
  7. John the Gun (3.13)

BBC Radio 1 “Sounds on Sunday”, host Johnny Moran, rec. November 14, 1972, bc. December 3, 1972:

  1. The Lady (4.21)
  2. Bushes and Briars (4.11)
  3. It Suits Me Well (5.14)
  4. Blackwaterside (3.36)
  5. The Music Weaver (4.51)
  6. The Sea Captain (3.18)
  7. John the Gun (3.56)

BBC World Service “Tomorrow's People”, 1972:

  1. Clive Jordan interviews Sandy Denny (7.45)

All tracks Sandy Denny except
Tracks 4, 6, 11 trad. arr. Sandy Denny

The tracks marked with a * are also on the Sandy Denny anthology A Boxful of Treasures.

DVD 3CD 4: “Off-Air” Recordings

BBC TV “One in Ten: Sandy Denny”, rec. September 15, 1971:

  1. The North Star Grassman and the Ravens (3.18)
  2. Crazy Lady Blues (1.56)
  3. Late November (3.40)

All tracks Sandy Denny

Bonus Material

  • Diaries
  • Photo Gallery
  • Discography

BBC World Service “The Johnny Silvo Four”, rec. June 1967, bc. January 1968:

  1. This Train (1.58)
  2. Make Me a Pallet on Your Floor (2.20)
  3. The Last Thing on My Mind (3.23)
  4. You Never Wanted Me (3.05)

“My Kind of Folk”, rec. June 26, 1968:

  1. Been on the Road So Long (2.23)
  2. The Quiet Land of Erin (3.20)

BBC 1 TV show “The Spinners”, rec. April 22, 1971, bc. July 12, 1971:

  1. Sweet Nightingale (with Mick Groves) (2.00)
  2. Blackwaterside (with Richard Thompson) (4.17)

BBC Radio 1 “Sounds of the Seventies”, host Bob Harris, rec. August 24, 1971, bc. September 6, 1971:

  1. The North Star Grassman and the Ravens (2.52)

See also CD 1, tracks 5-8.

BBC 2 TV show “Old Grey Whistle Test”, rec. June 13, 1972:

  1. The Lady (3.35)
  2. It'll Take a Long Time (4.06)

Tracks 1-2, 6-7 trad.;
Track 3 Tom Paxton;
Track 4 Jackson C. Frank;
Track 5 Alex Campbell;
Track 8 trad. arr. Sandy Denny;
Tracks 9-11 Sandy Denny

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The Best of the BBC Recordings

Sandy Denny: The Best of the BBC Recordings (Island 530 649-1)

The Best of the BBC Recordings
Sandy Denny

Island Records 530 649-1 (CD, UK, April 7, 2008)

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Andrew Batt compiled the highlights of the Live at the BBC 3CD + DVD set on a single CD.

Musicians

Sandy Denny: vocals, piano, guitar;
with
Hughie Burns: guitar [15-16];
Pat Donaldson: bass [15-16];
Willie Murray: drums [15-16]

Tracks

BBC Radio 1 “Sounds of the Seventies”, host Bob Harris, rec. August 24, 1971, bc. September 6, 1971:

  1. Late November (5.08)
  2. Crazy Lady Blues (2.17)

BBC Radio 1 “In Concert”, Paris Theatre, London, host Bob Harris, rec. March 16, 1972, bc. March 25, 1972:

  1. The North Star Grassman and the Ravens (3.47)
  2. The Lady (3.45)
  3. Bruton Town (4.45)
  4. Next Time Around (4.46)
  5. John the Gun (3.13)

BBC Radio 1 “Sounds on Sunday”, host Johnny Moran, rec. November 14, 1972, bc. December 3, 1972:

  1. Blackwaterside (3.43)
  2. The Music Weaver (4.51)

BBC Radio 1 “Sounds of the Seventies”, host Bob Harris, rec. October 25, 1972, bc. November 20, 1972:

  1. The Music Weaver (3.08)
  2. Bushes and Briars (2.35)
  3. It'll Take a Long Time (4.02)

BBC Radio 1 “Sounds of the Seventies”, host John Peel, rec. September 11, 1973, bc. September 25, 1973:

  1. Like an Old Fashioned Waltz (3.31)
  2. Who Knows Where the Time Goes? (5.35)

BBC Radio 1 “Sounds of the Seventies”, host Bob Harris, rec. November 14, 1973, bc. December 17, 1973:

  1. Dark the Night (4.07)
  2. Solo (4.28)

All tracks Sandy Denny except
Tracks 5, 8 trad. arr. Sandy Denny