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Sandy Denny Box Set

Sandy Denny Box Set (Island 532 869-5)

Sandy Denny Box Set
Sandy Denny

Island Records 532 869-5 (19 CD, UK, November 22, 2010)

Sandy Denny Box Set (Island 532 869-5)

Tracks

All songs written by Sandy Denny unless stated otherwise; * = previously unreleased

CD 1

Alex Campbell and His Friends

  1. The False Bride (Roud 154; G/D 6:1198) (3.40)
  2. You Never Wanted Me [Jackson C. Frank] (3.24)
  3. This Train (Roud 6702) (2.07)

Sandy and Johnny

  1. Milk and Honey [Jackson C. Frank] (4.24)
  2. The Last Thing on My Mind [Tom Paxton] (3.35)
  3. The 3:10 to Yuma [George Dunning, Ned Washington] (3.40)
  4. Make Me a Pallet on Your Floor (Roud 13930) (3.21)
  5. Pretty Polly (Roud 15; Laws P36B) (3.01)
  6. Been on the Road So Long [Alex Campbell] (5.04)
  7. My Ramblin' Boy [Tom Paxton] (3.45)

It's Sandy Denny

  1. 3:10 to Yuma [George Dunning, Ned Washington] (3.24)
  2. Pretty Polly (Roud 15; Laws P36B) (2.39)
  3. Milk and Honey [Jackson C. Frank] (4.32)
  4. The Last Thing on My Mind [Tom Paxton] (3.28)
  5. Make Me a Pallet on Your Floor (Roud 13930) (3.13)

CD 2

Sandy Denny and The Strawbs: All Our Own Work

  1. On My Way [Dave Cousins] (3.05)
  2. Who Knows Where the Time Goes? (4.05)
  3. Tell Me What You See in Me [Dave Cousins] (3.40)
  4. Stay Awhile With Me [Dave Cousins] (2.25)
  5. All I Need Is You [Dave Cousins] (2.20)
  6. Sail Away to the Sea [Dave Cousins] (3.23)
  7. And You Need Me [Dave Cousins] (3.14)

Sandy Denny and The Strawbs (1991 re-issue with strings)

  1. Nothing Else Will Do [Dave Cousins] (Sandy lead vocals) (2.23)
  2. Who Knows Where the Time Goes? (strings) (4.07)
  3. And You Need Me [Dave Cousins] (strings) (3.17)
  4. Tell Me What You See in Me [Dave Cousins] (added sitar) (3.38)
  5. Stay Awhile With Me [Dave Cousins] (strings) (2.26)
  6. Two Weeks Last Summer [Dave Cousins] (2.04)

Swedish Fly Girls (film soundtrack)

  1. Water Mother [Mose Henry, Jack O'Connell] (2.13)
  2. What Will I Do With Tomorrow [Mose Henry, Jack O'Connell] (2.46)
  3. Are the Judges Sane? [Mose Henry, Jack O'Connell] (3.20)
  4. I Need You [Mose Henry, Jack O'Connell] (1.47)

CD 3

Fairport Convention: What We Did on Our Holidays

  1. Fotheringay (3.08)
  2. Mr Lacey [Ashley Hutchings] (2.55)
  3. Book Song [Ian Matthews, Richard Thompson] (3.16)
  4. The Lord Is in This Place [Richard Thompson, Ashley Hutchings] (2.01)
  5. I'll Keep It With Mine [Bob Dylan] (5.56)
  6. Eastern Rain [Joni Mitchell] (3.39)
  7. Nottamun Town (Roud 1044) (3.13)
  8. She Moves Through the Fair (Roud 861; Henry H141) (4.13)
  9. Meet on the Ledge [Richard Thompson] (2.52)

Fairport Convention: Unhalfbricking

  1. Genesis Hall [Richard Thompson] (3.37)
  2. Si Tu Dois Partir [Bob Dylan] (2.24)
  3. Autopsy [Sandy Denny] (4.22)
  4. A Sailor's Life (Roud 273; Laws K12; G/D 6:1245) (11.11)
  5. Cajun Woman [Richard Thompson] (2.45)
  6. Who Knows Where the Time Goes? [Sandy Denny] (5.09)
  7. Percy's Song [Bob Dylan] (6.50)
  8. Million Dollar Bash [Bob Dylan] (2.57)

Bonus Tracks

  1. * Mr Lacey [Ashley Hutchings] (Sandy lead vocals) (2.58)
  2. * Autopsy (alternate take) (4.36)

CD 4

Fairport Convention: Liege and Lief

  1. Come All Ye [Sandy Denny, Ashley Hutchings] (5.03)
  2. Reynardine (Roud 397; Laws P15; G/D 2:333) (4.34)
  3. Matty Groves (Roud 52; Child 81) (8.11)
  4. Farewell, Farewell [Richard Thompson] (2.41)
  5. The Deserter (Roud 493) (4.25)
  6. Tam Lin (Roud 35; Child 39; G/D 2:330) (7.14)
  7. Crazy Man Michael [Richard Thompson] (4.43)

Bonus Tracks

  1. * Come All Ye [Sandy Denny, Ashley Hutchings] (take 1) (5.27)
  2. * Matty Groves (Roud 52; Child 81) (take 1) (7.47)

CD 5

Fotheringay: Fotheringay

  1. Nothing More (4.40)
  2. The Sea (5.33)
  3. Winter Winds (2.14)
  4. Peace in the End [Sandy Denny, Trevor Lucas] (4.07)
  5. The Way I Feel [Gordon Lightfoot] (4.47)
  6. The Pond and the Stream (3.20)
  7. Banks of the Nile (Roud 950; Laws N9; G/D 1:99; Henry H238a) (8.10)

Fotheringay: Fotheringay 2

  1. John the Gun (5.06)
  2. Eppie Moray (Roud 2583; Child 223) (4.47)
  3. Wild Mountain Thyme (Roud 541; G/D 4:862) (3.53)
  4. Late November (4.41)
  5. Gypsy Davey (Roud 1; Child 200; G/D 2:278; Henry H124) (3.44)
  6. Silver Threads and Golden Needles [Dick Reynolds, Jack Rhodes] (4.31)
  7. Two Weeks Last Summer [Dave Cousins] (3.53)
  8. Gypsy Davey (Roud 1; Child 200; G/D 2:278; Henry H124) (Joe Boyd mix) (3.56)
  9. Late November (Joe Boyd mix) (4.34)
  10. Two Weeks Last Summer [Dave Cousins] (Joe Boyd mix) (4.01)

CD 6

The North Star Grassman and the Ravens

  1. Late November (4.31)
  2. Blackwaterside (Roud 312; Laws O1; Henry H811) (4.12)
  3. The Sea Captain (3.10)
  4. Down in the Flood [Bob Dylan] (3.20)
  5. John the Gun (4.39)
  6. Next Time Around (4.25)
  7. The Optimist (3.27)
  8. Let's Jump the Broomstick [Charles Robins] (2.45)
  9. Wretched Wilbur (2.38)
  10. The North Star Grassman and the Ravens (3.29)
  11. Crazy Lady Blues (3.25)

Bonus Tracks

  1. Late November (El Pea version) (4.33)
  2. * Blackwaterside (Roud 312; Laws O1; Henry H811) (alternate take) (4.21)
  3. Next Time Around (alternate take w/o strings) (4.47)

The Bunch: Rock On

  1. That'll Be the Day [Jerry Allison, Buddy Holly, Norman Petty] (2.04)
  2. Love's Made a Fool of You [Buddy Holly, Bob Montgomery] (3.27)
  3. Willie and the Hand Jive [Johnny Otis] (3.41)
  4. When Will I Be Loved? [Phil and Don Everly] (3.17)
  5. Learning the Game [Buddy Holly] (2.10)

CD 7

Sandy

  1. It'll Take a Long Time (5.17)
  2. Sweet Rosemary (2.29)
  3. For Nobody to Hear (4.14)
  4. Tomorrow Is a Long Time [Bob Dylan] (3.56)
  5. Quiet Joys of Brotherhood [Richard Fariña] (4.28)
  6. Listen, Listen (3.59)
  7. The Lady (4.02)
  8. Bushes and Briars (3.53)
  9. It Suits Me Well (5.06)
  10. The Music Weaver [Sandy Denny, Chris McGregor] (3.21)

Bonus Tracks

  1. Ecoute, Ecoute (French version) (3.58)
  2. * For Nobody to Hear (original version w/o brass) (4.36)
  3. * The Music Weaver [Sandy Denny, Chris McGregor] (w/o strings) (3.22)

Pass of Arms

  1. Here in Silence [Peter Elford, Don Fraser] (3.53)
  2. Man of Iron [Peter Elford, Don Fraser] (7.38)

CD 8

Like an Old Fashioned Waltz

  1. Solo (4.29)
  2. Like an Old Fashioned Waltz (4.14)
  3. Whispering Grass [Fred & Doris Fisher] (4.00)
  4. Friends (3.35)
  5. Carnival (5.47)
  6. Dark the Night (4.32)
  7. At the End of the Day (6.31)
  8. Until the Real Thing Comes Along [Sammy Cahn, Saul Chaplin, L.E. Freeman] (3.45)
  9. No End (6.40)

Bonus Tracks

  1. * Solo (w/o overdubs and backing vocals) (4.30)
  2. * Like an Old Fashioned Waltz (w/o strings) (4.15)
  3. * Friends (alternate version w/o strings and backing vocals) (3.34)
  4. * Dark the Night (alternate take) (4.38)
  5. At the End of the Day (alternate take w/o strings) (6.32)
  6. * No End (alternate take w/o strings) (6.40)

CD 9

Fairport Convention: Live (A Moveable Feast)

  1. Matty Groves (Roud 52; Child 81) (7.51)
  2. John the Gun (5.08)
  3. Something You Got [Chris Kenner] (2.46)
  4. Down in the Flood [Bob Dylan] (3.21)
  5. That'll Be the Day [Jerry Alison, Buddy Holly, Norman Petty] (3.19)

Fairport Convention: Rising for the Moon

  1. Rising for the Moon (4.07)
  2. Restless [Trevor Lucas, Pete Roach] (3.56)
  3. White Dress [Dave Swarbrick] (3.45)
  4. Stranger to Himself (2.53)
  5. What Is True? (3.34)
  6. Dawn [Sandy Denny, Jerry Donahue] (3.42)
  7. After Halloween (3.39)
  8. One More Chance (7.54)

Bonus Tracks

  1. * White Dress [Dave Swarbrick] (alternate version) (3.47)
  2. * Dawn [Sandy Denny, Jerry Donahue] (alternate version) (4.11)
  3. * One More Chance (alternate take) (3.47)
  4. Breakfast in Mayfair [Simon Nicol] (from The Man They Couldn't Hang) (4.01)

CD 10

Rendezvous

  1. I Wish I Was a Fool for You (For Shame of Doing Wrong) [Richard Thompson] (4.33)
  2. Gold Dust (3.58)
  3. Candle in the Wind [Bernie Taupin, Elton John] (4.11)
  4. Take Me Away (4.27)
  5. One Way Donkey Ride (3.38)
  6. I'm a Dreamer (4.48)
  7. All Our Days (7.29)
  8. Silver Threads and Golden Needles [Dick Reynolds, Jack Rhodes] (3.43)
  9. No More Sad Refrains (2.51)

Bonus Tracks

  1. Full Moon (session out-take; bonus track of US Hannibal release) (4.30)
  2. Still Waters Run Deep B-side of the single Candle in the Wind (2.56)
  3. * I'm a Dreamer (alternate take w/o strings) (5.00)
  4. * All Our Days (full length version) (8.51)
  5. * No More Sad Refrains (alternative version w/o strings) (2.55)
  6. * Full Moon (alternate version w/ Dave Swarbrick solo) (4.32)

CD 11

Gold Dust: Live at the Royalty

  1. I Wish I Was a Fool for You (For Shame of Doing Wrong) [Richard Thompson] (4.33)
  2. Stranger to Himself (3.46)
  3. I'm a Dreamer (4.53)
  4. Take Me Away (4.42)
  5. Nothing More (4.16)
  6. The Sea (5.11)
  7. The Lady (3.45)
  8. Gold Dust (3.54)
  9. Solo (4.46)
  10. John the Gun (4.48)
  11. It'll Take a Long Time (4.59)
  12. Wretched Wilbur (3.00)
  13. Tomorrow Is a Long Time [Bob Dylan] (3.57)
  14. The North Star Grassman and the Ravens (3.47)
  15. One More Chance (8.21)
  16. No More Sad Refrains (2.28)
  17. Who Knows Where the Time Goes? (6.39)

CD 12

The Early Home Demos

  1. * Blues Run the Game [Jackson C. Frank] (3.28)
  2. * Milk and Honey [Jackson C. Frank] (3.42)
  3. * Soho [Bert Jansch] (3.13)
  4. * It Ain't Me Babe [Bob Dylan] (3.41)
  5. * East Virginia (Roud 3396) (3.24)
  6. Geordie (Roud 90; Child 209; G/D 2:249) (3.26)
  7. * In Memory (The Tender Years) (2.34)
  8. * I Love My True Love (2.30)
  9. * Let No Man Steal Your Thyme (Roud 3; G/D 6:1180) (2.25)
  10. * Ethusel (unknown track) (4.53)
  11. * Carnival (3.15)
  12. * Setting of the Sun (2.35)
  13. Boxful of Treasure (1.44)
  14. They Don't Seem to Know You (2.26)
  15. * Gerrard Street (Chinese People Everywhere) (1.59)
  16. * Fotheringay (1.58)
  17. She Moves Through the Fair (Roud 861; Henry H141) (4.05)
  18. * The Time Has Come [Anne Briggs] (4.02)
  19. * The Seven Virgins (The Leaves of Life) (Roud 127) (2.56)
  20. * Just a Little Bit of Rain [Fred Neil] (2.25)
  21. Go Your Own Way Love [Anne Briggs] (4.04)
  22. * Cradle Song (Balulalow) [James, John and Robert Wedderburn] (2.24)
  23. * Blue Tattoo (Coal Town Road) [Billy Edd Wheeler] (2.59)
  24. * The Quiet Land of Erin [trad.] (3.21)
  25. * Who Knows Where the Time Goes (first home demo 1967) (4.31)

CD 13

Solo & Fairport Convention

  1. * Who Knows Where the Time Goes (second home demo 1968) (3.44)
  2. * Motherless Children (home demo) (2.32)
  3. * Milk and Honey [Jackson C. Frank] (live BBC, Cellarful of Folk 21/3/67) (3.13)
  4. * Been on the Road So Long [Alex Campbell] (live BBC, Cellarful of Folk 26/6/68) (2.44)
  5. * The Quiet Land of Erin [trad.] (live BBC, Cellarful of Folk 26/6/68) (3.44)
  6. * Autopsy (demo) (4.28)
  7. * Now and Then (demo) (3.49)
  8. * Fotheringay (acoustic version) (3.08)
  9. * She Moves Through the Fair (Roud 861; Henry H141) (acoustic version) (5.04)
  10. * Mr Lacey [Ashley Hutchings] (live BBC, Stuart Henry Show 2/12/68) (2.56)
  11. Throwaway Street Puzzle [Ashley Hutchings, Richard Thompson] (B-side of Meet on the Ledge single) (3.28)
  12. The Ballad of Easy Rider [Roger McGuinn] (Liege and Lief out-take) (4.55)
  13. Dear Landlord [Bob Dylan] (Unhalfbricking out-take) (4.08)
  14. A Sailor's Life (Roud 273; Laws K12; G/D 6:1245) (first version without Swarb) (11.24)
  15. Sir Patrick Spens (Roud 41; Child 58; G/D 1:17) (Liege and Lief out-take) (4.03)
  16. Quiet Joys of Brotherhood [Richard Fariña] (Liege and Lief sessions, take 1) (9.18)
  17. Quiet Joys of Brotherhood [Richard Fariña] (Liege and Lief sessions, take 4) (5.58)

CD 14

Fotheringay

  1. * The Sea (studio demo) (4.54)
  2. * Winter Winds (studio demo) (2.25)
  3. * The Pond and the Stream (studio demo) (3.09)
  4. * The Way I Feel [Gordon Lightfoot] (original version) (4.06)
  5. * Banks of the Nile (Roud 950; Laws N9; G/D 1:99; Henry H238a) (alternate take) (7.46)
  6. * Winter Winds (alternate take) (2.28)
  7. * Silver Threads and Golden Needles [Dick Reynolds, Jack Rhodes] (first album out-take) (4.33)
  8. * The Sea (live Holland Festival, Rotterdam 1970) (5.45)
  9. Two Weeks Last Summer [Dave Cousins] (live Holland Festival, Rotterdam 1970) (4.30)
  10. Nothing More (live Holland Festival, Rotterdam 1970) (4.38)
  11. Banks of the Nile (Roud 950; Laws N9; G/D 1:99; Henry H238a) (live Holland Festival, Rotterdam 1970) (7.39)
  12. Memphis Tennessee [Chuck Berry] (live Holland Festival, Rotterdam 1970) (3.41)
  13. * I'm Troubled (Roud 414 / 12091) (live Holland Festival, Rotterdam 1970) (3.12)
  14. * Bruton Town (Roud 18; Laws M32) (band rehearsal) (5.19)

CD 15

The North Star Grassman and the Ravens & Sandy

  1. * The Sea Captain (demo) (3.14)
  2. * Next Time Around (demo) (5.06)
  3. * The Optimist (demo) (4.31)
  4. * Wretched Wilbur (demo) (2.37)
  5. * Crazy Lady Blues (demo) (3.34)
  6. * Lord Bateman (Roud 40; Child 53L; G/D 5:1023; Henry H470) (demo) (6.14)
  7. * Walking the Floor Over You [Ernest Tubb] (duet with Richard Thompson) (3.25)
  8. Losing Game [James Carr, Denny Weaver] (out-take) (3.27)
  9. * The Northstar Grassman and the Ravens (live, BBC One in Ten) (3.25)
  10. * Crazy Lady Blues (live, BBC One in Ten) (1.56)
  11. * Late November (live, BBC One in Ten) (3.44)
  12. If You Saw Thro' My Eyes [Ian Matthews] (duet with Ian Matthews) (2.37)
  13. It's a Boy [Pete Townshend] (Tommy as performed by the London Symphony Orchestra 1972) (0.45)
  14. * The Northstar Grassman and the Ravens (live, BBC Bob Harris Show 06/09/71) (3.04)
  15. * Twelfth of Never (Roud 330) (studio demo) (2.46)
  16. * Sweet Rosemary (The Manor demo, alternate take) (3.00)
  17. * The Lady (The Manor demo) (3.40)
  18. * After Halloween (The Manor demo) (2.56)

CD 16

Sandy & Like an Old Fashioned Waltz

  1. * It'll Take a Long Time (demo) (4.41)
  2. Sweet Rosemary (The Manor demo) (2.44)
  3. * For Nobody to Hear (demo) (4.14)
  4. * Tomorrow Is a Long Time [Bob Dylan] (demo) (3.55)
  5. * Quiet Joys of Brotherhood [Richard Fariña] (demo) (2.47)
  6. * Listen, Listen (The Manor demo) (5.07)
  7. * The Lady (demo) (3.00)
  8. * Bushes and Briars (demo) (3.53)
  9. * It Suits Me Well (demo) (5.05)
  10. The Music Weaver [Sandy Denny, Chris McGregor] (demo) (3.06)
  11. * No End (piano version alternate take with studio chat) (10.31)
  12. * Whispering Grass [Fred & Doris Fisher] (studio demo) (4.12)
  13. * Until the Real Thing Comes Along [Sammy Cahn, Saul Chaplin, L.E. Freeman] (studio demo) (3.24)
  14. Walking the Floor Over You [Ernest Tubb] (1973 version) (4.20)
  15. No End (solo piano version) (7.34)

CD 17

Fairport Convention live at the LA Troubadour 1974 & Interviews

Live tracks sequenced as a concert performance

  1. * Down in the Flood [Bob Dylan] (live at the LA Troubadour) (3.17)
  2. * Solo (live at the LA Troubadour) (6.02)
  3. * It'll Take a Long Time (live at the LA Troubadour) (5.24)
  4. * She Moves Through the Fair (Roud 861; Henry H141) (live at the LA Troubadour) (4.13)
  5. Knockin’ on Heaven's Door [Bob Dylan] (live at the LA Troubadour) (4.27)
  6. Like an Old Fashioned Waltz (live at the LA Troubadour) (4.17)
  7. * John the Gun (live at the LA Troubadour) (5.10)
  8. * Crazy Lady Blues (live at the LA Troubadour) (5.08)
  9. * Who Knows Where the Time Goes? (live at the LA Troubadour) (7.01)
  10. * Matty Groves (Roud 52; Child 81) (live at the LA Troubadour) (6.59)
  11. * That'll Be the Day [Jerry Allison, Buddy Holly, Norman Petty] (live at the LA Troubadour) (3.37)
  12. * What Is True? (studio demo) (3.16)
  13. * Sandy interviewed about Like an Old Fashioned Waltz (BBC radio, John Peel Sounds on Sunday 06/01/1974) (4.53)
  14. * Sandy interviewed to promote Like an Old Fashioned Waltz and her return to Fairport Convention (BBC Manchester Piccadilly, 1974) (8.36)

CD 18

Rendezvous

  1. * Blackwaterside (Roud 312; Laws O1; Henry H811) (live at the Granada TV show Marc Time, 1975) (3.38)
  2. * No More Sad Refrains (live at the Granada TV show Marc Time, 1975) (3.17)
  3. * By the Time It Gets Dark (acoustic studio demo) (3.40)
  4. * One Way Donkey Ride (acoustic version) (3.55)
  5. Losing Game [James Carr, Denny Weaver] (with Jess Roden) (3.16)
  6. Easy to Slip [Lowell George, Fred Martin] (out-take) (3.27)
  7. * By the Time It Gets Dark (studio demo) (3.34)
  8. * No More Sad Refrains (live at Basing Street 25/04/76) (3.08)
  9. * I'm a Dreamer (live at Basing Street 25/04/76) (5.36)
  10. * All Our Days (choral version) (3.18)
  11. By the Time It Gets Dark (studio take with full band) (4.13)
  12. * Still Waters Run Deep (acoustic version) (2.55)
  13. * Full Moon (acoustic version) (4.27)
  14. * Candle in the Wind [Bernie Taupin, Elton John] (piano version) (4.32)
  15. Moments [Bryn Haworth] (out-take) (3.43)
  16. * I Wish I Was a Fool for You (For Shame of Doing Wrong) [Richard Thompson] (original Gold Dust LP version) (4.32)
  17. * Gold Dust (original Gold Dust LP version) (4.18)
  18. * Still Waters Run Deep (original Gold Dust LP version) (2.58)
  19. * Moments [Bryn Haworth] (acoustic version; final studio recording) (3.42)

CD 19

The Byfield demos 1974-1977

  1. The King and Queen of England (demo with piano introduction) (3.55)
  2. Rising for the Moon (demo) (3.08)
  3. One More Chance (demo) (3.47)
  4. * The King and Queen of England (take 1, demo) (3.09)
  5. * After Halloween (demo, 1974) (3.01)
  6. What Is True? (demo) (3.46)
  7. Stranger to Himself (demo) (2.19)
  8. Take Away the Load (Sandy's Song) (demo) (1.39)
  9. By the Time It Gets Dark (demo) (3.23)
  10. I'm a Dreamer (demo) (4.18)
  11. Full Moon (demo) (5.00)
  12. Take Me Away (demo) (3.57)
  13. All Our Days (demo) (3.39)
  14. No More Sad Refrains (demo) (3.07)
  15. Still Waters Run Deep (demo) (3.09)
  16. One Way Donkey Ride (demo) (4.08)
  17. * I'm a Dreamer (second demo) (4.47)
  18. * Full Moon (second demo) (4.01)
  19. * Makes Me Think of You (demo, 1977) (2.46)

BBC Review by Colin Irwin

A 19-CD box set? Twenty one and a half hours of music? A 72-page book? Artefacts that include a receipt for her first piano? Who said the music industry no longer had money to burn?

For anybody unfamiliar with Sandy Denny’s yearning, evocative songs, her teeteringly vulnerable vocal style and the erratic contours of a career that ended shockingly in a fall downstairs in 1978 when she was 31, this eye-watering project may seem like ludicrous indulgence.

Yet while Denny was far from being a household name and—apart from a comedy French version of Bob Dylan’s Si Tu Dois Partir with Fairport Convention—never had a hit, her cult status has remorselessly risen in a manner comparable to her contemporary Nick Drake, with a swathe of younger artists mentioning her in dispatches and fresh generations seduced by her beguiling melancholia.

This is not even the first box set in her name—the excellent five-CD A Boxful of Treasures came out in 2004. But when you consider compiler Andrew Batt has not only assembled everything she commercially recorded, but 100 previously unreleased tracks, you get a measure of the extraordinary exhaustiveness of the project.

It dates from her earliest recordings with the Strawbs to encompass her classic folk-rock adventures with Fairport Convention and Fotheringay and alternative versions of her momentous first venture into songwriting with what became her signature song, Who Knows Where the Time Goes? (voted the best folk track of all time in a 2007 BBC poll). She was 20 then, and the maturity of her composition is almost as striking as the husky sensuality of a voice that applies gravitas even to the unsuitable throwaway material to which she was occasionally unaccountably drawn.

Nobody would surely miss lame covers like Silver Threads and Golden Needles and Walking the Floor Over You (even in duet form with Richard Thompson), but her home demos in particular reveal a natural emotional depth scarcely replicated by any other British singer. She was a troubled personality with a flawed career but this set overwhelmingly proves that, irrespective of genre, she merits inclusion among the all-time greats.