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Fotheringay: The Lost Broadcasts

Fotheringay: The Lost Broadcasts (Gonzo)

The Lost Broadcasts
Fotheringay

Gonzo (DVD+CD, UK, May 16, 2011)

This session was filmed in October 1970 for the German Radio Bremen TV programme Beat Club. Only Too Much of Nothing was actually shown in the Beat Club #61 programme broadcast on November 28, 1970.

Note: This album had been announced for release on May 16, 2011 but never actually been sold; it seems the producer of this album didn't pay for the rights for the tracks. But we will soon be able to see them on the forthcoming official Fotheringay anthology Nothing More.

Musicians

Sandy Denny, vocals, piano, 12 string guitar;
Trevor Lucas, vocals, electric guitar, acoustic guitar;
Jerry Donahue, lead electric, acoustic guitar, alto guitar, backing vocals;
Pat Donaldson, bass, duet vocals, backing vocals;
Gerry Conway, drums, percussion, backing vocals

Tracks

  1. Too Much of Nothing
  2. Gypsy Davey (Roud 1; Child 200; G/D 2:278; Henry H124)
  3. Nothing More
  4. John the Gun

Track 1 Bob Dylan;
Track 2 trad. arr. Fotheringay;
Tracks 3-4 Sandy Denny

Press Release

The Lost Broadcasts are a series of Audio and Visual CD/DVD sets featuring performances that have rarely been seen since the original transmission on German television, in some cases more than forty years ago. Some of the artists featured within the series are legendary and these “Lost” performances will be a fine addition to any music fan's collection. The series covers a number of styles and genres however all of the performances are of a high calibre. Fotheringay was the band formed by Sandy Denny in 1970 following her departure from British Folk Rock band Fairport Convention. Sandy left the band following the release of their groundbreaking album Liege and Lief. Fotheringay took its name from a Sandy Denny song that had appeared on the Fairport Convention album What We Did On Our Holidays. Joining her in Fotheringay were Trevor Lucas, Gerry Conway, Jerry Donahue and Pat Donaldson. Fotheringay recorded their debut and only album in 1970. On the release of the album the band toured both in the UK and mainland Europe and also played a high profile concert at the Royal Albert Hall with Elton John providing the support. The band split however in early 1971 during sessions for a proposed second album which would eventually see the light of day as Fotheringay 2 in 2008. The session featured on this CD/DVD package was filmed in October 1970 and features four songs. Three of the tracks, Too Much of Nothing, Gypsy Davey and Nothing More, would be found in their original form on the bands self titled debut album. The fourth song, John the Gun, was proposed for the second Fotheringay album but of course ended up becoming a solo Sandy Denny song on the The Northstar Grassman and the Ravens album. As far as we are aware this is the only performance captured officially of Fotheringay performing this song on film.