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The Notes and the Words

Sandy Denny: The Notes and the Words (Island 371 246-9)

The Notes and the Words
A Collection of Demos and Rarities
Sandy Denny

Island Records 371 246-9 (4 CD, UK, October 29, 2012)

Project co-ordination by Joe Black;
Marketing Manager: Sue Armstrong;
Design and artwork by Phil Smee;
Researched, compiled and sleeve notes by Andrew Batt;
Mastered by Keiron McGarry

Tracks

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

CD 1

The Early Home Demos

  1. Blues Run the Game [Jackson C. Frank] (3.29)
  2. Soho [Bert Jansch] (3.13)
  3. It Ain't Me Babe [Bob Dylan] (3.40)
  4. East Virginia (Roud 3396) (3.24)
  5. Geordie (Roud 90; Child 209; G/D 2:249) (3.23)
  6. In Memory (The Tender Years) (2.32)
  7. I Love My True Love (2.29)
  8. Ethusel (4.51)
  9. Carnival (3.09)
  10. They Don't Seem to Know You (2.22)
  11. Gerrard Street (Chinese People Everywhere) (1.59)
  12. The Seven Virgins (The Leaves of Life) (Roud 127) (2.55)
  13. Just a Little Bit of Rain [Fred Neil] (2.23)
  14. Go Your Own Way Love [Anne Briggs] (4.00)
  15. Cradle Song (Balulalow) [James, John and Robert Wedderburn] (2.23)
  16. Who Knows Where the Time Goes (first home demo 1967) (4.30)
  17. Motherless Children (2.30)

Alex Campbell and His Friends

  1. You Never Wanted Me [Jackson C. Frank] (3.21)

It's Sandy Denny

  1. Milk and Honey [Jackson C. Frank] (4.29)

Sandy Solo

  1. She Moves Through the Fair (Roud 861; Henry H141) (acoustic version) (5.02)
  2. Fotheringay (acoustic version) (3.05)
  3. Now and Then (demo) (3.47)
  4. Autopsy (demo) (4.27)

CD 2

Swedish Fly Girls (film soundtrack)

  1. Are the Judges Sane? [Mose Henry, Jack O'Connell] (3.18)

Fairport Convention

  1. Mr Lacey [Ashley Hutchings] (alternative take with Sandy lead vocal) (2.55)
  2. The Ballad of Easy Rider [Roger McGuinn] (Liege and Lief out-take) (4.53)
  3. A Sailor's Life (Roud 273; Laws K12; G/D 6:1245) (first version without swarb) (11.22)
  4. Come All Ye [Sandy Denny, Ashley Hutchings] (take 1) (5.24)
  5. Matty Groves (Roud 52; Child 81) (take 1) (7.44)

Fotheringay

  1. The Way I Feel [Gordon Lightfoot] (original version) (4.04)
  2. The Sea (studio demo) (4.52)
  3. Winter Winds (studio demo) (2.23)
  4. The Pond and the Stream (studio demo) (3.07)

Fotheringay 2

  1. John the Gun (5.06)

The North Star Grassman and the Ravens

  1. Late November (Joe Boyd mix) (4.31)
  2. Next Time Around (demo) (5.05)
  3. Lord Bateman (Roud 40; Child 53L; G/D 5:1023; Henry H470) (demo) (6.14)

CD 3

The North Star Grassman and the Ravens

  1. The Optimist (demo) (4.30)
  2. Wretched Wilbur (demo) (2.35)
  3. Crazy Lady Blues (demo) (3.31)
  4. The Northstar Grassman and the Ravens (BBC TV One in Ten live performance) (3.23)
  5. Blackwaterside (Roud 312; Laws O1; Henry H811) (alternate take) (4.17)

Sandy

  1. It'll Take a Long Time (demo) (4.39)
  2. For Nobody to Hear (original version) (4.34)
  3. Quiet Joys of Brotherhood [Richard Fariña] (demo) (2.45)
  4. The Lady (demo) (2.59)
  5. Bushes and Briars (demo) (3.51)
  6. The Music Weaver [Sandy Denny, Chris McGregor] (demo) (3.04)
  7. No End (alternate take) (10.29)

Like an Old Fashioned Waltz

  1. Solo (alternate take without overdubs) (4.27)
  2. Whispering Grass [Fred & Doris Fisher] (studio demo) (4.13)
  3. Friends (alternate take) (3.31)
  4. Dark the Night (alternate take) (4.35)
  5. Until the Real Thing Comes Along [Sammy Cahn, Saul Chaplin, L.E. Freeman] (studio demo) (3.24)

CD 4

Home Demos

  1. The King and Queen of England (take 1) (3.08)
  2. After Halloween (2.59)
  3. Take Away the Load (Sandy's Song) (1.37)
  4. Stranger to Himself (2.17)
  5. By the Time It Gets Dark (3.21)

Fairport Convention live at the LA Troubadour 1974

  1. Down in the Flood [Bob Dylan] (3.15)
  2. Knockin’ on Heaven's Door [Bob Dylan] (4.26)
  3. Like an Old Fashioned Waltz (4.10)

Fairport Convention: Rising for the Moon

  1. Dawn [Sandy Denny, Jerry Donahue] (alternate version) (4.08)
  2. One More Chance (alternate take) (3.44)
  3. What Is True? (studio demo) (3.16)

Rendezvous

  1. No More Sad Refrains (live Marc Time) (3.11)
  2. I Wish I Was a Fool for You (For Shame of Doing Wrong) [Richard Thompson] (original Gold Dust LP version) (4.27)
  3. Gold Dust (original Gold Dust LP version) (4.16)
  4. Candle in the Wind [Bernie Taupin, Elton John] (piano version) (4.31)
  5. One Way Donkey Ride (acoustic version) (3.53)
  6. I'm a Dreamer (alternate take without strings) (4.59)
  7. Still Waters Run Deep (acoustic version) (2.53)
  8. Full Moon (featuring Dave Swarbrick violin solo) (4.30)
  9. Moments [Bryn Haworth] (acoustic version) (3.41)
  10. Makes Me Think of You (demo) (2.46)