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No End

[Sandy Denny]

The story of two friends, one a person who loved to travel and the other one who loved to paint. They persuade each other back into their respective vocations. A strange song, perhaps, but we all lose our zest for life at times, don’t we? Let’s hope it’s never for long

Sandy recorded two versions of this song:

  1. A studio version from 1973 was released on Like an Old Fashioned Waltz and on the 2CD anthology No More Sad Refrains.
  2. A live, solo version recorded at Wapping Town Hall in East London was released on The Attic Tracks Vol. 1 and on The Attic Tracks CD. Sandy sings it beautifully as she plays a twelve foot Bechstein concert grand piano.
  3. The 5CD Fledg’ling Sandy Denny anthology A Boxful of Treasures and the bonus track on the CD reissue of Like an Old Fashioned Waltz have a live, solo version recorded at Walthamstow Assembly Hall, London, on 3 December 1972. According to Dirk Riezebos, this version “is the same as that on the Attic Tracks CD; only the intro has been edited slightly differently; the vocal line is identical. Also the mastering on Attic Tracks is much more sympathetic.”
  4. An unofficial third, alternative studio version also exists, with bass, drums and piano.

Cover Versions

  1. Vikki Clayton on her album It Suits Me Well (1994)
  2. Linde Nijland on her album Linde Nijland sings Sandy Denny (2003)


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