One More Chance
This song was the standout of the Rising for the Moon album: featuring a good tune, strong words, an unexpected mode change for the middle-8, an excellent guitar solo by Jerry Donahue and a piano solo by Sandy. Dave Mattacks plays drums on this song. It was recorded at Olympic Studios in Spring 1975. Given the fact that Rising for the Moon was not a marvellous album, I cannot help but wonder whether there was a hidden message in putting this song last on the album; maybe Fairport were asking for “one more chance.”
- This version was reissued on the Who Knows Where the Time Goes box set and on the double CD compilation Meet On the Ledge: The Classic Years 1967-1975.
- The original demo of this song was recorded at home in Byfield in December 1974 and can be found on the cassette Together Again - The Attic Tracks Vol. 4, on The Attic Tracks CD and on the Sandy Denny anthologies No More Sad Refrains and A Boxful of Treasures. The last album's edit has a few seconds of chat before the song starts and at about 2:35 into the song.
- A earlier live recording with Fairport Convention at Ebbets Field, Denver, Colorado from May 1974 was released on Before the Moon.
- Another Fairport Convention live recording probably from 31 October 1975 at Brunel University, Uxbridge is on the CD Who Knows? The Woodworm Archives Vol. 1.
- A live recording of this song from Sandy's last concert can be found on The Attic Tracks Vol. 3 and on Gold Dust - Live at the Royalty.
Joan Armatrading's One More Chance of 1986 is not a cover version but a completely different song with just the same name.
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