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The Music Weaver

[Sandy Denny, Chris McGregor]

This song is apparently about Richard Thompson. There are several versions of this song; Sandy played piano on all of them:

  1. Sandy recorded a demo version at The Manor, Oxfordshire in Spring 1972 where she accompanied herself on piano. This version was included in the Who Knows Where the Time Goes box set.
  2. A second demo recording from the same session was released on the bonus CD of the Fledg’ling Sandy Denny anthology A Boxful of Treasures.
  3. The studio version, which was augmented by Harry Robinson’s string arrangement, was released on Sandy’s second solo album, Sandy and later in 2004 on her 5CD anthology A Boxful of Treasures.
  4. A live studio recording from 25 October 1972 for the BBC Radio 1 show “Sounds of the Seventies”, hosted by Bob Harris, was broadcast on 20 November 1972 and published both on the 1997 CD The BBC Sessions 1971-73 and on the 3CD+DVD set Live at the BBC of 2007.
  5. The Live at the BBC box set contains a further live recording from November 1972 for the BBC Radio 1 show “Sounds on Sunday”, hosted by Johnny Moran, and broadcast on 3 December 1972.

Cover Versions

  1. Iain Matthews with No Grey Faith on their album Secrets All Told (2000)


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