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The Sea Captain

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Sandy Danny’s song The Sea Captain from her 1971 first solo album, The North Star Grassman and the Ravens, was played by Sandy Denny, acoustic guitar; Richard Thompson, electric guitar; Pat Donaldson, bass; Gerry Conway, drums. It was included in 2004 on the 5CD Fledg’ling Sandy Denny anthology A Boxful of Treasures. Richard Thompson considers his solo on this song to be one of his best.

A live studio recording from November 1972 for the BBC Radio 1 show “Sounds on Sunday”, hosted by Johnny Moran, was broadcast on 3 December 1972 and published in 2007 on the 3CD+DVD set Live at the BBC.


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